Aluminium Can Jewelry

espritcabane Aluminum Can Jewelry

I love recycling tutorials and therefore this tutorial on how to make aluminium can jewelry should hit the spot.
Additionally I really like the items, better than others.

But I haven’t bought aluminium cans for years and I don’t think that I will begin to buy them now just to make jewelry from the them ;-))


Links:
Aluminium Can Jewelry

Faux Fused Glass

craftster Faux Fused Glass

Some time ago I presented the DIY Shrinky Dinks, now I found at craftster the Faux Fused Glass.
Sheer lunacy!
She published the actual tutorial in her blog.
She uses the ‘real’ shrinky dinks, but it should work with the self-made as well?!


Links:
At craftster: Faux Fused Glass

Tutorial on how to make faux fused glass

Here at unikatissima: DIY Shrinky Dinks

Making Positive Plaster Moulds

unikatissima Making Positive Plaster Moulds.jpg

I always wanted to make moulds from plaster but I never quite knew how to. At craftster I found now a tutorial on how to make positive plaster moulds.
I’d like to begin casting the stone, so that I eventually have something to wrap, paint or bead.
Or I try it first with half a cork, I think that could be a nice pendant.
Somewhen ;-)


Links:
At craftster:
Making Positive Plaster Moulds

Here at unikatissima: Wrap a Rock (with lace or poymer clay or paint, embroider, felt, crochet, bead)

Bead Wrapping Technique

jenncreations Bead Wrapping Technique

Sometimes I don’t want to simply string the beads but create some ‘ears’ on both sides like at the bead on the photo.
How to do this shows the bead wrapping technique tutorial where she does those ‘ears’.
Something else for my ever growing just-try-it-sometimes-list ;-)


Links:
Bead Wrapping Technique

DIY Shrinky Dinks

unikatissima DIY Shrinky Dinks

I found at craftster a tutorial on how to make DIY Shrinky Dinks. I liked this (I don’t like to buy new materials, especially when I haven’t tried the technique yet).
Additionally I made a little research and found more (very similar) tutorials (see also Links below).
I really must try this, although I will wait until summer when I can easily ventilate the kitchen, because I’m always afraid of toxic gases.
Until then I can find out perhaps which of the odd plastic dishes I can use ;-)


Links:
At craftster: shrinky dinks made from old packaging!

At curbly: DIY Shrinky Dinks

At instructables:

 

Wire Frame Bracelet

Belinda Spiwak Wire Frame Bracelet

I always like to browse art-e-zine. There I found the tutorial for the wire frame bracelet.

I find it beautiful!
On the same site further down is a tutorial for very expressive pendants – I really must try them one day!


Links:
At art-e-zine: Wire Frame Bracelet

Laminated Stamps Necklace

Once more a tutorial from craftster: how to make a beautiful necklace from laminated stamps.

I find it looks great and you can making matching necklaces for all purposes.
I’m amazed (as I am so often when browsing craftster :))


Links:
At craftster: Laminated Stamps Necklace (Interchangable Stamp/Trinket Necklace)

Make your own Wire Jig

unikatissima Make your own Wire Jig

A Wire Jig is a kind of board with pins where you can wind the wire. It is used for making jewelry.

And now I know how to make my own wire jig.
As you can see on the photo I gathered the pins already, I only have to find a wooden plate ;-)

And when you gathered all the elements of the wire jig, you can begin to make beautiful wire jewelry.


Links:
Make your own Wire Jig
WigJig University of Making Jewelry with Wire and Beads

Heart Pendant

sonyastyle Heart Pendant

While surfing I found again a tutorial on how to make a freeform trinket. I like it very much (I love Freeform ;-))
And doesn’t it look great?

I must rummage again through my beads ;-))


Links:
Heart Pendant

Note: I’m getting always a timeout when I want to see the heart pendant tutorial. If you have the same problem, try the webarchive version.