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Wire Crafts. Beaded Toe Ring Tutorial - Creativity in Pieces. Hello everyone, This beaded toe ring tutorial will teach you how to make a wire ring!

Beaded Toe Ring Tutorial - Creativity in Pieces

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending my cousin’s wedding in Chicago. I am from a large, close, fun loving family. Therefore, my cousins and I all arrived in Chicago a few days before the wedding and we took the bride out on the town for an evening of fun. In the end, sisters and cousins (both present and future) gathered together to celebrate the upcoming wedding and the deep bond that we all shared. This was certainly a night to remember. This toe ring can fit any project budget by varying the wire type and beads used. Shrink plastic ring tutorial. Thank you to everyone who requested a shrinkydinks ring tutorial!

shrink plastic ring tutorial

This tutorial is an experimental method, not an exact science – you should have fun playing with it… UPDATE: Since posting this very popular tutorial in 2008, I’ve answered every question imaginable in the comments of this post. If you have questions, you’re welcome to trawl back through the hundreds of comments to find my answers, or, to make things easier, I’ve compiled a 3-page shrinky rings FAQ, which is available exclusively when you donate $1 or more towards my tutorial (this also entitles you to further help from me by email, should you need it). Please see the end of this post for more details about this policy Please note: if you’ve come here via the lovely bird ‘ring’ picture on Pinterest, read this post to answer your questions. DIY Woven Chain Bracelet. Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there.

DIY Woven Chain Bracelet

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. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet.

(top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) 1181-1340220830-6.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 × 1221 pixels) - Scaled (53. Happy Friday! What the Hex? Home. ~Lady With The Red Rocker~ Would you believe what these are made of??? Well, of course you would, ’cause your smart!!! Salt Dough! Who knew, right??? 2 parts flour 1 part salt Some water (add enough water until dough forms and it feels like pizza dough, or bread dough, or play-doh, or whatever you’re used to… ;)) Mix thoroughly, until dough forms. To print this recipe click Salt Dough Recipe. ~Lady With The Red Rocker~ Great news! If you don’t have time to make one for yourself, I sell these in my Etsy store !!!

I just love these pendants. I’ve seen several on Penterest, like this one from Play At Home Mom , (Although, I could not find the original post on the blog.) and this one at Lisa’s Craft Blog . I think they are so beautiful and are such a great way to show off your family. To make this family tree pendant , you will need to start with a ring.

Lets just say that memory wire is a little tough to work with ’cause, um… it has memory and did not want to bend, but I worked it anyway. For the tree itself, I used the thinnest, most pliable wire I could find. You will need two long pieces (about 36 inches) and 16 shorter pieces (about 18 inches). Twist the wire in the middle like this… This twist will act as the tree trunk. Next, divide the bottom wire into three, and then braid each section, making sure to keep the two long pieces in the middle . Cut off remaining wire. DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle.

Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Picture Frame Earring Holder. For years I had kept my earrings in this little, lined metal box.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

They would get tangled and I would get frustrated. I tried the earring holders that stood on the dresser, but I would always tip it over. Then, one day, I graduated and my cousin gave me a picture frame earring holder as a gift. It has since hung on my wall next to my mirror and almost looks like a framed art piece with colorful accessories. Which is what it was. But good news! DIY Chan Luu-Style Wrap Bracelet.