This gorgeous topaz ring was on the front page of etsy today. I'm completely in love with it.
I saw this beautiful ring on Pinterest (where else) and after some creative googling, discovered that it’s a mere $13,240 (of course it is).
It’s like every time I go into TJ Maxx and make a beeline for inevitably the most expensive handbag there.
(I guess at least I know I have good taste?)
I’ve had these antique silver fishing lures in my stash for quite some time, and the other day it struck me that they’re quite familiarly shaped like raindrops. Paired with two of my favorite crafting products, glitter and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, it makes for a lovely pendant.
¬† Full tutorial after the jump! (more…)
Maybe it’s the hours that Matt and I have spent trying to beat Super Mario Brothers Wii lately (we got to the final castle on level 8 last night!!1!), but these earrings from Lizglizz on Etsy have my inner geek squee-ing for joy.
Sadly, it looks like this style has been sold out for awhile (no kidding, they’re awesome), but she’s got other amazing stuff in her shop – including Adventure Time themed stuff! ¬†Go buy it!
I started a peyote stitch cuff this morning out of some dark, iridescent seed beads. I love how easy peyote stitch is (if you’re intimidated by it, don’t be!) and the drape of the fabric. The only downside is that it can get a little tedious, which is why I love two- and three-drop peyote.. they go much faster than one-drop. This is a two-drop peyote (link to a YouTube tutorial – note: I didn’t watch through the whole video, so if it sucks… please don’t blame me).
It’s rather gloomy out today, and my pictures weren’t perfectly true to color… so I did a little bit of creative editing with SwankoLab (created by my bff’s older brother!) and Picture Show for iPhone.
I reallllyyyy love these beads. They were cheapies from JoAnn’s – I think they were like, $1.99 for the package. So pretty! Like mermaid scales!
I want to introduce you to a new feature on this blog that I’m going to call “DIY Champion”
Dismount Creative has a tutorial for an amazing faceted necklace and earring set made from polymer clay. I gave it a shot, but I couldn’t get clean, sharp facets on the clay (even after some time in the freezer!) I even tried to sand them down after baking, but unfortunately, it… didn’t work:
Instead of using glitter in it, I dusted them with two colors of gold mica. It is damn hard to get a good picture of sparkley things, let me tell you. Plus, it’s been cloudy for like, a year now, and I couldn’t freaking get a good picture.
Here they are, all pretty and strung up. I’ll have to get some earring posts tomorrow and glue them on. All in all, I’m pretty happy with them. I might make about a hundred more. There’s something deeply satisfying about slicing off clean layers.
Are you going to make this? Tell me about it!