Paper beads By Kate on October 30, 2010 I made these paper beads a while ago and dug them out the other day for my eldest son to play with. At three and a half he’s grown out of playing with his chunky threading beads – so these were the perfect replacement. They are so easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. 101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me!
Denim bracelet - tutorial One of my most popular posts last year was my denim bracelets, and I got a lot of requests for a tutorial. So I have decided to kick off the new year by keeping my promise. What you need to make these bracelets are as follows: A worn out pair of jeansScissorsStrong thread (I used fishing line for my first one)NeedleBeadsPush buttons (I’m using a KAM press with buttons that I god from E-bay.) 1. Select the seam you want to use.
How to Make a Spiral Wire Ring This is one of the easiest wire rings I’ve ever made. I can’t believe I didn’t come up with this sooner. It only requires one piece of wire and looks great in copper, silver, brass, bronze or whatever wire you like. The wire should be 16 gauge, soft and round. *This sample was in size 8 so if you want a smaller ring, you can decrease the length by either cutting it 1/2″ shorter or creating a bigger center spiral. Wrap Bracelet I made another wrap bracelet! This one is similar to this one at Henry Happened. Instead of two pieces of cord, I used three and the chain. Louis Vuitton "Knock Off" Fabric Bead Necklace Yesterday was cotMC...code name for Craft of the Month Club...trust me..."this ain't your Mama's" craft club...this is a group of highly creative and talented artists that don't take things too seriously..there is no "Martha Stewart threat of perfection" we just like to get into the creative "flow" together and we always have lots of laughs while we are at it. Yesterday was my turn to show up with a project and all the supplies. I had clipped this page from Style magazine a year ago that featured a cloth bead necklace by Louis Vuitton made with Liberty of London printed cottons. This lovely little necklace had a price tag of $850...seriously! The froo*gal has managed to recreate the original for under $15.
For The Love Of (Free) Labels Part 1 Oh yes, I just can’t get enough of them. Just search free labels on the blog and you’ll see what I mean, hehe. So to my fellow label whor hoarders out there, here’s another roundup of some of my faves for your downloading pleasure.
Flowers in the Window Bracelet by Ramona Brummett Add a little serenity to your day with this splendid bracelet kit. The bracelet has a stunning combination of seed beads, SuperDuos and Swarovski that create a harmonious balance. Strung on durable cable with a pressed glass button clasp, this bracelet is much easier to make than it appears. Like flowers in a window, a quick glance at a beautiful object on your wrist could be just the thing to make your day brighter.