Friday, January 30, 2009

Scissor Happiness

I like to sew, bead, crochet, and what not. Very often I need small scissors to clip a thread, yarn tail, paper. Are they around where I can find them? Nooooo...

After years of hunting around for my scissors, inspiration struck... Okay, I saw someone with a lanyard on TV , but I like this better.

If, like me you need a little help keeping track of your scissors, here's what I did. On one end is a clip that I can clip to my shirt. On the other is a lobster claw that is big enough that it will fit over all of my small scissor handles, even the cushy rubber covered ones.

Between, on .7mm stretchy cord, is an assortment of beads in an orange theme. I used jump rings and crimp beads to attach it all together. If you are a beader, you know the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

From tip of claw to tip of clip, it's 11.5 inches. It hangs down pretty far, but that way I can leave it clipped while I'm using it. And, the stretchy cord helps me get just that much farther.

The beauty of the lobster claw clasp is that I can use it with various scissors, or take it off if I want. Don't know if you can tell, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. And so far... I can find the scissors when I need them!

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