Friday, June 25, 2010

Jack of Rings

Jack of Diamonds Ring by The Sage's Cupboard
Ring # 25 - Jack of Diamonds

Have you ever walked down the board game aisle of a toy store just for the nostalgia? No matter how many new games are invented, there will always be a select few that stand out. Monopoly, dominoes, playing cards…they’re a huge part of our culture and they’re here to stay.

I was in the mood to make an simple peyote stitch ring, and I needed a fun pattern. I’ve already done flowers to death, so I decided to go with diamonds. They’re easy to stitch and fit into a strip of peyote small enough for a ring.

I went through my bead stash and selected some colors that reminded me of traditional playing cards. Since I had only a tiny bit of white left, I used some pretty red-lined blue for the base color. I like the way they blend all of the other colors together.

Thinking about kings, queens and jacks brought up memories of playing Rummoli, Mousetrap and Connect Four. I thought it would be fun to take this inspiration and run with it, so I searched high and low for some fun tabletop game creations. This week’s Treasury collection features many familiar games and toys. To learn more about the artists behind these designs, visit Fun and Games.

Etsy Picks: Fun and Games

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  1. Great finds, mortira! Thank for featuring my earrings :)

  2. What a great collection! I always love meeting fellow board game enthusiasts. If you're in need of a board game fix, I highly recommend the game section of your local Goodwill. I go there every couple of weeks to check out what they have. I spend $10 or so and come home with three or four great games. Yay!

    Thanks so much for including my Sorry print!

  3. Wonderful Idea and Items, Mortira!
    Thanks for including my Domino Black and White Tapestry Fabric Hobo Bag

  4. Wondwerful Idea and Items.
    Thank's for including my bag.

  5. Nice Idea and items, Mortira, thank's for including my bag.

  6. Cate, that's a great tip! I lived for a few years without a television, and I would have gone crazy without Value Village and the Salvation Army store. They always have great games and an amazing selection of jigsaw puzzles. Good prices and upcycling old products is just a bonus!

  7. What fun!
    We still play Sorry, Scrabble and Dominoes on a regular basis. It's a great way to spend time with friends and/or family!

  8. Thanks for including my domino bracelet in this fun collection!

  9. Thank you for including my domino bracelet in this fun collection!


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