Archive for the ‘Jewels’ Category

Sometimes it’s so pretty, it hurts

Sometimes I am just knocked over by the creativity of people. I mean, seriously, it’s ridiculous. I was perusing the vendor list for the Art Star Craft Bazaar, because I am going there on Saturday and I do like to have a plan of attack for these things. (I was also scoping out some early … read more

DIY Jewelry

I am always adding jewelry diy ideas to my Pinterest…here’s a few that I recently came across. Click on the images to go to the how-to.

Some downright Crafty Bastards

  This Saturday, I will be heading to Washington D.C. for Crafty Bastards, which is exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists. It’s held every year in the fall and I go every year. I like to see old friends and find new indie vendors to feature here on Indie … read more

DIY Japanese Happy Tape Chevron Necklace

I decided to make my own chevron necklace after featuring the trend a couple of weeks ago.  I was inspired by some Japanese happy tape that was laying out on my desk, so I got the idea to make a happy tape chevron necklace using some scrap cardstock and ribbon. It was wasn’t that difficult … read more

Designer’s Sketchbook: La Bella Joya

La Bella Joya – Handmade Jewelry by Marcie Abney shop: blog: Where do you get your inspiration? Why do you draw/create? Lately, I’ve been really inspired by ancient art and architecture. I’m really fond of finding unique shapes and patterns and trying to recreate them with beads. I enjoy looking through those big … read more

More chevron tutorials

As promised, here are more chevron inspired diy projects. This time around I am sharing my favorite crafty how-to’s for clothing and accessories. I’ve already got my wheels turning…what about you? Crafty Cupboard’s Pleated Chevron Skirt » Sewing In No Mans Land DIY Chevron Necklace Delighted Momma: DIY Painted Chevron Bracelet Fabric Paper Glue: Try … read more

Leather Jewelry Designs

Leather jewelry has become popular once again—and I don’t mean just leather snap wrist straps either, but everything from earrings, necklaces, pins and even rings. As a medium it’s actually got quite a lot of potential and I am nothing short of stunned by some of the designs out on the market. You will find … read more

Ancient inspiration…Odette New York

Odette New York is a Brooklyn-based jewelry line started in 2006 by jewelry artist Jennifer Sarkilaht. Jennifer is inspired by organic and industrial shapes, natural specimens, uncommon artifacts, and primitive forms and she uses both ancient and modern wax carving techniques and hand fabrication to create her designs. Odette New York’s latest collection, Eye of … read more

Crushing on black, white & red

What I’m crushing on right now. Black, white and red all over! Both from Tango and James from Alice Nightingale at noodlehead – make it! by crazy boy at Dear Golden



Which shower curtain should I get?

Which shower curtain should I get?

Last month we re-did our master bathroom. It was in dire need of both...
At Home With Chevrons

At Home With Chevrons

Everywhere I look I see chevrons. I’m not complaining, I am a...
Birch inspired home decor

Birch inspired home decor

I received an email the other day from Mammoth & Company about 2...