I heard that rose quartz attracts love. I don't know if this is true, but it can't hurt, right? And who needs an excuse to make something pretty? So, with the hope that it might bring me some good luck in love, here's my rose quartz set! The fused glass pendant I purchased from tickletickle/firetickchick on Etsy, and the green beads on the bracelet are glass. The rest is all quartz. Here's to love and jewelry!
I'm new to the world of 2-wheeled commuting and plan to do it as much of the year as I can. However, that bike helmet isn't keeping my poor head very warm, and it's only October! How do other winter cyclists manage the hat vs helmet dilema? I was thinking of a thin hat under the helmet, or a hood/scarf combo over the helmet. Yesterday I tried putting my coat hood over my helmet but it kept flying back. Today I wore earmuffs under my helmet but the top of my head was still cold. What's a thrifty commuter to do? (My "commute" is only 5 blocks! But still!) Any suggestions?
I've seen really pretty candles made from china teacups, and I'd like to make some for my little group of girlfriends for Christmas. I found 6 different gorgeous delicate china cups at a garage sale that would be perfect. I'm thinking of using the melt & pour soy wax they sell at joann's & michael's, but I'm wondering...is the wax too hot? Will it crack the china? Has anyone tried this? I guess if they can hold boiling tea it'll be OK, but I'd hate to ruin them? I could use the cups to make gifts with pretty tea bags & such, but I love the candle idea. Has anyone had any experience making these? Thanks!
I just bought a funny vintage vinyl lounge chair from the 70's. It's so comfy & hilarious (and *shiny*!!) but it was definitely someone's "smoking chair". Now that I'm almost never around smoke anymore, I really notice it. Does anyone have any good ideas for beating the smell? I gave it a good wash with Mrs Meyer's and it helped a little, but I can still smell it. Has anyone come up with a crafty solution to this problem?
A girl at work showed me the absolute best thrift store find I believe I have ever seen this weekend! I will try to get pics next time I see her, but meanwhile I will describe it...it was a black vintage 40's looking leather or vinyl purse, the kind with a frame and the clasp that clicks. BUT the frame was a pair of gold scissors (open & separated, so there was a side of the scissors on each side of the bag, and not sharp) and the clickety clasp was a gold thimble!! It is absolutely amazing. I MUST find a way to duplicate its brilliance. Any thoughts?? $2!! How I wish I'd been at that Salvation Army store!!