Easy Handmade Jewelry For Girls :: Beaded Friendship Bracelets

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

easy_beaded_friendship_brac.jpg

We have featured several jewelry-making methods of friendship bracelets to date. This beaded friendship bracelet just is a perfect addition now that summer is approaching. Cute girls / teenagers need something to do when they are lazing around on the school or back yard.  And you might want to join in. These easy-to-make friendship bracelets […]

DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

A DIY cake stand with dome is perfect for displaying chocolates, cakes or afternoon tea. Give your baked creations the presentation they deserve. A cake dome set is great for presenting in formal settings, special occasions and family gatherings. The dome helps preserve your cakes while adding loads of style and class. So, let’s make […]

DIY Photo Pendant

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

diy_pendant_photo.jpg

“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: […]

Clay Roses :: Easy to Make

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

handmade_roses_painted.jpg

Craft handmade polymer clay roses to embellish just about anything from cakes, cupcakes, picture frames, soaps, boxes ~ you name it. Here’s how! Make pink roses, purple roses, blue roses, black roses, yellow roses, white roses… any kind of color roses you want. You can use this gadget indefinitely. And then paint all the roses […]

Fourth of July Crafts: DIY Earrings

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

4th_of_july_earrings.jpg

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.   How to make these Fourth […]

Polymer Clay Cane: Tarot Inspired

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

polymer_clay_cane_tutorial_pentacle.jpg

  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 […]

Jewelry-Making Tutorial :: Friendship Necklaces

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

dutch_beads_necklaces.jpg

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 […]

:: Join In!!!! Party 65 :: LINKY OPEN NOW ::

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

anthropologie bracelets diy

  Hi all. Welcome back. Before we start partying, some announcements: 1. We have a winner for our Mothers Day Gift giveaway. Go check it out. 2. Please be so kind so as to link back to the party. Ideally from within your post. 3. Do visit others and leave comments. This is what virtual […]

Mothers Day Gift Winner Is ..?!!

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

free crochet patterns necklaces

  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

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

mothers_day_gifts_necklaces.jpg

:: 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

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

earrings_camouflage_mod_flo.jpg

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

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

paper beads necklaces

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 […]

DIY Easter Eggs for Scavenger Hunt

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

Easter_eggs_kinder.jpg

Easter eggs scavenger hunt! Easter isn’t the same without it. So much work always, isn’t it, moms?! So, how about spending some time this morning to do some fun Easter crafts with the kids and prep yourself for the big hunt event on the day.   We’ve rallied up all the plastic Kinder toy eggs […]

Recycled Can Crafts :: a Butterfly

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

can_crafts_butterfly.jpg

Still snowing and not much delight in your garden just yet? Make Spring come early with some recycled can crafts and make your own jewel butterfly! So delightful.     1,2,3 Step-by-step Tutorial on How to Make these Fun Recycled Can Butterfly STEP 1. Cut the top and the bottom of your can with a […]

Spiritual Toppers (Gifts for Men)

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

om_mani_peme_hung_gift_tag_thumb4.jpg

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, […]

Apple Earrings (2 min DIY Jewelry)

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

apple_earrings.jpg

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

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

murano glass beads

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 […]

Craft Book Giveaway

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

Showcase-500-Beaded-Jewelry_book_giveaway.jpg

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.  […]

How to Make Strawberry Earrings

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

strawberry_earrings_thumb.jpg

Strawberry Craft Week ~ Day 1: Oeeii… Strawberry season is Now! Strawberries are everywhere I look. They taste so sweet right now. My friend and I have been replanting a whole bunch of them, niftify-ing her strawberry patch. If you get the right type of strawberries and the right soil, their roots grow side-wise and […]

Diamond Chain Bracelet

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

diamond_chain_bracelet_thumb.jpg

Free Jewelry Project from the book Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects. You might recall the necklace made with fortuneteller’s beads, a jewelry project from the new book by Diane Fitzgerald, one of the world’s best-selling beadwork designers, that we featured earlier in February . Today we have a new free jewelry design that the publishers […]

50+ DIY Mothers Day Gifts

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

50+ DiY Mothers Day Gifts

:: Personalized Mothers Day Gifts to DIY :: 50+ Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Mothers Day Gifts Pretty, personalized, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials along with a free printed how-to tutorial as an enjoyable ‘DIY craft project kit’.   Mothers […]

Beaded Turquoise Earrings Tutorial with Lovely Owl Charms

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

owl earrings

Made a pair of New Age owl earrings: gold-colored owl pendants with turquoise beads.   Turquoise Beads These beads are ordinary turquoise-dyed beads, but the real deal: semi-precious turquoise. Real turquoise is typically a little less vibrant in color as their dyed substitutes, so that’s how you know the difference. Also real turquoise beads are […]

50+ Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts & Ideas

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

Lucky shamrock stamp for St Patricks Day

Quick overview of St Patty’s Day decorations, party ideas & fun : Share / Celebrate the Day Vintage St. Patrick’s Day postcard with lucky fairy gal Vintage St. Patrick’s postcard with handsome lash iPhone and cellphone St. Patrick’s Day digital background   Party  Lucky Shamrock DIY Stamp (to create your own luck Shamrock cookies Shamrock […]

DIY Designer Pearl Cuff Bracelet

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

bracelet_worthwile.jpg

$595.00 for a Jean-François Mimilla designer bracelet? DIY tutorial here.   This cool pearl and metal loop cuff caught my eye when on break. Understatedly elegant and contemporary. I followed the link and found only a  simpler version with only pearl beads for sale at shopworthwhile.com for $595.   I own some very nice jewelry, so […]

Fortune Teller Beads Necklace

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

Tons of Wonderful Free Jewelry Patterns

  : free project of a beautiful designer necklace with laced beads by world-renowned beadwork designer Diane Fitzgerald. While the beads remind her of fortunetellers and gypsies, the necklace is actually tasteful ‘bling’ that has never been more fun to make.   Pin It You can download this free project here, or sign up for […]

Beads Beads Beads

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

perle_beads_shapes.jpg

Oh, and the things you can do … with beads. And I’m referring to those beads that are iron-able and shape-able into pretty much any thing you fancy, called perler beads.   Creations Made with Perle Beads After you’ve made Zhu zhu pet food from beads, and a beaded jewelry set with necklace & bracelet […]

Tassels, Fun Handmade Home Accessories

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

tassel_home_accents.jpg

: shabby chic tassels like these are handmade home accents that transform a house.   This tassel is 100% recycled, and made of remnants of a sheer curtain & a shirt sleeve; a tiny bit of pre-used ribbon; and a broken bead spacer for the top.  The white ribbon from which the tassel hangs from […]

Tribal Jewelry: Get Creative with Bungy Cord

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

proenza_schouler_necklace.jpg

Oh, we all crave creativity. But sometimes copycat-designs are ‘just the thing’ to shave off time of making something ‘unique’. Here’s a novel idea that looks so ‘belonging’, that could be made with recycled items.   I’d long to make it one day:   a tribal necklace a la designer Proenza Schouler’s Resort Collection 2011. […]

Luu Chan Wrap Bracelets DIY

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

luu chan wrap bracelet turquoise

Even if you’re not clicked-into the Los Angeles celebrity-scene, you might have seen these little wrap bracelets. They are THE RAGE in Hollywood. If you’d buy Luu Chan’s, you’ll realize that what once was a tribal friendship bracelet, has transformed into a pricey heirloom. That’s what happens when you add diamonds and precious stones. Chan […]

Back-to-School with Easy-to-Make Friendship Gifts

Don't miss out! Follow FineCraftGuild.com on Facebook to bring more life into your home w. free DIY tutorials!!

Time to celebrate going Back-to-School with flirty gifts that create smiles on the first day of school and help continue friendships.   Fun Fashion Friendship Gifts that are Easy to Make Sure, there is the good-old classic friendship bracelet. But let’s go beyond the simple ‘threaded thingy’, and help your (kids) friends be in style […]