Free Patterns and Tutorials FREE Patterns and Tutorials Click on a picture for more details on each pattern or select from the list on the left: DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need: Starburst Earrings (copyright 2013 Deborah Roberti) Materials: • Two yards of 6 lb. FireLine • 70 size 11/0 seed beads (I used : Miyuki Bronze 11-0457. Can be purchased online at Charlene's Beads, RedPandaBeads.com and WhimBeads.com.)
Pomander Balls: Peony Design These peony pomander balls (also known as wedding kissing balls) are very elegant and easy to make. And if you are on a tight budget and need some cheap wedding flower ideas, then these pomanders would be the perfect choice. These pomander balls could be used to decorate the pews, or your reception or even as a bridal bouquet design if you are planning on making your own bouquet. Free pattern for beaded bracelet Dark Violet Free pattern for beaded bracelet Dark Violet U need: bicone beads 4-5 mm Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it. This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls. You can find the post here.
Martenitsa Bracelet – the KUMIHIMO Technique We sent our baba Marta to Japan – we made a bracelet martenitsa with the kumihimo technique. As we didn’t have the original kumihimo disk, we made our own and the result was quite impressive. It’s pretty, it’s easy enough for kids – and you only have to show them how to move the strings along the circle (count 1, 2, 3 and move to the empty slot). My daughter immediately made a bracelet for her friend… it’s easy, and it’s fun! To make the braiding base (faux kumihimo disk): Anthro Knock Off Vintage Lace Bracelet The prettiness from Monday and yesterday continues today with a little anthro-inspired bracelet tutorial. In a word, lovely. The lace-and-pearls embroidered on vintage lace is just loveliness. The idea came from Anthropologie (shocker, right?).
Autumn Flower Wreath Today I have a tutorial of sorts to share. It is not a full tutorial because 1. I learned to make the flowers from an already pretty amazing tutorial and 2. I left my camera in Ryan’s truck and was too impatient to wait to put it together until he came home so I don’t have photos of the actual attaching to the wreath phase of the project. Sometimes you just have to go with it when the crafting bug gets you. This wreath is a combination of a regular grape vine wreath you can purchase at the craft store, lots of coffee filter flowers and a few acorn and berry sprigs.
Crochet Beaded Bracelet I've found another use for my crochet cotton thread - a beaded bracelet. It's great for summer, when you might be getting sweaty, dirty, or jumping in the pool (sea, lake, whatever), because it's washable - so you don't even have to take it off. This pattern could easily be changed to be an anklet or choker. It's a simple single crochet, so you can add stitches to make it wider and rows to make it longer.
pelote de fil avec t shirt Reader Blair liked our t-shirt yarn dishcloths, but had a major question about t-shirt yarn: "So I don’t know how when one piece of yarn ends, to begin again with a new one… Does that make sense? Someone please email me.and tell me!" Well, Blair, I'll do you one better and write a whole post about it! How do you turn t-shirts into yarn, and then attach the ends? smitten by a knot I’ve been so wanting to do a tutorial and I finally decided on this cute little macrame bracelet. It’s based on the knotted bracelets you see in tourist shops. They’re very simple to make and depending on the cord and beads you choose, you can design them to suit your style. They also make great gifts because of the somewhat adjustable length on the sliding clasp.