|Such good things come in Peanut Butter jars!|
They just come like this! Like Mother Nature was saying, "You ought to have some jewelry."
It's not nice to fight (or fool...) Mother Nature.
And I'm very nice.
Ask anyone (except my kids).
Allow me to digress for a moment. We'll get back to the Chinaberry Beads, I promise.
Any knitter will recognize the next picture.
All the little snippets that remain after the knots have been tied back during the finishing stages of a project. In this case, that project was my little hearts and the snippets were wool.
Wool, as you know, felts.
So I filled a little bowl with very warm water and a little bit of dish soap. I grabbed a little handful of snippets , dipped them in the soapy water until they were soaked, and then rolled and rolled and rolled. When they were the size and firmness that I was looking for, I quickly ran them under cold water and gently squeezed out the soap. When they dried, they looked like this.
Let's call them the ends.
They sat in a pretty little ceramic bowl on my side table for months, waiting for a project to find them.
When my odds met my ends, I came up with this:
What do you think? Pretty cool for some scraps and seeds, no?