Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us CraftStylish - Susanstars' posts CraftStylish - Susanstars' posts http://www.craftstylish.com/profile/susanstars Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:46:36 -0500 CraftStylish - Susanstars' posts CraftStylish - Susanstars' posts http://www.craftstylish.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.craftstylish.com/profile/susanstars <![CDATA[Make an Old Coat New Again with a Beaded Brooch]]> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39289/make-an-old-coat-new-again-with-a-beaded-brooch http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39289/make-an-old-coat-new-again-with-a-beaded-brooch Make an Old Coat New Again with a Beaded Brooch Posted by susanstars
Rework a broken piece of costume jewelry, or a handful of stash beads, into a sewn-on floral brooch design that brings new life to an old coat! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Beaded Valentine!]]> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40470/make-a-beaded-valentine http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40470/make-a-beaded-valentine Make a Beaded Valentine! Posted by susanstars
Create this simple, pretty beaded Valentine in just a few minutes with two colors of cardstock and a few seed beads. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Heartfelt Valentines: Fortune Cookies and Rings!]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40979/heartfelt-valentines-fortune-cookies-and-rings http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40979/heartfelt-valentines-fortune-cookies-and-rings Heartfelt Valentines: Fortune Cookies and Rings! Posted by susanstars
I made up sets of felt fortune cookies and mini matching rings for my valentines this year! This is an easy and fun little project that you can customize with your favorite colors or a personalized fortune just for the lucky recipient. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40979/heartfelt-valentines-fortune-cookies-and-rings
<![CDATA[Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round One]]> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28271/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-one http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28271/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-one Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round One Posted by susanstars
Add some sparkle to a set of old glass ornaments with this quick, easy series of crafty makeovers! This week's version adds a geometric pattern of rhinestones for extra shine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Button Party!]]> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44118/how-to-throw-a-button-party http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44118/how-to-throw-a-button-party How to Throw a Button Party! Posted by susanstars
I wanted to make some pretty button-themed treats for my book party this weekend, so I baked some button shortbread cookies and whipped up these fun button cupcake toppers, too. Here's how to make your own version any time you have something crafty to celebrate! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Family Cookbook for Mother's Day or a Wedding Shower!]]> Fri, 03 May 2013 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47273/make-a-family-cookbook-for-mothers-day-or-a-wedding-shower http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47273/make-a-family-cookbook-for-mothers-day-or-a-wedding-shower Make a Family Cookbook for Mother's Day or a Wedding Shower! Posted by susanstars
A handmade cookbook full of treasured family recipes is a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day or for a newly married couple. You can make it as simple and homemade or as sleek and professional as you like! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embellish Kneesocks ]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7967/how-to-embellish-kneesocks http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7967/how-to-embellish-kneesocks How to Embellish Kneesocks Posted by susanstars
I love wearing kneesocks, so I thought I'd embellish a couple of my favorite pairs for fall. Here are a few ideas for fancying them up with button rosettes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Swingy, Sparkly New Year's Eve Earrings]]> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34186/how-to-make-swingy-sparkly-new-years-eve-earrings http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34186/how-to-make-swingy-sparkly-new-years-eve-earrings How to Make Swingy, Sparkly New Year's Eve Earrings Posted by susanstars
Whip up these easy, swingy earrings for your New Year's Eve or any other fun night out! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34186/how-to-make-swingy-sparkly-new-years-eve-earrings
<![CDATA[Holiday Button Napkin Rings]]> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26031/holiday-button-napkin-rings http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26031/holiday-button-napkin-rings Holiday Button Napkin Rings Posted by susanstars
Make these simple, festive napkin rings with a few twists of wire and a favorite button and leaf embellishment, perfect for your holiday table! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Check out Diane Gilleland's Amazing New Weaving Book!]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2009 18:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/49949/check-out-diane-gillelands-amazing-new-weaving-book http://www.craftstylish.com/item/49949/check-out-diane-gillelands-amazing-new-weaving-book Check out Diane Gilleland's Amazing New Weaving Book! Posted by susanstars
Longtime CraftStylish contributor Diane Gilleland has a gorgeous new collection out, an e-book filled with stylish off-loom weaving projects to try! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/49949/check-out-diane-gillelands-amazing-new-weaving-book
<![CDATA[Create an Art Nouveau-Inspired Shrink-Art Pendant!]]> Sun, 31 May 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47751/create-an-art-nouveau-inspired-shrink-art-pendant http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47751/create-an-art-nouveau-inspired-shrink-art-pendant Create an Art Nouveau-Inspired Shrink-Art Pendant! Posted by susanstars
Since I had so much fun making shrink-art buttons a few months ago, and I adore rhinestones and vintage beads, I thought I'd make a piece of jewelry using some favorite bits and pieces for my last tutorial here at CraftStylish. Thank you to everyone in the community for your great comments and helpful feedback, and I hope you have enjoyed my posts! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47751/create-an-art-nouveau-inspired-shrink-art-pendant
<![CDATA[Decoupage a Colorful Pendant and Earrings Set!]]> Sun, 24 May 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47743/decoupage-a-colorful-pendant-and-earrings-set http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47743/decoupage-a-colorful-pendant-and-earrings-set Decoupage a Colorful Pendant and Earrings Set! Posted by susanstars
Transform a few wooden discs into fun, sparkly jewelry that's just right for summer! I used some of my favorite Crafty Chica imagery and added a few rhinestones for extra pop, but this project is ultra-customizable, so you can mix in the colors or style you like best. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47743/decoupage-a-colorful-pendant-and-earrings-set
<![CDATA[Make a Revamped Sparkle Necklace and Earrings Set!]]> Sun, 17 May 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47504/make-a-revamped-sparkle-necklace-and-earrings-set http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47504/make-a-revamped-sparkle-necklace-and-earrings-set Make a Revamped Sparkle Necklace and Earrings Set! Posted by susanstars
Rework a forgotten piece of vintage costume jewelry into this striking earrings and necklace set, perfect for a gift or a summer wedding! This project is very flexible—just choose an old necklace you haven’t worn for a while and salvage the beads for an all-new configuration. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47504/make-a-revamped-sparkle-necklace-and-earrings-set
<![CDATA[Recycle Metal Cans into Hanging Flower Baskets for a Spring Party!]]> Sun, 03 May 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46760/recycle-metal-cans-into-hanging-flower-baskets-for-a-spring-party http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46760/recycle-metal-cans-into-hanging-flower-baskets-for-a-spring-party Recycle Metal Cans into Hanging Flower Baskets for a Spring Party! Posted by susanstars
Make simple, inexpensive, and cheerful hanging flower "baskets" out of recycled metal cans! These would be perfect to decorate a backyard or patio for a spring party, an informal wedding, or just for fun. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46760/recycle-metal-cans-into-hanging-flower-baskets-for-a-spring-party
<![CDATA[Resparkle an Old Handbag with Spring Flowers!]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46248/resparkle-an-old-handbag-with-spring-flowers http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46248/resparkle-an-old-handbag-with-spring-flowers Resparkle an Old Handbag with Spring Flowers! Posted by susanstars
Revive a plain vintage or secondhand purse with a handful of rhinestones for a pretty new look—just in time for spring! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Recycle Baby Food Jars into Terrariums and Tea Kits!]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45648/recycle-baby-food-jars-into-terrariums-and-tea-kits http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45648/recycle-baby-food-jars-into-terrariums-and-tea-kits Recycle Baby Food Jars into Terrariums and Tea Kits! Posted by susanstars
Save a few empty baby food jars (or any other small glass containers) and turn them into sweet little presents for friends! I made a chai-tea kit and a teeny-tiny terrarium with mine, but the possibilities are endless. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45648/recycle-baby-food-jars-into-terrariums-and-tea-kits
<![CDATA[How to Make a Felt Baby Toy with a Crinkly, Crackly Recycled Surprise!]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45013/how-to-make-a-felt-baby-toy-with-a-crinkly-crackly-recycled-surprise http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45013/how-to-make-a-felt-baby-toy-with-a-crinkly-crackly-recycled-surprise How to Make a Felt Baby Toy with a Crinkly, Crackly Recycled Surprise! Posted by susanstars
Babies seem to find things that make noise irresistible...so I recycled two empty plastic wipes packages into a secret crackler inside a simple felt owl toy for my daughter! She loves grabbing it and hearing that satisfying crispy, crinkly sound. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45013/how-to-make-a-felt-baby-toy-with-a-crinkly-crackly-recycled-surprise
<![CDATA[Recycle Your Tin Cans into Mini-Planters!]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44766/recycle-your-tin-cans-into-mini-planters http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44766/recycle-your-tin-cans-into-mini-planters Recycle Your Tin Cans into Mini-Planters! Posted by susanstars
I'm starting a garden with some little seedlings and thought I'd transplant them into bright, pretty cans for their first few weeks. This is a super easy project, perfect for beginners like me! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44766/recycle-your-tin-cans-into-mini-planters
<![CDATA[How to Make Button Embellishments for Shoes!]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43614/how-to-make-button-embellishments-for-shoes http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43614/how-to-make-button-embellishments-for-shoes How to Make Button Embellishments for Shoes! Posted by susanstars
If you have a plain pair of shoes that need a little pick-me-up, how about adding a button rosette for a sweet and spring-y makeover? Choose two favorite buttons in coordinating colors for a super-personalized update. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43614/how-to-make-button-embellishments-for-shoes
<![CDATA[Book Review: Sew Darn Cute!]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43094/book-review-sew-darn-cute http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43094/book-review-sew-darn-cute Book Review: Sew Darn Cute! Posted by susanstars
Our month of craft-book giveaways continues with Jenny Ryan's beautiful new collection of sewing and craft projects, Sew Darn Cute: 30 Sweet & Simple Projects to Sew & Embellish! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43094/book-review-sew-darn-cute
<![CDATA[How to Make a Covered-Button Bracelet and Ring Set]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43253/how-to-make-a-covered-button-bracelet-and-ring-set http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43253/how-to-make-a-covered-button-bracelet-and-ring-set How to Make a Covered-Button Bracelet and Ring Set Posted by susanstars
Use your favorite small prints for this easy fabric jewelry project! You can use the same one for each link as I did, or mix it up with all different patterns—it's up to you. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43253/how-to-make-a-covered-button-bracelet-and-ring-set
<![CDATA[The Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing!]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43084/the-crafty-chicas-guide-to-artful-sewing http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43084/the-crafty-chicas-guide-to-artful-sewing The Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing! Posted by susanstars
Kathy Cano-Murillo's colorful new sewing book is fun, glittery, and exuberant—just like its author! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43084/the-crafty-chicas-guide-to-artful-sewing
<![CDATA[Make a Button Link Necklace Three Different Ways!]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2009 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42878/make-a-button-link-necklace-three-different-ways http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42878/make-a-button-link-necklace-three-different-ways Make a Button Link Necklace Three Different Ways! Posted by susanstars
This simple necklace links the buttons of your choice in a pretty row across the center. I've made three versions here to show how easy it is to customize it with your own favorites! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42878/make-a-button-link-necklace-three-different-ways
<![CDATA[How to Make Your Own Shrink-Art Buttons ]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42355/how-to-make-your-own-shrink-art-buttons http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42355/how-to-make-your-own-shrink-art-buttons How to Make Your Own Shrink-Art Buttons Posted by susanstars
Make up a set of custom buttons using shrink plastic! You can create any size, style, color, or design you like for these buttons, perfect for your next embellishment or jewelry project. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42355/how-to-make-your-own-shrink-art-buttons
<![CDATA[How to Make Pet Photo Magnets]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42121/how-to-make-pet-photo-magnets http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42121/how-to-make-pet-photo-magnets How to Make Pet Photo Magnets Posted by susanstars
Use your favorite pet snapshots to make a fun set of glass-topped magnets for yourself or your friends! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42121/how-to-make-pet-photo-magnets
<![CDATA[Pretty Pet Tags!]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41665/pretty-pet-tags http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41665/pretty-pet-tags Pretty Pet Tags! Posted by susanstars
Make your dog or cat a fun little shrink-art tag—just the thing to fancy up a plain collar. Decorate it with any design, initial, or word you like for a super-personalized pet charm! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41665/pretty-pet-tags
<![CDATA[Get Crafty with the Orla Kiely Home Collection!]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2009 13:53:32 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41133/get-crafty-with-the-orla-kiely-home-collection http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41133/get-crafty-with-the-orla-kiely-home-collection Get Crafty with the Orla Kiely Home Collection! Posted by susanstars
I picked up a few pieces from the new Orla Kiely household line at Target—perfect for storing my favorite craft supplies in style! Of course, you can use any organizing pieces like these, but I love her prints and thought it was fun to mix and match them with my own stuff. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41133/get-crafty-with-the-orla-kiely-home-collection
<![CDATA[Handmade Hooray: A CPSIA Victory!]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:14:29 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41043/handmade-hooray-a-cpsia-victory http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41043/handmade-hooray-a-cpsia-victory Handmade Hooray:  A CPSIA Victory! Posted by susanstars
Like everyone else in the craft world, we were so glad to hear that the CSPS granted a one-year stay on the CPSIA legislation last week! Here's a bit more on the updates we've gotten, and what you can do to help the effort. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fantastic Craft Classes at Home Ec in Los Angeles!]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:53:54 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40476/fantastic-craft-classes-at-home-ec-in-los-angeles http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40476/fantastic-craft-classes-at-home-ec-in-los-angeles Fantastic Craft Classes at Home Ec in Los Angeles! Posted by susanstars
Sew Darn Cute author Jenny Ryan has teamed up with handmade shop ReForm School for an amazing new series of crafty classes: Home Ec! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40476/fantastic-craft-classes-at-home-ec-in-los-angeles
<![CDATA[Special Delivery: Share Your Love]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 18:29:54 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40263/special-delivery-share-your-love http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40263/special-delivery-share-your-love Special Delivery: Share Your Love Posted by susanstars
Etsy is organizing a lovely handmade Valentines drive—send in your crafty cards and they'll deliver them to seniors in New York City! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40263/special-delivery-share-your-love
<![CDATA[Recycle Your Tin Cans into Simple, Stylish Craft Storage!]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39581/recycle-your-tin-cans-into-simple-stylish-craft-storage http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39581/recycle-your-tin-cans-into-simple-stylish-craft-storage Recycle Your Tin Cans into Simple, Stylish Craft Storage! Posted by susanstars
I decorated some plain aluminum cans from the recycling bin with strands of my favorite beads for a quick and easy storage idea—this one holds all my scissors in one handy place! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39581/recycle-your-tin-cans-into-simple-stylish-craft-storage
<![CDATA[The Meaning of Metals]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39585/the-meaning-of-metals http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39585/the-meaning-of-metals The Meaning of Metals Posted by susanstars
I thought this post about the history and meaning of different metals was a nice mix of the romantic and the pragmatic! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39585/the-meaning-of-metals
<![CDATA[Bay Area Jewelry Supply Sale - 1/17]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39588/bay-area-jewelry-supply-sale-117 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39588/bay-area-jewelry-supply-sale-117 Bay Area Jewelry Supply Sale - 1/17 Posted by susanstars
I heard about this fantastic studio sale on all things jewelry-making and wanted to pass the word on to Bay Area crafters! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39588/bay-area-jewelry-supply-sale-117
<![CDATA[Handmade Nation in Portland]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:57:42 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39301/handmade-nation-in-portland http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39301/handmade-nation-in-portland Handmade Nation in Portland Posted by susanstars
I got to go to Faythe Levine's Handmade Nation event at Powell's in Portland this week. Here are some of my photos and a quick recap! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39301/handmade-nation-in-portland
<![CDATA[How to Whip Up a Set of Winter Wineglass Charms]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39029/how-to-whip-up-a-set-of-winter-wineglass-charms http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39029/how-to-whip-up-a-set-of-winter-wineglass-charms How to Whip Up a Set of Winter Wineglass Charms Posted by susanstars
January is the perfect month for a low-key dinner party for friends, and what could be better than a quick, easy crafty project to decorate the table? Make this set of wineglass charms for yourself or your hostess in just a few minutes! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39029/how-to-whip-up-a-set-of-winter-wineglass-charms
<![CDATA[Reorganized Craft Room Resolution Redux!]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2009 18:49:43 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39277/reorganized-craft-room-resolution-redux http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39277/reorganized-craft-room-resolution-redux Reorganized Craft Room Resolution Redux! Posted by susanstars
Here's another look at how I've reorganized my beading stuff on a set of shelves—dividing things up into different areas has helped keep it all really easy to access and use. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39277/reorganized-craft-room-resolution-redux
<![CDATA[New Year's Resolution: Organize Your Beads with Beaded Labels!]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34204/new-years-resolution-organize-your-beads-with-beaded-labels http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34204/new-years-resolution-organize-your-beads-with-beaded-labels New Year's Resolution: Organize Your Beads with Beaded Labels! Posted by susanstars
My New Year's resolution is to keep my beads and charms organized so my craft room doesn't turn into a sparkly, shiny mess and a half. Here's how I redid my bead boxes for an easy and pretty storage system! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34204/new-years-resolution-organize-your-beads-with-beaded-labels
<![CDATA[Round Up Those Loose Beads Once and For All!]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2009 15:49:25 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39023/round-up-those-loose-beads-once-and-for-all http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39023/round-up-those-loose-beads-once-and-for-all Round Up Those Loose Beads Once and For All! Posted by susanstars
Use this simple 89¢ paint palette to wrangle the random loose beads that inevitably end up in every corner of your craft room -- making it easy to put them all away when you have a few minutes! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Beautiful Holiday Projects at Gingerbread Snowflakes]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 13:04:32 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34465/beautiful-holiday-projects-at-gingerbread-snowflakes http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34465/beautiful-holiday-projects-at-gingerbread-snowflakes Beautiful Holiday Projects at Gingerbread Snowflakes Posted by susanstars
Pam Harris has put together an amazing collection of holiday crafts and posts at her lovely new blog, Gingerbread Snowflakes! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34465/beautiful-holiday-projects-at-gingerbread-snowflakes
<![CDATA[Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round Three]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32248/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-three http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32248/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-three Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round Three Posted by susanstars
This is the simplest ornament makeover of all: Just add some graphic glitter stripes for a quick and easy embellishment! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32248/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-three
<![CDATA[Lovely Flower Brooch by Claudine Hellmuth]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33676/lovely-flower-brooch-by-claudine-hellmuth http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33676/lovely-flower-brooch-by-claudine-hellmuth Lovely Flower Brooch by Claudine Hellmuth Posted by susanstars
Check out this easy, gorgeous flower brooch project from designer Claudine Hellmuth—it coordinates with a pretty handmade card for two gifts in one! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33676/lovely-flower-brooch-by-claudine-hellmuth
<![CDATA[Crafty Wonderland Round-Up!]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:18:01 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33253/crafty-wonderland-round-up http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33253/crafty-wonderland-round-up Crafty Wonderland Round-Up! Posted by susanstars
We made it through a rare Portland snowstorm to visit the fabulous Crafty Wonderland on Sunday! Here are some of my favorite crafty treasures from the sale. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33253/crafty-wonderland-round-up
<![CDATA[How to Make a Nephew-Approved Stenciled Sleepaway Pillowcase]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32067/how-to-make-a-nephew-approved-stenciled-sleepaway-pillowcase http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32067/how-to-make-a-nephew-approved-stenciled-sleepaway-pillowcase How to Make a Nephew-Approved Stenciled Sleepaway Pillowcase Posted by susanstars
I made this simple embellished pillowcase for my nephew, who's seven and just starting to head out to sleepovers with his buddies! Adapt this easy technique to personalize a gift for a guy of any age. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32067/how-to-make-a-nephew-approved-stenciled-sleepaway-pillowcase
<![CDATA[Amazing Ornament How-To Round-up at Threadbanger]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2008 21:27:29 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32572/amazing-ornament-how-to-round-up-at-threadbanger http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32572/amazing-ornament-how-to-round-up-at-threadbanger Amazing Ornament How-To Round-up at Threadbanger Posted by susanstars
CraftStylish's own Lee Meredith has posted a fantastic ornament round-up over at Threadbanger, with pictures and tutorial links galore! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32572/amazing-ornament-how-to-round-up-at-threadbanger
<![CDATA[Jewelry Encrusted Coifs by Jennifer Perkins]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:18:06 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32238/jewelry-encrusted-coifs-by-jennifer-perkins http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32238/jewelry-encrusted-coifs-by-jennifer-perkins Jewelry Encrusted Coifs by Jennifer Perkins Posted by susanstars
If you are looking for a glamorous project to use up shiny, sparkly jewelry and beading bits, try Jennifer's fantastical 3D collage! As a bonus, she gives instructions for making a costume-jewelry Christmas tree project, too. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/32238/jewelry-encrusted-coifs-by-jennifer-perkins
<![CDATA[Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round Two]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/29765/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-two http://www.craftstylish.com/item/29765/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-two Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round Two Posted by susanstars
Here's another idea for embellishing a plain glass ornament that's seen better days... make it a quick little beaded "necklace" featuring a favorite charm! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/29765/resparkle-your-old-ornaments-round-two
<![CDATA[Holiday Sales in Seattle and Los Angeles This Weekend!]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2008 17:23:19 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30961/holiday-sales-in-seattle-and-los-angeles-this-weekend http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30961/holiday-sales-in-seattle-and-los-angeles-this-weekend Holiday Sales in Seattle and Los Angeles This Weekend! Posted by susanstars
If you're lucky enough to live in Seattle or Southern California, don't miss Urban Craft Uprising or the first-ever LA Craftacular! Along with great handmade jewelry and craft shopping, there are lots of cool extras like DIY projects and craft book signings, too. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30961/holiday-sales-in-seattle-and-los-angeles-this-weekend
<![CDATA[More Handmade Gift Ideas]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:13:15 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30656/more-handmade-gift-ideas http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30656/more-handmade-gift-ideas More Handmade Gift Ideas Posted by susanstars
This new livejournal community offers a great collection of handmade holiday crafts—browse for ideas, ask for advice, or add your own! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30656/more-handmade-gift-ideas
<![CDATA[An Inspiring Array of Jewelry Displays]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:20:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28287/an-inspiring-array-of-jewelry-displays http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28287/an-inspiring-array-of-jewelry-displays An Inspiring Array of Jewelry Displays Posted by susanstars
Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club has curated a whole collection of inventive, gorgeous ways to display and organize your jewelry. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28287/an-inspiring-array-of-jewelry-displays
<![CDATA[A Handy Guide to Pendant Bails]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 18:39:22 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27878/a-handy-guide-to-pendant-bails http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27878/a-handy-guide-to-pendant-bails A Handy Guide to Pendant Bails Posted by susanstars
Curious about which type or size of bail might work well for your next pendant project? Here's a helpful guide to different styles to check out. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27878/a-handy-guide-to-pendant-bails
<![CDATA[Lovely Decoupaged Bangles from One Pearl Button]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:44:56 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26859/lovely-decoupaged-bangles-from-one-pearl-button http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26859/lovely-decoupaged-bangles-from-one-pearl-button Lovely Decoupaged Bangles from One Pearl Button Posted by susanstars
Allison of One Pearl Button posted this fun project recently, and shared some photos to inspire your own take on these gorgeously embellished bangle bracelets! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26859/lovely-decoupaged-bangles-from-one-pearl-button
<![CDATA[More Jewelry, Craft, and Holiday Projects to Check Out]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26009/more-jewelry-craft-and-holiday-projects-to-check-out http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26009/more-jewelry-craft-and-holiday-projects-to-check-out More Jewelry, Craft, and Holiday Projects to Check Out Posted by susanstars
The Fiskars website offers up some fun daily craft projects to try, including a nice set of jewelry how-tos! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26009/more-jewelry-craft-and-holiday-projects-to-check-out
<![CDATA[How to Make a Striking Centerpiece Necklace]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/19363/how-to-make-a-striking-centerpiece-necklace http://www.craftstylish.com/item/19363/how-to-make-a-striking-centerpiece-necklace How to Make a Striking Centerpiece Necklace Posted by susanstars
Turn a big, eye-catching charm into the centerpiece of your new favorite necklace. I chose a magnificent octopus to adorn mine, but the sky is the limit with this design! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/19363/how-to-make-a-striking-centerpiece-necklace
<![CDATA[Beading and Craft Supplies Sales This Week]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:17:43 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/23802/beading-and-craft-supplies-sales-this-week http://www.craftstylish.com/item/23802/beading-and-craft-supplies-sales-this-week Beading and Craft Supplies Sales This Week Posted by susanstars
Here are a few sales on beads, tools, findings, and other bits and pieces you might want to take a look at! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/23802/beading-and-craft-supplies-sales-this-week
<![CDATA[Make It: Beaded Stitch Markers!]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13782/make-it-beaded-stitch-markers http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13782/make-it-beaded-stitch-markers Make It: Beaded Stitch Markers! Posted by susanstars
These fun little bead stitch markers are the perfect holiday gift for your favorite knitters. Make up a set and slip them onto a ribbon or chain for wearing as a necklace, too! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13782/make-it-beaded-stitch-markers
<![CDATA[Finding Crafty Treasures at Flea Markets, Estate Sales, and Thrift Stores]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:28:26 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17600/finding-crafty-treasures-at-flea-markets-estate-sales-and-thrift-stores http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17600/finding-crafty-treasures-at-flea-markets-estate-sales-and-thrift-stores Finding Crafty Treasures at Flea Markets, Estate Sales, and Thrift Stores Posted by susanstars
I love finding secondhand and vintage bits and pieces for crafting, and thought I'd share a few of my favorite ways to hunt for treasures. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17600/finding-crafty-treasures-at-flea-markets-estate-sales-and-thrift-stores
<![CDATA[Make One-of-a-Kind Earrings from Paper and Paint!]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:27:05 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17022/make-one-of-a-kind-earrings-from-paper-and-paint http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17022/make-one-of-a-kind-earrings-from-paper-and-paint Make One-of-a-Kind Earrings from Paper and Paint! Posted by susanstars
The endlessly inventive Jennifer Perkins offers this great tutorial for turning an original painted collage into an eye-catching pair of earrings. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17022/make-one-of-a-kind-earrings-from-paper-and-paint
<![CDATA[Make It: Quick-and-Easy Flower Ornament!]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13318/make-it-quick-and-easy-flower-ornament http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13318/make-it-quick-and-easy-flower-ornament Make It: Quick-and-Easy Flower Ornament! Posted by susanstars
Whip up some fun, sparkly ornaments for holiday decorating or to adorn a handmade gift for a friend. This is a perfect little instant-gratification project: Cut it, glue it, let it dry overnight, and there you go. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13318/make-it-quick-and-easy-flower-ornament
<![CDATA[Clothespin Bats for Halloween!]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:19:24 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13521/clothespin-bats-for-halloween http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13521/clothespin-bats-for-halloween Clothespin Bats for Halloween! Posted by susanstars
This fun and quick little project from Martha Stewart is a perfect way to celebrate Halloween with fellow crafters or your kids! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13521/clothespin-bats-for-halloween
<![CDATA[Make a 3-D Fabric Butterfly Ring!]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:41:15 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13315/make-a-3-d-fabric-butterfly-ring http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13315/make-a-3-d-fabric-butterfly-ring Make a 3-D Fabric Butterfly Ring! Posted by susanstars
I love this pretty, inventive idea from Bridget Benton—create a three-dimensional jewelry embellishment with your favorite patterned fabric. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13315/make-a-3-d-fabric-butterfly-ring
<![CDATA[Make an Embellished Day of the Dead Collage]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12437/make-an-embellished-day-of-the-dead-collage http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12437/make-an-embellished-day-of-the-dead-collage Make an Embellished Day of the Dead Collage Posted by susanstars
Create a colorful embellished art piece for your altar to celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) on November 1 and 2. Here's a simple how-to for making your own version! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12437/make-an-embellished-day-of-the-dead-collage
<![CDATA[Make Your Own Skull Beads]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12869/make-your-own-skull-beads http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12869/make-your-own-skull-beads Make Your Own Skull Beads Posted by susanstars
Regina of Creative Kismet shares this fantastic tutorial for making your own skull beads out of polymer clay without a mold—perfect for earrings, necklaces or a spooky, pretty bracelet like hers! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12869/make-your-own-skull-beads
<![CDATA[Cute as a Pumpkin Earrings]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 12:25:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12738/cute-as-a-pumpkin-earrings http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12738/cute-as-a-pumpkin-earrings Cute as a Pumpkin Earrings Posted by susanstars
Michelle at Scribbit made these charming little pumpkin earrings out of polymer clay -- check out her fantastic tutorial and whip up a pair yourself! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12738/cute-as-a-pumpkin-earrings
<![CDATA[How to Make a Vintagesque Necklace with Wire and Beads]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12278/how-to-make-a-vintagesque-necklace-with-wire-and-beads http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12278/how-to-make-a-vintagesque-necklace-with-wire-and-beads How to Make a Vintagesque Necklace with Wire and Beads Posted by susanstars
Make yourself a sleek little choker with 24-gauge wire and your favorite beads! This video shows you how to loop right through beads to spotlight them in a row around your neck. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12278/how-to-make-a-vintagesque-necklace-with-wire-and-beads
<![CDATA[Spooky Cameos and Charms for Halloween Jewelry]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12483/spooky-cameos-and-charms-for-halloween-jewelry http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12483/spooky-cameos-and-charms-for-halloween-jewelry Spooky Cameos and Charms for Halloween Jewelry Posted by susanstars
If you're planning to adorn yourself with spooky jewelry this Halloween, here are some fun pieces to design with! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12483/spooky-cameos-and-charms-for-halloween-jewelry
<![CDATA[Organize Your Ribbons!]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 13:48:06 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12395/organize-your-ribbons http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12395/organize-your-ribbons Organize Your Ribbons! Posted by susanstars
Jessica Wilson, aka Jekbot, has a lovely idea for keeping her ribbon organized in a flurry of beautiful colors. Fill a suitcase or another box with your spools of ribbons and trims facing upwards, and you'll never have to hunt around for just the right one again! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12395/organize-your-ribbons
<![CDATA[Make It Pink: Cocktail Ring!]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11301/make-it-pink-cocktail-ring http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11301/make-it-pink-cocktail-ring Make It Pink: Cocktail Ring! Posted by susanstars
Whip up a pink sparkly cocktail ring to wear out and about—this is a fun instant-gratification project and a perfect little gift for a friend. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11301/make-it-pink-cocktail-ring
<![CDATA[Inspiration for the Make It Pink Challenge]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2008 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11892/inspiration-for-the-make-it-pink-challenge http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11892/inspiration-for-the-make-it-pink-challenge Inspiration for the Make It Pink Challenge Posted by susanstars
If you're planning to make jewelry or accessories for the Make It Pink Challenge this month, here are some pretty pink beads and supplies—plus some free project ideas—to consider using! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11892/inspiration-for-the-make-it-pink-challenge
<![CDATA[Make a Graduated Bead Strand for Design Inspiration]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2008 09:55:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11716/make-a-graduated-bead-strand-for-design-inspiration http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11716/make-a-graduated-bead-strand-for-design-inspiration Make a Graduated Bead Strand for Design Inspiration Posted by susanstars
A simple smallest-to-biggest collection of beads on a strand of flexible wire is an indispensable tool for planning your next jewelry project! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11716/make-a-graduated-bead-strand-for-design-inspiration
<![CDATA[Make It Pink: Charm Bracelet!]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10597/make-it-pink-charm-bracelet http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10597/make-it-pink-charm-bracelet Make It Pink: Charm Bracelet! Posted by susanstars
I love mixing up different sizes and colors of vintage and new beads in the same design. This pink beaded charm bracelet was a lot of fun to make! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10597/make-it-pink-charm-bracelet
<![CDATA[Shopping for Beads and Jewelry Supplies at Metalliferous]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11304/shopping-for-beads-and-jewelry-supplies-at-metalliferous http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11304/shopping-for-beads-and-jewelry-supplies-at-metalliferous Shopping for Beads and Jewelry Supplies at Metalliferous Posted by susanstars
I love visiting Metalliferous to find beads and jewelry findings and supplies when I'm in New York, but they have an online shop and catalogs if you're not in the city. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11304/shopping-for-beads-and-jewelry-supplies-at-metalliferous
<![CDATA[The Perfect 89-cent Beading Design Tool]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2008 13:40:10 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11261/the-perfect-89-cent-beading-design-tool http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11261/the-perfect-89-cent-beading-design-tool The Perfect 89-cent Beading Design Tool Posted by susanstars
When you're planning which beads to use for a new piece, how about using an inexpensive paint palette to help isolate colors, compare shapes and sizes, and choose your elements? ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11261/the-perfect-89-cent-beading-design-tool
<![CDATA[Make a One-Inch Button Pendant]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10512/make-a-one-inch-button-pendant http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10512/make-a-one-inch-button-pendant Make a One-Inch Button Pendant Posted by susanstars
If you have some extra-special favorites in your one-inch button collection, how about turning them into pendants to wear on a ribbon? ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10512/make-a-one-inch-button-pendant
<![CDATA[Simple Embellished Tea-Towel Curtains]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:39:10 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10789/simple-embellished-tea-towel-curtains http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10789/simple-embellished-tea-towel-curtains Simple Embellished Tea-Towel Curtains Posted by susanstars
I made this set of kitchen curtains with some cheerful tea towels and a few fun embellishments. Update your windows in less than an hour with this easy project! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10789/simple-embellished-tea-towel-curtains
<![CDATA[Barbe St. John and Craft Gossip]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:58:37 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10736/barbe-st-john-and-craft-gossip http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10736/barbe-st-john-and-craft-gossip Barbe St. John and Craft Gossip Posted by susanstars
Barbe St. John writes up all kinds of jewelry coolness at the Craft Gossip site. Check out her regular column and her other crafty endeavors, too! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10736/barbe-st-john-and-craft-gossip
<![CDATA[Make a Beaded Daisy Chain]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10094/make-a-beaded-daisy-chain http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10094/make-a-beaded-daisy-chain Make a Beaded Daisy Chain Posted by susanstars
This simple little beading project is very customizable—make your flowers in any colors you like! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10094/make-a-beaded-daisy-chain
<![CDATA[Super-Handy Seed Bead Size Chart]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:47:39 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10221/super-handy-seed-bead-size-chart http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10221/super-handy-seed-bead-size-chart Super-Handy Seed Bead Size Chart Posted by susanstars
If you're wondering which size of seed beads to use for a project, check out this helpful online conversion table. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10221/super-handy-seed-bead-size-chart
<![CDATA[Ornamentea!]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2008 15:45:11 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10002/ornamentea http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10002/ornamentea Ornamentea! Posted by susanstars
This outstanding Raleigh, North Carolina, bead shop has an amazing website to browse and order from—and here are some of my favorite picks from my visit last week! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10002/ornamentea
<![CDATA[How to Turn Fabric into a Sparkly Embellishment]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:35:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8724/how-to-turn-fabric-into-a-sparkly-embellishment http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8724/how-to-turn-fabric-into-a-sparkly-embellishment How to Turn Fabric into a Sparkly Embellishment Posted by susanstars
You can easily turn ordinary cotton fabric into a durable piece of jewelry or an appliqué for your crafting. Just finish the surface with decoupage medium and add some rhinestones for sparkle! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8724/how-to-turn-fabric-into-a-sparkly-embellishment
<![CDATA[Book Review: Complete Embellishing]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 20:38:39 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9501/book-review-complete-embellishing http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9501/book-review-complete-embellishing Book Review: Complete Embellishing Posted by susanstars
I love Kayte Terry's crafts and designs, and her new embellishment book is amazing, too! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9501/book-review-complete-embellishing
<![CDATA[Radical Jewelry Makeover]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8929/radical-jewelry-makeover http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8929/radical-jewelry-makeover Radical Jewelry Makeover Posted by susanstars
Donate the old jewelry you never wear anymore to become part of a new art exhibition by the Ethical Metalsmiths—a "responsible jewelry movement." ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8929/radical-jewelry-makeover
<![CDATA[How to Make a Simple Bead-on-a-Wire Necklace]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8257/how-to-make-a-simple-bead-on-a-wire-necklace http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8257/how-to-make-a-simple-bead-on-a-wire-necklace How to Make a Simple Bead-on-a-Wire Necklace Posted by susanstars
I made this simple, streamlined necklace to spotlight a single pink pearl and finished it with coordinating chain on both sides. You can make your own version to show off any favorite bead! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8257/how-to-make-a-simple-bead-on-a-wire-necklace
<![CDATA[Beadaholics on Flickr]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2008 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8729/beadaholics-on-flickr http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8729/beadaholics-on-flickr Beadaholics on Flickr Posted by susanstars
Get inspired or just marvel at the more than 26,000 photos of beaded jewelry in the Beadaholics flickr pool. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8729/beadaholics-on-flickr
<![CDATA[Lee Meredith's DIY Jewelry Frame and Knitting Needle Accessories]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2008 22:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8395/lee-merediths-diy-jewelry-frame-and-knitting-needle-accessories http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8395/lee-merediths-diy-jewelry-frame-and-knitting-needle-accessories Lee Meredith's DIY Jewelry Frame and Knitting Needle Accessories Posted by susanstars
Crafter extraordinaire Lee Meredith of Leethal.net recently posted this quick project idea: a jewelry rack made with fishnet stockings stretched over an old frame! Don't miss her recycled knitting-needle jewelry, too. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8395/lee-merediths-diy-jewelry-frame-and-knitting-needle-accessories
<![CDATA[How to Embellish a Picture Frame with Buttons]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8023/how-to-embellish-a-picture-frame-with-buttons http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8023/how-to-embellish-a-picture-frame-with-buttons How to Embellish a Picture Frame with Buttons Posted by susanstars
I found an old picture frame at a thrift store and covered it with an assortment of buttons, plus a flower charm, for a quick, easy project. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8023/how-to-embellish-a-picture-frame-with-buttons
<![CDATA[Urban Fauna Grand Opening in San Francisco]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:10:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8372/urban-fauna-grand-opening-in-san-francisco http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8372/urban-fauna-grand-opening-in-san-francisco Urban Fauna Grand Opening in San Francisco Posted by susanstars
Jamie Marie Chan of Mary Jane's Attic has a new crafty endeavor: the Urban Fauna Studio. She's throwing a party to celebrate with all kinds of cool giveaways! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8372/urban-fauna-grand-opening-in-san-francisco
<![CDATA[Tips for Applying to a Craft Fair]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:42:53 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8359/tips-for-applying-to-a-craft-fair http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8359/tips-for-applying-to-a-craft-fair Tips for Applying to a Craft Fair Posted by susanstars
I asked Jenny Ryan of Felt Club and Torie Nguyen of Crafty Wonderland for their advice on applying for a craft fair—especially a big event like a holiday show! Here are their tips for helping your work shine through an endless sea of applications. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8359/tips-for-applying-to-a-craft-fair
<![CDATA[Beautiful Handmade Findings for Sale on Etsy!]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:47:57 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8264/beautiful-handmade-findings-for-sale-on-etsy http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8264/beautiful-handmade-findings-for-sale-on-etsy Beautiful Handmade Findings for Sale on Etsy! Posted by susanstars
Finishing your jewelry with a unique, gorgeous clasp or set of earring wires is such a nice touch. I spotted these beautifully detailed handmade findings on Etsy—so inspiring! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8264/beautiful-handmade-findings-for-sale-on-etsy
<![CDATA[How to Organize Your Necklaces, Earrings, and Hair Clips]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5824/how-to-organize-your-necklaces-earrings-and-hair-clips http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5824/how-to-organize-your-necklaces-earrings-and-hair-clips How to Organize Your Necklaces, Earrings, and Hair Clips Posted by susanstars
Keeping your beads and crafty supplies organized and accessible is challenging enough, but once you've made yourself a handful of necklaces, earrings, and hair clips, how do you keep those neat and tangle-free? I've finally found the perfect jewelry organizer to display my collection, and here's a great idea on how to make your own, too. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5824/how-to-organize-your-necklaces-earrings-and-hair-clips
<![CDATA[Beadalicious Review and Interview]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5831/beadalicious-review-and-interview http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5831/beadalicious-review-and-interview Beadalicious Review and Interview Posted by susanstars
I had a chance to catch up with Sonya Nimri, the author of Beadalicious, and ask about her favorite tips for beading and how she got started. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5831/beadalicious-review-and-interview
<![CDATA[Beaducation Online Classes]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5820/beaducation-online-classes http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5820/beaducation-online-classes Beaducation Online Classes Posted by susanstars
Beaducation has a whole array of cool online classes for making all kinds of jewelry projects... from (free!) basic tutorials to intricate, gorgeous chainmail, crochet, and wirework pieces, there's something for every skill level. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5820/beaducation-online-classes
<![CDATA[How to Organize Your Brooches and Pins]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5808/how-to-organize-your-brooches-and-pins http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5808/how-to-organize-your-brooches-and-pins How to Organize Your Brooches and Pins Posted by susanstars
Once you've collected or made yourself a handful of brooches and buttons, how do you keep them organized and off your dresser or nightstand? I've come up with a simple solution to display my favorites. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5808/how-to-organize-your-brooches-and-pins
<![CDATA[Jeaneology Accessories and Jewelry]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5815/jeaneology-accessories-and-jewelry http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5815/jeaneology-accessories-and-jewelry Jeaneology Accessories and Jewelry Posted by susanstars
Crafter extraordinaire Nancy Flynn has put together some really fun ideas for making jewelry and accessories in her book, Jeaneology... but the twist is that they're created with recycled denim! Here are a couple of my favorite projects from her collection. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5815/jeaneology-accessories-and-jewelry
<![CDATA[Craft In America: Jewelry Extraordinaire]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5795/craft-in-america-jewelry-extraordinaire http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5795/craft-in-america-jewelry-extraordinaire Craft In America: Jewelry Extraordinaire Posted by susanstars
Craft In America is a documentary, traveling museum exhibition, and gorgeous, vividly photographed book all in one. The collection features craft designers and artists in every medium, but of course some of my favorites are the jewelers and beaders... ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5795/craft-in-america-jewelry-extraordinaire
<![CDATA[Craft Blog Week: Bloglines and Beyond]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2008 12:20:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5793/craft-blog-week-bloglines-and-beyond http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5793/craft-blog-week-bloglines-and-beyond Craft Blog Week: Bloglines and Beyond Posted by susanstars
If you are reading craft blogs regularly, it's super handy to keep your collection of favorites in one convenient place. I use Bloglines myself, but Google Reader has plenty of fans too. Here's a little how-to along with a list of 25 of my favorites you might like to browse through ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5793/craft-blog-week-bloglines-and-beyond
<![CDATA[Craft Blog Week: CRAFTzine]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5791/craft-blog-week-craftzine http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5791/craft-blog-week-craftzine Craft Blog Week: CRAFTzine Posted by susanstars
CRAFT: magazine has a simply amazing daily blog, featuring an incredible array of projects to make, cool sites to check out, or handmade pieces to browse and buy. And best of all, they even have an entire category of posts on jewelry! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5791/craft-blog-week-craftzine
<![CDATA[How to Start a Craft or Beading Group]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5764/how-to-start-a-craft-or-beading-group http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5764/how-to-start-a-craft-or-beading-group How to Start a Craft or Beading Group Posted by susanstars
Starting up your own beading or crafty circle and sharing ideas, techniques, and supplies with friends can be a lot of fun! Craft maven Diane Gilleland was kind enough to share plenty of tips for getting a jewelry-making group off the ground. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5764/how-to-start-a-craft-or-beading-group
<![CDATA[Amy Karol's fantastic 5-minute skirt]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2008 16:15:26 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6729/amy-karols-fantastic-5-minute-skirt http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6729/amy-karols-fantastic-5-minute-skirt Amy Karol's fantastic 5-minute skirt Posted by susanstars
This simple, gorgeous a-line skirt is a five-minute project... just whip up a pattern from your measurements and go! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6729/amy-karols-fantastic-5-minute-skirt
<![CDATA[Ponoko: Make Your Designs on Demand]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:55:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5567/ponoko-make-your-designs-on-demand http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5567/ponoko-make-your-designs-on-demand Ponoko: Make Your Designs on Demand Posted by susanstars
New craft-design site Ponoko offers a very innovative service: submit your original ideas and the company will turn them into fabricated pieces for customers to snap up -- perfect for jewelry and beyond. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5567/ponoko-make-your-designs-on-demand
<![CDATA[How To: Organize Your Buttons]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5500/how-to-organize-your-buttons http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5500/how-to-organize-your-buttons How To: Organize Your Buttons Posted by susanstars
I love vintage and new buttons, but as I've accumulated more and more of them, my collection has been getting a bit out of control. So I came up with a few ideas for keeping them streamlined instead of letting them take over my whole craft room. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5500/how-to-organize-your-buttons
<![CDATA[Gorgeous finds at the Vintage Bead Boutique]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 12:50:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5844/gorgeous-finds-at-the-vintage-bead-boutique http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5844/gorgeous-finds-at-the-vintage-bead-boutique Gorgeous finds at the Vintage Bead Boutique Posted by susanstars
Annie Chau's Vintage Bead Boutique on Etsy showcases an array of charms, beads, and cabs from her enviable collection. Browse her shop to find just the thing for your next jewelry project! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5844/gorgeous-finds-at-the-vintage-bead-boutique
<![CDATA[Notecard Necklaces by Jill Bliss]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5505/notecard-necklaces-by-jill-bliss http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5505/notecard-necklaces-by-jill-bliss Notecard Necklaces by Jill Bliss Posted by susanstars
I love these hand-illustrated underwater-scene necklace notecard sets from artist Jill Bliss -- the perfect intersection of jewelry and paper crafts! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5505/notecard-necklaces-by-jill-bliss
<![CDATA[Fantastic craft books and a summer sale]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 21:42:44 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5705/fantastic-craft-books-and-a-summer-sale http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5705/fantastic-craft-books-and-a-summer-sale Fantastic craft books and a summer sale Posted by susanstars
I love craft books by Chronicle, and they're all on sale this week - 30% off plus free shipping! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5705/fantastic-craft-books-and-a-summer-sale
<![CDATA[How To: Make an S-Clasp]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:15:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5435/how-to-make-an-s-clasp http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5435/how-to-make-an-s-clasp How To: Make an S-Clasp Posted by susanstars
If you're interested in making a simple handmade clasp for your jewelry, the S-clasp is a great one to get started with. Here's how to do it! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5435/how-to-make-an-s-clasp
<![CDATA[Enameled Pendants How-To]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5507/enameled-pendants-how-to http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5507/enameled-pendants-how-to Enameled Pendants How-To Posted by susanstars
Indie Fixx offers a new craft tutorial every Tuesday, and the enameled imagery how-to contributed by Dreams and Jewelry is particularly outstanding. Don't miss it! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5507/enameled-pendants-how-to
<![CDATA[Lovely bits and pieces at Lulu's Vintage Bonanza!]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:03:41 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5492/lovely-bits-and-pieces-at-lulus-vintage-bonanza http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5492/lovely-bits-and-pieces-at-lulus-vintage-bonanza Lovely bits and pieces at Lulu's Vintage Bonanza! Posted by susanstars
If you're looking for glass or Lucite vintage cabochons, or other fun jewelry bits to design with, don't miss Lulu's Etsy shop. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5492/lovely-bits-and-pieces-at-lulus-vintage-bonanza
<![CDATA[How To: Organizing Tools]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4448/how-to-organizing-tools http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4448/how-to-organizing-tools How To: Organizing Tools Posted by susanstars
Here are a few ideas for keeping your beading and other crafty tools organized and easy to access while you're working. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4448/how-to-organizing-tools
<![CDATA[Tips for Selling at a Craft Fair]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:46:46 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5286/tips-for-selling-at-a-craft-fair http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5286/tips-for-selling-at-a-craft-fair Tips for Selling at a Craft Fair Posted by susanstars
If you're interested in selling your handmade work at craft fairs and events, check out these helpful resources from Sarah Neuberger of The Small Object. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5286/tips-for-selling-at-a-craft-fair
<![CDATA[Hip to Bead Interview and Giveaway!]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2008 14:14:55 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5143/hip-to-bead-interview-and-giveaway http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5143/hip-to-bead-interview-and-giveaway Hip to Bead Interview and Giveaway! Posted by susanstars
Beading designer and writer Katie Hacker is offering a copy of her book, Hip to Bead, to one lucky CraftStylish reader! I interviewed her about jewelry-making, her tips for beginners, and lots more. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5143/hip-to-bead-interview-and-giveaway
<![CDATA[How To: Organizing Findings and Supplies]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4443/how-to-organizing-findings-and-supplies http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4443/how-to-organizing-findings-and-supplies How To: Organizing Findings and Supplies Posted by susanstars
If you do much jewelry-making and beading, you probably have a million things to keep track of—jump rings, wire, clasps... Here's how I keep mine organized and easy to grab when I'm working on a project. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4443/how-to-organizing-findings-and-supplies
<![CDATA[Live Crafty How-Tos at Etsy All Month!]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2008 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4660/live-crafty-how-tos-at-etsy-all-month http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4660/live-crafty-how-tos-at-etsy-all-month Live Crafty How-Tos at Etsy All Month! Posted by susanstars
Check out these great how-tos at Etsy: screenprinting, glass etching, sewing, and of course some amazing jewelry-making and beading projects. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4660/live-crafty-how-tos-at-etsy-all-month
<![CDATA[The Amazing Rose Bowl Flea Market]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4386/the-amazing-rose-bowl-flea-market http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4386/the-amazing-rose-bowl-flea-market The Amazing Rose Bowl Flea Market Posted by susanstars
Flea markets are fantastic sources for crafty and jewelry-making supplies, and my favorite one of all is the magnificent Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California—don't miss it! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4386/the-amazing-rose-bowl-flea-market
<![CDATA[Jewelry and Decor Projects with Cathie and Steve]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4381/jewelry-and-decor-projects-with-cathie-and-steve http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4381/jewelry-and-decor-projects-with-cathie-and-steve Jewelry and Decor Projects with Cathie and Steve Posted by susanstars
I love Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza's craft show, Creative Juice. They have a ton of great jewelry, beading, and embellishment projects online to check out, too! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4381/jewelry-and-decor-projects-with-cathie-and-steve
<![CDATA[How To: Simple Drop Earrings!]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3669/how-to-simple-drop-earrings http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3669/how-to-simple-drop-earrings How To: Simple Drop Earrings! Posted by susanstars
Choose two of your favorite beads and turn them into a quick, simple pair of earrings or embellishments...all you'll need are pliers, wire or eyepins, and a few minutes! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3669/how-to-simple-drop-earrings
<![CDATA[Video: Make a Basic Bead Dangle]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4235/video-make-a-basic-bead-dangle http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4235/video-make-a-basic-bead-dangle Video: Make a Basic Bead Dangle Posted by susanstars
I made this video to show my favorite technique for creating embellishments, earrings, or pendants using wire and beads. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4235/video-make-a-basic-bead-dangle
<![CDATA[Bead Expo Recap!]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2174/bead-expo-recap http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2174/bead-expo-recap Bead Expo Recap! Posted by susanstars
I had the chance to check out the Bead Expo when it came to Portland—I highly recommend going when it visits your city! Here are a few of my favorite vendors and teachers from the event. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2174/bead-expo-recap
<![CDATA[Spotlight on SoftFlex]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2173/spotlight-on-softflex http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2173/spotlight-on-softflex Spotlight on SoftFlex Posted by susanstars
I have been using SoftFlex beading wire for years, but I spotted a few other cool products—not to mention some great free resources for beaders—while I was at the Bead Expo. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2173/spotlight-on-softflex
<![CDATA[Interweave Craft Books to Check Out]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1736/interweave-craft-books-to-check-out http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1736/interweave-craft-books-to-check-out Interweave Craft Books to Check Out Posted by susanstars
I saw these titles at the Beadwork Bead Expo recently and thought they looked amazing. These new jewelry-making books are fantastic, whether you're into glass beads, metalwork, or bead-stringing. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1736/interweave-craft-books-to-check-out
<![CDATA[Make It: Ridiculously Easy Wineglass Charms]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2181/make-it-ridiculously-easy-wineglass-charms http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2181/make-it-ridiculously-easy-wineglass-charms Make It: Ridiculously Easy Wineglass Charms Posted by susanstars
Seattle crafter and blogger Megan Reardon shares this gorgeous, simple project to make: a set of wineglass charms to give as a hostess gift or keep for yourself. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2181/make-it-ridiculously-easy-wineglass-charms
<![CDATA[Gorgeous Beads and Unusual Pieces to Check Out]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2175/gorgeous-beads-and-unusual-pieces-to-check-out http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2175/gorgeous-beads-and-unusual-pieces-to-check-out Gorgeous Beads and Unusual Pieces to Check Out Posted by susanstars
Whether you're looking for vintage Lucite, trade beads, or semiprecious beads, Dava Bead and Trade has a very cool selection of unusual pieces to browse online or in person at their shop in Portland, Oregon. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2175/gorgeous-beads-and-unusual-pieces-to-check-out
<![CDATA[Try a Vintage Beading Project: Tri-Bead Fun]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2177/try-a-vintage-beading-project-tri-bead-fun http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2177/try-a-vintage-beading-project-tri-bead-fun Try a Vintage Beading Project: Tri-Bead Fun Posted by susanstars
I love vintage beading pamphlets and magazines. Here is one of my favorites from 1972. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2177/try-a-vintage-beading-project-tri-bead-fun
<![CDATA[Find Amazing Handmade Jewelry and Accessories at Renegade Brooklyn!]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2008 16:48:23 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1981/find-amazing-handmade-jewelry-and-accessories-at-renegade-brooklyn http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1981/find-amazing-handmade-jewelry-and-accessories-at-renegade-brooklyn Find Amazing Handmade Jewelry and Accessories at Renegade Brooklyn! Posted by susanstars
The Renegade Craft Fair is coming to Brooklyn on June 14th and 15th. If you're in New York, don't miss it -- there are great handmade treasures to shop for! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1981/find-amazing-handmade-jewelry-and-accessories-at-renegade-brooklyn
<![CDATA[How to Make a Basic Bead Dangle]]> Sat, 31 May 2008 12:24:52 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2068/how-to-make-a-basic-bead-dangle http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2068/how-to-make-a-basic-bead-dangle How to Make a Basic Bead Dangle Posted by susanstars
Here is an easy to follow video tutorial based on a wrapped loop technique from my book Bead Simple. I used this simple step for the Wedding Ring Pendant. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2068/how-to-make-a-basic-bead-dangle
<![CDATA[Make a Pendant out of Your Wedding Ring]]> Sat, 31 May 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2060/make-a-pendant-out-of-your-wedding-ring http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2060/make-a-pendant-out-of-your-wedding-ring Make a Pendant out of Your Wedding Ring Posted by susanstars
Here's how to turn a wedding ring (or any ring) into a pretty pendant. I've made an easy-to-follow video tutorial in the companion post so that you can learn how to make the center-bead dangle, using a wrapped-loop technique. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2060/make-a-pendant-out-of-your-wedding-ring
<![CDATA[Organize Your Beads and Charms]]> Wed, 28 May 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1937/organize-your-beads-and-charms http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1937/organize-your-beads-and-charms Organize Your Beads and Charms Posted by susanstars
Once you've been collecting jewelry-making treasures for a while, storing and organizing them can become an overwhelming endeavor! I have a pretty huge collection at this point, so I've done my share of endlessly arranging and rearranging ... but here are a few things have worked well for me. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1937/organize-your-beads-and-charms
<![CDATA[Beaders Adore Toho Shoji ]]> Sat, 24 May 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1905/beaders-adore-toho-shoji http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1905/beaders-adore-toho-shoji Beaders Adore Toho Shoji Posted by susanstars
Toho Shoji is one of my favorite bead stores, and every time I’m in New York, I go there to browse everything and pick up new bits and pieces to work with. If you should ever find yourself in the Big Apple, be sure to stop in. Give yourself plenty of time because there is a lot to see. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1905/beaders-adore-toho-shoji
<![CDATA[Untangle that Mess and Organize Your Handmade Jewelry]]> Wed, 21 May 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1885/untangle-that-mess-and-organize-your-handmade-jewelry http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1885/untangle-that-mess-and-organize-your-handmade-jewelry Untangle that Mess and Organize Your Handmade Jewelry Posted by susanstars
If you're a jewelry maker, sooner or later, you're likely to end up with a dilemma: how to keep your work organized, i.e., untangled and nicely arranged, and how to store all of your finished pieces. Once I realized that I had a problem on my hands, I came up with some solutions that have worked out well. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1885/untangle-that-mess-and-organize-your-handmade-jewelry
<![CDATA[Beadage.net is a Fantastic Resource for Jewelry Making]]> Sat, 17 May 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1786/beadagenet-is-a-fantastic-resource-for-jewelry-making http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1786/beadagenet-is-a-fantastic-resource-for-jewelry-making Beadage.net is a Fantastic Resource for Jewelry Making Posted by susanstars
Yes, my great passion is beading, and every time I visit Emma McCreary’s incredible Beadage.net, my passion is fueled, inspired, and ready to take on new things. The site also has a very fun blog. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1786/beadagenet-is-a-fantastic-resource-for-jewelry-making
<![CDATA[DIY Bride Interview and Giveaway!]]> Wed, 14 May 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1737/diy-bride-interview-and-giveaway http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1737/diy-bride-interview-and-giveaway DIY Bride Interview and Giveaway! Posted by susanstars
I recently had a chance to catch up with DIY Bride author Khris Cochran to ask about the inspiration for her book and her current crafty idea favorites. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1737/diy-bride-interview-and-giveaway
<![CDATA[Etsy Selling: How to Raise Your Profile Profitably]]> Wed, 07 May 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1497/etsy-selling-how-to-raise-your-profile-profitably http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1497/etsy-selling-how-to-raise-your-profile-profitably Etsy Selling: How to Raise Your Profile Profitably Posted by susanstars
Selling your jewelry on Etsy is easy. What requires a bit of skill is learning how to draw attention to your shop on a site that has more than 400,000 listings. Here are some great tips on how to get your work the attention it deserves. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1497/etsy-selling-how-to-raise-your-profile-profitably
<![CDATA[ Vintage Bead Book Spotlight: The Family Creative Workshop Series]]> Tue, 06 May 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1688/vintage-bead-book-spotlight-the-family-creative-workshop-series http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1688/vintage-bead-book-spotlight-the-family-creative-workshop-series  Vintage Bead Book Spotlight: The Family Creative Workshop Series Posted by susanstars
I love all things vintage, and some of my favorite sources for vintage jewelry-making inspiration come from the craft books and magazines of the past. You can find these treasures online and in thrift stores. Here are some great places to hunt for true vintage crafting magic. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1688/vintage-bead-book-spotlight-the-family-creative-workshop-series
<![CDATA[California Designer Creates a Paradise of Jewelry]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1430/california-designer-creates-a-paradise-of-jewelry http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1430/california-designer-creates-a-paradise-of-jewelry California Designer Creates a Paradise of Jewelry Posted by susanstars
Meet the inspired jewelry-making world of Laura Stokes. From her own line of unique jewelry creations to her amazing hand-crafted supplies available via her Web site, this California-based designer does it all. Here is a jewelry resource that you won’t want to miss. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1430/california-designer-creates-a-paradise-of-jewelry
<![CDATA[Shopping for Jewelry Supplies on Etsy]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1331/shopping-for-jewelry-supplies-on-etsy http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1331/shopping-for-jewelry-supplies-on-etsy Shopping for Jewelry Supplies on Etsy Posted by susanstars
If you’ve never been to Etsy, I highly recommend that you go to their site. It is an incredible resource for all things crafty: great supplies, handmade items, and of course brilliant inspiration. The site is super-easy to navigate and is one of my favorite places to go looking for awesome jewelry-making finds. Here are some tips to help you find what you’re looking for. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1331/shopping-for-jewelry-supplies-on-etsy
<![CDATA[Tips for Buying Beads and Jewelry Supplies Secondhand]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1299/tips-for-buying-beads-and-jewelry-supplies-secondhand http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1299/tips-for-buying-beads-and-jewelry-supplies-secondhand Tips for Buying Beads and Jewelry Supplies Secondhand Posted by susanstars
Finding a vintage trinket, charm, or bauble at a yard sale or a favorite thrift store can feel like you've struck jewelry-making gold! Here are some of my best tips for spotting treasures among castaways. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1299/tips-for-buying-beads-and-jewelry-supplies-secondhand
<![CDATA[Craftypod Jewelry Projects]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1256/craftypod-jewelry-projects http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1256/craftypod-jewelry-projects Craftypod Jewelry Projects Posted by susanstars
Craftypod is the blogging home of Portland crafter, Diane Gilleland, aka, Sister Diane, leader of the Portland Church of Craft. This extremely talented lady has a new project that I'd like to share with you. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1256/craftypod-jewelry-projects
<![CDATA[Bead Bloggers]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1053/bead-bloggers http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1053/bead-bloggers Bead Bloggers Posted by susanstars
Meet this talented group of jewelry designers. These ladies have banded together to share their favorite resources and links, and promote all kinds of exciting work, too! Super inspiring. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1053/bead-bloggers
<![CDATA[Hot Deals on Beautiful Baubles!]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1050/hot-deals-on-beautiful-baubles http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1050/hot-deals-on-beautiful-baubles Hot Deals on Beautiful Baubles! Posted by susanstars
Here is one of my all-time favorite sources for beading basics and beyond, especially since they're so affordable. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1050/hot-deals-on-beautiful-baubles
<![CDATA[Katie Hacker and Beads, Baubles and Jewels]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1046/katie-hacker-and-beads-baubles-and-jewels http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1046/katie-hacker-and-beads-baubles-and-jewels Katie Hacker and Beads, Baubles and Jewels Posted by susanstars
If you've got just three minutes then Katie Hacker can change your whole approach to jewelry-making. Her beading tutorials are great! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1046/katie-hacker-and-beads-baubles-and-jewels
<![CDATA[Wire 101]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/798/wire-101 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/798/wire-101 Wire 101 Posted by susanstars
Whether you’re a beginning beader or you’ve been making jewelry for quite awhile, you probably have plenty of favorites in terms of wire—both materials and gauges. But if you’re wondering what the best choice for a project might be, or whether craft wire or sterling is the better bet, here are my recommendations for what to use in your jewelry-making projects. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/798/wire-101
<![CDATA[The Art of Jewelry]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1196/the-art-of-jewelry http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1196/the-art-of-jewelry The Art of Jewelry Posted by susanstars
If you're in the Pacific Northwest, you have to check out this spectacular exhibition at Portland's Museum of Contemporary Craft, Framing: The Art of Jewelry. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1196/the-art-of-jewelry
<![CDATA[My Favorite Los Angeles Bead Store]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/942/my-favorite-los-angeles-bead-store http://www.craftstylish.com/item/942/my-favorite-los-angeles-bead-store My Favorite Los Angeles Bead Store Posted by susanstars
If you're ever in L.A. and on the lookout for jewelry-making supplies, you must plan a trip to Berger Beads. And now that they have a Web site and expanded mail-order services, you can check them out no matter where you are! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/942/my-favorite-los-angeles-bead-store
<![CDATA[Susan Beal, Author of Bead Simple]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/717/susan-beal-author-of-bead-simple http://www.craftstylish.com/item/717/susan-beal-author-of-bead-simple Susan Beal, Author of Bead Simple Posted by susanstars
I'm so excited to see the CraftStylish site come together and to share my favorite crafty resources and projects with everyone. Thanks so much for checking out my jewelry-making and beading posts, and I'd love to hear what you think of it all! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/717/susan-beal-author-of-bead-simple