Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

Bee Crafty

What’s the buzz today? Bees! Bees are so important in pollinating the many plants that feed us. Bonus: crafts made with the images of bees are as sweet as honey. For example, there’s this beautiful fused glass dish by fancybutch. The yellow background makes this bee silhouette pop! Ludi stitched up this charming applique bee […]

Tute Tuesday: Coral Bead Bracelet

Are you having a hard time saying goodbye to summer? Never let that summer beach feeling go with alohamom2three’s tutorial for a Coral Beaded Bracelet. This project proves that, even though the bracelet is elegant and looks complicated, it can easily be created thanks to step-by-step instructions and pictures. If you are more of forest […]

A Key Component

What is the key to unique art? Using things in interesting ways. Here are a few projects where people used actual keys in art, with beautiful results. bookstorebabe made key pendants to fantasy locations like Camelot, the Tardis, and the castle of Emerald City. These necklaces definitely unlock your imagination. Embellished keys are pretty in their […]

Spotlight on: Precious Metal Clay

Making jewelry has really become a huge part of crafting. Go into any craft store and there are always a few isles dedicated to nothing but beads, findings, tools, and other various supplies. Checking online will lead you to hours of time spent looking at virtual stores of nothing but ways to create jewelry. A […]

How to Make Summer Bracelets

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make a variety of fun summer bracelets with beads, hemp and nylon cording! Grab your supplies and prepare to accessorize! 🙂

Spotlight on: Resin

We crafters love versatility in the products we buy. More varied uses means less money to spend to make crafts, and more is good. At least as a crafter. Resin is one of those multi-use products. Resin starts out as a liquid, usually in two parts, and hardens to a clear durable plastic. Among it’s […]

Spotlight On: Polymer Clay Jewelry

As crafters we usually like to find items to use that have more than one use. Versatility is always inspirational in adding imagination and creating. Well, you won’t find too many products that are as versatile as polymer clay. Polymer clay or PC as some call it, can be used independently, with metal, plastic or […]

Valentine Earrings Craftalong with Free Printable Art!

Our Jewelry and Trinkets moderator, I Sew Cute, has generously shared her artwork with us, along with a tutorial on how to make these adorable Cupid earrings, just in time for Valentine’s Day! All you need is printable Shrinky Dink plastic, access to an ink jet printer, and some basic jewelry findings and tools. For […]

July 31, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by sweets4ever. We hope you enjoy them! A clutch fit for …breakfast! by quackedup Master […]

Bibliocrafting: Book Jewelry

Lots of people who love books like to wear it on their sleeve… or, rather, their necks, wrists, and ears, in the form of jewelry! Onyxnox made this mini book as a pendant: Malmow has two great examples of mini book pendants, here and here: These pendants by alteredmommy use bits of book pages as […]

Solstice time!

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day of the year is rapidly approaching. Temperatures are heating up, the sun is shining brightly (when it’s not storming like crazy), and the birds are merrily chirping in their nests. And if you’re in the mood, and enjoy the summer, donning something like this amazing sunny tree […]

As Seen On TV: Simpsons Pig Cufflinks

One of the things I adore about crafting is that you can make almost anything. This becomes pretty important when you want to reference something pretty obscure. No company in their right mind would mass produce the pig cufflinks from the Simpsons episode where Lisa gets married, but both patty_o_furniture AND sprocketfish made them for […]

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 […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Bubble Wrap Necklace

Who knew bubble wrap could look so fancy!? If you have some extra packaging lying around from some of your online purchases why not turn it into a gorgeous necklace? This tutorial from the book Jewelry Upcycled by Sherri and Michelle Haab was shared by our friends at Potter Craft. You can find the full […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Jumpring Earrings

Have a jewelry-lover on your list? Theartofmegan has the perfect tutorial. These beautiful earrings only require some basic supplies and techniques. They’re impressive without taking too long to finish. You can see the full tutorial here: For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas to […]