25 Crafts of Christmas – Day 17

I may have gotten a little bit behind, forgive me.  Lots of fun crafts coming up though.

For Day 17 I used mini Hama beads.  These are, as it sounds like, mini versions of Hama beads.  Here’s the size difference.

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And for reference, on the right is one board for the regular Hama and on the left is TWO boards for the mini Hama.

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The beads are so small it’s impossible – for me and my fat fingers at least – to place them without using tweezers.  But there are benefits to using the mini version – you can get more detailed pieces without going really big, for example.  And it’s easier to make pieces for pendants and earrings without going to ridiculous sizes.

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Here they are, pre-ironing, with a tealight candle for scale.

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And here they are post-ironing.

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After that it was a case of connecting to ear wires using jump rings.  Unfortunately, they’re very thin and I’m still getting the hang of handling them.  As you can see, there was a minor casualty.

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But I’ve worn the completed pair for a couple of days, and there’s been no more breakages.

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More practice with Mini Hama is definitely needed.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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