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[5 May 2015 | One Comment | 5,910 views]
Tutorial: Wire Wrapped Bead Rings

I’m going to warn you right now that this project is addictive!  Once you get the hang of it you won’t want to stop making these beautiful wire wrapped bead rings.  They’re quick to make, and I ended up making almost a dozen in just an hour.  This project would make a pretty last minute Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation day gift. This is also …

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[2 May 2015 | Comments Off on Fun Finds from Fire Mountain Gems | 633 views]
Fun Finds from Fire Mountain Gems

You probably already know I’m a big fan of Fire Mountain Gems (check out my epic jewelry supplies haul!), so I wanted to share some quick finds from Fire Mountain Gems that are perfect Mother’s Day gifts for less than $15 — there’s something for any price range, including something that costs less than $1! Check out these finds:
Mother’s Day Gifts Under $15

Crystal Rhinestone Cameo …

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[19 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 949 views]
Make a Bird Nest Necklace

Spring is a time of growth and renewal, and that includes baby birdies!  Celebrate the season with Heather’s stylized bird nest necklace over at Live Craft Love.  She used freshwater pearls for her “eggs”, but you can use any beads you happen to have on hand.

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[25 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 816 views]
Epic Bead & Jewelry Haul: Fire Mountain Gems $1 Sale

I just got a heavy package full of stuff — my order from the Fire Mountain Gems Dollar Sale came! Find out what I got – each item cost $1 or less. I got tons of fun beading and jewelry-making supplies in this epic haul.
Check out the Fire Mountain Gems $1 Sale for yourself!

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[18 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Mardi Gras Bead Mosaic Mirror | 801 views]
Tutorial: Mardi Gras Bead Mosaic Mirror

Now that Mardi Gras has come and gone, what can you do with your stands of beads? Use them to make a fun, bead-covered mirror! Inspired by a similar project from Aunt Peaches, see how Heather whipped this up dollar store style. You can usually fond these kind of beads year-round in the party supplies section of the dollar store, and it’s a great way to use up random embellishments that you may already have on hand.

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[9 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 706 views]
Video: Heather’s Jewelry Making Haul from Jo-Ann

I hit Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store up on their New Years’ Sale and got some very fun stuff! I can’t resist the bead aisle — especially when beads are 50% off! I also took advantage of their 99 cent fat quarter sale, and I found a couple of very cool jewelry-making tools.
If you don’t feel like watching the video, here are some of the …

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[16 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Make Funky Polka Dot Lawn Flamingos | 620 views]
Make Funky Polka Dot Lawn Flamingos

These super funky flamingos are absolutely bursting with character!  Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life gave a pair of standard plastic flamingos a polka dotted makeover, and even pretty beaded necklaces!  If you check out end-of-summer clearance sales right now, you might be able to score some birds extra-cheap.  Then grab some paint and turn the kitsch factor up to eleven!  [how to make …

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[27 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Make Melted Bead Solar Light Covers | 3,604 views]
Make Melted Bead Solar Light Covers

Check out these fabulous flower solar lights from Instructables user Shomo09!  Plain path lights get a colorful makeover with the addition of a plastic cover – a cover made from melted pony beads.  You will definitely want to buy a pizza pan to use for this project – don’t use your good one!  Once you’ve finished using it to melt the beads you should no longer …

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[27 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Make Patriotic Straw and Bead Jewelry | 880 views]
Make Patriotic Straw and Bead Jewelry

Whether you’re looking for an activity to entertain the kids at this years 4th of July BBQ or you just need a quick craft to fill a summer afternoon, this easy patriotic jewelry by Chelsey at Buggy and Buddy is a great project!  The resulting pieces are fashionable enough that tweens will actually wear them, and easy enough that even little finger can help.  Her post also …

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[10 May 2014 | Comments Off on Make Wood and Copper Necklaces | 501 views]
Make Wood and Copper Necklaces

Sometimes the simplest materials can make a huge impact!  Take, for example, these necklaces by Mandy over at See Kate Sew.  Combining unfinished wooden beads with copper tubing from the plumbing department, the unrefined materials give a surprisingly sophisticated result.  Be sure to check out all of her variations on this design as well – there are lots of ways to string the beads and …