Showing posts with label Charms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charms. Show all posts

Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympics Charm Bracelet and oh I'm Baaaacccckkkkk.

Olympics Stretchy Charm Bracelet

I haven’t written a blog post in 3 weeks, so I hope I remember how! First, for those of you who’ve asked about my mom, she’s doing great and I’m now back home. I appreciate all your positive thoughts and energy!

So have you been watching the Olympics? We love to watch them and even when text alerts spoil the events we’ve yet to watch, it’s still as thrilling when we see the actual event.

While I was in AZ with the Mumster, I did have a chance to pop into Hobby Lobby as well as one of my fave places in Tempe, Beads Galore. I picked up the British flag charm at HL and the crown charm at BG. The red white and blue crystal beads I had back home in my stash.

For whatever reason, I had this notion that “stretchy cord” was more for kids projects. Then I was on the Nordstrom website and saw these:

Debbie Merle Agate Stretch Bracelet (Nordstrom Exclusive)
which are, you guessed it, stretchy cord bracelets with nice beads and charms but they’re $58 each. Um no thank you. I actually whipped up a couple using some stone beads before I was gone but used the same idea for my Olympics bracelet.

Olympics Charm Bracelet 2

Measure your stretchy cord longer than the size of your bracelet. I cut about 12 inches for a 7-8 inch bracelet. Sting your beads, charms etc.

Olympics Bracelet

When you are happy with the size, knot your cord. I knot, double knot add a dab of jewelry glue and then knot again. Trim close to the ends of the knot and then off you go to have a spot of tea.

With the British and American flag colors the same, this was perfect since I could honor both countries in one project!

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Monday, October 25, 2010


The first storm of the season blew in this weekend and we got prepared for the time of year when the power goes out. We're well equipped w/ flashlights, but playing 6 degrees of crafting separation with me ( where you can relate anything back to something within about 6 steps) storm===>lights out===>candles===>craft idea! See, only 4 degrees of separation between a storm and a craft.

I see these all the time at the grocery store:
Being raised Catholic, I know these as Novena candles but you often see them with images on the glass. Not being willing to let any surface go un-embellished though, I slapped on some Mod Podge, covered with scrapbook paper, downloaded a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, added some text, beaded some thread, added a ribbon and buttons and :
I knew I'd picked up a package of "Paris" themed charms on clearance at Michaels for a reason! Look what was included:

Houston, we may have a problem. I made another one tonight: 
This is a cluster of star shaped rhinestones that comes in a strip
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