Showing posts with label Flamingo Toes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flamingo Toes. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2012

BFF Open House Link Party #64 Wrap Up and Features

I still can’t believe it’s August. July was definitely a blur. It was great seeing what everyone’s been up to so here are a few features from last week’s party. Thanks to everyone who linked up!

If you’re looking for a cool, stylish look for these hot Summer days, visit Bev at Flamingo Toes for the how-to on this sandal re-fashion!

I need to eat more cheese. What does that have to do with this ab fab birthday banner in a box? You’ll have to pop over to visit Keri at Shaken Together to find out!

Were you as excited by the first week of the Olympics as we were? I love watching the athletes realize their dreams. Celebrate week two and the closing ceremonies with these gold medal worthy cake pops from Karyn at Pint Sized Baker:

Finally, do you have any of those battery operated candles and do you want to transform them?
Mary over at Sweetwater Style has a great tutorial showing how she upscaled these.

Hope you’ll go and visit these ladies as well as the other wonderful links. Make it a creative week!

Monday, May 7, 2012

BFF Open House Link Party #51: Wrap Up and Features

Thanks again for another fun party. I hope you all enjoyed meeting Karyn from Pint Sized Baker and her wonderful treats.

Here are a few things that caught my eye, all with what I’d call a modern and retro feel.

First up, Bethany from Pitter and Glink shared her new craft room lamp transformation:

Thrift store lamp meets chicken wire! Gorgeousness ensues.

Bev, from Flamingo Toes, shared another of her amazing jewelry creations:

I love the femininity of the pearls with the boldness of the chain. And the blue pearls with the silver chain is such  a stylish color combination.

If you are planning a trip to a Disney park and want to go with a shirt way cooler than any you’ll find there, check out this idea from Rachel over at Holy Craft:

Seriously. She made this! Rachel used her Silhouette and a retro Disneyland poster image. So cool.

Finally, Back for Seconds shared a modern interpretation of a classic. I mean Oreos are already pretty perfect but check these out:

Two words. Peanut. Butter.

Thanks everyone for linking up. Make it a creative week!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today's Guest Chocoholic: Bev from Flamingo Toes!

I'm so excited to be here guest posting! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.  
 One of my favorite things to do is to make knockoffs - especially from Anthropologie. So that is what I'm doing today! I fell in love with the Shepherd Moon Necklace at Anthro a few months ago - and I really love 
how it came out! Here's my version:

 And here's Anthro's version:
Mine is all silver - I tend to not use gold as much. But I love all the different rings and just a few beads. It's nice and lightweight too. :) This one is quick and easy. It took me an episode of Project Runway. So a slightly distracted hour and a half. :)

 You'll need: Length of chain - 16" Assortment of silver rings (I bought an assorted package + a strand of smaller rings from Michaels) Beads (just smaller than the medium ring size Eye pins (same number as beads) Jump rings Necklace Closure Jewelry pliers: wire cutters, round nosed pliers
 Start by laying out the lower half of the necklace, just to get an idea of placement. You should have two rows - one shorter than the other.
Start on one side and begin connecting your rings with jump rings.  
 Work your way across the top row of rings. Some of the rings were like jump rings and had an opening. For those, I opened up the ring and connected them that way. If your rings don't have openings - you could cut them with wire cutters.
 The top row of rings should measure around 10" across when pulled straight.  
 Start adding in your longer row of rings the same way.  
 The longer row should measure about 13" long.  
 Now we're going to add in the beads. You can use eye pins for this (pins that have a loop on one end) or you can create your own from wire.
 Decide which rings you'd like your beads on and measure how long the pin needs to be. Add the bottom

loop to one side of the ring.
 Add the bead to the wire and decide where the other loop needs to be. Create the loop at the other side and attach it to the ring.  
 Continue adding beads to the necklace where you'd like them.  
 Add a jump ring to the top ring on each side. Cut the 16" chain in half. Add one 8" piece of chain to each side.
 Add a necklace closure to the other end of the chains. I used a toggle clasp but you can use any tip of closure. Connect it to the two loose ends of chain with jump rings.  
 That finishes off your Shepherd Moon Necklace!!
 Isn't it fun?
 I love all the different sizes of rings!
 I hope you like it! I'd love for you to stop by Flamingo Toes and check things out! Here's a little sampling of projects - you can find these and more on my Tutorial pages!  
 Thanks so much Carol for letting me come over and hang out! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bias Tape Rosette Ring

I’ve seen a couple of simply gorgeous fabric rosette rings recently. One style from the Queen of The Anthro knock-offs, Bev, over at Flamingo Toes:

Arent’t these gorgeous?! And I also love this one from Vanessa at V and Co :
These were on my mind when I was at JoAnn’s and found myself in the rick rack/ bias tape aisle. Light bulb! Bias tape is already in strip form and wouldn’t that work? Let’s see:
Bias Tape Rosette Ring
Started with dark khaki Wrights Bias Tape ( 1/2”):
Wright's Bias Tape
And a ring blank :
I didn’t cut a specific length of bias tape but worked right from the card planning to cut whenever my rosette was the size I wanted. Started with a knot at one end:
Rosette Knot
Put some hot glue in the middle and then start twisting gluing, twisting gluing:
Bias Tape Rolled Rosette
When I liked the size I trimmed it. I thought about leaving it plain which would work but I can’t leave well enough alone! So I got a bead cap and pearl out of my stash:
Rosette, Finding, Pearl
Hot glued the bead cap to the rosette, and then the pear inside the bead cap and glued the whole thing to the ring blank:
Bias Tape Rosette Ring (2)
And definitely go check out the tutorials that Bev and Vanessa have here and here!

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