DIY Knotted Friendship Bracelet

DIY Knotted Friendship BraceletDo kids still make friendship bracelets? I feel really old saying that, but I used to make these knotted bracelets all the time. I would say a good 3 years of my pre-teens to early teens were taken up with this activity. I made them for my friends and even for classmates that would offer me $5-$10. They take a while to make, and people always wanted them, so they were willing to pay the money. Read the whole post

DIY Clothespin Wire Earrings

clothespin earringsThis one is quick and easy. I actually enjoy the recycled use for this one!


materialsThings You Will Need:
Clothespins (two)


clothespin wireStep 1:
Disassemble the clothespins so that all you are left with is the wire.

DIY EarringsStep 2:
Slip the beads onto the wires.


beaded earringsStep 3:
Cut a piece of wire about the length of your pointer finger. Fasten the wire onto the clothespin wire, leaving a loop at the top. Read the whole post

DIY Beaded Earrings

DIY Beaded Earrings

I went to the craft store sunday night and discovered the easiest way to make earrings. This is just a few short steps, you will only need 2 materials, and your youngest children could make these. I’m not necessarily saying they should though. Maybe with supervision. The pieces are a bit small.

DIY Beaded EarringsThings You Will Need:
Earring clasps

DIY Beaded EarringsStep 1:

Unwind the base of the earring clasp.

DIY Beaded EarringsStep 2:

Slide the bead on the the long silver piece. Read the whole post

DIY Heart-Shaped Wire Earrings

DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings

I thought I would give this DIY wire earring attempt another shot. I didn’t do all that well last time but I really enjoy the idea of beaded wire earrings so I tried some heart-shaped ones this time. You know what they say… practice makes perfect but I’m thinking that I’m going to need a lot of practice to get where I want to be with this art form. I hope you enjoy this one!


DIY Heart-Shapped Wire Earrings

Things You Will Need:
Earring accessories
Flat-nosed pliers
Round-nosed pliers
16 Gauged wire
Wire cutters (if your flat-nosed pliers don’t have them built in)

DIY Heart-Shapped Wire EarringsStep 1:
Using your round-nosed pliers, make a swirl out of the wire (facing inward).
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DIY Glass Bead Bracelet




Pandora Look-Alike

DIY Glass Bead Bracelet via Make Something Mondays


Most women enjoy the Pandora bracelets. I like them also, but I am a rational human being and those beads are crazy expensive. That is not in my budget, nor will it ever be. My solution? I made my own, kind of. I found the materials at a hobby shop and was pretty apprehensive. I might be cheap, but I’m not stupid; I know that cheap jewelry tarnishes. No one likes that. Read the whole post

DIY Glitter Pendant

DIY Glitter Pendant via Make Something MondaysI have so much glitter nail polish left over from my teenage years. I keep thinking, what am I going to do with all of this? Slowly, but surely, I am figuring it out! This week for my Make Something Mondays, I am using my glitter nail polish to make a DIY glitter pendant necklace. It is quick and easy and I think you will like it.

materials needed to make diy glitter pendantThings You Will Need:
Glass domes
Silver pendant
Diamond Glaze*
Glitter nail polish
Solid color nail polish

*I forgot to show the diamond glaze in the image above! Read the whole post

DIY Wire Wrapped Earrings


Wire-wrapped earrings via Make Something MondaysI have a new-found respect for any wire wrapping jewelry maker. I see this stuff everywhere and think to myself that it can’t be that hard to make. It’s hard! If you make this stuff on a regular basis… wow. Thank you for your dedication. Wire-wrapped jewelry is beautiful and that is why I decided to try to make wire wrapped earrings. I picked a standard beginner design and got to work. I think they turned out well and I like them a lot. Read the whole post

DIY fabric headband

braided handband tutorial
As a kid, I made a ton of braided bracelets so I thought I would carry that idea over and make a braided headband. This braided headband is five strands and is made from a old polo-like shirt. This is a super easy DIY project and doesn’t take more than half an hour (depending on how quickly you can sew).

materials for a braided headband tutorialThings You Will Need:
Old shirt



step one to braided headbandStep 1:

Cut your shirt horizontally into 5 strands. Read the whole post

DIY Beaded Bracelets

Pink and Pearl BraceletSince we are getting closer to the holidays and so many people are Christmas shopping I thought I would make it easier for everyone. From now until Christmas I am going to post Make Something Mondays that you can give as gifts. Quick and easy DIYs. This is the first one.

materialsThings You Will Need:

*You can get all of these materials at your local craft store in the jewelry section. Read the whole post

DIY Tile Jewelry

One of my coworkers told me about this event called Zero Landfill a while back. Click on the name and check out the site. This event is AWESOME! This group arranges for business in the creative industries to drop off their “scraps” in one location on a specific date. Otherwise, these scraps would go into the garbage and get thrown into a landfill. The group arranges the scraps in a building and advertise for anyone to come and look through them and take whatever they think they could use. Read the whole post