Boho Artsy Ornaments

Boho Artsy Ornaments

This past December I wanted to make some ornaments for my tree.  While I love the look of typical Christmas ornaments and colors I found myself pulling out all sorts of colors to make my ornaments. I had just finished making some bracelets with wire and beads, you can see those in the previous blog post, so I kept with that line of thinking to make my ornaments.  I made circles with wire leaving a tiny hooked area at the top of hanging, wrapped the wires with fabrics and fibers then wrapped the wire with more wire strung with beads. To finish off the ornaments I tied strips of ribbon all around the ornament and added ribbon at the top in the hook for hanging.  I really love how these turned out.  So much so that they never made it on to my tree.  I hung them in a cluster in my art studio so I can see them every time I am creating.  Maybe next Christmas I’ll be ready to use them on my tree. Until then, I get to enjoy them all year-long.

Thank you for stopping by.  It’s always nice to see you. I hope you enjoy the photos below.

Laurie

Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments

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