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Learning Center for Jewelry Making and Crafts : Artbeads.com

Learning Center for Jewelry Making and Crafts : Artbeads.com
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Lucky Penny Charms Tutorial Posted on July 18, 2012 by Christina Feeling lucky because you’ve snagged the best guy in the universe? Make lucky penny charms for you and your sweetie to commemorate the year of your marriage. Use a penny with your wedding year, and create a key chain charm or a pendant. You will need: pennies with year of your marriage36 Piece 1/8? Place your penny on a hard surface. Get your 36 Piece 1/8? ready. Decide where you want to place your words. Fill in your letters with permanent black marker. Secure the penny with a vice and use a centre punch (we used a hammer and nail because we didn’t have a centre punch) to mark the hole. Now it’s time to fire up your drill! Add jump ring. Add key ring – or add chain.

Glass Bottle Soy Sauce Bowls We love sushi and with our sushi we love our soy sauce. With a few common household items, you can make your own soy sauce bowls in a matter of minutes. These are so easy and totally customizable. Use them for any condiment or sauce you want to use as a dip. You’ll love them and they are really fun and fascinating to make! Glass Bottles Yarn Nail Polish Remover Sink of Cold Water Cut a length of yarn and wrap it around the bottle with the lower part being where you would like the bottle cut. Pour some nail polish remover in a small bowl and soak the yarn in it. Next to the sink full of cold water, and probably with a fire extinguisher handy, light that baby on fire! Awesome, right? It looks a little something like this when you’re done. Awesome right?

Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them! And now for the actual tutorial – for this one, with the step-by-step, I will be making the bottom with 3 holes. My finished Sonic bag!

Paper Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie DIY storybook paper roses | DIY Wedding DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17711" title="diy-paper-flowers-1" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD650" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD651">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD653">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD655">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD657">. Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cutting. Step 3: Shaping. Step 4: Rolling the center. Step 5: Attaching petals. Step 6: Finishing.

8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks. I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. Old receipts, scraps of paper, a pencil, etc. (For those curious, I finished A Million Suns a couple days later and really enjoyed it! I’ve been eye-ing lots of super cute DIY bookmarks for the last few months that I’ve seen pop up around the web. The problem is, often my bookmarks fall out and I lose my page. I’m definitely going to keep these in mind for future gift giving opportunities after I’ve made a couple for our use at home. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas Bow Tie Paper Clips Using Fabric Scraps from How About Orange. No-Slip Bookmark Tutorial from Mary Janes and Galoshes. Fabric Button Paper Clip Bookmarks from Quiverfull of Blessings. Remember when I mentioned all those cute ways to use or make fabric rosettes recently? Page Corner Monster Bookmark Template from I Could Make That. About the Author:

the DIY: MAGAZINE ENVELOPES 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina. She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like. Carefully pull the envelope apart. Trace the envelope on a magazine page. Cut the envelope shape out. Turn the envelope over as well as the magazine cut-out. Unfold everything and separate the magazine cut-out from the envelope. Glue the bottom flap down to the two side flaps. And you've made your own envelope! The great thing about making these envelopes our of magazine pages is that the envelopes have a character all of their own.

18 Best Gifts to Make for Women {present ideas} The best gifts to make for women as homemade presents this year for Christmas. Here are the best gifts to make for your daughter, best friend, Mom, girlfriend, or significant other. These home made gifts are perfect for women and include pictured tutorials for jewelry, a cosmetic bag, spa items, lip balm, apron, flat iron cozy and slippers. Tip Junkie has Homemade Gifts for Women including over 1000 Homemade Christmas Gifts all with pictured tutorials to learn or how to make. Fun Things to Make 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Home Made Present Ideas 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. If you love these simple homemade gifts – then you’ll find THOUSANDS more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts , Free Patterns & Christmas site! Simple Gifts by Price: Homemade Christmas Gifts by Age: Thanks Ladies. Creating Memories that Endure, Laurie For more free tutorials, craft, holiday, printables and DIY projects sign up for Tip Junkie's email with new How-To projects daily!

DIY Zipper Headband I guess this is a week of headbands. ;) Have you ever stopped to think about what a cool gadget the zipper is? You can close things with one hand, they make a funny noise, they have "teeth"... Zippers are such a fun material to use in crafty things, and I can't believe that I never thought to wear one as a headband before. (I did make shoe flowers out of zippers a couple years ago, but then I've also tried to make everything into a flower.) :) What you need to make a zipper headband: - Zipper (I like the industrial-looking zippers, you can find them at sewing stores.) - Bobby pins You don't need much for this one. Pin one side of the zipper underneath your hair in the back. That's it!

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