I more or less swore off stretch bracelets sometime around 2006. I was at an out-of-town concert to see several bands I adored – the Summer of Ska tour or Ska is Dead or Summer of Dead Ska, whatever, who knows, it was a combo of similar words – and I was really, really excited to be there. In true I’m young … Keep reading…

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Oh boy, if you thought I did a lot of jewelry tutorials before, just wait. We were without electricity for about 15 hours yesterday, and I spent much of the air conditioning-less period crafting to keep from going crazy. Now that I have enough light to snap a photo, it’s time to start sharing the tutorials! Up first: three DIY mixed-metals stretch … Keep reading…

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Hey DIY-ers! Pro tip: If you like to make jewelry, there is a crazy huge sale at  Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store. I spent over an hour digging through bins of findings and beads, and I’m sure I could have spent an hour more. Thankfully for my wallet, I ran out of coffee and decided to come home. Midst the mountains of options, … Keep reading…

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Between the new job, the wedding, and the house hunt, I’ve been falling behind in…well…everything else. I did remember to mail my taxes, though, so hooray for that. (Thanks for the reminder texts, Mom.) Midst the madness, I’ve been itching for some craft time. After all, it has been months since I glued my hand to a project. That’s why I was … Keep reading…

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Going out is great, but my all-time favorite weekend activity is crafting. This chilly weekend is absolutely perfect for jewelry making, decorating, sewing, creating, and all other forms of pajama-wearing arts ‘n crafts. Need a new project? Try your hand at the easy and affordable DIY Rhinestone and Pearl Statement Necklace. I made this rhinestone and pearl statement necklace out of desperation—I … Keep reading…

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