» For the Love Of…(doing it yourself) Geometric Necklace For the Love of… Sometimes I’m inspired by an image or a piece and I go on the hunt for the necessary items to make a DIY project happen. And then sometimes items just find me and I’m struck with inspiration on the spot. While searching for seed beads for this project last month, I came across these amazingly cool geometric wood beads in bright saturated colors and I knew they’d make the perfect statement necklace. Now I normally only try to share DIY projects with you guys where readily available supplies can be found, but I love how these necklaces came out so much I just had to share. Perhaps you may not find the exact same beads near you, but may these serve as a bit of inspiration to find something similar (or different!). *Updated to add: I found these beads at Bead Factory in Downtown LA and they come in packs of 12 for $1.50. Supplies – Wooden beads in bright colors and a neutral color to offset, natural colored twine/cording, 2 jump rings & a lobster claw closure & scissors
A Craft A Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month Rope Bracelet You can make these rope bracelets in every color to match your wardrobe! They are super cool for that gift you need to make, and they won't break the bank. The detailed DIY rope bracelet tutorial is on the iLoveToCreate website. Keep coming back every day this month for a new craft every day from me...
Refined Sterling Silver Jewelry from Laurie Luttrell Amazing handcrafted jewelry pieces will be interesting finding for those who fell in love with silver. Adornments made of sterling silver will always be a special kind of jewelry. Laurie Luttrell is the artisan from Luttrell Studio. She takes inspiration in love and her beautiful babies. Rings and earrings from Luttrell Studio are clean, crisp and simple. VIA: Luttrell Studio. DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.
Pink + Wood Bib Necklace Tutorial Try This: Pink + Wood Bib Necklace This is such a fun, easy, and uber cheap necklace. Materials: 10 - 1" Wooden Craft Disks, Drill, Tiny Drill Bit, Acrylic Paint, Paint Brush, Painter's Tape, 35 Gold Jump Rings, Gold Chain, Gold ClaspThese wooden craft disks come in a pack of about 100 of varying sizes for about $3. You're likely to find this kind of thing close to the popsicle sticks in your local craft store.The jewelry-making supplies are standard materials that I would recommend having on hand for, you know, all your jewelry-making whims. Directions: Place 10 wooden disks in an inverted pyramid shape and lightly mark where each disk would need to be connected to its adjoining disk as shown in the picture. Using just about the smallest drill bit you can find, gingerly drill a hole where you placed each of your marks. I say gingerly because these craft disks are super thin and may split if you go at it too aggressively. Paint! Attach the chain to the two end jump rings.
Two-finger wire ring tutorial Assalamualeikum and peace! I've always loved two-finger rings; two is better than one! In some cases, at least. As promised, here's the tutorial for the two-finger wire ring in the video below! Also, check it out on my YouTube-channel!