Friday, September 17, 2010

Tag, tag, tag, sew, sew, sew

What a week! Between finishing up my contract with Bead For Life, getting ready for craft shows, teaching and writing a talk for Stake Conference, I am ready for a break!  Well, I',m not going to get one, but I do get a break from tagging and that is awesome. I was able to tag all 3000 items in my last batch in less than a week which has left me with lots of time to do all the other stuff I mentioned. Here are some pictures that represent the process of "tagging"....   
Beads in the Box

Necklaces sorted out on the table with the end that the tag goes on all on the same side.  

A close up of the end that gets the tag....

The tools.....Jump rings, Metal tags, and pliers...

The finished product...on it's way back into the box..

And bracelets look like this....

And that's what I've been up to for the past six months.....1500 bracelets or necklaces every week.  It gets a little tedious but thanks to things like all 4 seasons of Felicity and a Netflix account, I get through it and get a nice bit of additional income. I hope they give me another contract soon...We'll see. 
But, for now, it's time to sew!  Mom and I have been working furiously to get ready for the craft and doll shows that are coming up beginning next week. So here is what I made yesterday....

3 of these

And One of these (made with all of the different batiks that I found in my stash)...

And now I am off to go to the Bead Show to buy some more beads for the jewelry making efforts.  Gotta go!


  1. Ooh I love these banners!! I want to make one of those halloween ones. I love that you finally showed your tagging process. You're like a real blogger. - Sarah

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