I always leave the fishing rods to the very last to make. I don't enjoy making them. They are more time consuming and because the magnets need to be very firmly attached I use a very strong glue. It is messy and I always get glue on other places where the glue shouldn't go. Firstly the sting is glued to the rod and then the magnet to the end of the string. Once this is dried I glue a ribbon wrap around both ends to hide the ugly parts and make the whole fishing rod stronger.
Finally they are finished! Definately more work involved than it looks but they are gorgeous and lots of fun for kids to play.
It is really interesting to see how much time and effort goes into making craft. During the week I read this blog post by Amarias Paper Work. It really opened my eyes to how much work some crafts are taking into account the hours spent just how hard it is to price items for sale.
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