How-To: Fused Glass Jewelry with Fuseworks Beginner’s Fusing Kit

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Doesn’t fused glass jewelry look so professional? I’m not a big dichroic glass fan, which you often find in fused glass pieces. So I thought I would try to create my own professional glass jewelry with a minimalist feel. Thankfully, the Fuseworks Beginner’s Fusing kit is really easy to use in your own home! I’ll show you how my first attempts went. Supplies needed to make your own Fuseworks fused glass jewelry: Fuseworks Beginner’s Fusing Kit E-6000 Adhesive Jewelry Studs {Read More}

DIY Shamrock Necklace

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Whether you are someone who gets really into St. Patrick’s Day or not, it’s always fun to wear a little something green on March 17th.  Even if it’s just one little piece of pinch prevention, or if you’re the type of person who wears green from head to toe, I have a fun and simple shamrock necklace you can wear to feel lucky!  It’s a fast St. Patrick’s Day craft. Supplies needed to make your own shamrock necklace: Shamrock Pendant {Read More}

Quick & Easy Tassel Necklace

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Tassels are such a classic accessory. They are always in style, in some form or another – on keychains, purses, clothing, jewelry, and home decor. Although you can make your own, ConsumerCrafts has some ready-made tassels that are just perfect for making a quick and easy necklace. Let’s get started! Supplies needed to make your own tassel necklace: Steel Curb Chain Small Loop Silver Chain Suede Tassels (3 packages) Just a heads up on these – the photo shows black {Read More}

DIY Rhinestone Statement Necklace

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We are so excited to have Sam, from Bromeliad, guest posting for us today!  Please show Sam some love by visiting her awesome blog and keep in touch with her on Facebook and Pinterest. This DIY designer-inspired statement necklace is affordable and easy to make and will keep you glittering for the rest of the winter! You can adapt the design to make use of whatever rhinestones you have. Supplies needed to make your own rhinestone statement necklace: Jewelry Wire Rhinestone Slider Beads in a variety {Read More}

How-to: Easy Wrapped Wire Bird Necklace

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I must subconsciously be longing for spring! My last few DIY projects have all featured birds. Like today’s bird necklace and this framed bird decor. I have seen similar bird necklaces selling for a higher price then I wanted to pay- so what does a good, thrify crafter do? Figure out how to make my own bird necklace! It was crazy simple, and best of all- inexpensive. After I made one bird necklace for myself, I made a few custom pieces {Read More}

How-to: Easy Custom Necklace Pendants

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Today’s project is a fast and easy one that can be personalized and customized in so many ways!  Use old book pages, photos, or even scrapbook paper to create one-of-a-kind pendants and necklaces for yourself or for a friend! Supplies needed to make your own custom necklace pendants: Signed Sealed and Remembered Frame Charms (I used the antique silver rectangle and the round antique brass charm bezels) 2mm Cable Chain (hematite finish or antique bronze finishes to match) Jump Rings and {Read More}

Crafting On The Go: Midnight Blue Polymer Clay Jewelry

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Crafting on the go can be easy.  I was recently on the road for a few weeks and knew I would have plenty of downtime and would likely want to spend some time crafting. I knew I had to keep it compact.  Two kids, two adults and a dog in one SUV for four weeks, does not allow for much extra room.  You do not have to pack a ton of items and creating does not have to be complicated. {Read More}

DIY Braided Bead Necklace

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Braided bead strands might look complicated, but they really aren’t! You can create this fabulous DIY bead necklace in an hour or less, and we bet you’ll want to show it off as soon as it’s finished. This pretty emerald green could be worn in the spring, summer, or fall… talk about versatile! It will always be in style. Plus, emerald is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013! (Of course, you can always customize it using beads in {Read More}

Plastic Canvas Challenge: Rhinestone Bow Bracelet & Necklace

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When the Plastic Canvas Challenge gauntlet was first thrown, I leafed through countless Etsy searches and Pins. My mission? To find a great vintage jewelry design that I could recreate in plastic canvas. As a huge fan of old jewelry, I thought of it as the perfect way for me to embrace the “granny” in this traditional “granny craft.” Finally, it hit me:  Rhinestone cup chain is spaced out as regularly as the holes in plastic canvas, so there should {Read More}