Sundance Style Cha..

how to make a charm bracelet

I went to Nashville, Tennessee a few months back and have been on a country kick since then. The cowboy boot you see brings back some sweet memories of good food, good music and good shopping. This particular charm bracelet pulls together that sort of Nashville/Sundance style look using a little leather, stones and of course a lot […]

How to make Wire W..

Wire wrapped earrings

Are you a jewelry maker that just so happens to know some knitters or drummers? Or maybe you are a knitter or drummer yourself. Either way, you will get a kick out of making these wire wrapped dropped earrings because you’ll be using a size 19 knitting needle or drum stick.  Granted, unusual tools for a jewelry […]

Leather Layering B..

a quick leather wrap bracelet

This leather layering bracelet is a snap to make and is perfect for a day at the beach or pool.  Charms, birthstones or beads dangling from the jump ring will add a little extra and personalize your bracelet even more.  Even if you’ve never made jewelry before, this is a perfect project for you! LEATHER […]

Anthropologie Insp..

Anthropologie Inspired Vintage Brooch Necklace

I wish I could say where this vintage brooch came from, but I can’t. As I get older it’s harder to remember what jewelry was my Grandmother’s, what was something I picked up at an antique store or if it was a piece from my husband’s family. Even though I don’t wear brooches or pins, […]

How to refinish a ..

butcher block after refinishing with Boos Cream

Some DIY projects are a lot of work. Some are successful and others aren’t.  I wanted to share how easy it was to refinish a butcher block, because WOW! What a success for such little effort.  (The hardest part of this project was carrying the butcher blocks downstairs!) If you have a butcher block, cutting […]

Sundance Style Bra..

Sundance Style Bracelet with charms

It can be a challenge guessing what people like and want people want to make.  At my store Urban Arts + Crafts (which closed December 2014) our most popular jewelry making class was this bracelet. Why? We think it was because of the mix of materials, its casual look and feel, the ability to personalize […]