Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vintage Ornate Fork Pendant Handmade

My first fork pendant! 

Vintage ornate gold plated large serving fork made into a unique pendant on a long thick vintage chain. 

This is a "first peek" I will have it listed in my shop shortly!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Welcome Wednesday!

Hi! I'm linking up to Welcome Wednesday, hosted by Take It From Me.  I'm hoping to come across some new interesting blogs and hopefully gain a few more followers.

I enjoy posting about my new handmade jewelry pieces I've listed on Etsy, craft tutorials I come across, and my life in general.  I can't wait to meet some new friends!   Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Adorable Plushie Puppy Tutorial!

Who doesn't love plushies?  These super adorable little critters are all over crafting sites right now and it's easy to see why! 

I found this easy tutorial and pattern on the Woman's Day Magazine web site. 
I may attempt to make one if I get some free time.  If you try it please share your pics!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Japanese Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Technique

I stumbled upon this video the other day while looking for creative gift wrapping ideas. It's called furoshiki. Originating from the Japanese culture where it promotes caring for the environment and reducing waste; Furoshiki is eco-friendly wrapping. Using techniques similar to origami, it can be used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping or simply as decor. Check it out!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Handmade jewelry wall hangers on Etsy

My Mom was just complaining that her jewelry box is too small and she can't find the necklaces she wants or they are getting tangled together in the jewelry box she has.

Being the Etsy afficianado that I am I set to work to find just the thing! Check out these fab handmade jewelry holders I came across

I love this beautiful jewelry "tree"! By RedBarkDesigns

This pretty and simple peg board holds a ton of jewelry! By JewelryHoldersForYou

Here's a cute painted board to hang on the wall by tammnoony

This stunner is by Melissa Woods

I love the diversity and creativity that can be found on Etsy and these jewelry holders are a great example of the beautiful craftmanship that the artists put into every piece.  Enjoy!  Maybe my mom will find something she likes!

Oh and if you need any jewelry to hang on your new jewelry holder check out my handmade jewelry shop here.  ;)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monster Jam!!

I'm getting ready to go to my first monster truck show!  Huge trucks with colorful names like "grave digger" driving over regular size cars and jumping off ramps!  Sounds redneck?  You betcha!  I can't wait!  There's a chance for thunderstorms so I'm doing my "no rain" dance! lol!  I'll be sure to get some good pics for y'all who don't have the pleasure of a good monster truck rally in you area! ;)