Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hey everybody! Well, this will be my last post for the year so, in honor of the new year (yep, you guessed it) I made some Scrabble Tile Earrings and a matching bracelet. I will be wearing these tonight! I used the "Edwardian Script" font and I wanted the tiles to be in black & white. After I applied the shiney gloss, I applied like four tiny crystals to give them some sparkle. 

Then I wanted something for my hair, but I couldn't decide if I wanted a cute headband or a barrette clip, so I made both. The headband is gold glitter; I made the "bow" out of gold & silver tulle and tied with some gold bow wire then curled the excess. The bow barrette clip I used some white glittery ribbon and attached the bow with my hot glue gun to a tiny alligator clip. Now I just need to decide which one I want to wear! LOL....Hope everyone has a super fun, and SAFE New Year's Eve! See ya'll next year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!!

Yay! Crystal from The Crafty Crystal just nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award! Wow! Thank you Crystal!

Here's how it works...

There are 4 duties to perform to accept this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 (or however many you can) recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!
Ok, here goes:
1. I LOVE making Scrabble Tile jewelry and other types of jewelry.
2. I love crafting all types of other things as well.
3. I SO love Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha Frappacino!!
4. I love to make our home my family's nice, cozy & special place.
5. I enjoy very much going to the movies & going out to eat.
6. I believe in God and try my bestest to be a good & decent person.
7. I love my family, of course! :) & taking pictures of them.
And now ...The Nominations are:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Candy Cane Reindeer

 Say hello to my little reindeer I've been meaning to make these for the past couple of weeks & just now got around to it. They're super simple: just take a candy cane & wrap a brown pipe cleaner around the top & bend to shape. Glue on a tiny red pompom for the nose, wiggle eyes and a bow. I used my trusty glue gun but you can use whatever type of glue/adhesive you prefer to work with. They're so cute! Don't ya'll think? ;)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Check out Vintage Wanna Bee :)

Ya'll wanna see some really cute creations? Head on over to Vintage Wanna Bee and check her out! She's a very talented lady and has some awesome stuff! She's also sponsoring a giveaway; you can click here. Thanks!

Pearl Stretch Ring

This is a really simple piece of jewelry to make plus I think it's really cute (of course) strung 14 mini glass pearls on .7mm clear stretch cord, placed a pale pink crystal glass bead in the center with a silver daisy spacer on either side and tied a knot...and there you go! I really love pearls, by the way. ;)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Scrabble Tile Pendants & Earrings

 Hey ya' are some cute Christmas pendant gifts that I made for the ladies at the office. I hope they like them!

And I also made some Christmas earrings as well...a variety of designs...I like all of these for myself! Lol :)

Santa Claus I Believe Bracelet

Ok, so I made another "I Believe" Christmas bracelet using some "whimsical" type glass beads that I found at the Bead Cage store. And I added a little silver dangle that has the word "Imagine" stamped into it. Also, you probably can't see them but there are tiny silver star beads too. Do ya'll like this Whimsical I Believe Santa Bracelet? You know I do!;)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scrabble Tile Bracelets

 Hi ya'll! Here are a couple of bracelets I recently finished. This first one is a Georgia Bulldogs beaded bracelet with a small dangle added.

And this other one is a Christmas beaded bracelet to which I added a small silver jingle bell.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Pendants

 This pendant was designed after one of my favorite Christmas movies, a classic: "It's a Wonderful Life". Remember this quote? So please feel free to ring a bell every chance you get 'cause when you do, an angel gets his (or her) wings!

This pendant says it all and He is the reason for the season! Let us not get so wrapped up in all the buying of the presents and getting so stressed out trying to make everything so perfect. Now don't get me wrong, I love getting gifts just as much as anyone else, but spending time with my family is the best part (and my Mama's & two older daughter's cooking)!

I love this piece, it's so cutesy! I love polka dots! Hope ya'll like these pieces. Thanks :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Grinch Christmas Ornament

Well all, Thanksgiving has come & gone (I'm still stuffed!) and today is "Black Friday". I did not venture out into that shopping craziness instead, I stayed home and put up my Christmas tree & decorations. Speaking is an ornament I made using a rectangle piece of wood. I painted the wood piece a color green I call "Grinch Green", then trimmed the picture I wanted to use of The Grinch after I adhered it to the wood using the gloss glaze and then covered the entire piece with the glaze. After that dried (I usually like to give it a full day or two) I used small eye screws at the top & bottom; made some bead dangles for the bottom; tied some cute ribbon at the top & then I had some of these curley ornament hooks that I think add a whimsical effect...and voila'...a new additon to my many handmade ornaments that are on my tree that have either been made by me or my 3 beautiful daughters.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving Jewelry

 TGIF! Well, Thanksgiving is next week. I can't believe how fast it's coming. So, I decided to make some jewelry for the occasion. The earrings are made from Scrabble Tiles and feature a glass bead on the top & bottom. And I made these for my mom so I used the posts versus the hooks because she likes the posts better.

The pendant features Snoopy! And this piece is made with the larger wood pieces that I purchased from Hobby Lobby (which by the way I should buy stock in since I go there like every other!). I go to Michael's too I might add. I'd be lost without these two stores! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Finally the wait is almost over, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows-Part I is almost here! In honor of this event, I've made me some jewelry to wear when I go to see it. Here are the earrings but I made two different type pendants: one is made out of the Scrabble tiles like the earrings are and the other one is made from a larger wooden piece with two dangles attached to it. Not sure which I will wear

Friday, November 5, 2010

Large Fairy Pendant

I saw this graphic and thought this would make such a cute and unique piece. This is made with a larger wood piece, adhered with the Triple Thick Gloss and then after trimming the excess picture around the edges the gloss is applied all over (I usually put on 2 coats, but even with one coat it's still shiny). Then I have these tiny eye screws that I put in the bottom so that I can create and attach the "dangles", this one has a mini faery and a pink glass bead dangle. And then lastly is the glue on bail. I want this one for me but I will most likely be making one for my oldest daughter who is also a faery lover like me...Hey Chelle! :)

Skull & Crossbones & Domo

Skull & Crossbones Earrings
 This is a pair of earrings and a matching keychain that I think is cute with the little pink bow...kinda of a cutesy rocker vibe...
Skull & Crossbones Keychain

A "Domo" Pendant...Grrr! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Witch Hat Cookies

Hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween. I loved all the scary movies that were on tv, I tried to see as many of them as I could :) I know these last couple of posts have not been about jewelry but I thought I'd share this little treat I found on Craftily Ever After. They looked so cute and were extremely easy to make. I made these for my daughter Crystal's Halloween party. You just get some of those Fudge Stripe cookies, squeeze some of that decorating icing in the middle and plop a Hershey's Kiss on top & add some sprinkles and there you go! Cute & easy treat! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fairy Garden

 Hello fellow bloggers, TGIF! I wanted to show you my Fairy Garden that I made. I love faeries, have quite a collection of figurines, dolls, pictures & of course, jewelry. First I had to find my items. I found this planter at Hobby Lobby, I don't remember what I paid for it but it was really inexpensive ($10 or less), it was on clearance. I already had the fairy figurine in my collection. I found the sleeping gnome & the polka dot mushroom at Target & the "foliage" at the Dollar Tree. I just filled the planter with potting soil and arranged my items just so....and now I have my very own faerie garden to enjoy :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Show Your School Spirit

 Whether it be your favorite high school or college, show your school pride with a pair of cute earrings at the game! These are made out of random scrabble tiles or specific letters can be used, and then your choice of school or college can be put on the front and sealed with the Triple Thick gloss for that shiney finish. And I made these using the french hooks but they can also be made with the posts as well. My favorite sport by the way is of course, football! Yay! Go Team! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

Something Wicked This Way Comes...this is a Beaded Simplistic Pendant with glass beads to accent the top & bottom. I love the look of old weathered parchment so I tried to create that look for this piece so I cut around the edges before adhering it to the tile. Love it!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Eye Scrabble Tile Simplistic Pendant

Double double, toil & trouble....Happy Halloween my pretties! Wear this spooktacular "eye" catching pendant & see if your third eye can see your future...ha-ha! Ok, I know I'm a bit corny but I absolutely love Halloween! And it's finally cool! How about this gorgeous weather? Ok, well I'm signing out for now...stay posted....there's more to come!


These are some keychains I just finished. They are made using the 1x1 1/2 inch wooden pieces. I paint them first using a coordinating color depending on the picture I put on it, then I place the picture, coat the entire piece with the Triple Thick Gloss Glaze for a shiny finish. These I've added some "beaded dangles" to the bottom but I do have a couple that I made without any dangles...just depends on your preference, and then lastly I add a bow or tie some cute ribbon for that cuteness factor...;) Oh and the little beaded chain too...

Larger Wooden Pendants

Twilight Pendant

Birthday Girl Pendant

It's My Birthday Pendant

Birthday Fairy Pendant

Initial Pendant
Hey everybody. I've got a couple of posts I wanted to get in tonight. I'm also sitting here watching Dancing with the Stars, one of my favorite reality shows. The other two I like are American Idol & So You Think You Can Dance...But anyways, these pendants I made using 1 x 1 1/2 inch rectangle wooden pieces but everything else is done the same as when I use the Scrabble tiles...whatcha think?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Photo Album

Hi ya'll! So, I wanted some way to be able to carry around photos of my jewelry / crafts to show people (if the opportunity ever arose). But the cute photo albums in the stores are a little pricey for me so you know me...I figure why not try & make my own. The 4x6 album I found at Wal-Mart for $3; the fabric I got on sale for a little over $2/yd at JoAnn's & I already had the ribbon. A little cutting here & there; whipped out my trusty glue gun and this was my end result! I love polka dots...cute huh?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Simplistic Beaded Halloween Scrabble Tile Earrings

Hey everybody! I just finished these two pair of Halloween earrings. Next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. The (hopefully) cool, crisp air; the decorations & costumes; the candy & goodies ;)...oh and of course, the haunted houses!

I made these with the french hooks. A tiny plastic "stopper" can be used on the back to prevent the hooks from slipping off your ears. The black beads used on these are glass. Trick or Treat anyone?

On these I used the "post" earrings. Some people prefer them to the french hooks, such as my mom. I made these for her by the way, she likes spiders....yuck!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Beaded Scrabble Tile Rings

I wanted to see how it would look if I added some beads to my scrabble tile rings and here are the results! I don't know about ya'll, but I love these. :) They're something different...unique. Hope ya'll like them!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dainty Pearl/Swirl Earrings

These are made with a single pearl that I have placed on silver wire and created a swirl design at the top & bottom of the pearl and attached french hooks. Very dainty & cute! ;)

Button Rings

These are some Button Rings I just finished. Yes, I do make other kinds of jewelry besides Scrabble tile jewelry :)... The top one is an olive green button w/ a coral flower & topped with a pearl. The pink & brown one is topped with 3 irredescent pink glass beads and the black & white one has a swirl design & is topped with 3 pearls. Cute & funky ;)