Recycled Pop Can Heart Earrings

[pinit] Need some earrings to show your Valentine's Day spirit?  Give these recycled Coke can heart earrings a try.  They are super cheap to create, and your friends will be amazed that they came from a can.  You can used a paper punch or a die cut machine for the heart shape.  The embossing can … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Pop Can & Resin Heart Pendant

[pinit] Do you have a pile of aluminum cans in recycling bin purgatory?  Well, if you have been around here long, you know I love to cut my cans and form them into various upcycled jewelry pieces.  Today, I am going to show you how I used a coke can, a bezel and some resin to create this fun, one … [Read more...]

How to Make an Altered Pendant

This is another scroll saw project.  I cut a domino sized rectangle from 1/4 inch plywood as my pendant base.  I love altered dominoes, but they are often quite thick/chunky, and have embossed surfaces on both sides.  This makes it hard to adhere paper without having bumpy lumpiness.  Using 1/4 inch … [Read more...]

Sizzix Embossed Poly Clay Pendants

Today, I thought I would share some more polymer clay + Sizzix creations.  For this piece, I baked a very thin (6 on my pasta machine)  sheet of polymer clay (white fimo) for 45 min at 275°.    I let it cool, then embossed with Sizzix using  a Tim Holtz clock embossing folder.  Then I colored it … [Read more...]

Resin Rings With Plaid Ring Bling

Make your own customized ring using Plaid Ring Bling bezels and ring forms.  These are simple, quick and inexpensive, and the possibilities are endless.  Follow along and you will have your own image immortalized in bling form in no time. Supplies: Plaid Ring Bling forms and bezels (I got … [Read more...]

UltraDome Epoxy Review

I had the opportunity to try out UltraDome, a UV curing epoxy resin that can be used to create a gorgeous domed glass-like finish on your handmade jewelry creations.  It is no secret that I use the heck out of resin around here, and I am excited to share with you what I found in this gem of a … [Read more...]

Make Charms With Resin and Paper

No need for a bezel or pendant blank.  You can make charms with a simple paper shape and resin.  Here, I used my paper punch to get the shape of this orange courage charm, decorated it with word label and rub-ons, and layered  resin. To hang, I just puched a hole in the top and added a jump … [Read more...]

Glue Free, Drill Free Way to Hang Pendants

Making a wire wrap bail  is a decorative, inexpensive way to attach pendants that eliminates the need for messy glue-on bails and hole drilling.  The look is intricate and ornate, and can be achieved quite simply with a few basic jewelry supplies.  This is a perfect way to bail glass tile and domino … [Read more...]

Triple Strand Beaded Domino Pendants

There is nothing quite like multiple strands of seed beads to compliment a special pendant.  I don't usually take the time to bead, but these domino pendants inspired me to bust out my stash and get busy.  Fast forward 5 hours of stringing these tiny things and I have two finished … [Read more...]

Making Jewelry With Rub-on Transfers

It was a jewelry making weekend for this crafter, glass tile pendants and altered dominoes stealing the show.  Normally, I design images for my pendants and just adhere them as they are.  That all changed when I thought to incorporate the rub on transfers I picked up at Hobby Lobby recently.  I have … [Read more...]