My sweet girl loves fairies and all things magic.
So when I saw these little glass bottle pendants at Joann’s (2 for $2.49) I knew just what I needed to do.
A little glitter, a little glue to keep the cork secure, and a chain to hang it on.
She was thrilled.
I made these two little nest pendants as gifts.
One for Christmas and one for a birthday.
I used a tutorial from a friend of mine who is very talented with all things jewelry.
The tutorial is found here.
She also sells them if you don’t want to make your own.
I’m making a little package for my sister.
Inside is a little burnt-edge poppy brooch.
Inspired by the tutorial at A Lemon Squeezy Home.
A little white organza flower hair clip.
Courtesy of the tutorial by Disney at Ruffles and Stuff.
One of my ruffle flower brooches.
(This one is super ruffley.)
And a nifty jersey knit produce bag thanks to the tutorial at Delia Creates.
I’m also including some super awesome homemade deodorant. It really is the best.
I hope she likes her package!
Teacher appreciation week kind of snuck up on me.
Which means I needed something simple.
Each teacher is getting a chocolate bar and a note tied with a ribbon.
The women teachers are getting a nice flower brooch pinned to their ribbon.
Sorry lone man teacher. I ran out of time.
One felted wool brooch.
One felted green hair clip.
More jewelry! This time a beautiful flower brooch made from jersey scraps.
I took the easy route and used the glue gun. Definitely worth it.
I made a smaller one in white.
And then attached it to a little clip for the baby’s hair.
I’m a little lacking in the accessory department and have been looking for budget-friendly ways to add to my collection. I’m not a jewelry maker, but I can string beads on a string and tie a knot.
I strung these beautiful stone beads on a little stretchy string, tied a double knot and applied a dab of glue. Easy peasy. I had been looking for this kind of bracelet in the thrift store but all the ones I found had plastic beads strung on twine and I hated the way they felt in my hand. I love the feel of stone beads; they are smooth, cold and heavy.
The beads were on sale, so for about $3 I had a new bracelet. I definitely see a couple more, in additional colors, in my future.