Friday, January 25, 2013

I'm addicted to Pintrest

 Just like many of you I could spend hours leaping through Pin after Pin, Pinning projects, beauty items, quotes.  In between Pinning ( it is like going steady with a guy, those first phone calls that last for hours but only seem like minutes have gone by)  Like I was saying the other day I stumble upon Anthropologie knock off Vintage Lace Bracelet and I had all the stuff to make it except for the ribbon bars

Here is the Anthropologie and the knock-off

Here is the list of supplies but go over to the site to follow her directions

You’ll need-
-two lengths of 6″x2″ ribbon or lace for the base and the backing (doesn’t have to be vintage, it gets covered)
-enough vintage lace/trim to cover the your ‘base’ (see above)
-extra lace/trim to tie
-embroidery thread
-invisible thread
-beads, pearls, etc. for embellishing

Here are the ones I made while I was watching bad TV.  I love them.  I haven't wore them yet waiting for the right outfit.  I'm such an East Coast girl. This is a great way to use left over bead from past projects.

  I think I'm going to pull out my Denim Jacket, skirt,  white T-shirt and my cowgirl boots and sport my new  Bling

 I really like those clear sequins. This one is the first one  that I made it took me twice as long to bead as the  one above.

Ciao for now!!!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Little Bling for my wrist

Anthropologie Cuff
Wonder Woman Cuff

Have I told you how much I LOVE Pinterest??? I didn't think so I have found sooooooo much stuff out the just waiting for me to pin, LOL.  While I was out there looking for jewelery ideas I found a few pins that were knock-off from a store called Anthropologie. Remember that I live in Alaska and  we don't have the store up in Anchorage, but I love it, I love the style and I really love the accessories.

I love this one
The first knock off I love it.  It is made on a metal cuff that I ordered from BeadWork Supplies (living in Alaska you almost have to order items, thank God for online shops.

  1. First  I covered the metal cuff with Jacquard ribbon which I had to order from Renaissance Ribbons
  2. Below in the picture you see how I stitched the  the Yo-Yo's together that will  go across the front of the cuff.
  3.  The first cuff I made I stitched the Yo-Yo's on the cuff before I added the embellishment this was too hard I needed a curved needle. Never again.   I keep it flat and add my jewels.  When I think I have it covered I us a little hot glue in the centers of the Yo-Yo's them I hand stitch it on to the cuff on the edges.
  4. I had to call home to get  my Mom's vintage pins to use on these cuffs
  5. Here is where you  can find the directions Flamingo Toes

Project Supplies

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I have a new love!!!!

It has been a long time since I posted.  We all know how life gets busy and we think the create force has left us because of other responsibilities.  That is what has happened to me theses past months.  I spent most of my summer quilting for the 2012 holiday craft shows.  I don't understand how I worked so hard and had so little to show for my summer and 2 bolts of wonder-under.

As much as quilting will always be my first love, I really want to move to smaller items.  At the end of the school year my BFF Dianne took me to a new bead shop that opened in Anchorage.  I fell in love at first sight, there were cases of crystals. pearls, and stones.  I have been making jewelery  like a woman that can't get enough (hmmmmm pie, LOL)

This was the necklace that I made for a friend for Christmas, but I have to wear it to work  to see if it didn't fall apart ( well that is the story I'm sticking with).  I fell in love with it and it is mine. I had to make her another one that she loved.

I loved making this necklace two strands of stones mixed with fashion beads mixed with chains and a metal flower pendent. It is about 23 inches in length.

 The necklace  focus is one on the pendents from the mixed-media artist collection found at Micheal's. The bottom strand is pink tear-drop glass beads mixed with glass pearls.  The first strand is a mix of fashion beads and crystals.

 More to come tomorrow.  I told you I have fallen in love with beading.