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By Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman

A synthesis of 2 awesome leisure pursuits — making issues and ingesting — Beer Crafts is the reply to the age-old query of what to do with these ninety nine bottles of beer at the wall.

While writer and crafter extraordinaire Shawn Bowman wish to imagine she got here up with the assumption on her personal, proposal particularly got here from her eight-year-old daughter, who spent a summer season keen about making jewellery out of her parents' discarded bottle caps. discovering the notice on her table, “My crafting contains you to open a beer,” the writer had what can in basic terms be known as an epiphany: “ALL crafting may still contain me establishing a beer.” She raised her daughter’s allowance, and set right down to penning this e-book. yet first, she opened a beer.

Beer Crafts exhibits you ways to repurpose not only the caps but additionally labels, bottles, or even cans into priceless, hip, and quirky goods — from attention-getting (if no longer downright attractive) garter belts to the vintage crochet beer can hat, to beer bottle tags, to fridge magnets, and extra. The initiatives are tremendous enjoyable, effortless to make (even for a first-time crafter), and lots of the offers are belongings you most likely have already got available or chilling within the fridge.

Beer Crafts has jewellery and add-ons for men and gals. From cowboy hats made up of beer case bins and masculine bottle label belt buckles and wallets to flowery bottle best flip-flops and cute-as-a-button beer cap headbands, there’s a bit whatever for everybody — even beer can jackets for the kin puppy! Beer bottles themselves dress up with insulating crochet cozies and fancy appeal necklaces, finishing all arguments over whose drink is whose, while they’re all basically marked “mine”! There are even funky domestic decor initiatives, together with candle holders, patio lanterns, chicken feeders, and a memo board. And with lots of beer rates and minutiae, Beer Crafts is usually recommended bar interpreting if you happen to don't craft.

Tie one on — then braid it, glue it, and enhance it — with Beer Crafts.

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ROUND 2 ●● For this round, did you cut as many angles as possible—at least six? ●● Did you cut the angles by cutting from seamline to seamline on each fabric? ●● Did you use a lot of pieced curves, mitered rectangles, and pie wedges? ROUND 3 ●● Did you cut more angles for Round 3? ●● Did you make sure the fabrics on the outside edges will show after the block is trimmed and the blocks are sewn together? Sometimes the outside pieces get very skinny. ●● Are the fabrics traveling throughout the block or project?

A shorter needle, called a sharps (I use a #10 sharps), is best for crazy quilting when only one bead at a time is sewn on. 50 The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised 3rd Edition Sewn Beadwork To make flower shapes with lines of beads, sew the beads on in rows, curves, or circles. On a long beading needle, pick up as many beads as are needed for the line. Let them fall down the thread and into position on the fabric. Put the needle down through the fabric at the end of the bead line. Come up at every second or third bead and couch between the beads.

Use beads in place of French knots to highlight stitches such as the featherstitch, cretan, herringbone, and buttonhole (see Stitch Dictionary). Two antique beaded pieces from my collection Good beads come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. ●● Opaque beads give off a soft glow. ●● Cut-glass beads reflect light like crystal. ●● Transparent beads sparkle. ●● Luster seed beads have a metallic look. ●● Iris beads have a deep, iridescent luster. Needles and Thread Beading needles come in a range of sizes and lengths.

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