Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there . We adore Aurèlie Bidermann ‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet.
You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter. Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit.
I've been working on just a few new brooches lately and wanted to give you a peek. These are all small needlefelted wool scenes fitted into bases that I make by hand. I was really liking how the cracks in this stump lined up with the leafless trees in this nighttime scene. This one has a teardrop shaped base made from an oak limb I brought in from the woods. I think with all this heat we've been having I was subconsciously seeking those leafless winter nights in the woods.
<img alt="drill_natural_stone_jewlery.jpg" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/drill_natural_stone_jewlery.jpg?w=620&h=465" width="620" height="465" class="mt-image-none" style="" /> Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts shares some excellent tips and tricks for drilling natural stone for jewelry-making over on papernstitch. Her information is extensive and the post is a great resource for anyone wanting to practice using natural materials in jewelry. Like this: