Shibori Tie-Dye Sweater Tutorial


Have you seen all the beautiful Shibori fashion everywhere lately? I love almost everything about Anthropologie’s Azul Dye Pullover except for the price! Why not make your own? I was first introduced to the art of Shibori when I sponsored a local workshop with a fiber artist demonstrating the method. Consumer Crafts was wonderful enough to sponsor the event so it seems fitting that I’m now sharing this great Shibori sweater tutorial with the Crafts Unleashed family! Shibori is a {Read More}

Our Top Picks for Jewelry Craft Tools


Having the right jewelry tools is essential to creating unique, well-made pieces. But with the huge amount of jewelry craft tools and supplies, how do you know what is a must-have, what you can wait on and what to splurge on? We’re here to help! Read on for the must-have tools for any jewelry making beginner and what upgrades you can make once you’re more serious about your jewelry crafting. Top Jewelry Craft Tools for Beginners The first purchase every {Read More}

Statement Steampunk Necklace Tutorial


The best thing about making your own jewelry is that you can create a piece that is uniquely you.  Whether you like leather, bling, vintage or simple styling, you can find a way to express your personality through jewelry.  As I’ve shared before, I have a soft spot for all things antique and unique.  The new Vintaj and Steampunk lines at Consumer Crafts made it easy for me to put together this cool statement steampunk necklace, which is really fun {Read More}

Loopdedoo Wrapped Embroidery Floss Bracelets


Are you a huge fan of all the gorgeous wrap bracelets you can find in all the trendy stores? Me too! I’m here to introduce you to the Loopdedoo, a great new tool that helps you make wrapped embroidery floss bracelets, necklaces, headbands, or belts. For this tutorial, I’m going to use the instructions for making a Loopdedoo necklace but instead of around my neck, I will be using it as a wrap bracelet. Let’s get started! Supplies needed to {Read More}

Back-to-School Fashion Trends You Can Try Yourself


Before you drag your kids to the mall to do some clothes shopping, make sure you’re up on all the latest back-to-school fashion trends. As summer winds down for 2014, fall fashion styles are hitting the stores near you. Help your child make a statement while getting excited about going back to school. And, if you’re looking to save money on school shopping this year, we’ve got some clever ideas of how you can get crafty and make some stylish {Read More}

DIY Geometric Spike Earrings


I’ve been in love with these glass spike beads since they were added to Consumer Crafts and I’ve been trying to think of a way to make jewelry with them that doesn’t seem too edgy or punk, since that’s not my style. I think I finally came up with the perfect solution! These spike earrings are very ‘me’ – a mix of bohemian, geometric shape, metals with a splash of color and of course, the glass spikes. It’s eclectic and {Read More}