Monday, January 28, 2013

DIY Jewelry: Solar System Planets Bracelet from!


How cute is this? Becky was inspired by our new Rainbow Resin beads in Crazy Quilt and Tie Dye Swirl patterns (our SKUs 1307A, 1307B) to make a bracelet based on the solar system. She used our 1508E Sun Charms for... the sun!  She used the pnuemonic "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles" to correctly order Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune ~ each with their own beady personality! (Pluto is no longer considered a planet but we still are going to give it a shout out.)  If you look VERY closely, right next to Earth, you will see Becky even included the moon - a 4mm 1/6" e-bead from our eBead mixes.

This could be made on stretch cord for classes or youth groups. Becky used tiger tail (coated steel wire), some simple crimp beads (squish to hold your bead in place), and a few assorted bead mixtures of ours listed below.

Solar System Bracelet Recipe: Supplies from Rainbow Resin beads 1307A, 1307B; Watercolor Splash Beads in Black/White 1600E, Confetti Foil Swirl Beads 1370G, Sun Charms 1506E, 

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="487"]Rainbow Resin beads from New Rainbow Resin Swirl beads make GREAT little planets![/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="487"]Rainbow Resin beads in Crazy Quilt from These beads make great lightweight jewelry - as shown here - part of our Solar System bracelet[/caption]

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wearable Art from the Heart ~ 5 Jewelry & Home Crafts for Valentines from

Love is in the air! Here's some wearable Valentines you can make with supplies from! Click on any picture for a closeup. We've included links to the products we used in each litte treasure. Happy creating!

1. Key to My Heart Encased in Glass
Shown above, Anne used our new WIDER 1200V-10pack 1" jug-shaped glass mini bottles to encase our key charm & millefiori heart in glass.

2. Key to My Heart Mini Bottle Necklace  Anne created this little gem from our 1200L-10pack-KIT mini bottle eye screw kit, a trimmed key charm 1611B, and a little millefiori red heart dangle ~ our 1626 hung on a 1505z headpin and looped at the top. Attached with our jump rings 1501Q to our customer favorites ~ one of our 1240W silver-plated brass snake chains. .

3. Graffiti Love Pendant! Anne made this glass heart pendant with a printout of her favorite
 valentine, our 302H glass heart cabochons, a little 3D Crystal Lacquer, e6000 for the bail on the back, and one of our 1240z ball chain necklaces. She finished the glass cab with our transparent glass markers SKU 700. You could also use any opaque paint pen made for ceramic and glass.

4. Lace Hearts Doily/Doilie Glass Pendants and Magnets This is one of those sleeper ideas that really surprised me! Pendant: Anne just took a paper doily,

glued/applied it to the back of our 302H-10pc glass heart cabochons with 3D Crystal Lacquer, trimmed the edges and added a bail (806A-10pack).

Lace Hearts Fridge Magnets: Same process but add our magnets rather than a bail for cute fridge magnet set.

5. Scrabble Tile Pendants 123!
We put together a step-by-step tutorial for simple scrabble tiles, over atour blog - this is always a fun starter project - glue a bail (806A-10pc) to the back of a scrabble tile, add an epoxy cover if you want, embellish with a simple dangle or even add a photo.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Free Printable Altered Peacock Collage Sheet + 30% Savings at thru 1/1/13

Click here for our Free Printable! Altered Peacock Instant Collage Sheet and Scrabble Tile DIY! 

Happy Crafty New Years! Here's some instant inspiration for you ~ our free printable Altered Peacock 1 Instant Download Collage Sheet and a simple Scrabble Tile DIY technique to inspire you to go play!

Click here for our quick Scrabble tile tutorial. This technique works equally well on our bamboo domino tiles, or on glass tiles too. You can also use this free printable as artwork for our tray pendants with either our glass or instant epoxy dome covers.

Our 30% off everything promotion runs through tonight, JAN 1 midnight PST - just use SAVE30 in your coupons box at the bottom of your cart page for 30% off everything in your cart!

Wishing you a relaxing day of fun and inspiration. Time to go play! Happy Crafty New Years from all of us at!