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