I have been creating jewelry for as long as I can remember. My first beading kit was the Pocahontas beading kit with glass beads and bits of leather. I was hooked. Most of the jewelry I wear today was handmade for some special occasion or other, which makes it all the more important to me.
The following projects were made by me for Stampington & Company. You can see the complete tutorials by clicking on the images below.
Believe in Magic Necklace
Recently, my sister-in-law and my brother moved to Houston, Texas, to begin a new life. As a going away present, I decided to make this mixed-media canvas. In this homage to California, she will be reminded of the family that loves her. I also incorporated her favorite color—teal—to make it personalized to her tastes.
Follow the instructions below to make a perfect house-warming, going-away, or just-because gift. Continue reading
As many of you probably know, I am a bit of a nerd. I love Marvel superhero movies, Jane Austen, and especially Star Wars. I consider them all epic stories that are pure entertainment from start to finish (yes, that is what Jane Austen novels and superhero movies have in common). So, for Star Wars Day I knew I had to do something to celebrate my love of the movies. Last year, I did a knitting pattern for an ewok hoodie and I’ve also transformed little Casper into a Darth Vader-loving, sweater-wearing heartthrob, but this year it is all about the light sabers.
This light saber case can be used for anything, but I thought it would work well for crochet afghan hooks and knitting needles. I have also provided the details needed to adapt the pattern into a plush toy that can be stuffed. Continue reading