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Make a crocheted necklace - wise craft

Make a crocheted necklace - wise craft
After a busy week of deadlines, topped off with replacing a laptop after mine died (the night before one of those big deadlines), I had a nice relaxing morning yesterday, crocheting these sweet little necklaces. Trust me when I say, these are quick and easy if you have crochet experience. And fun! If you crochet a chain stitch and a slip stitch, you can make these. Materials: Size 8 pearle cotton thread Crochet hook, Size O/1.75mm (This size gave me a loose chain, which I wanted. Craft glue Seed Beads- For the light blue necklace, I used size 8 opaque butter cream luster round Japanese seed beads. Scissors 1. 2. My necklaces are both about 30" long, and through trial and error I estimated my initial crochet chain to equal about 8 chains per inch. So, to create a necklace approximately 30" long, I rounded off the number of chain stitches I would need to 250. I wanted to add 1 bead to every 10th chain stitch. 250 divided by 10 = 25 beads. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. That's it! Related:  mamie

How to Make an Oversized Friendship Bracelet In case you haven't noticed, the friendship bracelet is back. And surprisingly, nothing has really changed about it. From the fashion pictures I've seen, they're the same old bracelets I wore in grade school. So, I decided it might me nice to make an oversized version of the bracelet. Instead of using the the traditional material of embroidery thread I used cotton yarn. The yarn gives the bracelet a chunkier look and it also allows you to make them much quicker. The method I'm using to make the bracelets is the exact same way I used to make them in the 5th grade. Supplies:Cotton yarn in various colorsScissors To get the correct length of string for you wrist, wrap the yarn around your wrist loosely three times and then add a couple more inches for good measure. Cut as many pieces as you wish to use. Line up all of the yarn. Tape loop down or hook it onto something to keep the bracelet from moving while you make it. Here's a close up of the knot.

des p'tits riens DIY Utility Rope Necklace A couple summers ago, we stocked up on brass washers to make friendship necklaces. A year later, hex nuts became short in supply thanks to the hex nut bracelet. Today we’re all about compression sleeves, which are conventionally used in plumbing but also make for the perfect component for these statement necklaces. You’ll need: Start by cutting the utility rope into 8 32 inch pieces. Keeping the compression sleeves together keep the ropes evenly bound and make sliding them on easier. Decide which sections to wrap and start at the center of the necklace. Continue to wrap the entire section. Allow to dry before trimming any excess cord. When all the sections have been wrapped, trim end ends. Using pliers, attach a larger jump ring to one end and a clasp to the other. And that’s it, your necklace is finished! Make a couple more and layer them on top of each other. (all images by HonestlyWTF)

Macrame - By Stefan. Back to Tutorials. This tutorial is supposed to teach you how to make macrame bands in different styles. Reversed half-hitches. Square knots. Hitches. Double Hitches. 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. You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.

Flowers Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. 2. 3. Okay, so let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need: :: paper {either cover or text weight} :: florist wire :: scissors, pencil, glue gun STEP ONE: cut irregular circle This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish. STEP TWO: cut spiral Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center. I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting. To add a little interest to my bouquet, I used a variety of yellow scrapbook papers {my favorite is that yellow dot} STEP THREE: roll your blossom start at the outside edge and coil tightly STEP FOUR: release coil

Ceiling Ficture Have you seen these amazing lamps?! A designer that has her stuff on Etsy, Allison Patrick of the 3R’s Blog (Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate – 30 projects in 30 weeks) has created some pretty cool pendant shades that are pretty representative of the beautiful shape of the artichoke. But – the shade is made of recycled pages from books and magazines! Allison’s got a pretty awesome story with her luminaire design business (which is called Zipper 8 Design, by the way) – she graduated with her Masters, and like many people, she found herself with lots of time and no job. Allison's stuff on Etsy Allison, thinks your works are awesome. Thanks Inhabitat for the original article! Like this: Like Loading... Related Allison Patrick, Designers, DIY, Fixtures, lamps, Luminaire Design, pendant, recycle, shades

A Bow In gift wrap emergencies when you've got the present but need some wrapping, here's an idea for turning a magazine page into a bow. There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: staples and adhesive glue dots. Double stick tape or brads should work, too. Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4" wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. If you're using a magazine that's 10 1/2" tall, you'll end up with: 3 strips, 10 1/2" x 3/4" 3 strips, 9 1/2" x 3/4" 2 strips, 8 1/2" x 3/4" 1 strip, 3 1/2" x 3/4" Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Layer the three longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot. Use other papers, like a map of your city.

How to make 3D paper ball ornaments I love 3D paper things. Love. And when I saw a little picture of what appeared to be paper balls in a CB2 catalog, I thought, "I am going to make those." So the other day while Alex was writing a paper about mysterious things like polymers and flexible films and tactoids, I made a paper ball. These are made from 12 slotted flower shapes that fit together to form a sphere. Download the PDF templates here:Large ball (10")– print/cut 12 sheetsMedium ball (5")– print/cut 2 sheetsSmall ball (3")– print/cut 1 sheet Download a Silhouette .studio file here:Small ball (3")– unzip the file; cut 1 sheet. If you want to hang your ornament, you might like to add the string before assembling the ball. Use the slits to join petals together. It might be helpful to think of the first piece as the "north pole," and then add a row of five flowers encircling it. Attach the next row of five flower shapes, and finally, add the "south pole" piece to finish the globe.

Basic Pocket TOTE How many bags do you own? Probably a lot. Maybe a better question is….how many bags have you made? Similar to the KID PANTS series, I thought it would be fun to share a series of Tote bag tutorials. So, These are the bags we made at my design camp class for ALT in January. And they’re so much fun to make! They’re your standard tote bag, made from one piece of fabric, cotton or twill straps, with a simple pocket inside because I can’t stand losing my keys in there. Ready to sew? Fabrics to Use: • Heavy Cottons such as Canvas, Duck, Upholstery fabrics, Corduroy, Twill • Standard Cottons such as quilting cotton, broadcloth • Knits Or basically, you can make it from whatever you like….a painting dropcloth, a dishtowel? (Cutting your fabric this size also means you can cut 4 bags from 1 yard of 60 inch fabric or 3 bags from 45 inch fabric). First, prep your pocket. If you have a personalized label, you may want to sew one on top or into the side (more about my labels here). Happy Sewing!

Nouveau : Mon cours en ligne de couture spécial débutant | L' Atelier d Emma Comme je le dis souvent ici, je ne couds qu’à la machine, et je sais que beaucoup d’entre vous n’ont pas cette habitude, mais aimeraient bien apprendre! Je vous ai donc préparé un cours en ligne de couture, spécial débutant : pas de collage ici, de produits magiques, pas d’art textile ou de piqué libre, il s’agit vraiment des bases pour celles qui ne savent pas du tout se servir d’une machine. Le but : réaliser votre première création, ce joli sac. Vous apprendrez à connaitre les différents éléments de la machine, à faire les premiers réglages, les premiers points, et à piquer droit. Bien sûr, comme pour tous les autres cours, vous pourrez visionner les vidéos autant de fois que vous le souhaitez, à votre rythme! Et je serai disponible chaque jour pour vous répondre sur le forum privé. Ce cours de couture est disponible dès aujourd’hui sur mon site 2 Mains Pour Créer, le premier site français d’ateliers créatifs en ligne! Vous aimerez peut-être:

Tricoter des ballerines pour bébé. Avec une pelote de 115 mètres environ, vous pouvez réaliser 4 paires de ballerines. Elles se tricotent en une seule fois, uniquement au point mousse. De la taille naissance à 6 mois, utilisez de la laine et des aiguilles 2,5. Du 6 au 12 mois, utilisez du 3,5. En une soirée devant la télévision, vous ferez une paire entière. Pour les débutantes, n'hésitez pas à consulter le lexique. * Montez 39 mailles puis tricotez 2 rangs au point mousse. * Augmentations à partir du rang suivant : - 1 maille double, 17 mailles endroit, 2 mailles doubles, 17 mailles endroit, 1 maille double, 1 maille endroit. * Tricotez le rang de retour entièrement en endroit. - 1 maille double, 18 mailles endroit, 1 maille double, 2 mailles endroit, 1 maille double, 18 mailles endroit, 1 maille double, 1 maille endroit. * Rang de retour endroit. - 1 maille double, 19 mailles endroit, 1 maille double, 4 mailles endroit, 1 maille double, 19 mailles endroit, 1 maille double, 1 maille endroit. * Tricotez 12 rangs endroit.

BRIGITTE ET SES HOBBIES Snood d’hiver 25 octobre 2010 C’est bien gentil de se coudre un snood en tissu tout fin mais vu les températures de ces derniers jours, j’avais besoin de quelque chose de beaucoup plus chaud. J’ai donc décidé de ressortir mes aiguilles à tricoter. L’idée, c’était d’avoir un snood, très épais, très chaud et surtout très doux (je déteste avoir un truc pas doux autour du cou). Du coup, après avoir tournée pendant un certain temps chez Phildar, j’ai enfin réussi à trouver mon bonheur : une laine grise très claire et une autre dorée pas trop brillante pour apporter de la lumière. Si vous voulez vous en faire un aussi, je vous est fait une petite explication. Bon, par contre, j’ai un peu oublié de vous expliquer le point de riz.