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Handmade fine bracelet with your name

Handmade fine bracelet with your name
This is the last DIY of 2012, and it’s definitely a project a bit ‘special, a little because these bracelets are very fashionable lately, a little’ because there are many words that you can write, not just your name. Right now I am wearing the word hope …. Questo è l’ultimo diy del 2012, ed è sicuramente un progetto un po’ speciale, un po perchè questi braccialetti vanno molto di moda ultimamente, un po’ perchè sono tante le parole che si possono scrivere, non solo il proprio nome. In questo momento ho indosso la parola hope…. This could not be defined exactly a tutorial, I’ll let you just what is the secret to make these bracelets, here’s what you need: pliers, a golden thread and a thin chain with lobster clasp, and especially a pen and notebook. And here it is the trick, write your name with a pen trying not to ever remove the pen from the paper and trying to never pass twice from the same point (not always possible). What do you say? See my shop on Etsy Cosa dite?? You may also like: Related:  new sorting pearl

Women’s Skirt with Yoga Style Waist Band Did you see the little yoga waistband skirt that I made for my little girl a few weeks ago (found here)? Well, after she slipped that on, I got jealous. Like completely jealous. The skirt is so light and airy…….and that waist band. (I have about 5 of the Lily style skirts from my pattern shop in my closet for the hot weather. So I made one for me. If I would have made it in time, this skirt would have been fabulous for maternity wear too. And I can’t wait to get some great use out of her over the next 6 months. And the skirt is about knee length on me (maybe a tad longer)…….but on this body form, it looks mid-calf. The waistband is nice and tall and can be worn up or down (you know, in case you have a pregnant belly) and really elongates that waistline…..if you need some elongating. :). You may completely fall in love with the coziness of the this skirt………and may want 3 or 4 in your closet for these warmer months ahead of us. First, I made the waist band the size that I wanted it.

Turn Any Yard of Fabric into a Chic Beach Wrap Now that you’ve picked out your perfect grill, it’s time to get yourself to the beach! When we saw this wrap in the latest Victoria’s Secret catalog we knew we had to make it, and we knew we could make it rock. Head to a fabric store or grab a scarf you never wear, and get ready to wrap it up. Materials: – 1 yard of fabric – lace trim, ribbon, shoelaces – sharp fabric scissors – sewing machine or needle and thread First, gather your materials! We employed two different methods for creating our beach dress. Cut a strip off one end of your fabric. Next, fold over the top two corners of your piece of fabric. Now it’s time to string the strip through! Sew the loop ends together and cut off any excess fabric. Repeat with the other side, and you’re done! And here’s how you put it on. Cutie patootie from any angle! We used the same method with this peacock print, but shortened the width of the fabric to create more coverage up top. ;) For our second method, we complemented fabric with lace trim.

DIY- Anthropologie "Perched Harmonies" Necklace Ready for another tutorial? What a pretty necklace. Not a pretty price! Make your own $68-looking Anthropologie designer necklace at home for barely no money at all. All that are needed are some beads, wire, and wire-working skills (don't worry, nothing too complicated here!). Get out your pliers; let's make some jewelry! Step 1: Gather materials. I used just plain glass rounds, as the Anthropologie necklace uses faceted gemstone beads. Step 2: Make the wire pendant. Time to hammer. When it looks slightly flatter, hammer the ends extra hard to sort of "push" the wire outwards, flattening it a lot. Step 3: Make the holes. Step 4: Add your beads to the pendant. If you don't care about it looking the exact same or don't have the exact colors of the beads (some of my colors were slightly different hues), then just go with what you want. Start wrapping the beads onto the pendant. Here are some close-ups so you can see the weaving technique. You are finished!

DIY: How to Make a Bow Ear Cuff The other day when I was looking around Etsy, I found this awesome ear cuff and I had to try to figure out how to make it. While something as dainty and cute as this little cuff usually isn't quite my style, (I go for loud, colorful, and over-the-top) I thought it was too cute to pass up. :) You need: -Jewelry pliers -Wire -Wire cutters Step 1: First you need to twist two pieces of wire together so that it becomes one piece of wire. Step 2: With one end of the wire hanging out, wrap the other around the widest part of the pliers to make a loop. Step 3: Switch sides and make another loop to mirror your first loop. Step 4: Bring the longest end of the wire out about 1/2'' and loop it back towards the bow. Step 5: Repeat on the other side and wrap the wire around the middle of the bow to secure everything in place. Here are my attempts before I finally got it right. :) Top view. A pretty simple project if you have the right tools. :)

Chalkboard Gratitude Calendar With Halloween less than a week away, many of you are already moving onto crafting for Thanksgiving. (Not me, of course, I’m still working hard on costumes!) Here’s a fun project that can be used, not only as decor, but also as a great way to open up a dialogue on gratitude with your kids and family. I ended up liking my Gratitude Calendar so much that I think I’ll keep it up year-round! Supplies needed to create your own gratitude chalkboard calendar:Wood Framed Vertical Chalkboard (24×10.5)White Paint PenCore’dinations Sand It Gadget with SandpaperBe Thankful Free Printables 1 & 2 (After you click the links, a new window will open – click on the orange link to open the printable PDF)Preferred Transfer Method (Silhouette CAMEO, Transfer Paper, or just freehand it!) Instructions: 1. 2. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you’ll just have to trace over the letters with a piece of transfer paper taped underneath. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. About Vanessa Google+

Autumn DIY - Velvet Belt Summer moved on but beautiful and gold autumn is just behind the doors. So it’s time for new clothes and simple but stylish accessories like velvet belt. I found inspiration at Burberry a/w 2012 show. To make a belt You will need: - elastic band (4cm x ) - brown velvet ( x ) - needle - thread - scissors - clasp (hook and eye) - press stud Cut long piece of velvet then turn right side to the right side and sew them together. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Now You can create perfect bow. Thaaa daaa...! Perfect for the dress and for trench coat. Enjoy! Maria

How to make my Chalk Lines Skirt This is one of my favorite skirts (and my sister’s favorite to borrow). It’s not the quickest sewing project, since you have to sew each seam twice – once to put in the piping and again to actually make the seam – but it’s worth the extra effort. These are the pattern pieces: To add piping to a seam, first sew the piping to one side, placing it on the right side of the fabric with the decorative bit facing in. Sew along the edge of the raised part – sewing on the raised part looks fine, and sewing too far back does not, so error on the side of keeping too close. First sew together the bottom and middle pieces of the side panel. To add the pockets, sew the piping to the top of the pocket, then add the top of the lining. fold the lining back and top stitch so this edge lies flat. To add an exposed zipper, finish the edges of the fabric so they won’t unravel by running a zigzag stitch along the edge. The piping stiffens the fabric so you need to add a facing to hem.

Double Wrap Bracelet If you read here often, you know my affinity for bracelets. I have been on a bit of a jewelry-withdrawal lately, so I figured I was due for a new bracelet. ;) This is a fun one just in time to go with your holiday sparkles because it has a bit of shine. I got most of my supplies from consumercrafts.com. (They have some amazing sales coming up this weekend - I blogged about them here!) What you will need: Hemp or Cotton twine – I used a black waxed linenBeads you love – I used not quite 2 strands of 6x8mm silver crystal rondelle beadsNeedle and threadButton for your closureScissorsOptional but helpful – clipboard to hold your bracelet while you work. Cut 48″ of cord. Double your cord. Now, secure your cord somehow. To add your first bead, begin moving to the right – go over the left strand, and thread on a bead. Now, work in the other direction, moving left. Just continue this motion. At some point (or 2 or 3 points), you will run out of thread. Continue on! Then, knot it underneath.

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