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Beads Baubles & Jewels

Beads Baubles & Jewels
Stitch it In this series, host Katie Hacker, along with our amazing designers will twist it, weave it, tie it and design it – all techniques for creating fabulous jewelry. First, Katie shows that all you need is a needle and thread to stitch your way to beautiful detailing with an embellished leather cuff bracelet using blanket stitch. Jennifer Van Benschoten is next with bead embroidery on a block print. Finally, Jean Campbell demonstrates the flat and circular square stitch.

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Tutorial: Shabby Chic Dangly Earring Display This fun little shabby chic earring stand, made from an altered picture frame, is a great way to hang and display all your beautiful, dangling earrings. I had the idea for this project after we talked about my love affair with dangly earrings and how to display them. I don’t know about you, but I just love seeing them all hanging in a row! :) The next day I made this earring frame, and it was so quick, easy, and inexpensive to put together, I knew I had to share it with you! :) I spent a grand total of $5.34 on this project.

Shop – Whole Lotta Whimsy Thank you for 10 fabulous years! We appreciate everyone who took advantage of our sale and got items at cost or below cost. We are currently processing the Last Call Sale and are projecting final shipments to go out before October 5th. We are working diligently to get them out as quickly as possible. The orders are being filled first come, first serve. 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?? How to Make Chainmail (with pictures) Edit Article Beginning Your Chain MailMaking Chain Mail Edited by Adam, Bob Robertson, Flickety, Bo and 46 others Chainmail (aka: chainmaille, chain mail, chain maille, maille or mail) is made up of a pattern (called a weave) of interlocking rings. Because the design tends to spread the force of an edged weapon (a sword or axe, for example) over a wider area, chainmail was historically used as armor. Today it may be used for costuming, reenactment, or in jewelry, belts, or other decorative pieces.

Mountain Stream Bracelet Mountain Stream Bracelet Michelle’s multi-strand bracelet idea this week has rustic appeal with just a hint of daintiness! Brown wood rounds are interspersed with Matte Terra Blue Pony Beads and Gold Rounds, finished off with a Gold Zigzag Toggle Clasp. This is a fun bracelet to wear year-round! Materials: 1 Pkg. Moving Your Bead Stash: A New Chance to Organize Your Beads - Daily Blogs As you read this, picture me packing up a U-Haul for my move across town. I've been in this house for nine years now, and sorting through all the stuff of my life has been daunting. For instance, why do I have two irons-did I think having two might make me want to iron?

The Adventures of an Urban Socialite™ Top two images from Honestly… WTF (total cost about $5)/ Bottom image from Oak– retail $372.00 Love this clever project from Erica and Lauren of Honestly… WTF… so much so I might even attempt it– I love these bracelets! The best part is, there are tons of options in terms of hex nuts (they have bronze, steel, etc.) and twine color, size, etc. and the project is super straight-forward. Have fun! Via MCSpice Woven Bracelet & Necklace I’ve been itching to make myself some jewelry inspired by Aurélie Bidermann’s “Do Brasil” line. Since I don’t have 300 Euros lying around, this looked like a design I could recreate on my own. I was primed to put together a DIY Tutorial for you all when I discovered that Honestly WTF had already done the honors. I picked up the gold necklace and the two bracelet chains from an antique shop for $5 a piece, and had the embroidery thread on hand. I only needed scissors and two bobby pins to see this project through. Pretty amazing results, no?

How to: Greek Isle Necklace Project N630Designer: Julie Bean The mixing of gold, silver, and copper makes it so this necklace can be worn with everything. Elegant enough for evening yet fresh and breezy enough for daytime, you will love adding this necklace to your collection. Tip: this makes for a 20 inch necklace. If you would like it longer, simply make your bead strands longer (you have plenty of seed beads in the mix to do this). If you wish it to be shorter, cut down your chain lengths before attaching them.

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay...

DIY Utility Rope Necklace A couple summers ago, we stocked up on brass washers to make friendship necklaces. A year later, hex nuts became short in supply thanks to the hex nut bracelet. Today we’re all about compression sleeves, which are conventionally used in plumbing but also make for the perfect component for these statement necklaces. Leftovers for lunch: DIY Spike Jewelry Part 1 In my always planning ahead (but always running late) world, leftovers for lunch or dinner are what keep me running. It's thrifty and resourceful, just like DIY! Coming this week is a triple threat of DIY projects, all leftover based. DIY Woven Chain Bracelet – HonestlyWTF 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.

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