How Does a Beach Become Jewelry? Rounded, wave-worn stones are the result of a millenia of geologic processes. Each one is unique and has a story to tell. Here is the epilogue of their stories. The visual tale of how I turn those beach stones into unique, natural jewelry: A rocky beach on Lake Michigan near Kenosha, Wisconsin. Water rushes in. Water rushes out. We pick up rocks and get all tuckered out by the wind and sun and surf crashing. Then we bring the rocks home and I start to play with them! Sorting rocks on my dining room table (note the Smurf glass!) Arranging subtle stone spectrums :D Drilling rocks on the porch with the onion seedlings! (You can learn to drill your own River Rocks here!) From last weekend to today, a natural beach is reincarnated as natural stone jewelry.
Washers O ver the holidays, I was at the height of my Pinterest addiction. I flippin’ LOVE that site. And being that we were tight on funds, I put my crafty self to work searching of attractive, unique items I could make as gifts. The crux: CHEAP. When I saw a tutorial on how to make pendants out of washers — like literally, those metal things? - Glue: It doesn’t have to be Tacky Clear Gel (as I used) for this project; plain old white glue would be fine. - Glossy Accents, clear, dimensional embellishment: This stuff is amazing. Not shown: - Necklace cord (choose a color you like) - 1 bead STEP ONE: Trace the washer shape onto the paper and cut it out using the Exacto knife. As you can see, it took me while to get it right. STEP TWO: Glue your final, beautifully cut piece to the washer. STEP THREE: Okay this picture is horribly blurry, but at least you can see what it’s like after you add the Glossy Accents. And that is essentially all there is to it.
Tutorial: Make your own spiral bracelet! Du trenger til et armbånd (eller to barnearmbånd): 4 tråder i 1-1,5 mm tråd ca. 75 cm lange, i en, to eller fire farger, og 2 tråder ca. 150 cm lange (kantfargen). Flettingen passer i 8 mm endestykker. Du trenger også: 2 endestykker 8 mm, en lås, en perle på perlestilk og 4-5 o-ringer 5 mm. You´ll need for one bracelet (or two child size): 4 threads in mousetail size, aprox. 75 cm (2,5 feet) long, in one, two or four colors, 2 threads aprox. double the length (edge color). It fits in 8 mm endcaps. You´ll also need: 2 endcaps 8 mm, one clasp, one pearl on a pin and 4-5 jumprings 5 mm. Sett opp trådene som på det første bildet. Set up your braid as in the first picture. Her er startoppsettet. De 4 lengste trådene (røde på bildet) settes rett ut til høyre og venstre. Den første tråden som flyttes er den nederste, innerste tråden til venstre. Den andre tråden som flyttes er den øverste, innerste tråden til venstre. Fra 3 til 13. Move the lower left thread up to the left of the upper threads.
Straw Bracelets Beautiful Drinking Straw Bracelet! I love this project because it's made with drinking straws, book pages and cord plus a couple of little things you already have! Switch out the book pages for scrapbook paper and you're GOLDEN! Take a look at the video and see how it's made. Leave a comment and I'll send someone the actual bracelet, too! Version with a little less paint on the ends Tape a book page to a straw and roll. Cut the beads 2" long. Paint the ends of the beads. Tie a knot in 2 yards of cord and thread the ends of the cord through opposite ends of the beads. Continue until you have created your cuff. Tie a lobster claw on end of the row of beads. Tuck the ends of the cord inside of the last bead and secure with glue. Not bad!
Chevron polymer clay pendant DIY My name is Johnnie and I blog over at Saved By Love Creations. I am one happy lady about being here at MPR!! I heart this blog, and Amy is wonderful. Polymer clay in a light enough color to make your transfer visible. Instructions: Condition clay: Polymer clay is composed of a bunch of particles that need to be “conditioned” before using, which is a fancy way of saying squished and rolled until they are mixed together evenly. Working on a ceramic tile (these are great for clay because you can work right on them and they are safe to bake your clay on, so you don’t have to handle the raw piece anymore than necessary), lay your conditioned clay sheet flat and place your image face down on the clay. Lightly run finger across wet image to remove paper backing. For the bezel setting pendant, spray the bezel with Armor All. Carefully lift the bezel, and cut along the square impression using a craft knife or clay blade. This is a great project to keep in mind for handmade holiday gifting.
Zip-up Earbuds I love to have my music with me everywhere I go, but I hate the tangled mess my wires become when I toss them in my bag or pocket. Last night I whipped up a fun and functional solution by adding a zipper to my earbuds. This project took me around an hour to do (perfect for catching up on some t.v. from hulu.com). The supplies are few; basic sewing supplies, a pair of headphones, and a nice long zipper. I happened to have this crazy purple and gold nike zipper I found thrifting a while ago, it seemed perfect for this project. The first step is to pull the earbuds apart, to separate the wires all the way down to the plug. Next, take one side of your headphones and one side of the zipper tape and start stitching the wire into the tape. It’s as easy as that! Then unzip them to the length I want and put them on so much faster than having to untangle the mess!
Clear Stone Pendant Glass Marble Beauties Today I was in a pinch and needed to put together a small quick gift. One of my girlfriends gave me a little magnetic board with these marbles on them a couple of Christmases ago.. I use them every day to hold up this and that on the fridge. Here is how I made these: Supplies Needed: Paper with a design. Magnets Mod Podge Matte Scissors Paint Brush Glass Marbles (found in the floral section of craft stores and Wal-Mart) Find the place on your paper you want the marble to be placed... Apply a Thin/Medium coat of Mod Podge to your stone. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on the design paper. See how I just left them there on the uncut paper to dry ... Cut aound your marble. WOW! To do the Photos, I bought the larger marbles. Use the same technique as I did on the Amy Butler Paper Apply a small dab of E6000 on the back to secure your Magnet and/or Thumbtacks Seriously, I love these!
DIY pearly and colourful bracelets If you're also taking down all Christmas decorations this weekend and if you happen to have some pearly garland, don't toss it away! Here's a perfect DIY to recycle some of it into colourful bracelets you'll be able to wear all year long. My mum and I were inspired to make these during the holidays, after seeing these beauties a few months ago. We used: simple braceletsa bit of pearl garland (any repetitive chain of small pearls or crystals would do too)a glue gunsome colourful embroidery thread Gather your material.Glue your pearly garland on the bracelet. I've been pairing mine with other bracelets from my collection...
Glass Pendant Easy. Cheap. Adorable. How can you pass up something like this? I found places online where they sold the tutorials on how to make these glass pendant necklaces. Supplies: paperexacto kniferulercutting boardglass tiles* (rectangular, circular, or square shapes available)bails* (I used aanraku small size)clear glue (I used Diamond Glaze. *glass pendants and bails can be found pretty much anywhere online… Amazon, Etsy supplies, etc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Featuring Thea, my model…
DIY — bracelet made from braided beads | Simply Allis I came across this tutorial from ECAB that demonstrates how to make a braided bead necklace and I knew instantly that was going to be my next project. I have modified the instructions a bit to make a braided bead bracelet. I will show you pictures from my bracelet making process and give brief instructions. Please click the link above to go on over to ECAB for the full tutorial. It is wonderful. These are my supplies. First I strung about 4″ of beads on to my thread. Next I chose to go ahead and cut 2 pieces of chain a little longer than I though I would actually need and attached a jumpring. Make sure all your bead tips are closed around the knot. A closer look. Next, braid the beads. Secure the bead tips at the end of the braid to the other jumpring and chain from earlier. Cut the chain to size then attach a clasp and you are all done! Now go find a new outfit to go with your awesome bracelet. to Pinterest Like this: Like Loading...
Paper Pendants If charts, graphs and metrics are your thing, you might enjoy crafting some pie chart pendants. They're made entirely of paper. Oh, and a little glue, thread and a jump ring if you want to get technical. Which you probably do, if you're the kind of person who likes pie charts. With a punch (I used a 1" circle), cut out about 12 circles of cardstock. You can add as many circles to the pendant as needed to get the thickness you want, of course. Glue the circles into a stack one at a time. Double a small length of thread and tie it to a jump ring. Cut some wedges of colored paper for the top layer and glue them on. To seal it, you can brush it with polycrylic or Triple Thick. The little DIY color-blocked necklaces are cute and light-weight.
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Bottle Caps Neon jewelry is all over Pinterest lately, and when I received a box of Tulip neon paints from iLoveToCreate, that's the first thing I thought of for this DIY project. My upcycled neon necklace is made out of bottlecaps, a thrifted necklace, and a great helping of Poppin' Purple paint. Read on to learn how to make your own neon necklace. The package of Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint I received came in 6 different colors. The main supplies you'll need include: Your Tulip fabric paint of choiceBottlecaps (I used five)A spare or thrifted necklace chain Medium-sized jump rings (you can find these in the jewelry-making section at the craft store)Some jewelry or needle-nose pliersA drill with a 1/16" drill bit You'll probably also want: Some safety gogglesA permanent markerA piece of scrap wood (to use as a drilling surface) To begin, arrange your bottlecaps so that they'll fit nice and neatly for your finished piece. Next, get out your drill, scrap wood, goggles, and pliers.