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Fashion magazines can provide wonderful ideas for your wardrobe. But these fashions often cost more than you can spend. Learn how to make them for yourself, at home! You’ll save on cash, and each time someone compliments you on your good taste, you’ll have the personal satisfaction of knowing you designed and created your one-of-a-kind jewelry. In this lesson, get the hang of making wirework jewelry— familiarize yourself with the tools, materials, and learn how to design your own pieces.
Have fun learning basic shapes felting techniques by needle felting basic free standing shapes into fun projects. In this free felting tutorial, Marie Spaulding of Living Felt demonstrates easy and fun projects by needle felting basic ball shapes, folds, tubes and other shapes. These basic needle felting techniques will get you started making your own awesome projects! Complete felting supplies list and resources included.
Learn how to make elegant crystal wrapped earrings with this fun jewelry lesson from the O'Neil Sisters. In this jewelry tutorial, Jennifer and Kitty will teach you what tools and materials you'll need, how to wrap the hoop earrings with beading wire and how to attach the crystal bicone beads. Once you learn how to make these fast and easy earrings, you can turn plain hoops into your own elegant earrings. They make great gifts too!
Learn how to bead a necklace with this jewelry making tutorial. This lesson teaches you which tools you'll need, how to create your own necklace design, and how to successfully complete your beading project. Take what you've learned here to design your own handmade bracelet and necklace set!
Ever wondered what a floating bead necklace is? In this DIY jewelry-making lesson, the O'Neil Sisters show you how to string beads on beading wire so that they appear to "float." You'll also learn how to finish the ends of the necklace and attach the clasp. It's so elegant, it can be worn for formal occasions - or you can dress it down by wearing the necklace with a tank top and jean jacket. It also makes a great gift for bridesmaids - you can match the beads to your wedding colors!
Ever see beautiful earrings and wish you could make them yourself? In this lesson, the O'Neil Sisters show you what tools and materials you need to make basic drop earrings. Then they teach you the fundamentals of wirework, including how to work with headpins, how to make a wrapped loop, and how to open and close earring wires. Once you master these skills, you can create your own beautiful beaded earrings in a flash! Great for gifts!
Have fun learning basic flat needle felting techniques by needle felting basic free standing shapes and designs onto fabric with cookie cutters. In this free felting tutorial, Marie Spaulding of Living Felt demonstrates easy and fun projects for needle felting designs onto a denim jacket, pair of jeans, tote bag or other fabrics. You could also needle felt a baby mobile and other fun gifts.
Looking for the perfect DIY bridal shower gift? This heart-shaped wedding cake topper radiates elegance. All you need are wire, beads, and about 10 minutes! Cookie cutter bride-and-groom wedding cake toppers are a little behind the times. This heart-shaped DIY piece is a modern take that will be appropriate for any wedding; it’s easy, gorgeous, and straight from the heart.
In this DIY lesson from Heather Boyd, learn how to use a wooden bead and pipe cleaners—the holy grail of kids’ crafting supplies—to make a colorful spider. You can get all of your materials at a crafting or department store or salvage them from around the house. The finished product is perfect as a Halloween decoration or a trinket that sits on your shelf all year round.
You've bought a bouquet of flowers at the store, but how do you take that jumble of stems and turn them into a beautiful flower arrangement? In this lesson, uBloom teaches a very literal shortcut: cutting the stems short to fit in a low vase, bunching all the blooms together and inserting stems at angles to support one another. This technique makes it easy and fun to arrange flowers nicely, and the lesson includes tips on tools you'll need and how to prepare the the water and flower food.
In need of a Bar Mitzvah gift or decorative Hanukkah ornament? This DIY lesson from Heather Boyd shows you how to make a festive Star of David pendant. In a few simple steps, you can shape your own star and use it as an earring, pendant, ornament—whatever you’d like! This project is perfect for all ages.
You’re halfway done with your DIY handbag made from recycled jeans! In this third lesson in a series by Izzy Meimsaab, learn how to sew bias binding to the edges of your pockets and how to attach those pockets to the body of your handbag. Get some tips and tricks for sewing like a pro and making your bag look spectacular. At the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to see the bag take shape!
Learn how to make a beaded lariat necklace you can wear so many ways! In this lesson, the O'Neil Sisters share what they love about lariats. Jennifer and Kitty teach you what tools you'll need and how to use them. You will learn how to make wrapped loops and how to attach the crystal beads to the ends of the chain. You'll also learn different ways to wear this easy necklace that doesn't need a clasp. Makes a great last minute gift!
Learn how to make a DIY beaded spider decoration! Whether you want to make your own Halloween decorations or you’re simply a fan of arachnids, this project from custom jeweler Heather Boyd yields the perfect ornament for your needs. As a bonus, get some tips and tricks for finding affordable beads and saving time while beading.
Stun your friends with a colorful beaded necklace you made yourself! In this lesson, the O'Neil Sisters will show you what tools and materials you'll need including what headpins and chain to use. You will learn how to make wrapped loops to attach the beads to the chain. And you will learn how to put a clasp on chain and give your necklace a professional finishing touch. Take what you've learned here to design your own dangling bead necklace!
Whether your significant other has just surprised you with a dozen red roses, or you are bringing a bouquet to an ailing friend, creating a balanced and beautiful arrangement can be a stressful experience! But there is a trick to creating the perfect bouquet of roses, whether you are working with a tall vase or a short cubed one. In this lesson from uBloom, learn the 7-4-1 method—in no time at all, your arrangements will look professionally perfect!
Is your green thumb calling? Do you have some delicious recipes that use fresh spices and flavors? Growing your own herb garden has never been easier. In this quick and easy lesson, you’ll learn how to layer mason jars with pea pebbles and perlite to create a drainage system that keeps your plants healthy and happy. Then, you’ll just need to add some organic soil and a sprinkle of seeds. Follow along and you’ll soon be enjoying the taste of homegrown basil, oregano, and other herbs!
This button necklace is an adorable, quick and easy DIY gift that takes about half an hour to complete. No special expertise is required, just some buttons, ribbon, and a little finesse. Learn how to thread your ribbon, create a felt backing to stabilize the button arrangement, and tie off the ribbon into a gorgeous finished necklace (or bracelet)! When you're done, you'll have the perfect holiday gift for all your crafting friends.
Make a lovely Easter decoration made from real eggs! In this lesson, Great Aunt teaches you how to blow out the insides of an egg, then decorate the shells and hang them up for festive fun. Learn how to remove an egg's innards without breaking it, how to clean the shell, and what the easiest materials are for coloring your eggs (not to mention some cute suggestions for how to decorate them).