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  • Recycling plastic for jewelry making: plastic earrings

    Beading and knotting, Green crafts, Jewelry making, Recycle  |  0 Commentrecycling plastic for jewelry making: plastic earrings

    I promised not to tell anyone that my friend Vivian wears curlers. Hi, again, everybody!  Wouldja look at these earrings? My dear sweet friend - let's call her X - wears old fashioned curlers to bed.  I know this because we were roommates during a recent Vegas weekend getaway.  And these adorable thingies fell out of her make-up bag: Ooh!  I fell instantly in love!   I asked if I could have some!  I asked with several exclamation points!  She thought I was

  • Crafty jewelry: A 5 petals flower, with beads in the middle, crafts tutorial

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making, Making flower  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: a 5 petals flower, with beads in the middle, crafts tutorial

      Crafty jewelry: A 5 petals flower, with beads in the middle, crafts tutorial Anyway... --> What you need: This is a good "beads buster", since you can use beads of different size, colors and materials :) * About 20 beads (depends how big you want the inside of your flower) * 13" of sterling silver 18 gauge Half Hard * 15" of sterling silver 24 gauge Hard * round nose pliers * a big marker, or something round (to coil the wire onto) --> Tutorial: * coil the 18 gauge

  • Crafty jewelry: How to make a crystal & pearl elastic bracelet worthy of being adored!

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: how to make a crystal & pearl elastic bracelet worthy of being adored!

      Now, on to the reason that I’m writing this post - how to make this adorable elastic Swarovski crystal and glass pearl bracelet with crystal spacers. Thanks to Jeff's mom for asking me to make it for her; I love how it turned out. Materials: 14 10mm Swarovski Round Crystals (or use glass crystals) 20 10mm White Glass Pearls (mine are Crystazzi from Michaels) 10 20mm 3-hole Swarovski Crystal silver spacer bars (or use glass crystal spacers) 30 inches Bead ‘n Stretch Super Stretchy Cord 0.5 mm Clear

  • Crafty jewelry: Wirewrapped Rosette Ring , video tutorial

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making, Video  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: wirewrapped rosette ring , video tutorial

    Crafty jewelry: Wirewrapped Rosette Ring , video tutorial Have you ever wondered how to make a beautiful ring... all by yourself? I finally edited and uploaded the long promised Ring Tutorial! This video (6 minutes long) teaches you how to make Wirewrapped Rosette/Knot/Spiral rings.   You will need: pliers a mandrel or thick marker wire (copper is the easiest to work with)   Enjoy! I hope this helps you make some of your own rings! Don't worry if you don't get the hang of it right away. It takes a

  • Crafty jewelry: Tubs into Toggles, jewelry clasps from recycled plastic.

    Beading and knotting, Green crafts, Jewelry making, Recycle  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: tubs into toggles, jewelry clasps from recycled plastic.

    Recently I had an email from a new reader, asking me to make something from cottage cheese tubs or other plastic recyclables.  What a co-inkee-dink!  I've had this tutorial germinating in the ruburbs of my brain for ages, and her email got me motivated to write it.  Thanks, Carrie N.! Toggle clasps: I love love love them!  And sometimes I like to make my own.  I've done it lots of ways: polymer clay, hardware, precious metal.  Today, I want to introduce

  • Jewelry making: DIY Anthropologie Gumball Necklace

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  0 Commentjewelry making: diy anthropologie gumball necklace

      Jewelry making: DIY Anthropologie Gumball Necklace   Did you guys have a lovely weekend? We had a gorgeous day Saturday for Caroline’s picnic (photos to come) and it has rained ever since. I enjoyed the long break – thank you so much to Krista and Lindsay for guest posting! I’ve realized that I enjoy making stuff from unusual materials. Hose clamps, paper clips, hex nuts. You get the idea…. When I saw this Anthropologie gumball necklace I thought, how cool would it be to

  • Crafty jewelry: Anthro Inspired Tea Rose Earrings with polime clay

    Beading and knotting, Clay, Jewelry making  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: anthro inspired tea rose earrings with polime clay

    The Inspiration: Tiny Tea Rose Posts, $24. Not really too expensive for Anthro, but fun to make! The Knock-Off: Not as delicate as Anthro's, but not too bad! These also look much nicer irl; I needa work on my photography ;) Crafty jewelry: Anthro Inspired Tea Rose Earrings with polime clay What You Need: * Coloured polymer clay (in green, white, pink & yellow/gold) * Earring post blanks * Aerosol glaze/varnish * Super glue * A clay cutting blade * An oven! What To Do: To make the right shade of pale yellow (or as

  • Crafty jewelry: 5 Minute Memory Wire Bracelets

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: 5 minute memory wire bracelets

    Simple memory wire bracelets. Here is the supplies and tool you need other than beads.   Heavy duty wire cutter (yes, Memory Wire is tough to cut and you will damage your wire cutter), pick either a chain nose pliers or round nose pliers. First I cut a full circle from the Memory Wire. Then I added beads and cut the tubing. Put tubing on the exposed wire... then using pliers, I made a loop on one end and a small hook on the other. That's it. You're

  • Button arts: Reusing buttons for interesting accent

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  1 Commentbutton arts: reusing buttons for interesting accent

    Button arts: Reusing buttons for interesting accent There is something so satisfying about being crafty and using our skills and creativity to decorate our homes. Upcycling/recycling has forever been my favourite craft, and I am on a constant look out for new ideas. Thanks to so many crafty people across the globe, I have a selection of really awesome ways to use your stash of vintage or new buttons. Take a look and if you have a bunch of random buttons lying

  • Crafty jewelry: necklace knockoff tutorial

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: necklace knockoff tutorial

      Crafty jewelry: necklace knockoff tutorial Definitely looked like something I could make!  So I tried it... Here's : It's really easy to make, and you could use all sorts of different ribbons and beads.  I just used stuff that I had on hand. Here's what you need: - needle - thread - beads (I had an old costume jewelry pearl necklace that the clasp had broke on, so I snipped the necklace and took off the pearls to use for this.) - ribbon (I used grosgrain...I think grosgrain

  • Crafty jewelry: Washer Necklace Tutorial

    Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  0 Commentcrafty jewelry: washer necklace tutorial

    Washer Necklace Tutorial What you will need: -Washers (any size will work) -Scrapbook paper -Tiny sharp scissors or exacto knife -Craft glue or super glue -Glossy Accents (I got mine at Robert’s Craft) -Nail file -Hemp or leather cord, or ribbon -Beads (optional but very cute) 1-Pick the size of washer you would like to use, and cut a piece of scrap paper slightly larger. 2-Punch out the circle for the middle of the washer. (I take my punch with me so I can buy washers with the size of hole

  • Recycling and jewelry making: keyboad pendants tutorial

    Beading and knotting, Green crafts, Jewelry making, Recycle  |  0 Commentrecycling and jewelry making: keyboad pendants tutorial

    Write your own jewelry! Hi!  Last time out, I showed you how to design cute computer key pendants by making one hole in the center of the key.  Like this: Today, a couple of other ways to play your keyboard.  (Hee hee.  I'll be here all week.)  As before, you need to remove the long post that sticks up in back. I used a heavy duty wire cutter, but my friend Ruth, Mistress of Geekery, recommends a hacksaw.   (I'm sure she's right; the