July 03, 2015

Friday Finds Link Party #36


It’s Friday! There was amazing ideas linked up last week and we can’t wait to show you our picks for this week! Let’s get started!! Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds



4th of July Printable Kit from Made in a Day.
Laura



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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


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Grilled Cake Pop Tutorial from Pint Sized Baker
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Lavender Goats Milk Soap from The Casual Craftlete
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Berries and Coconut Smoothie Bowl from The Casual Craftlete
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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Patriotic Popcorn Favors from The Crafting Chicks
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DIY Glitter Watch from Delineate Your Dwelling

Don't forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

Rules for Friday Finds:
1. Link to a specific post on your blog
2. Limit 3 Links per person per week
3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party
4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale
5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!)
6. Link back to this blog with a text link.
7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.


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July 01, 2015

DIY: Dangling Teardrop Pearl Earrings

I really am digging making hammered jewelry these days - I find myself admiring every single one I've made, specially when I see them on someone I gifted them to (my mother-in-law, for example). Since I was craving another set, I busted out my thing-a-ma-jig (which is really great for wirework in my opinion) and started working on these pretty but simple earrings. Scroll down to find out how it was made!


Supplies


Start with selecting your pearl beads - I chose these pretty coin-shaped ones from House of Gems - they really are colorful and one-of-a-kind. 


I obtained my thing-a-ma-jig kit from being a Darice contributor, and I've used it a lot ever since I got it! Use the jig to create your basic teardrop shape - using the big peg and two small pegs, as shown on the photo above. You can always make them with basic wire-working tools, but the jig helps me keep a more uniform size and shape to my earring pieces. 


Use your hammer and a bench block to flatten your wire down, starting from the curved bottom - this is to ensure your shape holds. Your wire will still be a bit pliable after hammering - so use that to re-shape it if needed be. 


You will want to hammer both sides of the teardrop piece. The smoothness of your hammer head will also affect how your final piece will look like - since my hammer had lots of pock marks, it lent a nice texture to my teardrop shape. 


To make your bead dangle, use a flat pin and thread your bead on it. Cut off the excess wire and loop the remaining to secure your bead in.  


Open the loop once again and hook it onto the teardrop shape and then close to secure it. 


Connect the earring to three jump rings as shown in the photo. 


Finally, attach your earring hook. And you are done!


As always, this is an easy-to-customize craft for whatever look you're going for - using real pearls will amp this up and make it look elegant, and using other beads will make it look more boho. Love how they turned out!


What beads would you use for it? Let me know in the comments - and as always, happy crafting, friends!

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June 26, 2015

Friday Finds Link Party #35



We’re back with some amazing features this week! Check out our favorites from the link up and add your links for your chance to get featured next time: Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds



Oh Deer Stenciled Tee Woodland Flower
Laura



Darth Vader Sharpie Mugfrom Made in a Day
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


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Dollar Store 4th of July Lanterns from Frugally Blonde
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Blueberry Sauce from The Casual Craftlete
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Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Strawberry Lemonade from Liz on Call
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Patriotic Plywood Flag from Salt and Pepper Moms

Don't forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

Rules for Friday Finds:
1. Link to a specific post on your blog
2. Limit 3 Links per person per week
3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party
4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale
5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!)
6. Link back to this blog with a text link.
7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.





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June 25, 2015

Stacking Wire Bangles at Live Craft Love

While I am not much for arm candy, I do love wearing a stack of them every now and then. I specially love the ones I see these days that have wrapped stones around them - so fun and chic looking! So naturally, I decided to create a set of these. 


They are so perfect for summer, so if you are thinking of making them, you totally should!


Check out the tutorial at Live Craft Love by clicking any of the photos above or the link below - happy crafting, friends!

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