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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Saturday Thongs

OH NO...not THAT kind of thong...that's way too scary a thought!!!
I spent part of Saturday making Book Thongs. I received a lovely book thong from my friend Bev over at Country Frog Creations.  The link will take you right to the pics of what I won in her blog drawing celebrating her birthday!  Lots of fun goodies...thanks, Bev!  Be sure to go to her home page to see what she's been up to.  I visit her blog often.

Bev got me inspired to make some book thongs of my own & here's a pic of the first ones:
These are such fun to make and they give you the opportunity to use some very special beads or charms that you may be hoarding.  Not that artists hoard things...nope!  Not us!  heheheheheeee! 

There are many instructions for these little beauties on websites.  This one has some very clear instructions & examples to get you started.  Of course, me being me...I kind of made things up as I went along.  For example, I can't use nail polish so I used Ranger's Glossy Accents & it worked beautifully.  You only need the smallest little dot of the product to secure the knots.

I'm also not big on measuring things...which is why I love to cook, but hate to bake...so I just cut a length of waxed linen cord to a length that seemed to be long enough to me & started adding beads & charms. 

These are great to give as gifts, however Bev had a great thought to have a one-for-one swap of book thongs.  Is anyone interested?  We'd assign partners & you would mail directly to your partner.  Just send me an email, being sure to include your email address so I have a way to get in touch with you.  You can find my email link in my profile. Details will be determined after we see how much interest there is.

Well, now I'm headed back into my studio to do some more of these...but I do have another topic to talk about over the weekend, so be sure to visit again.


  1. The title of your post brought to my mind the panties that were popular when I was a girl...the ones with the days of the week printed on them. Then I wondered, where would you print the days of the week on a thong??! :D

    So now a real question: are these thongs beaded on both ends?

  2. Creative way to use up some of the stash! These are very nice Debbie *smiles*

  3. Thanks Deb for the shout-out! I'm glad you enjoyed your goodies! I will have to post more of the ones I've made. Can't wait to see what's up for this weekend's post!

  4. Thanks for the comments you guys!
    And Sandi...yes, these are beaded on both ends. I took a rather bunched together photo because a couple of these are gifts...I'll add more pics of the individual book thongs to my Flickr album soon.

  5. Hey Kitten....I'd love to swap a book thong!
    Also, I ordered some mini canvases from Sky Blue Pink....great recomendation, thanks!
    Dottee O.

  6. Kitten,
    I love these.. I saw one the other day that had five different ribbons to make up the design. It called to me even thought I said I WAS NOT going to get into beading!!


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