stacked leather br..

So, are stacked bracelets fashionable? Or is it just my crafty desire to wear everything I make?  Either way, here are some of my own favorite leather bracelets. But first, just a bit on the materials I used: Buttons- any size or shape will work, I just picked what I liked Leather- look for a soft high-quality […]

making bracelets &..

As a craft store owner I hear “What’s this used for?” over and over in regards to the variety of bracelet making materials available. It can be somewhat overwhelming if you are just getting started.  So here in a nutshell, are my thoughts on waxed cotton cord, Irish waxed linen and Chinese knotting cord and some bracelets […]

easy knot bracelet..

The green bracelet is an easy, two knot bracelet for the very beginner jewelry maker.  If you can tie a shoe, you can make this bracelet! You will need: 16-18″ of any width leather or waxed cotton cord (we used 2 mm waxed cotton cord for our sample) about 6″ of beads laid end to […]

where’s the ..

Voile is one of my favorite fabrics to work with.  Some people pronounce it “vwall” and others pronounce it “voil” like the word “foil” with a “v” in front.  I think both are right, but I use “vwall” – because it sounds more French. When voile first came out a few years back I called […]

hooks + needles

As a knitter I continually ponder, “Hmmm, how do I want to store my needles?” How do I want to carry them?  Organize them?  Especially my circular needles. Right now, they’re in a tangled mess in a shoe box.  The rest of my straights and hooks are stored in the mason jars and vases above. […]

pretty little pinc..

You’ll need : 3/4″ diameter felt ball adjustable ring with a 3/4″ diameter base plate with short lip near the edge E6000 sharp scissors Here’s how to make it: Cut, glue, stick and that’s pretty much it.  Don’t you love crafts this easy! It’s kinda funny because we sell these little rings in the store […]