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I thought I´d post a tutorial of a kumihimo pattern; flat 12-tread braid with heart pattern: For about 2 bracelets (finished length 30+ cm), I used 6 x 1,20 m lengths; 5 x 1 mm cords in dark blue satin and 1 x 2mm cord in pink satin. The thicker cord might be a bit shorter if you want. Lay the threads double and place the 12 threads in the starting position as shown under.
Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Anyway, this extends to photo frames.
My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts. So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. Chan Luu bracelets are extremely popular these days. They come in singles and also in wraps. I love love the look of these bracelets.
I have an extra cute tutorial today that I know you’re just going to love! This beaded bracelet is super easy to make and ever so fun to wear. I saw a similar bracelet to this one recently at Bloomingdale’s while I was pulling products for a fashion post. So I thought these might be kind of cool to make. And I was right. Here’s what you’ll need:
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Theses headbands I want to keep for myself. Really, I can't decide which I like better the beads or the rhinestones. I know Allie won't want to take them off.
These Anthropologie Hue Pyramid earrings are the reason I made paper beads in the first place. They were so fab that they motivated me to learn the bead-making skill. They’re definitely bold statement earrings, and I sometimes feel a little conspicuous like “hey! everyone!
For a girl who has never worn a lot jewelry, I sure can’t get enough of it now. Or at least making it. I confess I’ve only wore my flower bib-statement necklace once. But jewelry is just a real blast to make, and I’ve already justified the almost 2 hours I spent making this necklace by wearing it twice. I used my lovely paper beads , and sat down to a good book (ps have you ever been to Librivox ??
Polymer Clay Cane Tutorials Posted on | September 14, 2009 | 7 Comments The main building block, of many polymer clay projects, is an attractive cane. Polymer clay canes can be used to cover useful objects, to create jewelry and to build mosaics. In the opinion of many crafters, a good polymer clay cane, is an art form in itself. Faux Gem Polymer Clay Canes
Want free jewelry making patterns? Free bracelet patterns? You've come to the right place! Watch this video to learn how to make the daisy chain stitch. Materials:
It wouldn't be Monday morning without a strange lamp shade idea right? For some reason I just have a thing for lamp shades, so I can't help but bring y'all along with me on my crazy lamp ride. This particular project was inspired by an Anthropologie display and I think it came out pretty cool.
I came across this tutorial from ECAB that demonstrates how to make a braided bead necklace and I knew instantly that was going to be my next project. I have modified the instructions a bit to make a braided bead bracelet. I will show you pictures from my bracelet making process and give brief instructions.
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