DIY Jewelry! Oct 30
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1 Foot 18g wire, soft 1 Handmade bead with hole large enough to fit 2 pieces of 18g wire. (Rondell shape works best) Wire rings are hot this season! This is one of my favorites and is sure to attract attention. Tools: Wirecutter Chain-nose Pliers Ring Mandrel or dowel in desired ring size - Mandrels can be purchased through jewelry supply outlets and dowels can be found at your local hardware store.
This ring is just too pretty to be so fast and easy! It’s an irresistible project you’re sure to love. Let’s get started! You’ll only need a few tools, so don’t worry about lengthy cleanup with this one (a nice bonus!).
Note: Gold leafing can be tricky and I only suggest experienced crafters try it! Otherwise, spray painting your dominoes with silver or gold paint is a much easier way to get a metallic base effect. Gold Leaf: Various colored metal leafing sheets/flakes can be applied to your domino using the popular "Mona Lisa" brand glue pen or their paint-on adhesive that stays tacky when dry.
These little flower clips and headbands are so popular right now. They are all over blogland and everywhere in the stores. I was at Target and I saw a really cute headband with a black flower on it. I picked it up, inspected it and thought to myself - "I can make that!" And so I did! First: I gathered my supplies.
This is probably one of the simplest sewing projects ever, but I made a few miserable prototypes before arriving at it. So to spare you the same frustration: a tutorial! Most hairband patterns I've found involve sewing two pieces of fabric together. However hard I try, I always end up with something wobbly, like this:
I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free.
I thought with pretty good certainty that the last corsage I would ever pin on was at Senior Prom in High School. But I was wrong. A few weeks ago I visited the Quilting Cottage in American Fork, Utah. I love the Quilting Cottage, which is not only a quaint little store, but they have a wonderful selection of fabrics.
Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away?? Eek!! I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out. Actually, Melissa and I are helping you out. :) Melissa sent in a Tutorial Request for a darling Boden Necklace – and I knew that it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day idea. Or a “I’m going to make that myself for Mother’s Day” idea. ;)
How is your Holiday shopping going? Have you started? I will confess I have not. But I have been talking about starting.
Note from Design Mom: I asked Kate of Mini Eco to create a Back to School themed project for us to try. I think making beads out of colored pencils is brilliant! Wouldn’t these beads be fun for your elementary school-ers to string for a class project? It would also be a fun activity at an art-themed birthday party. Here’s Kate: Lately I have become a little addicted to making (and wearing) colored pencil jewelry.
You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed.
Want to make a friendship bracelet? I'll show you a little-known technique that lets even a complete beginner make beautifully braided bracelets. In 20 minutes from now, you can finish an intricately braided friendship like this one:
Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there . 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 bracelet embroidery thread two bobby pins a pair of scissors
We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection . Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius!