Sunday, December 30, 2012

Long Maxi Skirt Tutorial

1. I used a yard and a .25 of a yard. I used my serger and sewing machine.

 2. I serged each short side of the skirt. 

3. I then folded over the long sides of the skirt that aren't surged, pattern sides facing each other and surged these sides together.   This will give me a long tube. 

4. Next you will turn over one of the top ends so the pattern side will be facing in.  This will only be folded over 1 to 2 inches.  I made mine bigger because of fabric issues.  But you will just need it to be able to be big enough for your elastic to fit through and sewn down. 
 5. I used a 2 inch elastic and added 1/4 inch overlap to have room for my seam.  To measure how long I just wrapped it around where I wanted it to sit and tightened it a little more so it would be more snug. 

 6. Sew your seam to fit your elastic in and leave a space about 2 inches.  Sew ends of elastic together and sew up the bottom of the seam opening.

 7.To finish it off I put a safety pin at the end of my elastic and feed it through the seam opening, this helps pull it through easier. Once fed all the way around the skirt top take off the safety pin.  

 8. The last step is to fold over your bottom hem that you surged or have sewn and sew it under.

The finished product! There are many different varieties you can do with this skirt, I'd love to hear your experiences with sewing skirts like these.  Happy Sewing!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Triple Turquoise Necklace

This necklace is made from three different kinds of dyed howlite turquoise. They are single strands wrapped so they look like they are braided. This necklace hangs 8.5 inches long this is also made with stretch cord and silver findings.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Miks Jewelry Giveaway

It's another jewelry giveaway!!  I have recently started making and selling jewelry and I want you to get some of your own.
Link through to my friend Shannon at to enter to win a pair of these adorable turquoise wire wrapped earrings.  For more fun check out my etsy page at

Have fun and Good Luck!!

Thanks for all who participated in the giveaway.  The winner was Capi Cohen, I look forward to doing another soon.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wire Inspired Earrings and Necklace

Here is my small collection of my wire inspired earrings and necklaces.  I used a 20 gauge wire which is pliable enough to be wrapped and tucked to cover these earrings and necklaces.  The turquoise ones, the wire is thinner. I'm not quite sure what size but they were cut pieces about 6in and then wrapped in different sections on the stone.  I also used some permanent glue to help hold these pieces in place. 
I needed more of the blue stones and they had run out where I normally had picked them up. I happened to be out of town for the week and found the stones I needed. I was so excited, I got enough for a few more pairs of earrings and am able to finally keep some for myself. :)

The purple is my favorite!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Black Ruffle Scarf

My friend, Lara made a dark grey scarf like this and I fell in love. 
Hers was 8ft long and 6in wide. 

 1. Use 5/8 of a yard of any color of ruffle fabric, I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon and it was about $4.00. Fold in half long ways and cut so you have two pieces that are the same length.

 2. Then place fabric on top of each other with both pieces of fabric faces in so ruffles are touching each other.  You will then make a straight stitch to connect these two pieces at one end, so it makes it longer. Not wider. 

 3. Foldover the fabric and place ruffles towards each other again.  This time you will stitch together the long side, this will make a tube with the scarf so both sides (length) will be sewn together.
 4. Your last step you will finish the ends. Sew a stitch across the ends of the scarf. I didn't do any tucking in, I liked how it looked with the ruffles hanging on the ends.

Here is your finished product.  Mine was 10ft long and 6in wide. If you want to make it shorter just cut off some of the length and sew the end off.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Pink Flower Necklace

I used three different strands of coordinating beads and hooked them all through the metal flower pendant.  I used seed beads in between each of the larger beads.  That was the hardest part, but I loved how it turned out.

A few new items

A few new items have been added to my etsy shop! Come check it out.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Turquoise Teardrop Earrings

Here is my latest and greatest. I love these earrings! I purchased the stone at a local hobby store and then used some pretty thin wire, I don't know what gauge, sorry. I then cut pieces of wire that were 6" long and wrapped accordingly. I did squeeze the wire into the bottom and top holes of the stone which helps those pieces stay put. I am still trying to work out the part of the wire that is the last being wrapped - it sticks out slightly and I want it to stay flat...Anyway, hope this can help inspire :) 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Favorites of Mine
Charms made into Earrings

Wrapped Purple Stone Necklace

Wrapped Purple Stone Earrings

Grey and Silver Stone Necklace with Pendant

Purple Charm Bracelet

Monday, October 29, 2012

Turquoise Everywhere

This is a set of a Turquoise Necklace, Bracelet and Small hoop Earrings.  I love to match the whole set you can wear together or each separately. The Necklace Flower pendant is antique grey and also has small grey beads in between the turquoise.  This is one of my favorite for any casual outfit!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

And the Winner Is....

Our winner for the Jewelry Giveaway from MiksJewelryShop is ---


Thanks to all who commented and supported this giveaway.  
There will be more to come. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Brown Necklace

Here is a Brown and Light Brown version of the Pink and Grey and Purple and Grey Necklaces.  This is made with Glass and plastic beads, a wire chain and beading needles.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jewelry Giveaway!!

I am so excited to start making and selling jewelry that is fun and affordable.  I want to giveaway to someone out there that supports my pieces.  I will be doing a drawing for a pair of earrings or a necklace of your choice.  A free piece of Jewelry, who doesn't love that??

Please leave a comment on this post and check out my Etsy shop and share with a friend.
 I will be choosing a winner Sunday night from people who have left a comment on this post and will announce the winner Monday.  Good Luck.

And a big thanks in advance to help me get my shop going.
Don't be shy- Leave a comment. I would love to hear what you think!!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Purple Passion Necklace

Handmade Purple Necklace
I was inspired to make this necklace from a friends necklace.  There are 4 different types of beads 2 Metallic and 2 Matte colors.  I used eye pins to hook the beads onto a wire chain.  It is about 19 inches long and will add some sparkle to any outfit.  This is one of my favorites taking only a couple hours to make, of course in between other duties of a mother.  I hope this can inspire you too.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Baubles and Baubles Necklace

Baubles Necklace for Sale $20.00
This Grey and Pink Matte and Metallic beads will be a perfect addition to any outfit!  After 4 strings of beads and a few hours with sore fingers, I have finally finished it. Enjoy!