Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sculpt Your Own Foliage!

Today, something small yet sooo useful.  Just look at these happy little leaves....

They are sleek and curvy and look almost real.  And I made them with a simple repurposing of these spiky faux holly sprays.

Read on for the thrilling, radical, soul-searing DIY!  (I know, I know, it's just some leaves.  But this is the sort of thing that revs me up.)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cascading Circles Earring Tutorial

Hi!  I have been away, but here's a quick update, by popular demand.  A detailed tutorial for these cute cascading earrings:

Made from some dollar store vinyl folders.

Ready to make some?  Read on for the complete DIY.

Monday, August 6, 2012

School Supplies Jewelry!

Well, nearly back-to-school time.  Excited?  I am!  No, I'm not going back to school myself.  (Although I have two little nephews starting kindergarten and nursery school this year.)  I just love the whole aura of it.  The school supplies, the scholarly vibe, the school supplies, the new clothes, the school supplies, the fall weather.  The school supplies!

See what I made?

From these folders:

Dollar Tree has these cute mod ones right now.  You can find vinyl folders at any dollar store, year-round, with all manner of fun designs.  Go get some!  Cut them up!  Make jewelry!

Read on for the crazy easy DIY tutorial...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Lime Green Gotcha!

For the past few days, in a thrilling round of Guess The Mystery Thing, my readers have been trying to I.D. the mysterious green wheels in these upcycled necklaces:

What do you think?  Obvious, right?  It's one of kinda, read on to find out!