Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Charm and ATC Swap Reveal!

 Here is the reveal for the Christmas Charm and ATC swap!
Everyone did a wonderful job creating magical and festive jewelry!
I made the (above) vintage inspired bulb wreath necklace! I colored faux pearl beads with inka-golds and glued them onto a sturdy back ground to create the wreath!
 Shelia created this colorful Christmas tree dangle bracelet.

 Christina made this sweet angel necklace.
Sarah made us this whimsical vintage inspired pink Christmas tree!
PJ put together these fun Snowman earrings
Maria made this simple but classy jingle bell bangle
 Ashani always amazes us with her wire work skills. This is just beautiful and unique!
Glenda created this sophisticated snowman pendant
Shawn made this sweet vintage pendant!

See past Charm and ATC swaps here.
If you are interested in joining future swaps, we also do Faerie garden swaps too!

Message me the following:
Your name
Mailing address
Your Birthdate/year
Any links....Blog, twitter, pintrest, instagram, FB, website, shop....
A little about yourself and the style of crafting you like to do.

You will be sent a confirmation and added to a "master" email list for future Charm or Faerie Garden swaps. 

People on the email list get first signs up for a swap before the announced to other social media sites.
Swaps can be 10-20 participants.
They must include a coordinating ATC.
They must be nicely packaged and shipped no later than the post marked date. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

83 Front Door Holiday Decoration Idea's

Last year the neighbors really decorated their front doors...so much inspiration!
Which one is your favorite?









Monday, December 7, 2015

Table Top Holiday Decoration!

 Have you ever wanted to give a live plant or mini tree as a gift for the holidays but felt like the selection at the stores were less than great? As long as you keep your basic craft supplies on hand at home or with you when you travel, you'll never run into that problem again!


 I was visiting Family for the weekend and had to run to the store for a few things. I saw this tree with it's plain ornament and thought, hmmmm.....I bet I can pretty that up a bit. 
Back at the house, I painted both sides with shimmery paints.

 When they were dry, I added some glittery accents with Tulip Beads in a Bottle.
I have used them once before, you can see those projects here.
I set the decorated ornament outside to cure while I worked on the garland. 
 I used 26 gauge wire, assorted beads and scissors. 
 Wrap the wire around the tree like a garland, then double the wire length.  String a bead onto the wire and secure the end leaving a 1" tail..  Then keep on adding more beads, alternating the colors if possible. 

 Loosely space the beads about 1" apart and twist them and the wire as shown. Continue until you have enough beaded garland for the tree.

Secure the end tail onto a the bottom part of the tree, then loosely wrap the garland around, going up as you wrap. You may have too much garland, if so, snip it off leaving a bit of wire. Attach that bit to the top of the tree. Add the the decorated planter ornament and place for all to see!
Thank you for coming by, comments welcome!
See more Holiday themed crafts here!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tissue Paper Ornaments

Looking for a great way to make professional looking ornaments with just a few craft items?
Visit my post here to see how I made these! :)

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