Beads · Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Paper/Fabric Bead Earrings

My previous use of fabric had me thinking of using it again for an easy pair of earrings. At first, I thought I'd make fabric beads, but in my stash search, I found paper calling to me as well. In the end, I made paper beads to which I added fabric strips, and made earrings… Continue reading Paper/Fabric Bead Earrings

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Earrings · Jewelry · Ornaments · Stitch markers

(My first) Stitch markers

Hopping through my favorite knitting blogs -- and even on new ones that I'd discover -- I'd come across occasional mentions of bead-based stitch markers, with pictures of the cute ornaments. Seeing that I love both yarn and beads, I don't know why it took me so long to make some of my own. Maybe… Continue reading (My first) Stitch markers

Chains & Necklaces · How-tos · Jewelry

Torus necklace

Remember the Torus pendant that I'd made a while ago? There are more of those metallic-silver tori in my stash -- three, to be precise -- and I'd really wanted to use them for something. Earrings were my persistent initial thought, but these tori are too big for earrings. I know my wrists are small… Continue reading Torus necklace

Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Scrappy earrings

Scrappy because they are made of fabric scraps and look disorganized as well. I tore out strips from unused brown/black fabric, and cut some pieces of leftover brown yarn from my old knitting projects. I made two hoops from silver-colored wire. I created each hoop this way -- first, I made a loop about 1cm… Continue reading Scrappy earrings

How-tos · Jewelry · Pendants

Stone pendant

I have this collection of medium-sized irregularly shaped stones that come with holes pre-drilled into them. They're of varying shapes and sizes, and they're a bit heavier than traditional jewelry ingredients (they're stones, after all!) So earrings, necklaces or bracelets were out. Making pendants of them seemed like the thing to do. But then, there… Continue reading Stone pendant

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Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

I'd always wanted to make a chunky beads chain, and now that I own some thicker gauge wires, what better than wire-wrapped chunky beads? 🙂 I got the chunky turquoise beads to remain in place with the wire open inside. That is, there's nothing attached to something else to keep the placement tight. It works… Continue reading Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

Charms · How-tos · Jewelry · Keychains · Ornaments

Paper bead bunch keychain

Yay, paper beads are back in my jewelry-making! I spent some time recently making paper beads. I used some junk-mail paper for these. I didn't really have any sizes in mind, I just wanted to make two sets of beads -- one set smaller than the other. I cut rectangles from the paper, 4 of… Continue reading Paper bead bunch keychain