Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 101 : Chocolate Candy Bead Watch

As I continue to make more watch bands I learn which ones are more appropriate.  Like flat beads over spheres, no metal spacers, etc. This watch is really simple, I just used some .45mm thread and some flat disc beads.  The toggles and Clasps are tibetan silver and this watch can fit size 8.

Day 100: Handmade Charm Earrings

Yayyyy!! This is my 100th project!  I am so proud of myself! I am only 265 more projects away from completing my challenge.  There have been days where I clump posts together but every day I still complete one assignment.

Today we are celebrating my handmade projects by making a pair of handmade earrings.  I used  .45mm wire instead of headpins.  Each earring has a bronze charm shaped like a hand with the word "handmade" printed on each of them.  I used glass pastel czech beads and one pink howlite sphere beads. I used crimp tubes to keep the beads in place and I used silver plated ear wires.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 99: Exhilarating Body Butter

Merry Christmas to All !!!!

Today I am going to keep it real simple.  I liquified butters and oils and whipped them over ice.  This is great for the upcoming cold weather and even dry skin in hot climates like myself.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 97 : Swarovski Pink and Purple Chandelier Earrings

These earrings are made from Tibetan silver.  The findings are made from metal as well as the crimp beads. The beads are pink and purple Swarovski crystals.  The jump rings are hypoallergenic. These earrings are almost two inches long and are great for any event.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 93: Bottle Labels

I use these labels for hair oil that I sell and the lower 6 for bars of soap that I sell.  I used photoshop and printed these on shipping labels.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 92 : Christmas Pom Poms [ With Tutorial]

So although these pom poms may look a  bit uneven they are actually six separate pom poms put together.
I followed the tutorial I found here on Hello Knitty. You can just do these easiest method and lay down a bunch of yarn against a string a tie it tightly. I am going to use these pom poms instead of ribbons on the gifts that I plan to send out.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 91 Square Porcelain Earrings

These earrings are made from 14gauge aluminum.  I shaped it with a perfume bottle and added some porcelain beads. I swirled the edges so that the beads will not fall off.  The jump hoops are hypoallergenic and the earwires are made from surgical steel.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 90 : Red Chain Scarf

I made this for Christmas.  It is a scarf made of chain stitches.  The top is double stitched together and then sewn shut .  This is great for Florida weather and goes well in black.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 89 Mom's Gardening Earrings

These earrings are perfect for mothers. They are  made from  ceramic and plastic beads. They are almost an inch long.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 88: Hot Lava earrings.

These are hand painted glass with a faux pearl as a spacer beads.  Headpins are metal and ear hooks are surgical steel

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 87 : BubbleGum Bracelet

I enjoy these neon pink howlite beads, they are similar to these little gum pieces I used to consume as a kid. I used wooden sphere beads and stretchy cord to make this bracelet. I used a heart shaped toggle clasp and since the cord is stretchy you can slip your hand right through it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 86: Turquoise Howlite Bracelet

This bracelet is made from turquoise howlite beads, faux metal beads, and faux pearl beads.  This bracelet is nice and light and fits any wrist.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 85 : Heart Key Candy Bracelet

I decided to make this after watching The Heart She Holler. I have no idea since I just saw the key to city episodes.  These candy flat disc howlite beads house a heart skeleton key.

Day 84: Green Spot Change Purse

Made from 100% cotton fabric quarters and a satin lining.  This is a Christmas gift is for a relative of mine.  I intend to make an entire set if I can.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 83: Green Coral Earrings

These are small green coral nuggets on a metal headpin.  They are strung onto metal headpins.  The earwires are surgical steel.  This is actually a gift for someone.  I don't plan to make it again since it was kind of a pain to put on the string.  In retrospect I probably should have just used the wire instead.....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 82: Flowers and Sunshine Hoop Earrings

These are just absolutely adorable.  I used kidney shaped hoops and used small flower decorated beads with a rubber like finish.  The yellow bead is made from ceramic .The jump hoops are hypo allergenic and the earwires (earring hooks) are made from surgical steel.  These are great for teenagers.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 81 : Capped! Hunter Green Watch

This is a christmas gift for my sister.  I got too excited to wait and made it.  Its a small watch and instead of the traditional leather straps I made a bracelet.  This is my first watch so hopefully I will become better in the future. I used glass beads, faux pearls and metal bead caps.  This office is great for the workplace.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 80: Green Coral Bracelet

This was originally a gift for someone but I learned that I had enough to make another one.  These are two shades of green coral nuggets.  They are held together on  .45mm wire with a heart shaped toggle and clasp.  These make great gifts especially if you have a pair of matching earrings!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 79 : Eastern Porcelain Bracelet

This is yet again another example of items in my jewelry boxes that have sat unused for a year.  The center piece is an Eastern inspired piece that is made completely of porcelain.  The spacer beads are a faux metal finish and the blue beads are made from glass.  These go well with jeans and measures about  8 1/ 2 inches
( 21.59 centimeters) long so it should fit bracelet sizes 8-8.25 inches.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 78 : Hootie Hoo Hoop Earrings

I was too excited to get these owls in the mail.  I decided to make them into charm hoop earrings, the only downside is that I  did not bend the hoops as well as I should have.  The round brown beads are howlite beads.  The diamond beads are made from brown plastic with a soft glossy finish.  The owls are made from tibetan silver.  These earrings are 2 1/2 inches ( 6.35 cm) long and 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide.  These are great for the woodland, boho, and hipster crowd.  Throw on your favorite mustache t-shirt and you are good to go!

Day 77: Nuggets and Charms Earrings

I created this to see how for I can go with a kidney shaped finding. For starters it was hard finding a bead to fit but eventually I found these coral nuggets in one of my boxes.  For spacer beads I use faux metal and in the middle of each of these dangle earrings I placed  a star shaped tibetan silver charm in the middle. The findings I used surgical steel earwires.  These earrings are great from teenagers to adults. They are very lightweight and can be worn in the office or just hanging out with friends.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 76: Pink Mirage Makeup Bag

So this is similar to the coin purse except that I used a 9 inch zipper.  I was planning on making a pencil case but this was the actual end result.  Not all is lost, I put this in my purse to keep my perfume, lotions and lip balms from straying.  I used  100% cotton fat quarters and 100% recycled fabric (similar to what is found in reusable bags).  Make sure you use the zipper foot on your sewing machine for the best results.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 75: Choco Spot Cat Blanket

This product is another example of my Black Friday Shopping.  I meant to keep these snuggle flannel fabrics and hoard them for personal use ; but instead I stopped being stingy and just made the cat blanket that my sister needs.  The top is a snuggle flannel fabric (not intended for sleepwear)    with a chocolate brown background that is covered in multi colored circles.  The bottom is a green satin fabric that was left in my bedroom during the summer. I used quilt batting to ensure some comfort for the cat.  I used black cotton  Coats and Clark thread to ensure that it will not fall apart.  Both sides will make any cat become extremely playful and enjoy  a place of their own to rest.       

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 74: Coffee Goats Milk Soap

What an invigorating way to wake up your skin! This soap is made from clean coffee grounds and goats milk soap base. This soap is great for the upcoming holidays.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 73: Upcycled Keepsake Pouch

So this is my favorite project so far.  I found this recycled fabric at Joanns so I was using it to line a change purse.  But I really liked the pattern so I thought I should make a couple of these on the side for future uses.  They are a bit stiff but they are great for purses.

Day 72: Pink Satin Keepsake Pouch

I originally created these pouches for customers so that their item can be considered gift packaged.  I made a bunch of these in advance since I hate doing them immediately after I get an order.  I decided to use pink satin fabric since I was running low and I thought it would be great if I had these on hand. I used ribbons as strings so it is a drawstring pouch. You can keep small items in here from glitter (don't ask why) to buttons or just coins.

Day 71: Pink Mirage Change Purse

Today I decided to work on a personal project.  A coin purse that I have been using for two years was starting to exhibit signs of wear and tear.  I tried to take the zipper off of it but it kind of crumbled.  So I bought a Fat Quarter  and some zippers from Joann and made my own coin purse.  It came out great and for the lining I used the recyclable fabric used to make shopping bags.

Day 70: Black and Red Slim Bracelet

This was probably my second most favorite item that I have created so far.  This bracelet is made with red acrylic beads and black seed beads.  This bracelet is sexy enough for a night on the town but subtle enough for a day in the office.

Day 69 : Green Orb Gold Earrings

With the bountiful amount of supplies I purchase on Black Friday I decided to put a pair of beads to rest.  So these glass beads with gold wire wrapped around them have been in my jewelry box since I started my Etsy account.  I could not find anything to make them into since it was gold and all of my fixtures are silver.  So I deliberately purchased some gold earwires and headpins.  But the only thing I needed to make these beads were some .45mm wire, crimp tubes and some gold earwires.  Use some glass faux pearls and you have a very elegant pair of earrings.  I intend to give them to my twin sister for Christmas!

Day 68: Color Ring Earrings

As I continue to learn how to use jump rings I work on using colors.  I used small 6-8mm multi colored jump rings.  Each earring has four jump rings.  Eyepins are used to latch the jump rings to earwires with green and purple glass beads in the middle.

Day 67: Porcelain Chain Gang Earrings

As I try to work with jump rings I learned that they can be made into earrings instead of spacers.  These ones I have looped 8-9mm metal jump rings together and then inserted two blue and red porcelain beads.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday / Cyber Monday BASH!

Hello All

I took a break from the blog but no worries I will update soon!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 66: Tastefully Teal Bracelet

I made this bracelet for my sister after she told me she broke her favorite bracelet.  I used smoked teal glass beads and plastic pearls.  I used metal bead caps as spacers and toggle and clasp for the bracelet. Surprisingly this is an exact match for the tastefully teal earrings.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 65: Porcelain Butterfly Bracelet

Very similar to the earrings this bracelet is made with porcelain glass encased beads and plastic pearl beads.  This bracelet is has metal wire and has a toggle and clasp to close it.  I will post the specs later on.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 64: Porcelain Butterflies Earrings

These earrings are made from porcelain painted beads and plastic pearl beads.  The headpins are metal and the earwires (aka hooks) are made from surgical steel.  These earrings are one inch long (2.5cm) and very lightweight.

Day 63: Burgundy Pink and Gold Bracelet

For starters this bracelet was so big I could not get a clear picture.  This bracelet is so big I was almost able to fit both my wrists inside of it.  I feel as if I am setting up a series of yo mama jokes, but seriously this was my first attempt at making a bracelet.  I over measured my wrist assuming that I could somehow hide the rest, I was just too excited to use that wire that has been sitting in my jewel box.  I used this bag of glass beads I found at Joanns. Some of the beads have a floral glaze while others are just covered in glitter or flecks of white paint.  I can not sell this bracelet in good faith so I am going to buy a box, put in the matching earrings I did not want to sell, place it in a box, and mail it to a relative a few days before Christmas.  It's nice to give away stuff you do not need!

Day 62: Pink Drops Hoops Earrings

As I journey through the world of aluminum wire I am very intrigued with the results.  After bending the wire I filled the middle with tiny wooden beads and two stone beads.  The stone beads  insidestf look like they have a piece of multi colored  elbow macaroni nestled in between.  Can't give the measurements now but the earrings are about over an inch tall. I will most likely not sell these, but I will keep them in my private collection!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 61: Swimming in Pink Bracelet

This bracelet is very small but custom orders can be made.  This bracelet measures 6 inches long and fits sizes 5-5.5.  This bracelet is made with pink rose glass beads, pink rose coral nuggets, and neon pink howlite beads.  There is a kitty mermaid in between each howlite bead.  This bracelet is for kids as well as teenagers.  To seal this bracelet a toggle and clasp must be put together, this is easy to complete by oneself.  This would be great for kids as they learn how to  wear jewelry.

For More information or to purchase this item CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 60 : Porcelain Purple Bracelet

This bracelet is actually a follow up to a pair of earrings I made nearly a month ago.   The bracelet is made from porcelain hand painted beads and plastic pearl beads. There is a toggle clasp to fasten the bracelet on your arm.
This bracelet is 8 inches ( 20.32cm)  long.  it fits any wrist up to 8 inches. This bracelet is great for weddings and can readjust to any size up to 8.  After size  8 it will be considered a custom order

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 59: Green Tiny Teddies

These cuties are glass teddy bears.  They are golden yellow.  The headpins are silver plated ball pins and the earwires are silver plated metal hooks. These earrings are adorable and they are great for kids

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 58: Golden Yellow Tiny Teddies

These cuties are glass teddy bears.  They are golden yellow.  The headpins are silver plated ball pins and the earwires are silver plated metal hooks. These earrings are adorable and they are great for kids