Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Paper, Beads, & Clay: New Craft Tutorials

It's been a while since I've posted, but I've kept busy with some new craft projects:

I rearranged our mantle display for Spring and needed to add some height and some color.  I came up with this blooming branch with paper flowers and leaves.  It's just the right pop of color for the space.  I've added the tutorial on my Hubpages!

Of course, my Spring wardrobe also needs a pop of color :)  This hand painted bead necklace is easy to do using Q-tips as a paint tool, and some wooden beads, memory wire, and chain.  You can find the directions here.

And I pulled out my polymer clay and some stamps to make this sweet "love letter" charm.  This charm can be used as a pendant for a necklace, an accessory for a bracelet, or as a key chain.  This charm would make a great gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, an anniversary, or for a special friend.  Using stamps, you can personalize your "letter" with any saying you want.  Instructions for both the charm and the key chain are on my blog.

Hope you are having a crafty Spring!