DIY - Art, Craft, Living & Beauty
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!
I introduced this necklace a while back and sold a couple at the facebook sale, but since my shop is going in a different direction, I've decided to share the tutorial for this necklace. MATERIALS NEEDED: 30" of chain 2 pages from an old book 1 piece of poster board Glue 1 quarter Scissors Varnish Matches Pearls Jump rings Lobster Claps  Cut two pieces of chain, 15 1/2, and 18 inches long.  Attach the two chains at both ends with small jump rings: [Should look like this]  Rip out 2 pages from an old book.
I have a large growing pile of fabric scraps. I refuse to throw them away because I am sure they can be used for something. I have been seeing different types of interesting necklaces made of buttons , beads , and fabric . Then, I figured why not make one out of my scraps...
Yesterday I posted some photos of our Luna shoes and matching clip with the crown above. Mia and I made the crown together, and today I will show you the step by step to make your own lace crown. A few notes before I begin the tutorial: this was not my original idea. Most of my tutorials are, but I found this idea via Bitter Betty Blog.
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Grab a little container of some sort and go on a treasure hunt! Collect any promising bits and pieces you come across (that you are willing to dedicate to craft-only use). A few good places to start are your kitchen (or office) junk drawer, that little box or jar in the craft room where you put stuff that has no real use (but that you can't bear to throw away), and the jar where you store rancom bits of hardware (or the bottom of your tool box, or wherever else such odds and ends accumulate).
So now you've seen my interpretation of a Raven themed dinner party , I wanted to show you how I made the dinnerware. If you are like me you probably oogle over the holiday themed dishes but quickly shy away since you don't want to shell out for a whole set just for one celebration. (I don't even have real china so I think its safe to say I won't be buying any themed kind either) So when this idea of making my own for next to nothing came to mind, I just had to try it. Obviously this interpretation is quite macabre but you could totally mix it up to make it your own - think nursery rhymes for baby showers, holiday song lyrics for christmas, bible passages for easter, dirty doodles for hen nights...