growingbabyjohnson asked: On your etsy you're selling a "Heart Shaped Sugar Cookie Brooch - White Pink" with ADORABLE bugle beads, I love the colors. Do you get them anywhere in particular?
It’s ridiculously hard for me to source bugle beads in all the colors I want, especially all in the same sizes! I just start googling for bugle beads to see what comes up. Unfortunately, different companies stock different things all the time, so I don’t have a go-to place for them. It’s frustrating! Start with Fire Mountain Gems online, and then let google lead the way! Good luck!
amigeisha asked: Hiii ('ω')ノ ! I just wanted to ask you if you had any tips about crocheting the ends in. I use mostly acrylic yarn and I'm about to start selling on etsy, but I'm scared that the ends would come out in the wash or something! Someone told me to use fabric glue but each one I use never works for me ㅠ.ㅠ
Hi! I have some crochet helpers, and I go through a brief training period with them depending on each individual. One of them sent me a sample piece once where she glued a knot and clipped the end after the knot, and it’s really not my favorite. It’s hard and crunchy and looks kinda funky, although I’m sure it’s an efficient method. In my opinion, there are no shortcuts, and I’m a stickler for quality, even if it’s time consuming. All my ends are woven into the fabric with a tapestry needle, back and forth, invisibly, over approx 8 stitches one way and then back the other way down the next row and maybe back the other way again down the following row. The actual weaving changes with whatever the project is, but that’s what I do with my ends :). It’s totally a time-suck, but it’s what I feel most confident in doing for pieces that I am selling to others, and it’s what I ask my crochet helpers to do as well. Thank you!