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


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


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}

How-to: Easy Wrapped Wire Bird Necklace


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}

Crafting On The Go: Midnight Blue Polymer Clay Jewelry


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}

Plastic Canvas Challenge: Rhinestone Bow Bracelet & Necklace


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}

Plastic Canvas Challenge: Make a Necklace in 4 Simple Steps

Make a necklace plastic canvas

I have to admit, when the Plastic Canvas Challenge was announced, I was a little worried. I had never used plastic canvas and am not familiar with the stitches. After doing some searching, I found several necklace ideas that I liked and didn’t require any traditional stitching! My inspiration for this necklace came from this geometric necklace.  Today, I will show you how to make a necklace with plastic canvas triangles! Supplies needed to make a necklace with plastic canvas {Read More}

Anthropologie Inspired Floral DIY Necklace

Anthropologie Inspired Floral DIY Necklace - Crafts Unleashed

Summertime is here, and I’m ready to wear jewelry in fresh, bright colors.  I fell in love with the “Glam” line from the Styled by Tori Spelling jewelry collection, and was eager to make something with the beautiful coral flower pendant. The flower reminded me of this gorgeous piece at Anthropologie, so I set out to make my own knock off version.  Read on to learn how you can make your own version of a $50 necklace for a whole lot {Read More}

Patriotic Sequin DIY Bottle Cap Necklace

Sequin Bottle Cap Necklace

Bottle cap necklaces are easy to make and customize for any theme, holiday, favorite team, or color choice. This sequin DIY bottle cap necklace has a patriotic theme that’s perfect for the fourth of July! My daughter and I enjoy making bottle cap necklaces together. They’re so quick and easy that we often make them for her cousins and friends on special occasions. With the fourth of July coming up, I thought it would be fun to make a patriotic {Read More}

Personalized Glass Pendant with Faux Soldering

Personalized Glass DIY Pendant-2

I just love personalized gifts.  A handmade, personalized gift is even more meaningful, in my opinion.   Even if you make it for yourself!  I used a picture of my daughter to make a sweet glass pendant that I absolutely love to wear.  You could easily change the picture to match any of your loves or interests. Supplies needed to make your own DIY pendant: Glass Tile Rectangle Photo of Your Choice Scrapbook Paper or Assorted Die Cuts Dimensional Magic {Read More}