February 28, 2015

Friday Finds Link Party #18



Hello fellow readers! It's that time.....our Friday Finds Linky Party! We love showcasing all your amazing projects, recipes, and DIY's, so please link up and you have a chance to be featured next week! Here's our favorites from this past week!
Pistachio Fluff  from Shaken Together
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Mint and Gold Accent Table  from My Creative Days
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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St. Patrick's Day Printables from Craftaholics Anonymous

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Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

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Stand Tall Giant Flamingo from A Girl and a Glue Gun
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DIY Branch Necklace Holder from Crafty Hands and Pretty Nails
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Stamped Tribal Clutch from Delineate Your Dwelling
Pink and Gold Polymer Clay Earrings from Pitter and Glink

Post your favorite link 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 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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February 26, 2015

DIY: Stone + Brass Dreamcatcher Earrings

One of my favorite activities is thrifting - oh, all the things to be had! I feel lucky that my husband loves to do it as well. He brought me to this antique store months ago and I instantly knew it was going to be one of my favorite places to go. In one of my trips to there, I found a bag full of thin brass circles that I thought would be a good thing to acquire since I felt like I'm going to be using it for something at a later date, and while it has been sitting in my jewelry container for some time now, I thought of the perfect thing to use it for. 


These Stone and Brass Dreamcatcher Earrings employ my favorite colors - gold and seafoam green, and my favorite stone, Amazonite. I adore how boho chic this set feels, and I'm pretty sure I'd be using it often, more so in the summer. 

Supplies:

Here is an example of what my brass circles look like. As you can see, they're very thin and delicate. I don't know what these are really for (and if somebody knows, it would be great if you'd enlighten me), but I feel like they're sturdy enough to handle the normal wear of jewelry. I chose the not-so thin ones to be safe, and doubled my circles (one small one and one big one for each earring) for extra support. 


Take your eyepin, thread your amazonite chips and loop the other end with some round-nose jewelry pliers. Now center your chips, and bend both ends upwards (as in the photos). If you're a wire novice like me, it will take a few tries to get it right, but don't give up! Make sure to use the same-sized chips as well with straight holes so your chips don't turn every which way. 


Attach your amazonite chip dangle onto the larger brass circle with some jump rings. 


Now take a flathead pin and thread your oval amazonite bead, or maybe a contrasting bead if you like. Loop the other end to enclose the bead, making sure you made a somewhat sizeable loop. 


Attach your dangle onto the big brass circle, and insert a smaller brass circle as well (as shown in the photo). 


Finally, attach the dangle onto a jump ring that connects to an earring hook and you are done!


Since I currently don't have my earring holder to show you how it dangles freely, here they are perched on a mason jar. Have I mentioned I love how they look? You can even customize them with your favorite stone!

Wondering where to get these beads? I've linked them up in the supply list - but I would like to take a moment to thank Beadmixer for supplying me with gorgeous Amazonite chips, and to Darice for supplying me with my lovely oval Amazonite beads


What is your favorite stone? Let me know in the comments and let's chat! Have a great day crafting, friends. :)

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February 24, 2015

Lucky Clover Earrings at Live Craft Love

A few days ago I shared how to make these adorable Lucky Clover earrings at Live Craft Love using one of my fave materials to craft with. Aren't they sweet-looking? Sport them on St. Patrick's Day to pinch-proof yourself, all the while adding some cuteness to your wardrobe. I also shared a free template for you guys to download so you can make your own!


I absolutely adore how they look like antique-y cameo pieces (my husband's words). Seems like a complicated cut? No not really. I made a handcut set and it wasn't so bad. 


If you are wondering where the instructions are or where the template is, click any of the photos above or the link below to get redirected to Live Craft Love! Enjoy and happy crafting! :)

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February 20, 2015

Friday Finds Link Party #17



Hey guys! Yay for Friday and for the Friday Finds Linky Party - where we showcase awesome stuff linked by you guys each week! Take a peek at our favorite finds for this week and don't forget to link up for a chance to be featured next week in 8 blogs - yep, you read that right! Now for our favorites for this week:
Handpainted Marble Wall Box from Delineate Your Dwelling

Buffalo Pretzels from Amy's Cooking Adventures
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Pow Wow 3rd Birthday Party from That Cute Little Cake

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Striped Wood Block Display from Reasons to Skip the Housework
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Heart Collage Artwork from The DIY Village
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Metal Wrapped Wood Arrow from My Creative Days
Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfindsDevin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Spring Hydrangea Wreath from Gluesticks

DIY Fabric Basket from Gluesticks

Post your favorite link 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 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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