Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Funny Flower Statement Rings

Welcome!  If you are just joining us, my readers and I have spent the past few days playing Guess The Mystery Thing. With these great big, giddy flower statement rings:


The challenge: identify those wacky plastic fleurs.

Think you know?  Did anyone guess it?  Read on...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Guess the Mystery Thing: Crazy Flower Statement Rings

Hi ho!  Hi ho!  It's time to play a brand spanking new game of Guess The Mystery Thing!  What is that, you ask?  It's my regular giveaway game, open to one and all.  Come and play!

Take a gander at these wild rings.


I know.  I am a weirdo.  And proud of it.



The challenge: identify the mysterious secret ingredient in these upcycled, bizarrely cute jewels.  What are those funny pastel flowers?


Here's the back of one - I wonder if that will help you?


First person to guess correctly wins a fabulous prize.  (Namely, your choice of one of these rings.)

How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess, and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  And if your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!

THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.  (Fun fact: if you only THINK your email is visible in your profile, it probably isn't.)

Okay, people, let's do this.  Guess The Mystery Thing!!!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quirky Spring Trellis Necklace

Little flowers.  Climbing up a trellis.  On a necklace.




I bet you recognized the secret ingredient:

(Teeny owls courtesy of sweet friends JoJo and Mei Mei.)

Want to make one?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Prescription For An Upcycled Necklace


Prescription bottles.  I hate 'em.


They're ugly.   They are reminiscent of infirmity and redolent of medicine.  I have saved them for years because I knew I could turn them into something pretty...somehow.  This is my first project.  Turn these:


Into these!


It's crazy simple.  Read on for the DIY...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Take Two Of These (And Call Me In The Morning)

Time to reveal the answer to another round of Guess The Mystery Thing!  (If you're new around here, it's my fun little crafty giveaway game.)  This week, our intrepid players were challenged to identify the secret ingredient in these upcycled necklaces:



Think you know the answer?  Read on to discover who won!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Guess the Mystery Thing: The Cinquefoil Necklace.

Put on those ruminative head coverings, people!  Because it's time to play a new round of my crafty giveaway game, Guess The Mystery Thing!  Ready?  Take a look at these cuties...



The challenge: identify the mysterious secret ingredient in this upcycled jewelry project.  What are those round, five-petaled white objects?

First person to guess correctly wins a fabulous prize.  (Namely, your choice among these fun cinquefoil necklaces.)

How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess, and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  And if your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!

THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.  (Fun fact: if you only THINK your email is visible in your profile, it probably isn't.)

Okay, people, let's do this.  Guess The Mystery Thing!!!




UPDATE: THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR PLAYING, EVERYBODY!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Story...And A DIY Earring Kit.

Hiya!  Say, would anyone like a kit to make these soul-killingly cute seahorse earrings?



How about these pretty, leafy, dangly ones?



Both these designs can be made in one minute, with no tools needed - just your own bare hands.  (The detailed tutorial is right here.)


Yes?  Maybe?  Then have I got a post for you!  It consists of two things:


1. A very short story, about my talented brother and his incredible opportunity to record an album in Paris.

2. A mutually beneficial plan for you and for me.  Wherein, if you visit my bro's Kickstarter proposal and kick in any amount, I'm gonna send you a kit with everything you need to make one pair of delicious earbobs.


If you wish to learn more, read on!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Look, Ma, No Tools! Designer Earrings In A Minute, Using Nothing But YOUR BARE HANDS!



Leafy, elegant earrings.  Cute, right?  And just LOOK at this pair:


Those incredibly mini, adorably detailed seahorsies are killing me, just a little bit.

Guess what?  You, yes, YOU can make these in one stinkin' minute.  With nary a wire cutter or a pair of jewelry pliers in sight.

Check out the DIY - an absolute-beginner, no-tools-needed, incredibly fast and fabulous earring tutorial!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Teeny Tiny Framed Jewels - Super Simple DIY



Today: how I turned a trip to the home improvement store into this preposterously simple framed charm jewelry:










Ready?  Here's the DIY!