Holy cow, I haven't written an article since my birthday, I guess I took the month of May off for some reason. To be honest, May is pretty busy time for me personally. My birthday falls at the very end of April. And then it's my FIL's birthday. And then it's Mother's Day. And then it's my husbands birthday (this year was his fortieth). And then before I know it, it's Memorial Day. In all of that, is the start of the summer semester in the lab, which means all of our summer students start. The month of May is just nonstop for me. So of course I let the article writing slide. I know, not cool. But I'll be better, I promise.
I am even working on some new tutorials, so keep an eye out for those! And if there is a tutorial you'd like to see, let me know in the comments.
But for now, I have some new exciting patterns to share with you! YAY!
So I have been working on a plethora of new patterns. And one of those new patterns are my new lighter covers. I have had quite a few requests for these, but I wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to do. But after a good friend requested one of my new maze design, I couldn't tell her no.
So that was the first one I worked on. It was a fun pattern to make. I love making these mazes, so making this one was no different. And yes, that is a workable maze that has a start and a finish.
And one of the greatest things about this type of pattern is that it is so much more versatile than just a lighter cover. You can use it on top of boxes. You can use it to make an amulet bag. You can frame it and display it on the wall.
They are small enough that you can work one up in a day or two, so that give you that instant gratification that we all love (look, I love big projects, but I also love something I can make in a few hours). They are perfect for that person that is not into big jewelry, so a large cuff wouldn't work for them. Make them one of these beauties.
And I'm making them in more and more designs, so there are plenty of styles to pick from.
I am still working on some ideas to keep them from slipping on the lighter. I'm thinking about putting a row of beads or two on the inside at the bottom. That might work. And when I come up with my solution, I'll make sure to post a tutorial on how I did it.
So what do you think of these new patterns? Love it. Hate it. Somewhere in between. I'd love to hear your opinion on this new venture of mine. Or maybe you have some pointers for me because you're an old pro at something like this. Go ahead and leave me a little comment below and let me know!
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