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In recent times, and especially during the All Counties Craft Challenge, I have grown fond of making things with MDF and have been wanting to design some things for a while.

As you may have seen in my recent My First MDF Design – A Brother Scan N Cut Workstation blog post, I have finally got around to it.

In this blog post I look forward to sharing another design with you – this time, a hinged photo frame that is just chock full of spaces to decorate and embellish.

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Having made several attempts at wire wrapping in recent times I have to confess that it took me a while to get the hang of it, the events that I write about in this post were in fact my third attempt at this technique.

You might say, ‘Well, you’ve just answered your own question there Johnny boy’.  But, dear reader, please wait for there is more.

Although I’d read various books, researched it online and tried to watch You (out of focus) Tube video tutorials, I hadn’t really gotten the hang of things.  I tried to follow what they said but then, after the second failed attempt, I thought maybe it was my shovel hands and sausage fingers that were the problem as I just couldn’t get the swing of the thing.

Was it my ability to grasp this technique, or was it down to the quality of tuition?

More importantly, what and when was the breakthrough moment?

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As you know I do challenge myself to a variety of crafts.  It’s probably no surprise to you therefore that I also do have a go at jewellery making once in a while.  Well, that’s exactly what I did today. Continue Reading…