April 24, 2015

Friday Finds Link Party #26


Happy Friday everyone! We are enjoying all those who are linky up with us weekly! We love seeing all the fun stuff you bloggers have been creating. Let's get started on our picks from last week!

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook 

 
Post your favorite link from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

Rules for Friday Finds: 1. Link to a specific post on your blog 2. Limit 3 Links per person 3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party 4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale 5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!) 6. Link back to this blog with a text link. 7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.



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April 21, 2015

Easy Stone Necklace + Free Mother's Day Printables at Live Craft Love

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and I bet some of you haven't thought of what to give mom yet - don't worry though, if your mom is as much of a jewelry fanatic as mine, I've got you covered! Check out this easy tutorial I shared on Live Craft Love on how to make a simple stone necklace that you can personalize to your mom's preferences, plus a free printable tag and box template!


It comes together pretty quickly and would also be a very fun girl's night activity for you crafty folks out there. It takes minimal supplies, but looks awesome! I made one for myself to layer with longer necklaces and those trendy, initial necklaces. 

Finally, I wrapped up the post with a free tag printable and box template for you to use in case you want to gift it to someone! I am loving flowers nowadays and here's a pretty way to incorporate them into your gift. 

If you're interested in learning how to make the simple stone necklace and/or snagging the freebies, don't forget to check it out by clicking any of the photos above or the link below! Happy crafting, friends!



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April 20, 2015

DIY: Wired Pearl Drops

Sometimes all it takes is some pearls, wire and some twisting here and there to make pretty, simple earrings. I am not really one for pearls but I like to wear them every now and then, specially when it doesn't look outdated. There are a variety of pearls in all shapes, sizes and make that this tutorial is very customizable with what your preference is - and if you don't like pearls, you can sub them with your favorite stone or bead!


Supplies:
  • Pearl beads
  • Jewelry wire
  • 2 Flat-nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Earring posts
  • E6000 glue


Cut off a length of wire and thread your first pearl bead on, folding the wire on either side of the bead. Twist the wires together using your flat-nose pliers.


Now thread your second bead by inserting it into one of the wires, and then inserting the other wire on the bead but in the opposite direction like in the photo above. 


Using two pliers, pull the wires until tight, like in the photo below. Afterwards, twist the two wires like you did after the first bead.  


Continue adding your beads until you are satisfied with the length - I wanted short drops so I only added three beads on mine. 


When you are done adding your beads, twist the wires like you have done, about two or three times, then cut off the excess wire with a wire cutter. 


Fold the twist on the back of your earring - it's easier to do this with some flat-nose pliers. 


Shape your earring according to your preference - I wanted mine curved. You can also leave them straight, but I feel it more modern when curved. 


Finally, attach your earring post to your first bead, taking note of the back of your earring (where you bent the excess wire). And you are done!


I love how dainty these things are, and how perfect they are for everyday use or even nights out. 


Pardon my face! Haha. You can use the any size of pearl, or even make them in increasing or decreasing size - that would actually look so great! Add more embellishments or leave them as it is. 


Want more pearl DIYs? Check out these past projects:

Chain Cage Pearl Earrings
Delicate Pearl Hairbow
Bow and Pearl Earrings
Double Pearl Drop Earrings at Craftaholics Anonymous
Do you love pearls? Let me know in the comments! I always love hearing from you guys. Happy crafting!
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April 17, 2015

Friday Finds Link Party #25


It's Friday! You know what that means! Take a look at our wonderful picks from last week and start linking up!

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook 

 
Post your favorite link from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

Rules for Friday Finds: 1. Link to a specific post on your blog 2. Limit 3 Links per person 3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party 4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale 5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!) 6. Link back to this blog with a text link. 7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.



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