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- 22. Moved from Baltimore to the suburbs of Chicago. My &hearts will always be in Charm City. I have a boyfriend whom I adore. I love to watch the Disney Channel.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 4:13 PM | By: Lexi
If you're anything like me, you have stacks upon stacks of magazines, ready for anything your crafty life might throw your way. Well how about you use them to Weave Magazine Coasters at Fidgety Fingers?! They're cute and you can make them in any color scheme you want. These also would make great handmade gifts for the holidays!
I know you don't know me that well, but one thing you will learn soon enough after viewing Oh Thats Crafty a couple times is that I LOVE anything with TREES or based on the Tree of Life Motif.
So you can imagine my excitement when I happened along Kimberly Chapman's Beaded Tree Tutorial. I immediately posted it to my Twitter and then to here in less than a minute! Woo! Record time for a slacker like me!
At Knuckle Salad, you will find a fantastic tutorial
on how to make a super simple ribbon bookmark.
|Don't these look so elegant?|
This tutorial gets me both in the mood to curl up with a new favorite book after I make my own version of these strappy ribbon bookmarks. (Rumor has it, you can use an old bra-strap slide)!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 8:58 PM | By: Lexi
|Aren't these just lovely!|
I'm obsessed with pendants (as you'll soon notice with the massive amount of pendant tutorials I'll post!)
This one is a little different from most of the marble pendants you find online... how so, you ask?!
You use clay for the frame!
I love the vintage look that the frames give these pendants. and the tutorial is so easy to follow and simple! No expertise needed!
Learn how to make a bottle cap necklace
I can make these for my alcoholic friends, MM BEER CAPS
All you need is a cap, chain, 16-gauge wire, and polymer clay.
Go check out the article here!
Aren't these the cutest things ever?!
You can find the Tutorial at The Journals of Giddy Giddy!
I can't wait to make these for my family members for Christmas... especially since I've just moved from Baltimore to Chicago and I'm 800 miles away from my family... these would be a perfect way to let them know I'm thinking of them.
Tracie gives a wonderful step-by-step tutorial on how to make this original spin on a traditional project.
This could also be used for as storage for small, little scraps of crafts items... hmm.
Arranged by colors... types... I'm starting to get ideas of my own here!
I love finding inspiration within inspiration!
Usually I'm afraid to do anything that has "chain mail" in it... not because I'm afriad of the massive amount of chain mails I might recieve in my inbox telling me I have to forward it to 12 people in the next 15 minutes if I want to kiss my crush... but this is not that kind of chain mail...
This Tutorial from Ellifolk's guest blogger Sophie
is an amazingly well detailed and easy look at
how to make a European 4-in-1 Chain Mail Bracelet.
how to make a European 4-in-1 Chain Mail Bracelet.
The pictures are so helpful and detailed,
this is the best tutorial of it's type I've seen in a long time.
There are so many ways to make an old book pretty and new.
Altered art, poetry, collages...
But have you ever considered turning an old hardcover book
at Mary Janes and Galoshes, you can find out how to do it yourself!
|Her Scrabble Pendants feature her own original artwork!|
You can visit her Etsy page and grab one for yourself!
I just bought a couple Scrabble pieces on Etsy with big plans, but I have a few extras on the side that I decided to full around and make pendants with. But then I realized, I don't know how to make my Scrabble pendant look pretty and professional while also being dependent and durable.
I wasn't sure if mod podge alone would be the answer...
She suggests what materials will work best when working with a Scrabble piece...
and these are suggestions I can definitely use!
The Diamond Glaze looks like an AMAZING glaze, I couldn't find it at Micheal's... next stop, THE INTERNET!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11:51 PM | By: Lexi
It equals one cute bead from Polymer Clay Central!
Isn't that pretty?
and very professional looking.
All you need is clay, temporary tattoo you apply with water,
corn starch and a couple of other things you'll most likely find laying around.
Go to the Polymer Clay Central post to check it out!
Alisa Burke's post explaining her sketching process is amazing.
In retrospect, I guess it's almost "simple" but when she shows you
the little mini masterpieces she pops out...
You're just amazed.
Small thoughts turn into full-colored, filled pages of artwork.
After reading her blog post on sketchbook tips, you're just want to go out there see
what you can do and mix & match materials until you find your style!
That's how I intend on spending my day tomorrow,
or at least, the next rainy day.
I always find rainy days so inspiring...
Accessory Alcohol Ink Altered Books Beads Bookmarks Bracelet candle canvas Cardboard cheap Christmas Coaster Collage Coloring Books cookies Crochet cross-stitch Dessert digital scrapbooking Dogs Dress Form Duct Tape Earrings eco-friendly fabric Family fashion fonts Food frame Free Game geeky Gifts Graphics Hair hats Home Decor Hoodie Inspiration Jewelry kids link Link Back links Lists mixed media Modpodge Necklace Oreos ornaments Packaging Paint Paisley Paper Papercrafts Pattern pearls Pendant pets Photos Photoshop Polymer Clay portraits Printable Recipe Ribbon sand casting Scrabble sewing Shirt Sketchbooks Sushi technique Tiles Toys Tree Tutorial underwear upcycle Video vintage walldecor wallet Watercolors Wire
November 7 - November 14
- Weave Magazine Coasters
- Beaded Tree Tutorial
- A Super Simple Ribbon Bookmark
- Tea Dye Lace
- Make a Marble Picture Pendant
- A craft for every day/month/holiday of the year!
- Make a Bottle Cap Necklace
- DIY - Snow Globes Postcards
- Make a Christmas Advent out of Matchboxes!
- Make a European 4 in 1 Chain Mail Bracelet
- Upcycle an Old Hardcover into a New Notebook!
- Make Your Own Scrabble Pendant!
- Temporary Water Tattoos + Polymer Clay
- Sketchbook Tips from Alisa Burke
- ▼ November 7 - November 14 (14)
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