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Leather + Cut Metal Necklace

Leather + Cut Metal Necklace
Try This: Leather + Cut Metal Necklace Not only is this little guy super easy to make, he might just be one of my favorite projects that I've created lately. Materials: 2 - 24" Leather Laces, 7 Metal Shapes, 6 large Jump Rings, PliersWithout any particular project in mind, I ordered these cut metal triangles from Etsy seller Geometric Land. You could order your own, or skim the jewelry supply aisle at the craft store for something similar. I bet you could also find something really interesting to use at the hardware store. Begin by folding one of your leather laces in half and creating a girth hitch knot (yes, I Googled that) through one of the shapes. Repeat the girth hitch knot with the other lace and one of the other metal shapes. Join the remaining metal shapes with the jump rings, separating and rejoining the rings with a set of pliers -- one in each hand. Join the string of shapes with each of the other pieces using jump rings, as shown. And that's it. find me elsewhere

Bow Belt We're always looking for fun ways to add embellishments and touches of color to our outfits especially in the winter when we tend to get bored with everything and anything. With bows being fiercely back in style, what better way than with a bright bow belt! You can pick any color for this but we'd recommend something solid and cotton. You'll need a simple snap as well to hand stitch on. The measurements for the three pieces you'll need to make are in the directions below. Measure your waist (over a thin shirt) and add 2 inches to that length. Making the belt: Fold in half the long way and sew along the long side. Fold over one open end and hand stitch one side of the snap into the inside. Flip right side out now. Once it's right side out, measure it around your waist. Now sew the second snap on through both pieces. Making the bow: For the bow cut a piece of fabric 6'' x 10''. Turn it inside out and move the seam to the middle. Sew the ends together as shown. Straighten and fluff your bow!

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)

Workspace Upgrades Kenroy Home provided me with a free light fixture. We've now lived in our Nashville home for nearly 11 months. I got everything in order at lightening pace. For the most part, I've been pretty happy with all of my quick decisions, but not so much my office/workspace. What you'll find conspicuously missing from old photos of the room is an overhead light. As for the curtains, I had gone with white back in November, because I'd thought that a bold pattern would compete and ultimately clash with the wallpaper. And now, my pegboard. Disclosure: Kenroy Home provided me with a free light fixture. Lace lamp/Doiliy Lamp – DIY | DosFamily We are at our little cottage in Dalarna and we are fixing it up. So we are able to use it even in the winter. (Dalarna is in th middle/north of Sweden. First we used a huge baloon that I bought at a party store. Then you collect all the old Dollys (?) Paint them with lots of wallpaper glue so they are soaked. Hang the ballon on a string and put the soaked lace on the baloon. Then wait for a while. Pop the baloon when the glue is dry. Update 1:Some of you asked how to get the bulb into the shade. You mos def want to use a LED lamp or a energy saving bulb because it’s cold and it will not affect the glue either. I bought a nice looking iron wire in pink but when I opened the box it was red. Update 2: Problems making the lamp?! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.Good luck! xxx Isabelle If You want to link to this post please share with love.

Try This [Redux]: Leather and Cut Metal Necklace I never really know which of my tutorials will strike a cord with people, but for whatever reason, my leather and cut metal necklace tutorial from back in July has been one of my most popular tutorials ever. I can definitely appreciate that because it's also one of the easiest. It's always fun to see variations on a project, so I'm sharing a few more of these that I've made over the last few months. Have you given this one a try? If so, visit the site and use the "Share Your Projects" function at the top to share photos! find me elsewhere

Fabric Paper Glue See this girl? I want to be this girl so bad. She wears bright lipstick, colored tights, and fun pumps. She dons baubles. Kate Spade Anyway, this project is an homage to this girl, because I feel like she might actually give this project a chance (putting aside the fact that this girl could afford a head-to-toe Kate Spade ensemble so is probably too busy making money in an industry that would embrace this outfit (PR maybe?) Faceted Bauble Shoe Clips Materials: 2 fun, contrasting colors of Oven-Bake Clay, Wire, 2 Shoe Clips This clay is available at the craft store in tons of colors for about $3 a block. Directions: Take a bit of the clay, roll it into a ball. I made 5 baubles for each shoe. Once you've baked them in your oven according to the directions on the packaging, let them cool, and cut a length of wire about 10" long for each clip. String the baubles onto the wire. Now bend the wire back around on itself to gather the baubles up into one super bauble (yes, that's a thing).

Oh the lovely things s Fine Craft Tutorials & Project Ideas! Try This: Wooden Gems Today's tutorial will set you back a couple of bucks and ten minutes, and in the end, you'll have a handful of little gemstones ready for whatever projects your imagination can scheme up. Read on for the easy step-by-step and few ideas for how to put these little beauties to use. MATERIALS: wooden rectangles, pencil, fine tip paint brush, craft paints in colors of your choosing, black, and white ONE: Begin by sketching the facet lines as shown. They don't have to be perfect. TWO: Mix up six shades of the color of your choosing using black and white paint. THREE: Use the fine tip brush to carefully paint inside your sketched facet lines. Try out some other colors and use them in all sorts of ways...jewelry, keychains, napkin rings.

my thrifty chic Creatively In Fashion DIY Make Your Own Picture Frame Sep 6 This is a series of posts I’m doing on affordable art. Find my other posts in this series here: Potato Print Art Work, Modern Art DIY, Painted Words as Art. I was at a friend’s home a few months ago and I asked her where she got her pretty thin wood frames. Materials Needed: Glass or plexiglass, mat board cut to the size of the plexiglass (from an art store), mat board cutter, a piece of cardboard cut to the size of the plexiglass, ruler, paper tape (from an art store), exacto knife, hardware to hang your artwork, superglue First, I started with some leftover plexiglass we had from this project. Next, cut your own matboard. Now you are ready to put it all together. Once it is done let it dry for at least an hour before handling and wait several hours before hanging. Here are some general costs of everything in this project: Glass or plexiglass $20, mat board $7, mat board cutter $15, paper tape $4, hardware to hang your artwork $5. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Pinwheel Party Favor DIY + Free Printable by Amanda Jane Jones I’ve always had a soft spot for pinwheels. No matter how old I get, I have a feeling I’ll always enjoy them. Click the link below to download the template…follow the simple step by step instructions and you’ve got a colorful party favor, decoration or even activity for your next party! Tip: If these colors don’t match your next party, just print off the template and use paper of your own! Step 1: Gather supplies (cutting board, ruler, scissors or exacto knife, pins, and pencils or straws). Step 2: Place your template on paper and cut around edges. Step 4: Fold your flaps parallel with the cut. Step 5: Take a pin and poke a hole through the end of each flap. Step 6: Push pin through the eraser of a pencil. These pinwheels take very little time to make.

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