Do 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
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
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.
Unwind the base of the earring clasp.
Slide the bead on the the long silver piece. Read the whole post
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!
Things You Will Need:
16 Gauged wire
Wire cutters (if your flat-nosed pliers don’t have them built in)
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
I 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.
*I forgot to show the diamond glaze in the image above! Read the whole post
I 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
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).
Things You Will Need:
Cut your shirt horizontally into 5 strands. Read the whole post
Since 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.
*You can get all of these materials at your local craft store in the jewelry section. Read the whole post
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