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30 Minute Jewelry – My Book!

Today is an exciting day for me, my friends!! I am so excited to be able to show off my book to you – 30 Minute Jewelry! Can you believe it? It is so surreal. This has been a dream of mine for years and I am so thrilled that…

Quick Bow Tie Necklace Tutorial

Today’s guest is such a doll! For our Scrap Busting Extravaganza today we have the fabulous Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings! Marissa is a great seamstress – you have to check out all her cute clothes and of course her Etsy Shop where you can find the most amazing little…

DIY Snowflake Necklace

“Chalk” Embroidery Snowflake Necklace

I have a fun Embroidery project for you today! This sweet little “Chalk” Embroidery Snowflake Necklace is so cute and easy to make. It’s got a fun chalk art style to it – but you don’t have to worry about it disappearing – it’s stitched with embroidery! The little snowflake…

Hunger Games Stitched Arrows Necklace

Stitched Arrows Pendant Necklace

Well I am super excited because this weekend the third movie in the Hunger Games opens! You know I will be there Friday – I am a huge fan of the series! To celebrate I’ve made up this cute Stitched Arrow Pendant Necklace – with simple embroidered arrows and a…

Sweet Woodland Necklace

Sweet Woodland Acorn Necklace

I have been going a little nuts (ha) lately over the fact that we have an oak tree in the backyard now. With actual acorns. I’m like a squirrel with the collecting. Having lived only in the west this is a whole new world! (sing that to the Aladdin tune…

Pretty Vintage Handkerchief Necklace

Easy Vintage Handkerchief Necklace

I am always on the looking for fun vintage goodies at the thrift stores – you can usually find much better prices on things there rather than antique stores. Though sometimes they are a little more “loved”. And by loved I mean stains and holes and such. But sometimes you…

Summer Rhinestone and Lace Necklace

Easy Lace Filigree and Chain Necklace

I have an exciting new series to tell you about! Over the next few months I am going to be creating projects using the new Cricut Explore™! They are grouping up bloggers as part of a fun little teams and having a competition called Design Space Star. So fun right!…

Scallops and Braids Necklace

Pretty Clay Bunting and Braided Chain Necklace

If you’ve been hanging around here a while, you know that I love all things vintage and floral and bunting. It’s a wee little obsession. So I’ve been wanting to make a “bunting” type necklace for some time, I just wasn’t sure how I wanted to do it. I finally…

51 More DIY Jewelry Tutorials

51 MORE DIY Jewelry Tutorials

It is never to early to start thinking about Mother’s Day – it is just around the corner! Last year about this time I put together a roundup of 50 DIY Jewelry Tutorials and you all seemed to love it! So I thought it would be fun to do another giant…

Cross Stitch Pendant

Wooden Floral Cross Stitch Pendant

Some projects are just so much fun! I have had this little wooden floral cross stitch pendant on my to-do list for ages. I bought the little wooden piece a couple years ago and it just got put to the wayside and I kept putting it off, there were so…

Bead Statement Necklace

DIY Watercolor Statement Necklace

One of my favorite things about jewelry making is that pretty much anything goes. You don’t have to stick to using the same old materials, or have things be all matchy matchy – unless you want to! So even if you’re making a pretty straightforward beaded necklace, you can really…

anthro layered necklace

Anthropologie Ceynote Layered Necklace diy knockoff

It’s been a few months since we did an Anthro knockoff – I was getting a little twitchy. So of course I headed over and did a little browsing – and I fell in love with the Ceynote Layered Necklace. It’s all pretty, feminine details and chains layered together. And…

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“Hello” Embroidered Pendant Necklace

I reaallllly love fun and unique jewelry. Ok. So I love all jewelry. But there is something special about a jewelry piece that doesn’t come from your average store – plus it’s so fun to make things that are a little more personal and fit my style. That’s just the…


Top Ten Posts of 2013

Can you believe it is that time already? This year has flown by! I have had so much fun sharing things with you this past year – I so appreciate all your support and encouragement. And I am super excited about 2014 – I have some fun projects in the…

Mini Snow Globe Necklace

Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Necklace

Today I’m combining a couple of my favorite things – Christmas and jewelry. I have a super quick and really easy tutorial for today for this Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Necklace! Aren’t they sweet?! I promise they are super easy. You can easily make them up even if you have never…

Anthro Guirlande Bib Necklace Knockoff

Anthropologie Guirlande Bib Necklace Knockoff

I have such a fun treat for you today! I have teamed up with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you Five Fabulous Jewelry Tutorials! These projects are great for gifts, yourself, whatever! Aren’t they all amazing?? You can check out the other tutorials at these fun blogs: Bombshell Bling,…

Sewing Charm Necklace DIY

Simple DIY Charm Necklace

I have a super easy – and super customizable necklace for you today! This sweet little Simple DIY Charm Necklace is decorated with some sweet little sewing charms. But you can definitely make this necklace with any cute little charms!

Pearls and Bows DIY Necklace

Pearls and Bows Necklace

It’s time to start thinking about gift giving! I know. It’s not even Halloween yet, don’t get all worked up. But maybe you’re like me, and tend to leave things until the last minute? And then, two weeks before Christmas you’re all, “hmmm, maybe I should make some Christmas gifts”….

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DIY Blue Willow Statement Necklace

How do you come up with your inspiration for projects? I am kind of all over the place. Sometimes I like to start with an idea for the finished item and go from there – like making a fun hoop with cheery hedgehogs. Sometimes I find materials that are super…