Lovely Wire Knot Ring Tutorial You can make this lovely ring (or a version of this design) yourself, using just some basic tools, wire and a lip balm! Yes, in this tutorial I am going to demonstrate that just basic beginner tools and a wire from Michael’s can go a long way! Wouldn’t this ring make a great present?? For the purpose of this tutorial I am going to be using the very basic, cheap tools that are available almost everywhere. Instead of a ring mandrel you can just use a tube of a lip balm, like I did. PLEASE excuse the state of my nails in these pictures.. First thing to do is to cut a piece of wire. Next, wrap your wire around the tube of your lip balm. Cut of the extra bits, if any. Now bend the wire coming from your left to aim away from the ring and then bend again to aim it slightly upwards, as shown on pictures below. With your round nose pliers form a little ‘almost loop’, wire crossing above itself on the top side of the ring but not actually touching. Almost done! And it’s done Like this: Like Loading...
Spiral Wire Bead Ring Bead Rings ---- bead-crafts-bead-rings What you need 1 Foot 18g wire, soft 1 Handmade bead with hole large enough to fit 2 pieces of 18g wire. (Rondell shape works best) Instructions Wire rings are hot this season! Tools: Wirecutter Chain-nose Pliers Ring Mandrel or dowel in desired ring size – Mandrels can be purchased through jewelry supply outlets and dowels can be found at your local hardware store. Step 1 – Place center of wire against your form and wrap twice around leaving the tails long. Step 2 – Bend the tails up sharply. Step 3 – Place the bead onto both wires and slide down to the base of the ring. Step 4 – Bend the wires to a right angle directly on the top of the bead. Step 5 – Spiral the wires on top of the bead. Step 6 – Bring the tail wires down to the ring shank on opposite sides of the bead and wrap around the base of the ring to secure. Step 7 – tuck the wire ends down and you are done! Step 1: String one carnelian bead onto the middle of one length of wire.
How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!!
Starburst Wrapper Bracelet Tutorial « « Fluffyland Craft & Sewing BlogFluffyland Craft & Sewing Blog Big news! The Starburst Wrapper Bracelet Tutorial is now available as an Amazon e-book It’s only $2.99 and with the e-book version, you can take this handy step-by-step guide wherever you’re going to be folding! Thanks for your support of Fluffyland Craft & Sewing Blog, and enjoy crafting! <A HREF=" Have you been wondering how to make the amazing bracelets from Starburst wrappers? If you’re clever, you can make this bracelet from any rectangular wrapper: dum dum wrappers, tootsie roll wrappers, most gum wrappers, now and laters… be creative, there are lots of options! Keep in mind that when you have finished, you need the bracelet to be big enough to slide on and off your wrist without too much trouble. Click on any of the photos for a larger view. Step 1 Take your first wrapper… and flip it over. Step 2 Fold (hot dog) one side in to the halfway point. Step 3 Fold (hot dog) the other side to the halfway point. Step 4 Step 5 Fold (hot dog) in half again.
Ribbon Rose Tutorial by ~VioletLeBeaux on deviantART Anthro Limitless Strands Necklace How is your Holiday shopping going? Have you started? I will confess I have not. I have been browsing online though - and of course I inevitably wandered over to Anthro. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I absolutely fell in love with this necklace. I thought I’d help us both out by creating a knockoff – you can never have too many options for Christmas ideas right? Here’s my version . . . Mine is a little less “strandy” than theirs but that was intentional. Here’s what you’ll need to create this cutie . . . 1 1/2″ Wide Ribbon – 3 1/4 yardsStringing CordSmall Glass BeadsLarge Round Beads – 5/8″ (any type)Crimp Beads – 20Jump Rings – 6Thread Start by stringing your beads. Thread a crimp bead onto the cord and loop the end around a jump ring, then thread the cord back through the crimp bead. Thread beads onto the cording – it will help control the cording if you thread the loose end through a needle. Continue threading beads until your cord is about 8 inches. What do you think?
How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.
Flat pattern hair band This is probably one of the simplest sewing projects ever, but I made a few miserable prototypes before arriving at it. So to spare you the same frustration: a tutorial! Most hairband patterns I've found involve sewing two pieces of fabric together. Topstitching only seems to make it worse, so I'm not even going to show you that. Another delightful thing about this hairband is that it won't mess up your bangs when you put it on, because it can be fastened at the back rather than being pushed back onto your head. First, measure the length of the band. Draw a line for the length, and mark the middle. Cut this pattern out, then trace around it onto another piece of paper. The outer edges are now longer than the middle of the pattern piece; to compensate for the wedge-shaped pieces that have been added to the widest part, take off something similar at the ends. Cut the pattern out of fabric. Press the seam open so that it lies along the middle of the band.
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.
DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
Little Wishes - Beyond Beyond | Beyond Beyond Well, we are dusting off our obligatory black armband over in Beyond Beyond land for one of our most favourite shops ever – Early Bright (mega sad face) they have been the purveyors of some delicious and inspirational bling that is more art than jewellery. And we just want to share one of the most beautiful pieces every a wish in a jar. We used to shake dandelion bushes when we were little in the vain belief that we would get a Barbie dream house, Michael Jackson tickets, the ability to breakdance overnight (although we never progressed beyond being able to do backspins), millionaire moolah, or our favourite wish was that we had been dropped off at the wrong house (sorry parental units) and we were really the offspring of some family with the financial clout of Daddy Warbucks and the Rothschild’s combined. About the author I'm the big kahuna with the whole shebang. Amma = Idiot + Savant.
DIY Woven Chain Bracelet Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball 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. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party! (tutorial adapted from Ornamentea; top image via Jak & Jil, rest of image by Honestly…WTF)
Every Creative Endeavor: How to make a Ribbon Flower Clip/Headband These little flower clips and headbands are so popular right now. They are all over blogland and everywhere in the stores. I was at Target and I saw a really cute headband with a black flower on it. I picked it up, inspected it and thought to myself -"I can make that!" And so I did! First: I gathered my supplies. RibbonFeltThreadbradsClips Second: Cut two feet of ribbon.Third: Stitch a baste stitch all the way down one side of the ribbon. Fourth: Scrunch it up! Fifth: Cut a circle -the size you want your flower- out of the felt. Sixth: Pin your ribbon onto the outside of the circle. Seventh: Stitch the first layer on. Eighth: Repeat again with a second layer and a third and a fourth until you are in the middle. Ninth: Cut off any extra ribbon and pull out the basting stitch. Tenth: Hot glue a brad or some sort of "bling" to the middle. Eleventh: Cover your clip with ribbon.You can see how to do that here. Twelfth: Hot glue the clip to the back.See my circle stitching - Then Enjoy!