I still have some wool for felting and now I found something I want to do from it: a beaded cabochon.
Aren’t they beautiful?
As soon as I find some time I will start with it.
Needle Felted Bead Cabochon
Here at unikatissima: Entries with the tag ‘felting’
When seeing this tutorial on how to make jewelry from hardware store stuff I feel the urge to drive to the next hardware store immediately and rummage around.
But I will stay strong and wait until the next occasion.
Or perhaps I just sneak off to my basement…
Wire Wrapped Hardware (It’s a Wrap)
Here at unikatissima: Entries with the tag ‘wire’
There are those beautiful beads where one bead sits in another and I’m always asking myself how they’re doing them.
Desiree shows us how you can make a bead into a bead with polymer clay – wunderful!
Bead-N-Bead (Lost Wax) Project
Aren’t they wonderful?
I couldn’t try the leaves yet but they are quite high on my Just-come-on-list.
The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive: Peyote Leaves
Once I saw the Worm Scarf and having read the instruction for the ‘worms’ I thought that you can knit great fringes this way.
I begun with wristwarmers and after having finished them they looked like the sea anemones called Actinia.
Then I was hooked and knitted an Actinia headband, an Actinia ring and an Actinia brooch (see pictures below).
It is soooo much fun ;-)
And for all this items I wrote a tutorial. You can find the link below at the links.
This is the headband.
It is just possible that there are slightly too much fringes!?
My Actinia ring – cute, isn’t it?
That is the brooch. It looks great on my black overcoat.
The Actinia wristwarmers and ring can easily be worn over woollen gloves if it’s really cold.
I haven’t done the Actinia anklewarmer yet, I made the picture with my not yet sewn wristwarmer.
Looks great, doesn’t it?
unikatissima’s Englisch tutorial for Actinia (PDF – ca. 400 KB)
(with explaining photos)
unikatissima’s German tutorial for Actinia (PDF – ca. 400 KB)
(with explaining photos)
There you find instructions on how to
knit items with fringes,
add knitted fringes to finished items,
knit the wristwarmers,
knit the headband,
knit the ring,
knit the brooch and
knit an I-cord.
I also added ideas for more ways to befringe items.
Wikipedia: Sea anemones
Are you still looking for a quick but personal gift for a friend?
How about a beaded brooch?
She describes with good pictures how to create a brooch from wire and beads and a lucky charm.
It should be possibl to create pendants or earrings in the same way.
I already have the materials … ;-)
Get hooked: make your own beaded brooch
Here at unikatissima:
Instructions on how to make brooches:
Necktie Flower Brooch
Needle Felting Brooch
Freeform Bead Embroidery Brooch (the tutorial on how to freeform embroider here)
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 ;-))
Aluminium Can Jewelry
Some time ago I presented the DIY Shrinky Dinks, now I found at craftster the Faux Fused Glass.
She published the actual tutorial in her blog.
She uses the ‘real’ shrinky dinks, but it should work with the self-made as well?!
At craftster: Faux Fused Glass
Tutorial on how to make faux fused glass
Here at unikatissima: DIY Shrinky Dinks
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.
Making Positive Plaster Moulds
Here at unikatissima: Wrap a Rock (with lace or poymer clay or paint, embroider, felt, crochet, bead)
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 ;-)
Bead Wrapping Technique