Posts Tagged ‘beads’

As Seen On TV: Dr. Who Companion Bracelet

Being able to subtly show your overwhelming fandom can be fun. jennieingram knows this well! She made this gorgeous charm bracelet dedicated to all of Doctor Who’s companions. With 39 charms, she covered a lot of ground! Can you place each items relevance? You can see the full thread here: You can see tons […]

Craftster Quickies – Beaded Wrap Bracelets

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make great looking beaded wrap bracelets for your Valentines!

Wear It This Weekend: Wirework Necklace

I’m not a jewelry crafter AT ALL but leopardstripes’ tutorial is so amazing she makes me feel like I could do it! I personally probably couldn’t finish in time for THIS weekend, but if you have more jewelry experience I bet you could! Her tutorial is full of pictures and is so easy to understand. […]

Wear It This Weekend: DNA Earrings

So usually WITW is lots of sewn clothing…. but not today! Today is beaded nerdy jewelry! Mmmm.. biology. Mermaide spells out exactly how to make your own pair of amazing DNA earrings! You can see the full tutorial here: If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know in the […]

Wear It This Weekend: Beaded Cuff

A few different gauges of wire and some beads and you can make a gorgeous cuff like this! Darcangel shared her tutorial for making this beaded cuff bracelet and makes it sound super easy! You can see the full thread (with tutorial) here: If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let […]

Manic Monday: Bead Portraits

You may or may not know that I have LOTS of fuse bead experience. As much as I’ve organized TONS of beads onto little peg boards I’ve never been anywhere close to making something this great! A life-like portrait out of beads?! Awesome! Futzz created these great portraits of herself and her loved ones out […]

Wear It This Weekend: How to make beaded bangles

Craftster member Danwei wrote up a super clear tutorial for beaded bangles which actually looks pretty easy too! I love how the beads you choose for this project could really define the personality of the bracelet. You could choose matte black or hot pink seed beads for a punky look. Or super sparkly ones for […]

Book Introduction: Simply Gemstones

If you are a lover of gemstone jewelry, this book is a must-have. The simple designs really let the gems take center stage. Nancy Alden, the cofounder of Beadworks gives clear instructions for making these uncomplicated but beautiful pieces, as well as information about a wide variety of gemstones available for a broad range of […]

Mardi Gras Crafts: Beads, Costumes, Party Ideas & More

Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday”, is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the fasting period of Lent in some Christian traditions. As such, it is traditionally a day to eat, drink, and be merry before the austere fasting season begins, leading up to Easter. These days, both religious and non-religious people enjoy the […]

Valentine’s Day Crafts and Anti-Valentine’s Day Crafts

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For some Craftsters, it’s a day for romance, a celebration of love, bathed in hearts of pink and red, doilies, and roses. For some, a fun and quirky day filled with affection-seeking robots, love monsters, and giant cupcakes. For another group, anti-Valentines are […]

Craft Challenge #26 – Dollar Store Challenge Round 2

This month’s challenge was to make something fabulous and hopefully totally unexpected out of items you bought at a dollar store. The total cost should have been $10 or less! We had 77 amazing entries in this challenge, so voting was tough! The winner was witwhitherwilt with her entry titled, “Here Comes the Dollar Tree […]

The Sampler Box Contest

I’ve been lucky enough to get The Sampler last month and the month before! One of my assortments even included a necklace by one of my favorite jewelry makers ever. The Sampler is holding a contest right now where you repurpose the box that goodies come in some clever way and the winner will receive […]

Interactive Jewelry Making

I just spotted an google ad on Craftster for the Intelligirl Jewelry Maker. Thinking it was some new toy for making jewelry (I have a weakness for toys you can make stuff with like the Easy Bake!) so I just had to check it out. It wasn’t a toy. But what it is, is actually […]

Crafty or Obsessed?

Crafty or Obsessed? You decide! Either way it’s totally beautiful… Recently the women in an old folks home in Australia called Hobart’s Strathaven Home recreated an entire 1950’s living room in knitting and crochet. Complete with a knitted window with a knitted rural outlook and a knitted Elvis record cover with a real record coming […]