Thursday, September 27, 2012

Totally Green Contest: Boxes

I know this is not original, but I forgot about the contest until today and this is what I came up with. I put together this necklace using metallic beads, glass beads and oh those big beads used to be a Cheerios box. My husband hates when I make these beads because I seal them with clear nail polish.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lock and Key bracelet

I made 6 (plus two more with chain that I had on hand, not pictured) of these from the supplies that I got and giving some to my friends so it was worth the cost of supplies. You know that I kept one for me (not pictured since I was wearing it, love this bracelet). This tutorial is from the wonderful Anne of Wobisobi

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

His and Her's September Challenge

So far I have made these, the picture is using the front of the rule book, money and a matte. I used a Dollar Store frame that I spray painted blue. I used the money to make paper beads and paired it with a token from  the game and pearls to make a sweet little bracelet that I think I will give to a friend's daughter when the challenge is over.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Owl Necklace

These are paper beads made from a paper bag painted copper, glass beads and an owl focal. The glass beads were $2 or so at Wal*mart and the focal (also from Wal*mart) was $3 so a pretty cheap project. I already had the paper painted copper ready to go from another project so I only had to roll the beads and finish them and as always I recommend a Krafti Roller for the beads I also had the findings on hand (jump rings, closure and crimps).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

His and Hers Challenge #1

I was a little intimidated by this contest when they first started talking about it. I went back and forth on whether I should enter or not. There was a lot of talk about toothbrushes O.o I entered anyway and I am excited about the first contest. We are supposed to take a game that we get for cheap and make something crafty from it. My first thought was Monopoly and I happened to find a Spongebob one that the lady who is selling it to me is letting me have for cheap. What will I create? Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book Page Markers

I made these from some blanks and cabochons from PYP. I love them. Glued with my fave glue, E6000 :)

Blue Rose Necklace

Not sure why I haven't posted this, it is a blue rose necklace made with one of the cabochons in the PYP prizepack. I used E6000 to attach a jump ring and attached to a chain. CUTE!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Paper Bag Bead necklaces

I love these beads, they are fun to make and use whatever color acrylic paint you have...Here I have made them gold and copper.

Can you believe these were once lowly paper bags?

I use my Kraft-i Roller to make these with. I used items that I had on hand, the keys I bought on Etsy also.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Heart Earrings from Oksana

I love these earrings SO MUCH! I sent my mom this picture to see if she would like a pair. I just happened to have everything on hand,  and these go together quickly. This is another great tutorial from Oksana. Click here for the tutorial

Brooch Bracelet

Check out this bracelet I just made. I love it. My skin is pale, even though I go into the sun. At least I don't sparkle ;)

I bet you have everything to make it. You need beads (I used what I had on hand, some purple Czech beads, metallic plastic beads and glass pearls), a brooch and stretchy stringing material and maybe some glue. I am about to make another one, I love this one so much! I had these brooches that my mom gave me and used one of them (so far) to make a bracelet I will wear often. Here is the tutorial from the talented Oskana B, this girl is amazing. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pick Your Plum Contest Winner

I love winning things, and I enter lots of contests. A lot of times when you win, you get items that you would like to have, but haven't bought yet. This is the case with my winnings from Pick Your Plum hosted by The Answer is Chocolate. Check out what I got :) SQUEAL! I have been wanting buttons, bottlecaps, thread, hair clippies, cabochons (stay tuned for a bracelet with these), I can always use ribbon, love those cupcake liners. I am thinking about giving away the earrings since big earrings don't look good on me, the pearl necklace and the puzzle. I haven't ever used washi tape. A very nice haul indeed. Check out Pick Your Plum for lots of  daily cool items!

Kool Aid Yarn dyeing

I was actually trying to locate a green Kool Aid flavor, but the two stores that I went to did not have any. So I settled for Cherry that I already had at the house. My wool yarn that I got from Goodwill was yellow but I read this does not matter as long as it is a light color, it will overdye. BTW, this is Cool Splashers brand so it doesn't need to be name brand.

Overdye it did.

As you can see, it has some places where it is still yellow, but I don't mind.

My question is, who wore it better? LOL. Before you feel bad for Durn, know he got some treats for this shot. Good kitty  =^^=

To make your own dyed wool or other natural fiber yarn, following these instructions at Knitty.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ribbon Bracelet

I made this today in a very little amount of time for free. My favorite thing. I had everything on hand to make these in my stash and my ribbon that I had is even similar to Jutta's.

 I would like to point out our model's vintage hair, made with Honeybun yarn that I got from Goodwill. Trippy!

Bought from Ames! Wow what an awesome price.

Tobacco color? What the what?

To make your own bracelet, click the link.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Baby's got a brand new bed

I made these with upcycled blankets, cloth I had on hand, clementine crates and Valspar Spray Paint in Exotic Sea (available at any Lowe's). I made a simple mattress with cloth, buttons and polyfil.

Bipolar Dolls

Here are my dolls. I call them my Bipolar dolls. I call them this because even though they are made from the same socks, they are different in how they look and their emotions. The last two sets were made for my friend Melanie, who said "I need these dolls in my life". Use the larger sizes for bigger dolls, smaller sizes for smaller dolls. I got the socks for $1 (3 pack) at the Dollar Tree and that makes two dolls. I got the "pattern" to make these from this website

I just used items on hand to make their hair/faces. I am making beds for some of them out of clementine crates. Updates soon!