New at the shop!
Hello all! I’ve been experimenting with materials lately and I’ve discovered a fantastic place to buy jewelry supplies… yes.. Home Depot! Don’t believe me? Check out my last post with pictures from my new line, Industrial Chic.
After walking around aisles for what seemed like forever, I found many cool little things that I could incorporate into my jewelry. Brass hex nuts, brass bolts, brass washers, copper crimp rings, tension pins and more.
I got the idea from seeing this listing by smartfox on Etsy:
Which led me to search for beads on Etsy. Here are ones similar the necklace above. I was quite surprised when I saw the prices for faceted brass beads (similar to the ones below.) I knew I wanted to get these beautiful beads, but had to come up with another option.
These beautiful faceted brass beads can perfectly be substituted with 3mm brass hex nuts which cost about $2 for a small box of 50. What a deal!
I decided to make my own little addition to the style by adding 3mm brass washers in between each nut. These run about the same price. Here’s a picture of the brass washer:
The result? Here’s one of my new listings in the shop, “Industrial Chic - Bold with Bolts”
What I did to make this is use a 15in black ball-chain and string it through three brass washers and three brass hex nuts. Don’t be afraid to get much more creative, either!
Check out some of these beautiful listings on Etsy by some very creative and talented artisans!
This collection is based on texture and color combinations that really create a one of a kind feel. These pieces are bold and will surely start a conversation! Check back for more in the next few days, I’ve been busy crafting away for you guys!
Just a quick post of the new listings in the shop! New layered bracelets, more vintage button creations and a few additions to the Circles Collection.
Buttons buttons buttons buttons!
I went to visit my grandmother last week and was able to pick through her massive button collection. Yay! (I also have a theory that all grandmothers have these tins full of buttons lying around.)
So, that means that I will be crafting away for the next couple weeks with these amazing buttons. Most of them are from the 60’s and 70’s, but there are a good amount of great buttons from her childhood that were also hiding away in that giant tin. There are plastic, celluloid, bakelite, glass, leather, brass, silver, mother of pearl… and more! Check back soon for more buttony creations! ^_^
Upcoming Posts: I decided to share the crafting love and create a tutorial on how to make simple button rings just for you guys! Very quick and easy. All you need a highlighter, wire, a button and creativity. I’ll be posting the tutorial this week :)
Brand new to the shop! I just made these cute rings today. I had a good amount of these little pastel buttons that I found recently at a thrift store and thought they would be perfect as a simple silver ring. The buttons are hearts and stars in pastel green, yellow, pink and blue. They are wire wrapped with silver wire and sparkle in the light.
The best part? Stacking them! If you drop by my Etsy shop, you can mix and match however many you want!
These are a few more pairs of stud earrings from the shop! They are also made from scrapbooking brads and repurposed into really cute earrings! The simple colors and shapes on these studs make them simple and elegant. Simple hearts, picnic plaid, royal crowns, star bursts and more!
So, if you like these, check out the rest of the shop. My biggest seller is stud earrings for a reason! :D
*Also, if anyone from Tumblr would like a special discount on anything from my shop…
And violá! : D
Cute little flower studs are perfect for summer! These studs are simple but also make a statement!
The pair was made with some abandoned scrapbooking brads I had lying around my apartment. I knew I had to use them in my jewelry and they turned out to be perfect for stud earrings! I have a bunch more where this came from, so stay tuned and visit the shop!
Here are some more from my Circles Collection. I’ve always really loved the simple beauty in circles and now I’ve made that the basis of this line!