I don't know if mine are new, but they're new to me! lol.
I like perfect pearls, just started experimenting with them.
I love making flowers. It's something simple I can do while watching tv with dh and I love how, since they're hand made, I can make them match any lo. I get my tutorials on YouTube.
I'm also liking stitching. I've done it by hand but I haven't tried machine yet. I'm nervous about messing up either the paper or my machine lol.
omg, stick pins are SO EASY to make!!!! you buy headpins, I like the 2.5 inch ones in the jewelry department of J's, about 2 bucks for a bunch,,,,then you buy beads, crystals, pearls, really anything you like,,,,,I buy bags of different toppers too,,,,,you put a tiny drop of glue on the top of the pin right below the head, thread the beads on in the order you want them on (the first one will stick to the glue) and then put another drop of glue right before you thread on the last one,,,,,
one warning though, there's many kinds of "headpins",,,some of them have a hook at the top,,,I like the flat regular ones like on a regular old sewing pin. They do make fancy ones with beads already on the top (about 3 bucks for ten), but I'd rather put my own 'top" on them,,,,
either a big bead you use for a top, OR they have these little,,,,,,,,caps. I am going today and I will find out EXACTLY what they are called,,,,but they are cupped so they fit right over a pearl or bead of the same size,,,,,or sometimes I buy like filigree silver beads for the top,,,,you can do whatever you like for the top bead though,,,,,my only issue is sometimes the hole in the bead is too large, and it would slide right off the pin, head or none,,,,,so I can't use those as a topper,,,,I can use them for subsequent beads though cuz the topper holds them on,,,,
I'm not a jewelry maker so I don't know what everything is called,,,,but I like the little flat things that you can put on to separate two pearls,,,,there's one in the stickpin on the wedding photo, between the two pearls,,,,