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Make Your Own Beads

Make Your Own Beads
This is a fun and simple project... a great way to use up those little scraps of paper and thread that you don't want to throw away. What you need: 1. Scraps of paper or card stock 2. Scraps of embroidery thread 3. What you do: 1. 2. 3. Now you can use these beads to make a bracelet, or you can mix them with other beads. Related:  PantouflesmodelesJewelry & Accessories

Feather Extension Headband How to Make a Feather Extension Headband Feather extensions and earrings are all the rage right now {especially peacock feathers}. Very bohemian, very awesome. DIY Feather Extension Headband It seriously only took about 5 minutes to create. Here’s how I did it: Supplies: Blank headband Clear thread Hot glue gun Two very small strips of fabric Feathers of your choice *I purchased my feathers at Joann’s and they were already finished on the ends with a clear thread loop. First, take your clear thread and measure about four inches longer than you actually want your feathers to hang. Find the loop part on the end of your feather. Tie your clear thread to the feather with a double knot. See how the thread is basically invisible and it looks like the feather is suspended in mid-air. Take some fabric scrap and cut two strips about 1.5 inches long {no need to be exact here because you can always trim the excess later}. Now for the sorta tricky part. 1. 2. 3. 4. So that’s it. Kinda neat, huh. Happy Crafting!

DIY Woven Chain Bracelet - Why Don't You Make Me There are many variations of the woven chain bracelet. I had some left over chain and embroidery thread from previous projects, so I decided on a simple method to string two pieces of chain together. I used a hemming stitch to connect the chains, and added jump rings and a finding. I love the way it turned out! I plan to make more and maybe spray paint the chain in different colors! You’ll need: – Finding – Gold Chain – Jump Rings – Embroidery thread – Pliers – Wire Cutter 1. 2. 3. 4. And you’re done! DIY Chan Luu Bracelet My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts. So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. Chan Luu bracelets are extremely popular these days. They come in singles and also in wraps. I love love the look of these bracelets. I did the top bracelet by simply following this tutorial. 1. 2.Bring your needle up under the right cord through the center and pull the thread through. 3. 4. You will just continue to do this for every bead. I love my followers so come and join!! Like this: Like Loading... Related Leather Wrap Bracelet The other day I was in Michael's craft store grabbing some material for a small project I'm working on when I walked by the jewelry isle. With 2 comments Another {DIY} Bracelet I don't know what has gotten into me but I'm on a major bracelet kit. With 6 comments

Paper & Wire Wrapped Bead Tutorial Tools you will need: Round nose pliers, flush cutters, chain nose pliers, ruler, copper wire 18 gauge and 20 gauge, paint brush, some kind of adhesive sealant and protector for decoupage (such as Mod Podge or Liquitex), and an old book with aged pages.Optional: Liver of sulfur, steel wool Tools Needed To Make Copper Wire Wrapped Paper Beads 1. First tear out a few aged pages from an old book. (To age your own pages.) Take your paint brush and adhesive/sealant of your choice. Copper Wire Wrapped Paper Bead Tutorial 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Do you make jewelry? This tutorial is Featured at Too Much Time On My Hands Shady porch ROCK-N- Tales Of A Trophy WifeThe Space BetweenUgly Duckling- Mercury Glass Lamps & Living Room Makeover Find this tutorial on Craftstylish. Did you like this?

Drilled Natural Stone Jewelry Tutorial Guest post tutorial by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts. Want to learn how to drill holes in beach stones? Well, I’ve got good news for you: it’s pretty easy and I’d love to tell you how it’s done. I’ve been making this natural stone jewelry for several months with pre-drilled pebbles that I purchased from fellow Etsy artisans. Choosing the Right Stone for Drilling Almost any stone that you find CAN be drilled, but I really recommend starting with softer sedimentary rocks (sandstone, mudstone, limestone, etc). Equipment You Need to Drill Your Own Beach Stones 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Lets Start Drilling! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The only way that I alter these unique stones other than drilling a hole in them is to rub them with my hands after I’ve just put on some unscented Eucerin lotion (after the stones are dry, of course!). Now get out there and start making some fabulous beach stone creations! Thank you so much Jenny for sharing your project!

Le Quilling ou les Paperolles : L’art des filigranes en papier par Rachel, le 14 mai 2012 J'ai découvert l'art du quilling il y a plusieurs années, mais il est si peu répandu en France que si vous demandez une pince à quilling dans un magasin de loisirs créatifs, on vous répond neuf fois sur dix : "Une pince à quoi ? ?" "Ben, une pince à quilling, quoi ! Vous voyez pas ? Une sorte de stylet fendu ! Et pourtant, le principe même du quilling est très simple, puisqu'il s'agit d'enrouler de fines bandes de papier, appelées alors paperolles, et d'en faire des formes qui, assemblées, donnent des résultats incroyables. Concernant le matériel, je vous renvoie à un article très complet de Céline, du blog "atelier fleur d'esprit" qui vous montre non seulement la fameuse pince qui permet de tenir le papier pour l'enrouler, mais aussi les indispensables bandelettes de papier, ou encore le trace-cercle et le tapis de mousse, utile pour piquer et maintenir ses formes le temps qu'elles collent entre elles. Cliquez pour visiter sa rubrique Quilling !

Braided Serpentine Bracelet DIY Ok, Ok its another bracelet. But, this ones really cool, really simple and really fast! This is one Bracelet DIY youll definitely want to add to your arm candy. Yarn – I used Bonbons from Lion BrandRhinestone trim2 jump rings1 Lobster claw closurePliersScissorsFabric glue (optional) step 1 Cut your rhinestone trim to just smaller than your wrist circumference. Measure out your yarn, depending on the thickness of your yarn you may want to use double strands for your braid. I measured my yarn to 30 inches and I used 6 strands of the 100% cotton Bonbons yarn. step 2 Tie all 6 strands of your yarn together in a knot at one end. Start your braid, cross your first strands over the other. Then lay your rhinestone trim on top of your braid and complete your braid by braiding around your trim. Braid your yarn for about 3 complete “braids” then pass one section of your yarn across your trim in between the rhinestones. Continue braiding 3 and passing your yarn across your trim.

DIY jewelry from paperclips and tape | How About Orange My local library recently advertised a class for making paperclip chandeliers. Sadly it was for 6th graders, but it piqued my interest. I went home and Googled paperclip chandeliers (awesomeness!) and that led me to Lauren Manoogian's paperclip statement necklaces. They were sold at arty shops, and even Anthropologie had a version for $168. Yeah, you read that right. I was compelled to try it. Supplies: paperclips, colored masking tape or electrical tape, and (optional) jewelry clasps. Just wrap a piece of tape around each paperclip, connecting them in a chain. Add optional jump rings and a lobster clasp (cheap supplies from a craft or bead store) if the necklace won't fit over your head. This one has strands of varied lengths. Geometric designs are popular right now, too. I'm on the fence about whether this is anything I'd actually wear, but the simple concept makes me happy. Folks in Cambodia are making them out of food packaging.

Recycled Jewelry: Inspiration by LiveOAK Staff on November 10, 2008 Brazilian designer, Mana Bernades works with teenagers and students in Brazil teaching jewelry making and creative re-use. She sees luxury in seemingly unusable materials using mini-flasks, PET bottles, phone cards, toothpicks, hair clips, plastic netting, pearls & silver to create unique, modern jewelry crafted by hand. By using recycled materials, the Mana collection demonstrates that re-use can be beautiful and this is done through collaborative education engaging young people to create beauty through eco-friendly design. [sniplet inlinead] About the Author:

Easy Wire Jewelry Hajlítottam már sok-sok fülbevalót, medált és néhány kar- illetve nyakláncot is, de valahogy a gyűrűkkel nem boldogulok. Készítettem már párat, de végül egyik sem nyerte meg annyira a tetszésemet, hogy közzétegyem. Ez az első olyan darab, amit meg merek mutatni, és ami nekem is tetszik. Lehet, hogy azzal volt korábban gondom, hogy nem jutott eszembe olyan forma, ami szimmetrikus, és amelyben a drótvégeket is szinte észrevétlenül, egy-egy csiga nélkül el tudom tüntetni. Biztos a tavasz közeledte juttatta eszembe ezt a mintát, nekem mindenesetre nagyon megtetszett. Hozzávalók 30 cm hosszúságú 1 mm-es lágy drót 240 cm hosszúságú 0,4 mm-es lágy drót 6 mm átmérőjű ásványgolyó (türkinit) Szükséges eszközök Laposfogó Kúposfogó Oldalcsípőfogó Gyűrűfelütővas Az elkészítés menete Laposfogónkkal törjük meg derékszögben a 30 cm hosszúságú drótdarabunkat kb. 10 cm-re az egyik végétől, majd fűzzük fel rá az ásványgolyót ellentétes irányból.

Rangement pour matériel tricot Comment ranger son matériel de tricot? Les aiguilles, les crochets, les cables, etc.. (et les doubles pointes même si on les déteste). Petit tuto rapide. La sac de rangement se travaille par feuille recto/verso, que l’on coud ensuite ensemble pour former 2 pages qui seront séparées par une couture centrale. Le sac compte au final 4 pages + la couverture. Couper 4 rectangles selon ces dimensions. Thermo-coller sur 2 des rectangles un molleton que l’on trouve dans les magasins de patchwork. Pour la couverture, themo-coller sur un morceau un molleton, et sur l’autre la vieseline Il suffit ensuite de coudre sur chaque page les pochettes, poches et rangements que vous désirez. Pour rangez les aiguilles interchangeables, par exemple, j’ai coupé un rectangle de 29 cm sur 14 cm (1,5 cm de coutures compris) Rectangle que j’ai cousu sur une page d’un des rectangles molletonnés. Refaire la même chose pour les aiguilles adaptables pour cables de 40 cm en limitant la hauteur de la poche à 8 cm finie.

Easy Ettika Bow Bracelet This tutorial is super fast and super easy! Ettika is a jewelry company popular among celebs and fashionistas alike, and their works have appeared in a ton of fashion magazines as well. This bow bracelet is totally doable for a DIY, and it doesn't require mad skills to make! This sells for $32 on their site. As you can see, I made mine in silver; I wear a lot more silver and I had extra silver chain and findings on hand. Step 1: Gather materials. My ribbon was about 1cm. wide, but it's ok if the size varies a little, it won't change the look entirely. Step 2: Make the bow. You should end up with a bow in the center of your length of ribbon. Step 3: Finish bow. Step 4: Add chain and finish. Loop these two chain lengths through the loops in the bow. Add the clasp to the end. If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me.