You can make this lovely ring (or a version of this design) yourself, using just some basic tools, wire and a lip balm! Yes, in this tutorial I am going to demonstrate that just basic beginner tools and a wire from Michael’s can go a long way! Wouldn’t this ring make a great present?? For the purpose of this tutorial I am going to be using the very basic, cheap tools that are available almost everywhere. Instead of a ring mandrel you can just use a tube of a lip balm, like I did. I chose to make my ring from a simple gold-plated wire (20 gauge) but you could also use 18-gauge wire, twisted wire (wouldn’t that be nice?)
I have been seeing a lot of bird nest jewelry around lately. They are beautiful and I love the trend so I thought I would try making my own. These turned out to be really easy to make and require just a few simple supplies. This necklace would make a lovely Mother's day gift, which just happens to be coming up this weekend! What you'll need: - Jewelry wire (I prefer using a 24 gage because it is easier to manipulate but the 20 gage can work well too with the help of some round nose pliers) - pearls or glass beads - necklace chain - jump ring and a clasp
By Kate on October 25, 2011 H ello there! I finally got around to posting after a hectic few weeks. I’ve been working on a big project which is all done and dusted now so I will be making more frequent updates between now and Christmas…phew! I sincerely wish there were more hours in the day! I’m hoping to post another Halloween craft in the next day or so.
You might remember our woven chain bracelet tutorial, one of our favorite DIYs to date.
How To: Give your old t-shirts a second life. Sorry dust rag pile! photos: kirsten for we heart this I love using simple materials to make something fun and innovative.
Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique.
I’ve been itching to make myself some jewelry inspired by Aurélie Bidermann’s “Do Brasil” line.
So the long awaited post is here!
Every now and then you see an idea that is so clever you start thinking about building a fence. I don't actually need a fence, but I want one now.
This morning one of the first things I did was take a load of laundry to the laundry room. I don't particularly enjoy doing laundry and lately it's become more of a bummer because my laundry basket has not one, but two broken handles. I think, "I need to get a new laundry basket," then I sit down with a cup of tea to check emails and browse my new obsession - Pinterest.
Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel is something I can definitely stand behind, though. Mandy only uses pure and natural ingredients to create her perfumes, and this solid scent can be easily applied with no risk of over-dousing. The old pocket watch appeals to my tomboy side, and I love its versatility; you can wear it as a necklace or pin, or simply tuck it into your pocket or purse. I can’t wait to make one and give my feminine sensibilities a little boost :) Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us, Mandy!
When the weather gets cooler, there are tons of things we look forward to.
Oct 10 Filed under: General | Tags: baking, birthday cake, shabby chic baking | October 10th, 2010 Post Now this technically isn’t really to do with anything shabby chic, I don’t think I’d even say this was a shabby chic birthday cake… but I guess being in the kitchen and cooking is all part of the shabby chic lifestyle!! So anyway, building upon this rather tenuous link… I baked this cake for my best friend Ann-Marie.
Tuesday is my thirty-something birthday and I wanted to make something fun for myself. A little happiness in a jar for my happy day please! These are great because I know that in no way during the week could I make a cake for myself. I can just put the lid on these beauties and store in the fridge until my day.