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Leather Cuff. I don’t usually wear bracelets or cuffs.

Leather Cuff

But when I do, I like them to be big and bold. Can black be bold? I started with a plain one inch wide brass cuff. Cut a piece of leather 2 inches wide by 8 inches long. Tack the leather in place by putting a small amount of glue on the ends of the cuff. Fold the ends under, cut the corner of the leather off so it lays down easier and glue it. Break the loop on the back of the button off (I used pliers) and glue it to the top center of the cuff. Make Earrings to Match Your Necklaces PERFECTLY! Ever find that perfect necklace but cannot find the earrings that goes with it?

Make Earrings to Match Your Necklaces PERFECTLY!

Or if you do find the earrings, its the most hideous thing ever? I have really gotten into chunky necklaces or big statement pieces but at times its hard to find the complete set that actually looks good as a set. I know you girls know what I'm talking about...I wanted to share a really great and easy idea with you to solve that issue. It takes NO experience in jewelry making or skills. Trust me because I have none. Things you will need:Super glue/hot glue gun or jewelry tacky glueNeedle nose pliersEarring pieces from craft stores or old unused earringsFavorite necklace Below, are earrings pieces that you can find at the jewelry making stores (all over mid-town Manhattan or most craft stores in the jewelry making department). If you do not have the time to visit the craft store, you can use a pair of earrings that you are not using anymore. Remove the wires that held the beads to the necklace.

My blog isn't dead, it was just napping. My first craft show is coming up in about a week - i'll have a teeny booth at missoula's summer MADEfair next sunday. to get ready, i've been hard at work making lots of new yarn and quilt pendants to show off. i'll be setting up with my beaded pieces too, but my pendants are my unique item - and so much cooler in person than in a photo, i think. kerry took some photos of my process so i could share a little about what goes into my soldered pendants. for the yarn pendants, yarn scraps get glued carefully to a piece of heavy paper. i was really excited to try out two new smaller sizes with this batch - little 1" square pendants and medium sized 1.5" long ones. the quilt pendants start with one or two base pieces, and i hand-embroider the surface, either along with or apart from the design on the fabric, a little randomly until it looks finished. i love how they can come out so different from each other with the same basic techniques.

my blog isn't dead, it was just napping.

Art From Everyday Objects: Paperclips + String. So today I thought it would be a fun challenge to work with paperclips.

Art From Everyday Objects: Paperclips + String

You can’t get much more mundane than a paperclip! After much thought, I came up with paperclip earrings. If you have paperclips and some pretty cotton string, you can create these beauties. They’d probably look pretty cool as a necklace too. Here is a diagram to show you where to open the paperclip to create this triangular shape. You are basically unbending the clip at all three of the curves. Once you’ve got the triangular shape, you need to glue the ends together. Fig 1: Winding the string around // Fig 2: Starting to wrap the string around the earring, secured with Liquid Stitch. Иголочкой да по пластике. Anthropologie. DIY TUTORIAL and a giveaway! Happy Monday everyone!

DIY TUTORIAL and a giveaway!

{macramé: half knot spiral} washer & wingnut bracelet. By Kate on October 25, 2011 Hello there!

{macramé: half knot spiral} washer & wingnut bracelet

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. It’s comprised of a’half knot spiral’ (and is even easier than the square knot bracelet I showed you previously).

A few people left comments about the last bracelet saying it looked like it may take too long to make. By the way thanks to all you lovely people who ‘liked’ my facebook page. Full tutorial after the jump! Smitten and Hazel » All about: thread wrapped bracelets. How to Mix ICE Resin® — ICE Resin. You need to have very accurate measurements of equal amounts of Part A Resin to Part B Hardener.

How to Mix ICE Resin® — ICE Resin

Mix at least 1/2 ounce or half of the measuring cup in order to have enough of both parts to fully activate its chemistry. This batch will be useful for 30 to 45 minutes. It will then begin to set and must be discarded. If you feel it heat up it should be discarded. All mixing materials and cups must be discarded after the “batch life” is over and should not be mixed with another batch. When you’re adding objects to your bezel, pour a thin layer of resin into the bottom of your bezel, add your items. Pattern Runway: {Project} ~ Rosette Bib Necklace. This post is in no way original!

Pattern Runway: {Project} ~ Rosette Bib Necklace

Fabric rosettes and necklaces have been doing the rounds in blogging sphere in a big way. You only have to google “Bib necklace” to find an array of D.I.Y tutorials and blog posts devoted to this project. Its a little bit crafty and a little bit shabby chic, but… its popularity in no way diminishes the desirability of this delightfully sweet, simple and fashionable adornment. ~ How to create a Fabric Rosette: Cut a strip of fabric about 1.5″/ 3cm wide and about 50cm /20″ long. Anthro Necklace Week – Potentilla Bib. This fun necklace is part of my first Anthro Necklace Week – A whole week of fun tutorial sharing Anthro Knockoffs!

Anthro Necklace Week – Potentilla Bib

Disclaimer: I am not a jewelry-making expert by any means! I’ve tried to show you the way I do these – but believe me when I say that if I can do these – anyone can! :) Today we’re doing the Potentilla Bib Necklace – which I just love. I don’t get the price though. Here’s the Made in Carlsbad version: And here’s the French Anthro Version.

This is really one of my favorites for the week. DIY Rocker Chain Link Jewelry, CRAFTOVISION.


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