AC Moore!

Book Signing!

Book Signing Poster!

Thank you to AC Moore for hosting my first book signing on Saturday during the Kids Craft Festival. Thank you to all the wonderful people who watched my demonstrations, bought my book and gave me so much encouragement! My books are available for purchase right now in AC Moore’s largest store in Lancaster, PA and will, hopefully soon, be carried in all AC Moore stores!

Signing Books!

Signing Books!

For Sale in AC Moore!

For Sale in AC Moore!

Footless Sandals

Footless sandals may look hard to make but they are actually very easy!

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Just follow these steps:
Step 1: f8
Step 2: ch around your second toe.                                                                                                         Step 3: Pick up and place the figure eight back on your hook creating the loop that your toe goes in (4 loops on hook). PT4, BOH (see pic below).

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Step 4: Pick a motif. This motif will run up along the top of your foot so a smaller motif looks best.
Step 5: Repeat the motif as many times as necessary to reach your ankle (see picture below).

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Step 6: PT 2, BOH. PT 1, BOH
Step 7: ch around half your ankle.

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Step 8: S&T (see pic above) then PT 1, BOH.

Step 9: ch around the other half of your ankle. (4 loops on hook)– see pic below.
Step 10: Put a S or C clamp on the 4 loops that are on your hook.

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Enjoy!!!

Copyright Elizabeth M. Kollmar 2014, All rights reserved.  For personal use only. Please do not link or post without credit.  Please do not commercialize (a.k.a. make money / profit in any way) this pattern or products made from this pattern.

Yay!!!

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Hooked on Rubber Band Jewelry has been released!! I am so excited.  I opened my first copy with my family and just love it!!  I can’t wait to share it with all of you.  It is on Amazon now and will be in stores soon!  To celebrate we ate lunch at McDonald’s and got Emily a salad to go.  She munched away for a bit and then flipped her bowl over and began to thump and dig the lettuce (sigh).

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Beautiful Horse Bridles

My brother inspired me by making a halter for my sister’s unicorn.  He used a color variation of the Strawberries pattern in Hooked on Rubber Band Jewelry.   My sister wanted to make one too so she made a bridle for her other horse in the Strawberries pattern.  I had glittery bands my nana gave me for my birthday.  I thought they would look beautiful on my black and white horse so I made a bridle with my Full Shell pattern.  I started with an f8. Then I chained around the muzzle in yellow, and then put the f8 back on the hook so I had 4 loops on the hook.  Then I pulled through all 4 loops with a pink band. I then made 3 Full Shell motifs, and continued to chain around her ears in green.  I chained two long chains for the reins and attached them to the bridle with an “O” clip.  All done! 

Tip:  Start your rein chains with a full band instead of an f8 if you want the reins to fit around a doll’s hand. 

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Copyright Elizabeth M. Kollmar 2014, All rights reserved.  For personal use only. Please do not link or post without credit.  Please do not commercialize (a.k.a. make money / profit in any way) this pattern or products made from this pattern.

What’s on the Hook?

If you read Yesterday’s Inspiration you know that I bought some transparent blue glitter bands at A.C. Moore and that they inspired me to make another Rolling Waves bracelet. So yesterday I finally got the time to do it because things are a little crazy around here.  It only took about 15 minutes because Rolling Waves one of the easiest patterns in Hooked on Rubber Band Jewelry!  There is a little rhyme that goes with the pattern so it just easily ROLLS along (lol).  So… That’s What’s on (and off) the Hook!