Simple Bracelets From Wire And Beads

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

I rarely make jewelry but when I was making my beaded charms last year  I thought I would make a few bracelets just for fun.  I made two bracelets using wire to make my bracelet shape.  I took some wire, any gauge you like is fine as long as you can bend it easily, and formed a circle the size I would need to slip over my wrist. Then I made it a tiny bit bigger to account for wrapping various items around the wire.  Once I got the size I wanted I looped the wire ends together and wrapped them around each other. Then I wrapped the wire with fabric and glued it at the end to finish it off. Then I wrapped fibers, trims and twine around the bracelet adding a bee charm to one of them.  I tied the ends off to secure the trims.  Then, I made a third bracelet simply by stringing some wood beads on a piece of monofilament I cut to the size I needed for my bracelet. I finished that one off with a jewelry clasp. Lastly, I made a fourth bracelet using garment pins. I just added some tiny beads to each garment pin and then hooked them together. I left one garment pin empty of beads to use for the closure.  I love that they are so basic and simple. I probably broke a lot of “jewelry making” rules since I was just “winging it” but I’m ok with that. 🙂

See you soon,

Laurie

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! It seemed like the perfect day to share this heart I made. I took some wire and formed a heart shape then wrapped it with fabric, and fibers.  I also strung some tiny beads on some thin wire and wrapped that around the heart too. I added a large red wood bead at the inner tip of the heart and added a strip of fabric at the top to hang the heart by.  Super easy and fun. I hope you all have a wonderful day today.

Thank you for stopping by,

Laurie

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day
Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag

Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag

Happy February. 🙂  Here is another one of those projects I worked on a few months ago where I used a lot of my paper scraps and fibers from other projects.  First, I covered a 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 inch tag by Ranger with scrapbook paper. Then, I gathered up some fabric, fiber and paper scraps and a few odd die cuts I had on my desk and started layering.  When I was happy with how the tag looked I cut the word “Bird’s-Eye” from my dictionary and added it where the eye of the bird would go. I also cut out the definition of the word “Birds-Eye” and glued it above the bird.  At the bottom I used two metal embellishments I had on my desk too.  It was simple and fast to make and it helped me use up some more of my scraps.  Creating can be fun, fast and easy. I encourage you to use simple pieces at your fingertips and create a cute, funky tag or journal page with them.

Until next time,

Laurie 🙂

Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag
Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag
Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag

Oscar – Could he be any cuter? Nope!

Oscar

About a week ago I introduced Oscar to you in a video.  I wanted to create a post for him here for those that prefer to follow the blog.  Oscar is a Miniature Australian Shepherd. He was born into a “Toy” liter but based on his size we believe he will be a Miniature.  We’ll see as he grows up.  It doesn’t matter to me. All that matters to me is he is happy, safe, healthy and loved.  Oscar is learning a lot of new things very quickly.  At the time of this post he is almost 12 weeks old. I am learning too. Like today, I learned he does not like the sound of the VitaMix as I make peanut butter.  He’s so cute.  He fills my heart with joy and my hands and arms with punctures from his playfulness.  I know this stage won’t last forever but for now, I’m the best toy in the house as far as he is concerned.

See you soon,

Laurie

Oscar
Oscar