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Almost time…

63/365: March 4 - Photographing hooks for the shop

I’m getting ready to re-open the Handmades Shop for custom orders. Today, that meant sweeping up some of the virtual cobwebs and updating the stock on the shelves. I concentrated mostly on the Crochet Hook section.

Remember that handful of hooks I made at the Clayathon back in January? Well, I finally photographed them properly and got them listed in the shop. If you’ve been waiting to buy new hooks, go have a peek – maybe there’s something there that will grab you!

The new inventory is entirely Boye brand hooks. I did something I don’t usually do with this batch – I used pearlescent clay in many of them. This gives the handles a really nice sparkly effect. It’s hard to do it justice in a photograph, but if you buy one and let the light bounce off of it in just the right way… very pretty.

04 hooks

Tomorrow, I am going to start making some new millefiori cane patterns to be used in custom hooks. This, too, is a departure from my norm. I usually choose a selection of canes that I have already made. This time, I plan to start from scratch. There will be a whole new batch of colors and patterns, and most of them will be limited-edition. I’m looking forward to this, and I can’t wait to share my progress with you!

I’ve had some requests for polka dot crochet hook handles, so you can bet there will be some of those! I’m also feeling stripey, so there will be a selection of skinny spikey stripes. What else? Who knows. I’m kinda winging it over here.

My goal is to have custom ordering up and ready by this coming weekend. I’ll let you know for sure when it happens. In the meantime, maybe you’d be interested in one that’s already made and ready to ship?

Also, if you’ve ordered my hooks in the past and loved them, would you consider leaving feedback ( <—just click that link to do so)? I would love to feature a few more testimonials on the ordering page. Thanks!

I’ll be back later in the week with an update 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Almost time…

  1. Ohhhh, I love the ones I got for Christmas. I might just have to order a few more sizes. Or perhaps remind my husband that my birthday is coming up….

    1. In my experience, husbands appreciate hints like those 🙂

  2. They look great!

    1. Thank you!

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