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Drilled Natural Stone Jewelry Tutorial

Drilled Natural Stone Jewelry Tutorial
Guest post tutorial by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts. Want to learn how to drill holes in beach stones? Well, I’ve got good news for you: it’s pretty easy and I’d love to tell you how it’s done. I’ve been making this natural stone jewelry for several months with pre-drilled pebbles that I purchased from fellow Etsy artisans. It took a little bit of internet research and guessing to figure out the best way to go about drilling my own, indigenous Wisconsin stones. Some sites said one thing, some said another. Choosing the Right Stone for Drilling Almost any stone that you find CAN be drilled, but I really recommend starting with softer sedimentary rocks (sandstone, mudstone, limestone, etc). Equipment You Need to Drill Your Own Beach Stones 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Lets Start Drilling! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Now get out there and start making some fabulous beach stone creations! Thank you so much Jenny for sharing your project!

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Thread Wrapped Love Necklace I opted for a charm instead of a tassel, but you can obviously use whatever you'd like. Check out how I made it below! Supplies: - Craft wire (I used 24 gauge) - Embroidery thread, one skein - Scissors - Round nosed jewelry pliers - Chain (length is up to you) - Clear nail polish (you'll use this in more than one way!) - Jump rings and jewelry clasp (optional) - Charm or tassel (optional, not shown) - Ruler (not shown)

Paper Pod Bead Tutorial If you think of paper beads you probably think of the mod podge ones that are available all over the net. With that in mind I wanted to show you another way of making very simple paper beads, I call them pod beads. For this tutorial you will need: Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!} I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year! One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie!

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum. This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design.

Leftovers for lunch: DIY Spike Jewelry Part 1 In my always planning ahead (but always running late) world, leftovers for lunch or dinner are what keep me running. It's thrifty and resourceful, just like DIY! Coming this week is a triple threat of DIY projects, all leftover based. Remember my turquoise spike bead necklace? Well, I had a lot of those beads leftover from the project, even after making a few smaller necklaces. DIY Chevron Necklace Last week Carly at Chic Steals posted her late summer Objects of Desire. I loved this Open Triangle Necklace from ASOS. Normally I wouldn’t DIY a necklace that could be purchased for less than $20, but I already had all of the materials and it only took a few minutes. Remember the nail polish ‘enamel’ necklace?

Recycled Jewelry: Inspiration by LiveOAK Staff on November 10, 2008 Brazilian designer, Mana Bernades works with teenagers and students in Brazil teaching jewelry making and creative re-use. She sees luxury in seemingly unusable materials using mini-flasks, PET bottles, phone cards, toothpicks, hair clips, plastic netting, pearls & silver to create unique, modern jewelry crafted by hand. By using recycled materials, the Mana collection demonstrates that re-use can be beautiful and this is done through collaborative education engaging young people to create beauty through eco-friendly design. [sniplet inlinead]

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