OT: Jenn, the Instagram Addict

I’ve sunk to a new low.  I’ve been having fun with Instagram.

I’m not really taking photos of food (though I do every now and then, I’ll admit), or using faux filters to make my photos look old (I have actual cameras for that), but rather for an iPhone phoneography class being offered by Photojojo.  It’s quite fun, both the class and using Instagram!  Since we do have little assignments for the class, we are to use Instagram to post our results.  Thus, a monster has been born.

Even though this photo was not a part of a class assignment, I took this at lunch, much to my DH’s mortification.  I’m turning into one THOSE people.  And I don’t care.

I don’t have much on my account, but I do have some fun things, including photos with those ghastly filters way back in the day when I first donwloaded the app.  Instagram is just another fun application to use in our social media world.
Check me out over there!  Also, if you have an Instagram account and want some love, leave a comment with your username.  I’ll take a look!

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Trying Wire Crochet

I’ve been playing with wire crochet for a few nights, and I’m not sure how I like it.  I’ve done a few practices with glass beads that I have, and I think they turned out pretty, but I need to practice. 

It’s all basically chain stitch with a Size G crochet hook.  I have some clasps and such that I still have from a previous beading supply purge.  

Here’s what I came up with.

This was the first strand that I practiced with.  I didn’t cut enough wire, so it was just a test strand, I suppose.

Bracelet 1:  I crocheted two different strands with glass beads, wrapped them together, an linked them with jump rings and a toggle clasp.  The jump rings are cheap and do not stay closed.  And it needs a bigger clasp.

Bracelet 2:  I used a thinner type of wire this time.  It’s only one strand with alternating amber glass and green glass beads.

It’s sort of hard to find tutorials on this internet about wire crochet jewelry that aren’t videos.  I’ll probably play with this a little more over the weekend, and will post those results here.  And, perhaps I will have a decision whether I like, or have the patience, for more intricate crochet wire work.