Today is my friend’s birthday and, since she’s a brand new knitter, I thought I would try my hand at making her some needles. Maggie is also a glass beadmaker, so I combined both knitting and lampworking to create these goodies.
I used a wood burning tool to etch the size into the needles as well as a message. Lots of sanding involved to get them nice and smooth. Then I rubbed in a stain/wax combo. More sanding. Now they’re nice and smooth and ready to go.
I have to admit that I’m getting quite addicted to making these. I hope to get them perfected to a point where I can offer them on my website.
So, what do you think? Be honest…I can take it!