DIY Leather Pouch Contributor post by Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth What do you give to someone who already has everything? A DIY leather pouch made just by you for all of their little somethings. I'll teach you how to modify a craft store leather bag kit to make this project modern, well made, and cost effective while still being the work of your hands. Materials: Scissors A 3/4" silver rivet In case the term "belt bag" threw you off a little, don't fret! Next, remove the snap that would normally be used for the belt loop, and replace it with a simple silver rivet for aesthetic purposes. For the sides, lay the leather pieces rough side facing rough side, and align the outer punched holes. As long as you're sewing as tightly as you can through the aligned punched holes, then you're sides will form correctly even if they pucker a bit at first (see top photo). Finish it up with clasping hardware by inserting the screw through the inside of the pouch, and then twisting the clasp onto it from the outside.
Superman Waiting for “Superman” a film directed by Davis Guggenheim Ordinarily, documentaries about education attract little attention, and seldom, if ever, reach neighborhood movie theaters. Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for “Superman” is different. It arrived in late September with the biggest publicity splash I have ever seen for a documentary. Not only was it the subject of major stories in Time and New York, but it was featured twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was the centerpiece of several days of programming by NBC, including an interview with President Obama. Two other films expounding the same arguments—The Lottery and The Cartel—were released in the late spring, but they received far less attention than Guggenheim’s film. The message of these films has become alarmingly familiar: American public education is a failed enterprise. For many people, these arguments require a willing suspension of disbelief. In each of the schools to which they have applied, the odds against them are large.
DIY GIFT IDEA | Gold Gilded Geode Ring The holiday season is my favorite time of the year! To celebrate, I will be dedicating all my DIY's for the month of December to the holidays, including a few gift giving ideas. I always love gifting handmade jewelry, and when I saw this inspiration I knew what my first holiday DIY would be. Materials: - geode (here or here) - ring blank (here) - liquid gilding (here) - e6000 adhesive - paintbrush Steps: 1. Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities DIY: Arrowhead Earrings Trial 1 Whew. After four days without power, thank God it has been restored. So what have I been doing during my down time? Painting, painting, crafting a tiny bit and painting some more. What did I craft? What do you need: A paint stick/stirrer Nail polish/ acrylic paint Small chain Earring hooks Jewelry Pliers Sandpaper (Yes, a paint stick. Measure out 2 1.25" across the paint stick, then cut them up. After cutting those pieces up, measure about 0.25" from the top of the box. Cut it up like so. Sand the edges and both sides of your wood. Drill holes for your jump rings. The earrings should look like this now. Paint your earrings - I always use nail polish to paint small objects because they're cheaper, I have more nail polish color varieties than I have paint and I like the finish. Add your jump rings, chain and earring hooks. And there you have it, your very own arrowhead earrings. What do you guys think of this easy craft?
10 iCloud Tips & Tricks DIY; Double Bow Necklace I used to be so obsessed with decoden - for those of you who don't know, it's a trend from Japan, see here. Heck, I used to be so obsessed with lolita fashion. But now that I've mellowed out, I've only been enjoying only partially-embellished stuff - and since I've been inspired by a video I seen yesterday I wanted to create some decoden-inspired gear. So I made this double bow necklace out of polymer cay. Polymer clay Cutter Jump rings Jewelry pliers Clasp Chain Oven Pencil Pin It's so easy. You might want to lay out wax paper so the clay won't stick on your surface first. Pinch the sides like pictured above, and then pinch both sides together. Next take a small bit of clay, roll it out and flatten it like in the first picture. To make holes, it helps to put a pencil or any barrel shaped object inside - it's used to hold the shape. Bake your clay according to the directions on the package. I hope you liked it.
Wikibooks Sweet DIY Votives | Fellow Fellow Here’s what you’ll need: 1. Measure the height and circumference of your jar, and cut strips of fabric to roughly fit (approx. 1cm wide – doesn’t have to be perfect). 2. In your small cup, pour in some glue and dilute it with a bit of water (about 1:2), mix well. It should be the consistency of slightly thicker water.. yes, I know I’m being vague but it shouldn’t make much difference to the end result. 3. Note: – I find that it’s ok to have fabric going above the top of your jar because it can be easily cut off after it’s dried. – I don’t mind the look of the overlapping lines of fabric once the candle is lit, but if you do try not to overlap the strips in the gluing process. ** Please only use only battery operated tea-lights (not real candles). Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Given email address is already subscribed, thank you! Please provide a valid email address. Oops. Other posts you may like: