In the past I haven’t done much decorating for Valentine’s Day because Christmas takes so much out of me. However, since having kids, they love each holiday and always motivate (or push me) to make decorations. This year, I’m keeping it simple with a rainbow heart garland DIY. They are so easy to make and […]
Today I wanted to do some comparisons of various adhesives for paper crafting. Adhesives are essential for the paper crafter and without them nothing would stick! There are so many adhesives used in paper crafting for so many purposes and sometimes it can be confusing. But ultimately adhesives really are a basic necessity for this […]
In order to start working with wire and bead jewelry, it is necessary to begin to collect some specialized tools. You will discover that using the proper tools for your projects can mean the difference between an enjoyable project, and utter frustration. The most essential tools in your kit will be a pair of Round […]
Discover inexpensive acrylic paints your whole family will love!
Making a wrapped loop is a technique that every crafter and jewelry-maker should master! Whether you are making fine jewelry earrings or making dangles for a candle bobeche, this technique comes in handy. Today I’m going to get you started by making a beaded “dangle” or drop, using a headpin. Let’s get going! Materials: Bead […]
I have spoken to so many crafters that tell me in the 2010 one of their goals is to get their craft space organized. This seems to be a common goal around the beginning of each year so I decided it would be fitting to do a few organizational related posts for all of you. […]
Finishing off a bracelet or necklace using crimping pliers may look intimidating – but if you follow 3 simple steps, you’ll be crimping like a pro before you know it! Before we start, let’s take a closer look at our crimping pliers (read a post about crimping pliers here.) You will notice that there are […]