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DIY Dreamcatcher Jewelry

DIY Dreamcatcher Jewelry
Fashion is heading in a more natural direction. Organic clothing is on the up and up, as well as feathers, fur, fringe, crochet, and anything with an earthy feel. To get in touch with your inner flower child, try making and wearing these DIY Dreamcatcher jewelry pieces. You will need: 1 or 2 small metal ringsBlack or colored suede cord, ribbon, leather, or fabric (unless making the earring style, which requires no wrapping)White linen cord (approx 1 yard)FeathersBeadsGluePaperclip Directions (pictures by Burn Out Brite): Begin by taking your suede cord and wrapping it tightly around your metal ring. Tie the white linen cord as close to the suede knot as possible. Once you’ve gone around the entire ring, make your next loop stitch in the middle of your first white linen cord stitch. Keep moving clockwise, finishing a row and beginning a new one until you reach the very middle of the dreamcatcher. Add a bead and tie off the knot.

Daisy chain choker This is my first instructable. I am trying to keep the instructions very simple. I spent less than $5 and I have plenty of material left for future projects. Hope you love it!!! Material list • Very fine nylon beading thread (I already have this with me. I have used 2 different types of beads so there is a slight variation of color and sparkle. Skill level • Easy Time needed • 2- 3 hours Instruction • refer to the beading diagrams Note I have used semi transparent beads for the flower petals and leaves.

DIY Fashion-Forward Bracelets When money is tight, but fabulous fashion is a necessity, try out your crafting skills to make something new and fantastic. These bracelets are sure to impress and look quite expensive, but all they require is some gold chain and friendship bracelet yarn, both of which you can find at a craft store like Michael’s Art Supply. Make one signature piece or stack a bunch for a layered look! BFrend Bracelets by Monika You can find the full blog post here to see more styles of these bracelets. In order to create them, check out these various friendship bracelet patterns. Another fun and very creative bracelet is this one made out of gold or silver nuts, normally used to secure bolts. Amazing what you can create with such inexpensive items!

Peruvian Wave Bracelet. Friendship Bracelets. Bracelet Patterns. How to make bracelets Let’s try to make this bracelet according to this scheme: 1. Take some threads and a cord. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Many thanks to Maria Shuvalova for this tutorial. Save to: Comments: Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson. The New York-based graphic designer has taken some of the cleverest lines written by famous authors such as William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde and turned them into wonderful posters. These literature-inspired fine art illustrations are currently being sold on Etsy under the name Obvious State. Robertson would see a "little jewel of a sentence" and he'd underline it. Then, he would take those "snippets of text and ideas" and "let the words be a springboard for an illustration." As he told Huffington Post, "The illustrations incorporate and interact with the text and hopefully add up to something that engages the mind as much as the eye." Here are 12 of our favorites. Update: Check out more clever illustrations in Part II of this story. Obvious State on Etsy via [Quipsologies], [Huffington Post]

Functional Guitar Pick Necklace There is a lot of guitar pick jewelry, but it is generally not designed to actually ever use the pick. Fine for a groupie, but what if you actually want to play guitar....and you misplace picks like like a crazy person who's phobia is knowing where guitar picks are? This necklace uses a large lobster clasp attached to the chain to hold the pick, so it can easily be removed and replaced. By drilling larger holes in the pick, the necklace could even hold two or three at once. Materials DIY Wrap Bracelets These bracelets are hitting the DIY and fashion worlds by storm! The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make. As soon as I’m finished with my midterms/projects/finals (why I severely dislike the quarter system), I’m definitely going to make a bunch of these for myself and my friends. This extremely helpful tutorial is brought to you by Erica at Honestly…WTF but I’ve reinterpreted it here for your convenience! You will need: 44-55″* 1.5mm leather cord12-15″* brass ball chain or crystal chain 58-72″* waxed linen cord (scroll down in link)1/4″ brass hex nut (a large bead can work as well)a pair of scissors* lengths may vary due to wrist size Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain or crystal chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.

Zigzag Bracelet Tutorial. Friendship Bracelets. Bracelet Patterns. How to make bracelets</ 1. Take 5 pairs of different color strings. (90-100 cm each) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Many thanks to Maria Shuvalova for the tutorial! Save to: Comments: 14 Unique and Creative Rings Modern rings come in all shapes and sizes. This post showcases the most creative and unusual ring designs. Minimal Ring Combine it with other jewelry or wear alone for a minimalist look. [link] Nail File Ring Useful ring with a partial rasp coating made out of stainless steel. Sandwich Ring BLT ring consists of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and two bread pieces. Stamp Ring Ring me ring lets you leave an impression of your phone number. Knot Ring Twisted sterling silver wire soldered together in the shape of a knot. Revolver Ring Full scale replica of a 44 Cal revolver chamber made into a ring. Smiley Ring Happy face ring made out of pure sterling, not just silver plated. Frankenstein and Pirate Rings Cool rings made by London based jewelry designer Dog State. Two Finger Ring Stylish ring with rectangular silver bar inspired by brass knuckles. Gas Mask Ring Unique pure silver ring looks like a gas mask with rubber hose. Heart Ring Ring casts a heart shaped shadow to symbolize the eternal love. Flower Ring

DIY Sliding Knot Bracelet After visiting the Mediterranean twice this past year, I’ve come to embrace the ubiquity that is the evil eye symbol and have since integrated it into the jewelry repertoire. Today I’ll be showing you how to make a sliding knot bracelet with an evil eye charm, which is thought to protect against negative energy and evil powers. And whether you’re superstitious or not, this is a super simple method which can be applied to any connector or charm! You’ll need: Thread 4 inches of cord through one side of the charm. Fold 2 inches of cord back on itself and then again to create a zig zag. Fold an inch of the tip down over the parallel cords. Thread the tip through the opening of the left loop. Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Thread the other end of the cord through the opposite side of the charm and create the same zig zag. Coil the tip around all the cords three times and thread the tip through the loop. Melt the ends with a lighter.

DIY Miu Miu Jeweled Heels Another great idea from Erica at Honestly…WTF ! This simple tutorial has the most fabulous results, and I’ve reposted it here for your convenience. You will need: a pair of high heels 40-50 large and medium (10-15 mm) multi-shaped rhinestones 30-40 small (3-6 mm) round rhinestones E-6000 Glue tweezers a small dish or container (don’t use anything nice! toothpick Squeeze some glue into a small dish or container. Press the stone into the top of the center of the heel. A tip: the smaller round stones will require the tiniest bit of glue. Repeat the same steps on the other shoe . . . And you’re bejeweled! Thanks again to Erica at Honestly…WTF for this great tutorial! {*style:<i>Lizzy is a Merchandise Product Development major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising L.A. Lizzy S. has 64 post(s) on RTR On Campus </i>*}

Knit with Finger Have you ever heard of finger knitting? I’ve tried it out, unfortunately after 2 days of knitting I had cramps in the fingers, and the result didn’t look that “pretty”. Practically inclined as I am, I was looking for something “finger-like” and found it in my manicure / pedicure set. Here are the step-by-step instructions with pictures: Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need 2 wool balls (various colors) Toe spreader Rose wood sticks (to facilitate your work) DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions Tie both wool threads together to a loop and put this loop on the first “toe” (1). When you reach the last “toe”, once again wrap the threads around the same toe (4). If you have finished your desired scarf length, you have to “bind off” the knitting. For the pompoms you wrap the desired amount of wool tightly around your hand (12) and tie it together with a thread in the middle (13). The finished knitted scarf gets about 4-5cm wide.

Rainbow Igloo Made Using 500 Milk Cartons EmailEmail When New Zealander Daniel Gray was coming to visit his girlfriend’s family in Canada, he had no clue what his mother-in-law was about to ask. To test her daughter’s boyfriend, Brigit Burton asked him to build an igloo in the backyard! To help Daniel do that, she had already collected 500 paper milk cartons which they used to make rainbow bricks. To make the bricks, they filled containers with colored water, froze them and removed the paper afterwards. Finally, Daniel had to figure out a way to structure these colored bricks with -25 °F (-31 °C) outside! “I wanted to keep him occupied!” Via: To make the rainbow bricks, 500 milk cartons were filled with colored water and frozen.