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Anni Albers Washer Ribbon Necklace

Anni Albers Washer Ribbon Necklace

Shrinking Snowflake Necklace I made these for party favors for my daughter’s birthday, but I’ve been wearing one of them around myself so I don’t think this is just a kids’ project. But it does involve shrinky dinks! If you haven’t worked with shrinkable plastic before, you can buy it online or at your local craft store. Supplies: Shrinking plastic (frosted, not clear)Small, sharp scissorsSnowflake template (see link below)Mini hole punch (1/8″)Toaster ovenNecklace chain with jump ringPliers 1. 2. 3.

Craftaholics Anonymous: Easter Chick Wreath TUTORIAL {Guest Project: Catherine from Design Editor} Hello Craftaholics Anonymous readers! So happy to be here. Thank you, Linda! I’m Catherine from the blog Design Editor. Today I’m sharing my Easter Chick Wreath Tutorial. SUPPLIES:ChicksStyrofoam wreath formAcrylic paintPaint brush or foam brushGlue that dries clearRibbon Paint your wreath form. Arrange your chicks in close formation around the wreath facing the same direction. To hang, glue ribbon to the back and allow to dry before hanging. Share and Enjoy

DIY Box Braid Necklace The moment we saw Phillip Lim‘s Box Braid Collar Necklace, we were immediately overcome with a wave of nostalgia. Our memories of a neon, plastic box braid lanyard was suddenly transformed into a sophisticated leather jewelry component. Honestly, brilliant! Inspired by our fondness of Lim’s necklace and our love of utilizing hardware, we made our own interpretation of a box braid necklace. Start by cutting the suede in 4 three-yard pieces. Repeat the box braid until you are ready to add washers to the necklace. Once the necklace is finished, trim the ends. Wear it as a necklace, wrap bracelet or even a headband! (top image via Ssense, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design

DIY Spike + Howlite Collar Necklace I really liked the DIY necklace from Thanks, I Made It made from these turquoise spiked Howlite beads but I wanted a to add a little more to it. So once my spike pendants arrived in the mail along with my other supplies, I was onto this project like a fat kid on cake, hence the pictures may be a little dark from doing this in the middle of the night. Tools: Howlite spiked beadsSpike PendantsChainJump Rings / Jewellery wire (18 -22 gauge half hard)Lobster ClaspWire Pliers and Cutters Tutorial: Think of think project as a necklace with many pendants and the Howlite spikes in groups make up one pendant. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You may notice the way that I’ve laid out the pendant pieces is different to how the final looks. 7. 8. Done! LOve <3 DIY Paper Jewellery When I got out my jewellery making equipment last week to create my Gucci watch knock-off, I was not only reminded of just how much supplies I have, but also, how much I used to enjoy making jewellery. So, I decided to make something super easy and fun that I can wear as an accessory this week. I had bought some Mod Podge Dimensional glue ages ago and have been dying to experiment with it. Supplies: Steps: 1) Trace or directly cut out a circle (any size) out of heavy weight scrapbooking paper. 3) Now apply your Dimensionals Mod Podge, going right to the edge, and being careful not to cover up the hole at the top. 5) Add a jump ring and connect to a chain for a necklace or create some cute earrings. Oooh la la???? Although I'm not super duper thrilled with the results it was still a fun experiement and I can think of other ways to improve the project. There are loads of possibilities though, just think of all of the different shapes you could try if you have a template or a Cricut machine!

April Showers bring may flowers. I found this cute little flower key holder the other day while surfing the net. It looked easy to make, and I already had a lot of the supplies around. A friend of mine just moved into a new place, and I thought it would be cute for the walls. One book (one that you wouldn't mind cutting up.) First, you want to cut out a small circle to glue everything too. Take your pliers and cut your wire to the desired length that you would like it. The picture from the site had it twisted like this. After cutting my wire, I took my dark green paint, and painted the stem. I ended up pulling it apart to look like this. I then drew a flower, free hand, on one of the pages of the book. Once dry, I placed them on top of each other, and spun each one a little bit, so that the flower was full. Staple your flower directly in the middle. Begin to fold up into the center. Silly side note: I didn't have any clear cote spray, I had hair spray, it worked well! This is your finished product. Enjoy!

DIY Friendship Necklace As soon as Lauren and I saw this editorial in Flare Magazine, we knew we had to recreate these awesome, friendship bracelet-like necklaces. We promise they are super easy to make and the perfect way to pass the time during those long summer roadtrips. To make a 2-tone necklace, cut a long piece of rope and wrap two different colors of embroidery thread around its own bobbin. Tie a starter knot along with the two colored threads you are using, leaving at least 3 inches of slack, Tape down the slack to a flat surface or safety pin it something that will help keep it in place (feeling nostalgic yet?). Lay the color that isn’t being used (shown here in purple) in your left hand, along with the rope, and hold them taut. To alternate colors, simply put the inactive color (red) in your left hand and the new active color (purple) in your right. Once you’re done knotting, add a few nuts and/or washers to the necklace.

DIY Braided Fabric Headband « Poor & Pretty I have been making headbands like a maniac lately! A couple weeks ago, I posted a tutorial on how to make a yarn-wrapped headband, and before that I wrote a guest post for the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library on making bridal headbands. Today’s DIY is on braided fabric headbands, which I think are the easiest to make. Here it goes: You will need: 3 pieces of fabric. Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Et voilà! Happy crafting! Like this post? DIY Tutorial 2: Rope Necklace with Copper-Wire Tubes DIY - Outfits, Shoes & Accessories Dana This statement necklace from rope and copper wire is already one of my favorite pieces of jewelry! First, because the purple (my favorite fall color) harmonizes incredibly well with the copper wire, and (more importantly) second, because this rope necklace spices up each boring outfit (especially nice to turtlenecks) in no time. And the best for last: it gets crafted in just a few steps! Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need Rope (length about 1.15m)Color matching yarnCopper wirePencilPliersScissors DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions DIY Step 1 Tightly wrap the copper wire around the pencil. You need four 4 cm and one 1.5 cm long “wire-tubes”. DIY Step 2 Pull the rope with both ends in opposite direction through the first “wire-tube”. DIY Step 3 Continue by pulling the rope through the remaining three long tubes. DIY Step 4 Now pull the two rope ends vertically through the short, 1.5cm long tube. DIY Step 5 DIY Step 6

Stylish and Creative Necklaces Collection of unusual and creative necklaces that will look great on your neck and get you noticed. Bicycle Necklace Stylish bicycle shaped necklaces designed by Rachel Pfeffer. [link] Ice Necklace Creative necklace with frozen ice cubes that will melt on your neck. Pencil Shaving Necklace For all the people who have tried to save a beautiful pencil shaving, here is one that you can keep forever. Razor Necklace Razor blade necklace hangs from silver oval shaped cable chain. Camera Necklace Black and silver metal camera necklace designed for photographers. Tetris Necklace Cassette Tape Necklace Face the music with this awesome cassette tape inspired jewellery. Glasses Necklace Nerd Specs necklace is a great conversation starter at a party. Origami Necklace Swans are universally known as a symbol of love. Fish Necklace Toilet Paper Necklace Unique sterling silver necklace looks like a toilet paper roll. Firefox Necklace Blossom Pendant Zipper Necklace

Money Money Money Ready to see my mystery office desktop? The one John and I have been working so hard on for the past few weeks? And learn how we did it? I mean, I know *I'm* excited. Here, I'll ease you in slowly. It all started.... And it became... Ta-DA! Ok, that's not the best shot. Oooh. Now, on to the photo-intensive tutorial/progress shots! First, if you want your top to have any shine to it, you're going to need to polish up some of the pennies you're using. Fill your bowl about a quarter of the way with pennies, pour in a little Tarn-X, and then swish and shake the bowl around over the sink (in case of splashes) to evenly expose the coins to the liquid. From there, dump the batch onto an old towel to dry them: I polished roughly half of the pennies I planned to use, so there would still be plenty of color variation. Next you're going to need a surface to adhere the pennies to. This fits in a cubby between two bookshelves, so only the front edge is rounded prettily. Well, we used these: Almost done!

10 Pretty Ways to Display your Necklaces at Home {DIY} {Shelterness} {Gadora Wilder} {be different act normal} {monaluna} {mustard & sage – originally from decor8} {The Budget Babe} {hello beauty} {Bleach Black} {For Me For You} {coroflot} I struggle to find a pretty, non-tangly way to display my myriad of necklaces. I think my favourite (and best for me, considering I own quite a few necklaces) is the first one. Which one do you like best?