DIY, Inspiration

Inspiration Sunday – Wedding DIY Roundup

I feel like I might have a little bit of bridezilla in me. In the one whole week that I’ve been engaged, I have already scoured the interwebz and have a ton of ideas. I have even started a little sketch book of ideas about how I want the ceremony and reception to look. Yes, I am very excited and apparently very intense. It’s shaping up to be a DIY fiesta, and I have more than a year to plan. This is just going to snowball, I can feel it. But at any rate, in keeping with the I’M GETTING MARRIED?!?! theme, here are some awesome wedding DIY’s I’ve come across this week:

DIY burlap and feather boutonniere

Clay Table Numbers

Birdseed Wedding Favor Hearts

DIY Birdcage Veil

Chicken Wire + Window Escort Card Display

1./ Beautiful, Crafty and Eclectic Boutonnieres from Adventures in Dressmaking. 2./ Cute Polymer Clay Table Numbers from The Sweetest Occassion. 3./ Birdseed Favor Hearts from Intimate Weddings. 4./ DIY Birdcage Veil from the Wedding Chicks. 5./ A Sweet Chicken Wire and Window Escort Card Display from Oh Lovely Day.

I love that there are so many awesome blogs out there where I can find all this great wedding inspiration!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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