Inspiration, Jewlery

Inspiration Sunday // Random Pretty Things

Four lovely DIY’s (does a recipe count as a DIY?) to inspire the week ahead:

1.// DIY Collar Necklace from brideblu. 2.// Gilded flatware from The Sweetest Occasion. 3.// DIY Paper Wheels from Ruffled. 4. Raspberry White Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes from Foods Of Our Lives. Yum!

DIY, Jewlery

Faceted Bead Bracelet

Love, love, love how easy it is to create with polymer clay! Here’s another quick and easy bracelet:

Faceted Clay Bead Bracelet

I made four round beads and faceted them much like I did with this faceted bangle.

Faceted Bead on Toothpick

I poked holes in them with a toothpick, baked the beads, then strung them on some string and attached both ends to a magnetic clasp. I also made knots on either side of the beads to make sure they wouldn’t move around on the string too much.

Faceted Bead Bracelet

Ta-Dah!

DIY, Jewlery

DIY Faceted Clay Bangles

I really love polymer clay. It’s so easy to create whatever you want, and if you mess up, you just squish it all back together and start over. I’ve been trying to find the time lately to make some more jewelry and I decided a new bright bangle would be quick and easy.

Polymer Clay Faceted Bangle

All you need is some polymer clay (I prefer Sculpey III), a razor blade, a bangle to use as a template, and an oven to bake the clay in (I use my toaster oven!).

First I rolled out the clay into a long rope. Once it was long enough, I wrapped the clay rope around an old silver bangle to make sure the size was just right. I cut the clay to size and then smoothed the ends together to get rid of the seam as much as possible.

Sizing the Bangle

Then, I ‘faceted’ the clay rope by slicing off pieces with a razor blade at different angles and lengths. I left the metal bangle on the inside of the clay for stability’s sake.

Faceting the clay bangle

(Sorry for the poor picture quality there…)

Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I removed the metal bangle and baked the clay in the oven (according to the directions on the package).

Blue Clay Bracelet

I made several different colors:

Faceted Clay Bangles

A fun way to start a colorful arm party!

Bracelets

DIY, Jewlery, Nails

Weekend Inspiration

Here are a few things that have my gears turning. I’m really loving the whole “tribal” trend right now.

from http://www.nastygirl.com. strange name for a fashion site, i know.

 

from http://static.becomegorgeous.com/

really want to get my hands on some of the new On Safari polishes from China Glaze, these are just a few of the 2012 colors!

zipper bracelet
from http://www.thanksimadeitblog.com

(will definitely be making several of those.)

Looking forward to a crafty weekend!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!