Use your paint markers to paint the wood strip. I decided to go with a bright pink for more color block pop, but I left the paint layers thin enough to show some wood grain.
Use your jewelry wire cutters to cut three equal lengths of wire, then use your pliers and crimp to secure them together. Cut off any excess.
Braid the three wires together. Crimp the other end together as well.
Use your round nose pliers to curl the end of two headpins into a loop.
Place whatever beads you’d like (if any) on the headpins before using the tacky glue to attach them to the backside of your wood piece. Allow this to dry for a bit.
Use another head pin to create a loop and attach the wood block to the braided wire on each side. Cut the braided wire in the middle and fit it to your wrist. Cut off any excess and secure with crimps.
Use another headpin loop to attach a lobster clasp to the end of your braided wire. Attach yet another headpin loop to the other end for clasping to. All done!
I’ve been making a lot of necklaces lately. Just for fun. I tend to make things when I’m bored. There are three I am especially proud of that I feel the need to share with you all.
The first is a feather necklace. I’ve been rather obsessed with feathers as of late.
The second is a beaded bit. It took me some time to figure out how to put it together to achieve the results I was going for, but it was worth the effort and I’m pretty proud of it!
The last one is a dream catcher inspired piece. I had been seeing necklaces in this style around and really loved the way they looked.. so I made my own! It’s also a combination of my crochet/jewelry skills because the center of the dream catcher is crocheted!
Well that pretty much sums it up. I’m thinking of making some similar pieces for my Etsy shop. What do you think? Like them enough to buy?
So as of late I’ve been pretty busy making jewelry for my Etsy Shop! I’ve added six new items! I’ve recently got my hands on a bunch of pretty feathers, so one of the items is a necklace featuring those. I loved it so much I had to make one for myself to keep, so I’m hoping you all will like it as well! I’ve also been really busy constructing wrap bracelets since they’ve become so popular. Check them out!
If you like what you see then take a look! Etsy Shop
Ok so this isn’t a crafty or thrifty post, I’m just taking a second to inform you that I’ve decided to initiate a 25% off sale on my Etsy Shop through the month of December just for the Holidays! Just enter SANTAWHALE as the coupon code to get the discount!
You should definitely check it out, there’s plenty of items that would make great gifts!
So lately I’ve been real into making bracelets. Most likely because I have none.
My latest and greatest is probably something that everyone made at camp as a kid. Remember those friendship bracelets everyone made out of colored string? Yep thats what I’m talking about. I stumbled upon a blog post which showed how to make these [since I have long forgotten] and headed straight to the craft store to pick up materials. These are so easy to make and I love the look when you wear a few at a time and pair with other bracelets [like ones I made here.
I suggest you relive some childhood memories and make a few of these fun accessories. :]
Lately I have been seeing these new pretty bracelets in stores like American Eagle and elsewhere. However, these bracelets in the store cost around $10, and as much as I love them, I refuse to pay that much for a simple beaded bracelet, so I studied them closely and tried to figure out how they were made, and decided to give it a try. I was certain I had this all figured out, but my first three or so attempts to actually construct one of these bracelets were fails. The beads just wouldn’t stay positioned how they were supposed to. So I got fed up and gave up for the time being. Well, a few days ago I was ‘stumbling’ and ‘stumbled’ across a tutorial [ here ] on how to really make one of these bracelets the correct way! Talk about fate.
So earlier this evening I decided to give it another try, and lone and behold, it worked! So I made another.
I am quite pleased with the results and I’m sure I will be making plenty more bracelets than I really need for myself… but hey, I must have one to match every outfit right?