Saturday, July 31, 2010


I made these a couple years ago when the book Hello, Cupcake! came out. I saw these tv dinner trays when the author was on Martha Stewart and I just had to create them for myself! Don't they look neat?

Chain and Color

I forgot how much I liked this necklace! This style is in right now, with the large focal beads off to the sides instead of centered at the bottom. I definitely need to find something to wear this with pronto! It was super simple to make, with pliers, chain, and some colored beads that I found for less than $1. I recently found a necklace like this at Anthropologie for $28 and it cost me less than $5 to make! If you are interested in creating your own jewelry, I suggest heading to your local library and doing a search on jewelry making books.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Favorite Necklace

I created this necklace after a friend posted a picture of it on facebook, letting everyone know that she loved it. I enjoy the challenge of recreating a piece of jewelry for less than it is sold for, so I jumped right on this one. I don't usually sell my jewelry because I just enjoy making it as gifts, but my friends keep telling me that I should sell it. Hmm, perhaps I could actually do something with the etsy site I have.

The adventure begins

I really enjoy keeping busy, and usually do so with some kind of craft project. I love to sew, and create jewelry, and bake~ just about anything that allows me to use the creativity that is bottled up inside me and I don't necessarily get to use during my day job. This blog will be a place where I can feature some of the things I've made, and some of the things I will make, and perhaps even directions on how to create some things of your own. Enjoy!