Hollywood Gets Crafty

Written by Randae Radford

Sometimes it's hard to imagine thatrepparttar stars who shine so brightly on cinematic screens are people just likerepparttar 145606 rest of us. We often think that their lives are so much more interesting and exciting than our own and that we have little or nothing in common withrepparttar 145607 Hollywood crowd.

Well, it may surprise you to know that at least some of today's hottest stars enjoy perfectly normal leisure activities that we might acquaint more readily with something your grandmother enjoys doing.

I'm talking about crafts. More specifically, knitting and crocheting. These two activities are especially hot in recent years and Hollywood stars and other celebrities are certainly not immune torepparttar 145608 lure of a relaxing evening spent with a crochet hook or knitting needles and a skein of yarn or two.

Indeed, some stars seem to be particularly captivated -- some might even say addicted -- by these old-time traditional activities. Julia Roberts, for example, is now well-known as a knitting enthusiast who loves to knit sweaters and was once photographed knitting onrepparttar 145609 set of a movie she was working on.

Other well-known knitters include Madonna, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker and Hilary Swank. Not to be left out, some well known celebrity men have decided that knitting is not just an activity for women. Tough-guy actor Russell Crowe and former NFL player Rosie Grier have made no secret ofrepparttar 145610 fact that they enjoy it as well.

And who didnít seerepparttar 145611 TV footage of Martha Stewart and her now-famous "Coming Home" poncho that she was wearing during her trip home to Connecticut after completion of her sentence at Alderson Federal Prison in West Virginia?

The poncho was reportedly crocheted especially for Martha by one of her fellow inmates and after it appeared on TV, it seemed every knit and crochet addict inrepparttar 145612 country had to haverepparttar 145613 pattern. There was so much demand forrepparttar 145614 pattern that it crashedrepparttar 145615 server that hosts Lion Brandís web site soon after they posted a version ofrepparttar 145616 pattern there.

How to make hoop earrings

Written by Janice

Years ago, a friend of mine taught me some simple beading techniques. You can make all sorts of shapes using beading wire and beads. The simplest is a hoop.

All you do is to threadrepparttar beads with beading wire and closerepparttar 145343 circle by threadingrepparttar 145344 end ofrepparttar 145345 wire back intorepparttar 145346 first bead. Now that technique can be used to make pretty gemstone hoop earrings.

First you need earring findings or castings, beading wire and gemstone beads. The full article Make Hoop Earrings explainsrepparttar 145347 details as well as lists down where you can get these things at reasonable prices.

Once you have your supplies then arrangerepparttar 145348 beads in 2 identical lines, withrepparttar 145349 largest bead inrepparttar 145350 center andrepparttar 145351 smallest atrepparttar 145352 ends. That way,repparttar 145353 earrings will fall properly.

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