If charts, graphs and metrics are your thing, you might enjoy crafting some pie chart pendants. They're made entirely of paper. Oh, and a little glue, thread and a jump ring if you want to get technical. Which you probably do, if you're the kind of person who likes pie charts. With a punch (I used a 1" circle), cut out about 12 circles of cardstock. You can add as many circles to the pendant as needed to get the thickness you want, of course. Glue the circles into a stack one at a time. Double a small length of thread and tie it to a jump ring. Cut some wedges of colored paper for the top layer and glue them on. To seal it, you can brush it with polycrylic or Triple Thick. The little DIY color-blocked necklaces are cute and light-weight.
Straw BraceletsBeautiful Drinking Straw Bracelet! I love this project because it's made with drinking straws, book pages and cord plus a couple of little things you already have! Switch out the book pages for scrapbook paper and you're GOLDEN! Take a look at the video and see how it's made. Leave a comment and I'll send someone the actual bracelet, too! Version with a little less paint on the ends Tape a book page to a straw and roll. Cut the beads 2" long. Paint the ends of the beads. Tie a knot in 2 yards of cord and thread the ends of the cord through opposite ends of the beads. Continue until you have created your cuff. Tie a lobster claw on end of the row of beads. Tuck the ends of the cord inside of the last bead and secure with glue. Not bad!
Adult Friendship Bracelets | Shades of TangerineMost third grade girls will tell you what embroidery thread is used for- friendship bracelets. As a kid, I spent a good amount of summer vacation with embroidery thread safety pinned to the knee of my jeans. I was happy to see it making a comeback this spring on clothing, accessories and jewelry. I salvaged this tangled chain belt and a bag of white plastic rings from a bin at the thrift store to transform into unique new jewelry with the embroidery thread I've been collecting for craft projects. I wove thread around the plastic rings with a segment of chain to make necklace charms and strung them onto a longer piece of chain with a few of the rings left over from the belt. The bracelet was made by weaving thread in different ways through the chains with a needle and adding a dab of super glue to the ends to hold it in place. Three segments were linked with a loop and a few random charms I had from other projects.
Glass PendantEasy. Cheap. Adorable. How can you pass up something like this? I found places online where they sold the tutorials on how to make these glass pendant necklaces. Supplies: paperexacto kniferulercutting boardglass tiles* (rectangular, circular, or square shapes available)bails* (I used aanraku small size)clear glue (I used Diamond Glaze. *glass pendants and bails can be found pretty much anywhere online… Amazon, Etsy supplies, etc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Featuring Thea, my model…
Decorate EarphonesPärlade hörlurar, ett kul pyssel som tål att upprepas. För ganska precis ett år sedan bloggade jag om mina pärlade hörlurar. Idén fick jag från Cut Out + Keep och det visade sig vara fler än jag som tyckte det här var ett kul pyssel. /Beaded earphones A fun DIY worth mentioning again. Almost exactly one year ago, I blogged about my beaded earphones. I got the idea from Cut Out + Keep and as it turned out, I wasn’t the only one who thought this was a fun craft. Som Matlida till exempel. Gör så här: Skär eller klipp upp plastpärlan (nagelsax fungerar t ex bra), böj upp pärlan och trä den över sladden.
Spider - A Charmed Halloween TutorialSupplies and Tools Needed: For the Charm:Black button (shank style) 28 gauge dark annealed steel wire Round-nose pliers Flat-nose pliers Wire cutters For the Tag: Small shipping tag Brown ink pad (I used Staz-On) Modge Podge Paint brush Scissors 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. For the Tag: Remove the string from the mailing tag. Front of Tag Back of Tag I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Be sure to return in a couple of days for the last tutorial More tutorials from the Charmed Halloween series: Thanks for stopping by!WashersO ver the holidays, I was at the height of my Pinterest addiction. I flippin’ LOVE that site. And being that we were tight on funds, I put my crafty self to work searching of attractive, unique items I could make as gifts. The crux: CHEAP. When I saw a tutorial on how to make pendants out of washers — like literally, those metal things? - Glue: It doesn’t have to be Tacky Clear Gel (as I used) for this project; plain old white glue would be fine. - Glossy Accents, clear, dimensional embellishment: This stuff is amazing. Not shown: - Necklace cord (choose a color you like) - 1 bead STEP ONE: Trace the washer shape onto the paper and cut it out using the Exacto knife. As you can see, it took me while to get it right. STEP TWO: Glue your final, beautifully cut piece to the washer. STEP THREE: Okay this picture is horribly blurry, but at least you can see what it’s like after you add the Glossy Accents. And that is essentially all there is to it.
Button BraceletsMaking button bracelets is easy. I´ve used hemp strings in various colours and coloured wood buttons. Any button will of course do, as will twine or cotton strings. Good luck!Mummy - A Charmed Halloween TutorialSupplies and Tools Needed: 1 small wood rectangle (about 3/4" x 1") 2 small plastic googly eyes scraps of muslin coffee or tea (to stain the muslin) 24 gauge dark annealed steel wire Brown ink pad (I used Staz-On) Round-nose pliers Flat-nose pliers Wire cutters Modge Podge Paint brush Scissors Sandpaper 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. For the Tag: Remove the string from the mailing tag. Front of Tag Back of Tag I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Be sure to return in a couple of days for the next tutorial More tutorials from the Charmed Halloween series: Thanks for stopping by!