DIY Photo Pendant

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“Oahu, Anthropologie!!” you mind goes when you’ll see these DIY photo pendants.  You could easily find these fine handmade jewels at this designer shop. Yes. It is that sort of hip, unique ,and good-quality kind of necklace pendant. However, there are 2 differences here, that makes these pendants even MORE special than the Anthropologie variety: […]

Felt Bows!! Free Pattern & Tutorial

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Felt is one of the oldest fabrics known to man. So, for old time sake then, a Felt Crafts Tutorial today: how to make hair bows out of felt. Here is a simple felt bow making tutorial. Once you made your own felt bow, you can use it to embellish just about anything. I have […]

Party 93

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  It’s time to have a Linky Party! Well, you can say that again! I had to do without you and your wonderful creativity for far too long.  Who knew that this emigration would take me over 2 months!; It’s almost done!!!! Anyone want a new-to-me home reveal of the 113-year-old beach cottage we are […]

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelets make lovely Valentines Gifts

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Long term friendship + 2 seconds to make, great friendship bracelet = a winner for this Valentines Day. Friendship bracelets are about simple gestures. It is the simplicity that counts. Originally, friendships were given to friends who could then make a wish. They would never take off the bracelet, but when the bracelet would fall […]

Top Creative Gifts

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1200+ free craft tutorials I guess is enough to find any kind of handmade gift to make. However, if you want to complement that handmade gift with a store-bought goodie, here’s a bit of help on picking the right gift for that one last person on your list.    Bestselling Christmas Gifts Top Gifts for […]

Beaded Necklace Tutorial w Silk Ribbon

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Shabby & Fun Jewelry :: Necklace Making Tutorial Today, here is a fabulous inspiration for a  ‘Handmade Christmas Gift for Her’ : a last-minute gift idea of a beautiful, ‘a la Anthropologie’-styled necklace that you could make yourself in very short time. The fabric that holds the beads together and that makes this necklace a […]

DIY 4th of July Earrings

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Oh, I can’t believe I haven’t shown you yet, I have been wearing my 4th of July earrings all week already, in anticipation of this wonderful American holiday that is quintessential summer fun.  Like my handmade 4th-of-July earrings? I think they match my shirt for the day just fabulously.

Anthropologie Necklaces : a Knockoff Giveaway

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:: If you love Anthropologie Necklaces, you’ll love this Giveaway! :: I all for originality. And thus: this truly unique Anthropologie necklace design stole my heart. I wanted to make my necklace as an ‘Anthropologie knockoff’ for you. But I knew I had to make it ‘my way’ and apply my own ideas however. So, […]

Polymer Clay Cane: Tarot Inspired

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  I like things like tarot cards as well as positive ancient symbolism. They lift my spirit. Usually.   That’s why this pentagon polymer clay bead making tutorial immediately caught my eye. Velody, from Tree Gold and Bee Gold, showed us how to make these lovely beads with pentagram shape using the polymer clay cane […]

LINKY PARTY 5 Features

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    Today’s Features These are the top features of the projects that seems to have inspired us the most in last week’s linky party. I love each and every one of them.  What about you? What’s your favorite, now that you are getting a close-up look at them???!!   Studded Wrap Watch Tutorial. Kristina […]

Jewelry-Making Tutorial :: Friendship Necklaces

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Free tutorial for knotted hemp necklaces … match ‘m with your million friendship bracelets for fun summer jewelry! Hurray!!!I’m letting my Dutch roots shine here, but I thought to celebrate the fact that we have a new king! As of yesterday. I think it is kind of cool. Not sure yet. So, in honor of […]

Mothers Day Gift Winner Is ..?!!

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  Last week we had a lovely mothers day gift giveaway. The raffle for it closed today and we just picked a winner… And the winner of our Mothers Day Gifts Raffle is ….. a lady by the name of Terry!!!! Lucky Terry did not give us her last name, but she did give us […]

Mothers Day Gifts: Necklace GIVEAWAY

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:: Handmade Mothers Day Gifts :: WIN: one-of-a-kind DESIGNER NECKLACE (this post) + MAKE: Free Jewelry-Making Tutorial (see link) + ADMIRE: an new ‘A Stitch Above’-awarded. (see below) MOTHERS DAY GIFTS from Ineseda Today is a special day at Fine Craft Guild. Lots of gifts, sharing and recognition. Let me begin with saying that both […]

Cool Earrings in 2 Minutes

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Creativity comes in waves in my life. Like this morning. I had those ultra-long antiqued brass earring hooks laying around for a while with the intention to make something with them. Then, last night I was looking for my pliers which could not find, so I decided to tidy up my bead collection, in the […]

How to Make Recycled Paper Bead Necklaces

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Been eyeing fashion bib necklaces? Paper bead necklaces? Seen these paper rosette ones in the Anthropologie necklaces section? Are you not really a jewelry maker, but want to make some new jewelry for yourself, mom (mothers day), or a friend’s birthday?! Good. Go for this paper rosette beaded bib necklace crafts project. Practically all you’ll […]

10 Zip Jewelry Designs

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Amazing what you can do with old zippers. The contemporary handmade jewelry trend with vintage zippers has been a craze for years now. Still, I do spot new jewelry designs still today. Sure you’ve seen our ‘Zipper Jewelry’ -tutorial before. It was simple back then. Today I want to show you the added sophistication that […]

Party 52

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Wednesday. Time for a Party. Party #52. We are now over 100 party guest strong, so hopefully we all get a lot more inspiration, and a wee bit more traffic from it all each week. Benefits are for the taking. Are you tired of me telling you yet that visiting all 100 of you is […]

Time for a Party (linky 51) + Valentine Crafts

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Hello! Are you on pinterest? Come follow me here. I absolutely appreciate any time you pin my posts and would love to have you following me too! Today is party time. I love seeing all your projects. Do link up This week maybe you will be featured, but my favorites from last linky party were […]

DIY Party Tiaras

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While the original idea of the designers of ‘The Glamourai’ was to showcase high-end jewelry of such famous designers like Bulgari and David Yurman, I am more fascinated with the fun ‘New Years’ Eve party-activity- potential of these handmade tiaras from glittery rag pipe cleaners, pompoms and little girls stickers, toys, and if you have, […]

Finger Knitting Projects: Chain Necklaces

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What to do this holiday break? Do something productive with your kids and make a couple of finger knitting chain necklaces.  Kids loooovve finger knitting as it is so easy to do, and fun! If yours are home a few days before Christmas, there is even enough time to make them before Santa arrives! This […]

Spiritual Toppers (Gifts for Men)

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Spiritual Gift Toppers: Handmade Gift Jewel + Prayer Beads ‘Om Mani Padme Hung’ One of my most spiritual friends is a Buddhist. He is absolutely lovely, and one of the most giving people I know and wish to honor this holiday season. (Not everyone who enjoys the holidays is Christian, after all.) Just for them, […]

Cookie on a Cup’s Rim + More Popular DIY-Craft Ideas

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Oh, I’m so happy! Nearly a 100 new great ideas richer.  Thank you all so much. Now choosing, which DIY/craft project is best… it’s impossible. I don’t know any more. So, I just scoured around amongst the ones that were visited more than others, and then I added a couple of my personal favorites.   […]

FALL linky PARTY :: LIVE :: Join Us

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Woohoo, it’s almost Halloween… Not like there’s nothing else going on….!!?? Are you as busy as I am?!! With what?! This ‘n’ that, like linky parties for Fall Decor ideas. Ok. Seriously. It’s Time for a Party today! #37. Featured Designs First, let me feature 5 excellent DiY ideas that were linked up before. 1. […]

Halloween Costume Accessories: Spider Web Headpiece

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With 101 Halloween costumes (patterns, where to buy & matching ideas) in our Halloween Central, I hardly feel like you need another complete costume idea… But maybe you’d like some inspiring accessories for Halloween costumes, beyond the ones already posted here. Like for example this handy dandy DIY spider in a web headpiece. What do […]

World Peace Day

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Today, I’ve peace on my plate. Inspired? Find your own Peace beads or peace pendants or necklace here. International Day of Peace (United Nations) is today, Friday, September 21, 2012. I’m not solely a flower-power-babe esthetically. As you know, this is an issue close to my heart. Therefore, I’d like to highlight peace-awareness raising crafts […]

Apple Earrings (2 min DIY Jewelry)

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Make these delightful apple earrings at any time, but they make particularly good Christmas, Friendship, Back-to-School accessories, or Teacher Appreciation Gifts.     The gold and the apple theme offer a good balance between seriously respectable and happily frivolous. Plus, these earrings are just the right length for shorter hairdo’s. Isn’t that perfect for teachers […]

How to Etch Lampwork Beads

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A jewelry-making technique today: how to etch lampwork beads. Glass beads are amongst the world’s most ancient forms of art, and the great Italian designers of Pandora, Chamilia, Troll and Biagi has really made them popular. Etching Your Beads But I am not really talking about those with the metal center. I am talking about […]

Cute Friendship Bracelets :: DIY

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Start Family Memories At The Kitchen Table or the Beach: teach your kids (and their best friends) how to make friendship bracelets. It is interesting how one remembers some childhood memories more vividly than others. One of my happy-time childhood memories involved making things together with my mom. Ranging from Barbie cloths to making friendship […]

Features: Best Craft & DIY Projects from Linky Party

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  … blown away again by the large number of high-quality crafts and DIY projects amongst our link party-goers. Wow. In an attempt to show a larger variety of ideas, I aim to source my features from different bloggers. Here are my 4 favorite DIY projects with tutorials for the week. From left to right, […]

Craft Book Giveaway

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This craft book will be published in Fall, but its publisher, Lark, is offering readers a chance to win an advance copy of this professional standard jewelry book, signed by the author and all!  That’s 432 pages with photographs of top jewelry design, free. This jewelry book includes bead stringing, bead embroidery and bead weaving.  […]