Where I've Been Featured - My Girlish Whims. Here are some places my work can be seen.
"Blooming Hearts" Bracelet Featured in Bead Trends Magazine. Martini Glass Wire Earrings - My Girlish Whims. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 21st of September, is my 21st birthday!!!!
Yay!!! I started school early as a kindergardener so I've always been younger than my friends. Anthro Knock-Off Earrings - My Girlish Whims. I'm doing my very first Anthro knock off today!
I decided to do what I know best: jewelry! Edit: These are now available for sale in my etsy shop! Jewelry Lessons: How To Use Jump Rings - My Girlish Whims. Learn How to Use Jump Rings Jump rings are used in SO many different jewelry projects.
Their basic use is to connect two components together. They are especially useful if one of the components such as a charm or clasp has a closed loop connector. Jewelry Lessons: How to Make Earrings - My Girlish Whims. Learn How to Make Simple Earrings Earrings are one of those great accessories that are fast and easy to grab while running out the door to make up an outfit.
The most simple form of earrings are also extremely easy to make! In this tutorial I will show you how to make simple earrings which can be made into TONS of different varieties by just using different beads! Jewelry Lessons: How To Use Crimp Beads - My Girlish Whims. Learn How to Crimp This jewelry lesson is by far the easiest and most important to learn when starting to make jewelry. After you learn how to crimp you can make endless different kinds of necklaces, bracelets, and ankle bracelets. Once you learn how to crimp you can experiment with different patterns and types of beads and make all kinds of jewelry just in your style! To demonstrate how to crimp I whipped up this simple but elegant strung necklace this afternoon: (If your not into making jewelry, this necklace is also for sale in my etsy shop!)
Jewelry Lessons: Jewelry Making Supplies - The Beads! - My Girlish Whims. Second up in my jewelry lessons series is all about the beads I use most often!
(Miss the first lesson? Essential Jewelry Tools and Supplies can be found here). A bead is often defined as a small object with a hole through the middle. Beads are made out of TONS of different materials and come in any color, size and shape imaginable! Jewelry Lessons: Essential Jewelry Tools and Supplies - My Girlish Whims. As promised, here is my first post in my jewelry making lessons series!
Here I'll share lots of free jewelry making lessons from what I've learned through my years of beading. Today I wanted to talk about the tools that I use most often while beading. This is in no way a comprehensive list, just what are my favorite things to use. First up is tools! If you want to get into jewelry making, you NEED at least three of these tools. DIY Chain Tassel Earrings - My Girlish Whims. I guest posted this tutorial on Brassy Apple last week as a part of her Bling it series!
If you missed it, here it is again :) Today I will be showing you all how to make a pair of silver chain earrings! Supplies: Chain, earring hooks, two link beads, two small jump rings, needle nose pliers and wire cutters. Steps: Craft Room Tour! Haha. Er... I mean... Why I Can't Craft - My Girlish Whims. I've overtaken the third bedroom of our new house as my official craft room.
It's the smallest room in the house, so I thought I was being fair by claiming it :) Hubby seemed to think if I got MY OWN room all to myself all my extra stuff should fit in it. Including my hunking treadmill which ended up in that room during the moving process my parents did some of while we were off on our honeymoon. So after lots of pleases and pweeeeases and "the guest bedroom will only be used MINIMUM once a month whereas I'll use my craft room everyday.... " Jewelry Lessons: How to Create a Simple Loop and DIY Wedding Earrings - My Girlish Whims. I'm back with another Jewelry Lesson!
Today I'm going to share one of the most important techniques (well at least I think) in jewelry making: how to make a simple loop. And it really is simple to do - here it is in five easy steps! Put your bead onto a head pin. Jewelry Knock-Off: Stella & Dot Rhinestone Chain Earrings - My Girlish Whims. I've been in the mood for jewelry knock-offs lately!
I made a little knock-off to do list and am working through getting some of them done. Today I'm going to show you how to make an easy knock-off of these Stella & Dot earrings: Jewelry Lessons: How to Create a Simple Loop and DIY Wedding Earrings - My Girlish Whims. Jewelry Lessons: How to Wire-Wrap Jewelry Part 1 - My Girlish Whims. How to Wire Wrap: Part 1 Wire wrapping has it's pros and cons. It is the most secure way to make jewelry. Instead of making a simple loop such as the one seen in this tutorial, if you wire wrap it the jewelry will probably hold up better. It does take longer to do, however. I usually choose to wire wrap based on two things: the materials I am using and the project I am working on. Jewelry Lessons: How to Wire-Wrap Jewelry Part 2 - My Girlish Whims. How to Wire Wrap: Part 2 Ready to learn how to do some more wire-wrapping?
Today I'm going to show you how to wire-wrap a pendant with these pretty crystal earrings! Note: These are also available for sale in my etsy shop. I can also do kits for the supplies if you are interested. Scroll to the bottom of the post for more info. My Girlish Whims: Jewelry Lessons. I get a lot of questions from people on where I buy my beads and jewelry supplies. I thought I'd do a post with the low down on where I get them from! Where to Buy Beads and Jewelry Supplies Bead Shows Bead shows normally roll into a venue for a long weekend. These shows are great places to STOCK UP! Polymer Clay Rose Earring Studs - My Girlish Whims. DIY Polymer Clay Statement Necklace - My Girlish Whims. Florida Inspired Crystal Neckalce DIY - My Girlish Whims.
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