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It all started with the hat above. My favorite discontinued yarn and not enough left over to make my crochet flower. But I found these silver leaves during one craft store binge and thought …. why not!? The verdict? SOLD!
So the next time I was in the bead section at the craft store, I started looking at more silver bead strings and found … flowers! What a novel idea …. don’t MAKE the flower with yarn …. use the leaves you have with this big flower!!!! It just snowballed from there. You can buy the very flowers I speak of RIGHT HERE if you like; I bought the strands of leaf beads at Michaels but … it seems they aren’t listed on the website….they work perfectly because they tie on both ends. I’m sure the inter-webs are full of options, however.
Originally I only made a couple of these hats, some people I had polled did not prefer this idea and I was a little hesitant. But turns out….. they sell like hotcakes! Women love them!!!
Here is an example of some of the hats I have made with this idea in mind:
Fun fact: I only have one of these left in my stock. I must be onto something!
I have even found some adorable charms that I use on my Coffee Sweaters that you all may have read about:
The possibilities are endless!!!
The moral of this story is …. crazy ideas may just be the one thing that sets you apart from all the others! Don’t be afraid to run with those middle-of-the-night inspirations that you can’t decide if they’re brilliant or insane …. what it COULD be is a money maker!!!!
So the next time you’re in a craft store checking out their yarn …. make sure to make a stop in the jewelry making section! You just never know…..
Happy Hooking, Hookers!!!!