Byzantine and Box Chain Maille Tutorials Of all the chain maille weaves, the Byzantine or birdcage is perhaps one of the most attractive for jewelry. It looks intricate but is actually one of the easiest to learn and there are many lovely variations. It's my favorite weave. You can mix metals or use colored metal for more visual interest as can be seen with this copper accented bracelet I made. Other options include adding beads to byzantine as you can see with the crackle beads on the left. If you like to learn how, here are the 8 steps needed to form the basic Byzantine which you then repeat to lengthen the chain.
Creative Reuse of Paper : Scrapbooking Affirmations Was doing some “stumbling” yesterday…dangerous activity that. Anyway, on the heels of yesterday mornings paper storage post, I thought this was a wonderful way to not only use up some scrap paper, but also a really positive way to get some scrapbooking affirmations into my life. You don’t even need to do affirmations, you can do inspiring quotes, or little activities that give you joy. [Update 9/24/12] Wow….I’m not sure why, but this page has gone seriously viral.
American Apparel Circle Scarf Knock Off (tutorial) My friend was wearing this super cute circle scarf from American Apparel and I wanted one!! Circle scarves, also called infinity scarves, are so popular this fall! I love the look of them! And they are so cozy and warm! DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat. You’ll need:2 colors of embroidery flossscissorstape or clipboard Creating a heart pattern involves just a simple modification to the chevron patterned friendship bracelet. Start by cutting 4 strands of each color, at about 24 inches each, for a total of 8 strands. Alternate the thread colors before tying them together in a knot.
All the Crazy + Fun Stuffs To Do in Photoshop Photoshop isn't just for editing the brightness or increasing the contrast of your photo. There's no boundaries to all the crazy and fun stuffs you can do with Photoshop. With enough RAM, a pinch of imagination and some Photoshop skillz, you can create any effect you like. Put Up Your Dukes: braided scarf tutorial i have a tutorial that is forty thrillionty times easier and better than my previous (ahem, first ever...give me some grace!) tutorial. it is accessible to infinitely more people (you dont have to have a baby, OR a dress to start out with). and it is really simple. there are only 4 lines of stitching total.
Glue Gun Cabochons Do you have any of these little silicon molds that you use with resin and clay? The one below is one of my favorites…. (Check out the cute bows, or stars, or letters!) I don’t always have enough patience for clay baking or resin hardening…..so I just used my glue gun: Hammin' it up... hedgie style! I have an old friend to share today.. in the form of a softie pattern. I think he's my very most favorite softie to date. I was positively beside myself when he was coming together. This was one of those rare times where the mental vision matched with the final outcome! LollyChopsters meet Hamie. Hamie.. . the gang!
knotted jersey headband tutorial hey there LOVE STITCHED PEEPS!! it’s LESLIE from LITTLE MOOKIE back again with another fun tutorial, and while i’m a sewing contributor here, sometimes the best sewing tutes are the ones that involve ZERO SEWING! am i right? Friendship Bracelets Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons.
Cookie The Fox: Free Doll Pattern I finally found a few minutes to sit down and get this pattern drawn up for you guys. This was my first foray into actual pattern making so hopefully it will be easy to follow Also a little warning this post is super heavy in pictures, but I think it’s pretty necessary in order to properly show you how to put this together. I’ve included a link to download the PDF pattern pieces, so you can print it out and make it as much as you want. Please do not sell the dolls you make from this free pattern or sell the pattern. Make all you like for family and friends and share the pattern, just make sure to link back and give us credit, ok?
How to Create Your Own Temporary Tattoo: 8 steps Edit Article Printable DesignsCreating Your Own Tattoo Edited by Thimmally, Theburn7, Maluniu, PianoPerson99 and 57 others If the ready made, rudimentary designs on temporary tattoo sheets aren't cutting it for you, try making your own! Make an Anthropologie-Inspired Bead and Chain Necklace Home » $1 and Free, Accessories, Fashion, Headline, Tutorials, Wearable Crafts 25 April 2011 35,139 views 15 Comments by rhonda When it comes to things I need to destash, costume jewelry is pretty high on the list. I've been given a large quantity of it over the years, and I also keep an eye out for it at yard sales and estate sales. I went surfing around the Anthropologie website looking for inspiration because their styles lend themselves well to reusing old jewelry bits.