Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blue Jean Casual Denim Pendants.

A few days ago, at the tail end of another tutorial, I showed these cute blue jean pendants.

I want to give them their own post, 'cause they are charming, casual and frugal.  This is a great project for tweens, teens and kids-at-heart.  Case in point:

(That's my friend Kim.  Isn't she cute, rocking her blue jean necklace?)

Here's how to make a painted denim pendant:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Mystery Thing Revealed! Someone Guessed It And I'm Flabbergasted.

Hi again!  Last time, I posted these earrings, with a challenge to "Guess the Mystery Thing."

The Mystery Thing, in this case, being those strange little blue dealies.  Any idea?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Guess the Mystery Thing: Jetson Style!

Yippee skippee, it's time for another Guess the Mystery Thing game!  Take a look at these earrings:

The mystery?  Those strange, shapely blue thingies.  The game?  Identify them.  Why play?  If you're first with the answer, you win the earrings.  Sweet!

Leave your guess in the comments.  There will be two winners: first correct guess and one random guess.  That's right, a random winner!  So even if you're stumped, guess anyway - you could still win.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  (You don't even have to be a follower of the blog, although I would lurve it if you were.) 

The one and only rule: 

1.  If your email isn't available in one click from an online profile, be sure to include your email address with your guess.

One last peek:

Think you've got it?  Easy, right?  (Evil laughter.)  Okay, here goes...

Guess the Mystery Thing!


Monday, July 11, 2011

A Three Minute, No-Sew, No-Tools-Needed Flower Necklace.

Do you like this BIG, bold, fun flower necklace?

You could make it in three minutes.  And the only tools you'll need are a pair of scissors and one interesting jewelry finding!  Want to see how?  Here goes.

Monday, July 4, 2011

My Cheatin' Heart.

I love a good shortcut.  Okay, if I'm going to be honest - I love a good cheat.  I made these sweet brooches the other day...

But I totally cheated.  I did not sew a stitch, or even glue a drop.

So.  Your options are as follows.  You can take the high road and refuse to read this tutorial.  (Good Little Shoulder Angel: "Yes, yes!  Pick that one!")  Or you can find out how to cheat your way to a darling upcycled brooch in just a couple of minutes.  (Bad Little Shoulder Devil: "Do eet!  Do eet!")

Your call.