If you follow me on instagram or my personal twitter, then you know that my life has been taken over by a second adorable boston terrier. Yes friends, we have decided that three animals just wasn’t enough and finally took the plunge to adopt a buddy for Jax.
You know what I love as much as cats & kittens in fashion? Unicorns!
To end #perlerbeadweek and to round out your jewelry collection, I thought we’d end big, with biggie beads that is. You’ll notice how much larger these beads are than regular perler beads. The larger size make it much easier to make a larger piece like this.
For the 3rd installment of Perler Bead jewelry week, we’ll adorn our fingers with some rings. You’ll need the same supplies as when you made the earrings except you’ll want ring findings instead of earring findings. [keep reading]
The Perler beads that are out now are way cooler than the ones when we were young. When I saw the new “shaped beads” I knew they were dying to be made into dangling earrings.
Confession time. Guys, I have been seriously obsessed with Perler beads lately. There is something very nostalgic for me about placing the beads on the peg board and then ironing them out. I could do it all day long, it’s like really inexpensive therapy. After making a lifetime supply of coasters, I finally moved on to my tried and true craft, jewelry. Today I’m featuring Perler bead bracelets, no iron required. Comeback throughout the rest of the week for more Perler bead jewelry tutorials. [keep reading]
One of the most difficult things in jewelry making, is finding findings that all match. Getting jump rings, a clasp and chain that are all the same shade of metal. It can be quite the task. So, I’m a big fan of making my own. I’ve shown you before how to make your own eye pins so today we’re going to go over how to make your own jump rings from wire with one simple tool and a pen.
Here you go folks, my version of the lunch clutch. I used one of the most amazing fabrics, waxed canvas, to make it. I first of heard of it from one of my favorite lines Vaute Couture. It’s an amazing fabric that wears similar to leather. To make this you will need:
- DIY Lunch Clutch Pattern, click to download.
- 2 magnets
- Super glue or the like.
- Waxed canvas, I got mine on Etsy.
- Sewing notions: needle, thread, pins, sewing machine, scissors etc… [keep reading]
Saturday morning, my 8-year-old rabbit, Buckley, hopped out of his cage and sat on the floor. I immediately knew something was up. You see, he is quite old as far as rabbits go and he doesn’t come out unless I get him out. Once he’s out, he’s quite active, no sitting on the floor, he runs around or he is in my lap. I scooped him into my lap and immediately knew that I was going to lose him very soon. He was weak and lethargic. We found a vet with an opening in a couple of hours but I knew we wouldn’t make it. The appointment was more about making me feel better than anything.
Less than two hours later, Buckley passed away in my arms. We had pulled over on our way to the vet. Buckley was my first companion animal that was truly my own. I was super allergic to cats (now cured that I’m vegan and GF) and my apartment didn’t allow dogs but I was living alone in my first apartment and needed a companion. For 8 years, Buckley licked my elbows, chewed my shoes and bit my boyfriends. He could be a little terd at times and he hated everyone except me, but he was still my little buddy. [keep reading]