posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:04 AM
LOL... the Bic lighter...
I actually make beaded Bic lighter cases that I sell to friends and neighbours. I create my own designs based on what the customer wants design-wise.
It's usually some kind of design on the front (ie: team logo, elvis, girly, whatever) and the person's name on the back. You can also gussy them up
with tassles hanging on the bottom, etc...
It takes anywhere from 18 to 20+ hours to make one (each tiny bead is stitched individually), but it's rewarding to see the end results.
They're quite the popular item... I guess I know a lot of smokers.
This is basically what they look like:
(no that's not a pic of one of mine - I guess that's something I should probably do one of these years *snicker*)
I learned beading from a local native woman in my area - she makes gorgeous moccasins, jingle dresses, leather gauntlets, pow wow outfits, etc - her
leather and beadwork is to die for. The woman's got some mad skills !
Anyways, it's a fun little hobby.
So hail to the Bic lighter - and hail to the Bic for putting a little extra change in my pocket too !!
edit on 19-1-2015 by CranialSponge because: (no reason given)