Every “crafter” has favorite materials that they like. Mine tends to change a lot when I discover new things, but that’s part of the fun! Here are some of my favorite materials:
Beads and charms. My mother used to make beaded jewelry when I was younger. Now, she can’t really make them since she has cataracts in both of her eyes and can’t see well enough to put the small beads on a thin string. I guess you could say that I’m taking over and developed my love for beaded jewelry. Of course, I put my own twist on it and add a cute charm to it.
Ribbon. I have become obsessed with ribbon. Every time I go to my local Wal-Mart I head to the craft department and get at least three spools of ribbon to add to my collection. I love making hair bows out of them.
Yellow Rhinestone Flower Hair Clip
Silk flowers. My sister-in-law was the first in the family to make flower hair clips and then I kind of took over after she started making custom painted shoes. They’re easy to work with and people like the bright colors. It’s definitely a cute spring time look!
Rhinestones. I love anything that makes something sparkle. Rhinestones tend to do the job really well without making a huge mess like loose glitter. Loose glitter tends to get everywhere and stays there no matter how much you clean it up. I learned that the hard way haha.
Organza ribbon. I just started working with this kind of ribbon after finding a tutorial to make a spiky organza hair bow. I love how the ribbon is sheer and it makes for a very classy and shiny bow. I decided to make a hair bow of my own out of it and here’s what it looks like.
One of my favorite bows, the Hot Pink Organza Hair Bow which you can find in my etsy shop right now if you like it!
And the last thing I enjoy working with is…
Tulle. I’ve also recently discovered working with tulle. Ever since, I’ve been making my own version of a “Tutu Hair Bow”. The other week, I found sparkly tulle at Hobby Lobby so of course considering how much I love things that sparkle, I had to get some and I’m glad I did! That kind of tulle makes for a really cute hair accessory. I’ve made two custom bows for my nieces with the purple and pink bows:
And I made this black one to put in my etsy shop:
Here’s a better look of the glitter in that bow:
I do take custom order of the Organza Hair Bows and the Tutu Hair Bows listed above. So, if you have a daughter (sister, niece, cousin, granddaughter, etc…) that likes a specific color, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll discuss the options! I really love making those bows and I make sure each one is perfect! If you’re on etsy, you can also contact me here.
So, what kinds of materials do you like to work with? Comment below with your picks! I would love to hear them.