I was browsing through Craftster a few days ago and saw a super cute bracelet made by fellow poster milesapart714 that she made based off a $300+ designer bracelet. Her version was $3 and, in my opinion, much cuter. I just knew I had to make one. The next day I drove off to my nearest craft store and headed straight to the jewelry section. Everyone that lives around me must have had the same idea because all of the short chains suitable for this bracelet were sold out, so I had to settle on buying a 60″ chain which was thankfully on sale! After gathering all the materials; chain, jewelry findings, a charm and embroidery thread my total came to $7 bucks. A little bit more expensive than milesapart714, but I now have enough materials to make a few of those bracelets and more if I really wanted to.
Here are some pictures of the making of the bracelet:
All my materials gathered up. I used a darker silvery chain because it matches more of my stuff.
In order to get myself back in the crafting groove I’ve been doing some quick and easy things like making simple jewelry and little amigurumi. When I finish my crochet project I’ll post it here, but for now I have an awesome bracelet to talk about. Almost a month ago Etsy ran a “How-Tuesday” where Simone Tan (a.k.a Groundsel) explained how to make a sailor’s knot bracelet. I actually saw this post a few days ago and as soon as I finished reading it I grabbed the first skein of yarn closest to me and started to knot. Here is the finished bracelet:
I just made this shirt yesterday and I couldn’t help but post it up here right away!
My older sister is always getting me in to comics and graphic novels, and most recently she got me on Scott Pilgrim. If you haven’t noticed, they’ve made a movie based on this series – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Because of my excitement for this movie, I decided to make a shirt from Vol. 6, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. I had been wanting to make it after I finished reading that volume, but the other day I saw some footage of Comic Con where they were screen printing a whole slew of shirts, the one I had been thinking of making being one of them. So obviously that made me get off my butt and make one for myself!
I’m in the process of making one for my younger sister. I also want to make a Sex Bob-omb shirt as well.
Okay, well this little guy is actually a dimetrodon which makes him a pelycosaur rather than a dinosaur, but we can just pretend. I’ve seen this idea before, stringing up little trinkets and toys to create new jewelry, and for some reason I decided I needed a dinosaur necklace. I was quite surprised at how hard it was to find small dino toys, but eventually I found a big pack of them for 3 bucks so I snatched it up. Most of the dinos in the package are too large for what I wanted to do, so I need to figure out what to do with them. There were, however, about 4 or 5 guys in the package that would work just fine.
I’m finally going to catch up with the times and get myself on Twitter. Unfortunately I couldn’t have my good old name “Chezlin” because I was too slow to jump on the bandwagon. Boo, oh well. So if you people want to, you can now follow me @ChezlinTM.
Keep a lookout for a new post coming up on Friday!
So this post today is for two reasons. First and foremost, I made some kickin’ rad one of a kind mugs. I got this idea thanks to craftster, roboarsonist. She used a ceramic paint pen by Pebeo called Porcelaine 150 and used it to draw some designs on a few mugs. Once I saw that I knew I had to try it. I went to Michaels and grabbed myself one pen and then to Goodwill to grab up some mugs and then went to town on them. Well, actually only two of them so far… and here they are!
So, many of you know that I make cassette tape wallets.. After a few weeks of using mine, I found out that they’re not ideal for storing lose change. It slides out of the sides when you unzip it causing you to scramble around on the floor to collect your change. Or maybe that’s just me. In any case, it inspired me to make a coin purse version of the cassette tape wallet. I wanted a metal purse frame clamshell thing as a closure instead of a zipper, but I didn’t want to pay 5+ bucks for one (yeah, I’m cheap) so that was really the only thing holding me up from making one. However, after cleaning my room the other day I found an old wallet which happened to have a coin purse attached.. perfect! The wallet was already falling apart, so I just ripped the frame out and got crackin’.
These are my materials:
a cassette tape, a metal purse frame (I’m not sure of the size because I just ripped it out of that wallet) and fabric.
I’m not even going to try to come up with excuses as to why I haven’t posted in forever… I’ll just get to the good stuff.
My little sister had some shoes she didn’t really care for anymore, and asked if I could re-cover them for her. I had seen an article in Craft Magazine where they had done this so I knew it could be done.
Man, I haven’t posted in a loooong long time.. I had to brush the dust off of this thing before I started this post! Haha. I apologize, I don’t even have a real good reason, but I’ll try to make it up to you with this post.
I was trying to get myself out of this no crafting deal I had been having for a while by flipping through some of my old magazines for inspiration.. when I found just what I needed.
I saw this bag on the right, and I knew I had to make one. That bag, from Keen Footwear is actually made from woven rice paper, but I decided to do mine with fused plastic. I used a tutorial from the Etsy Labs on how to fuse the plastic bags. After that I just made a basic tote.. with some woven details. Here’s what was created:
I love to bake and cook, but I’ve never tried to make bread before.. that is, until a few days ago. Unfortunately my first loaf turned out wierd and half unbaked, but I’ve since then redeemed myself. The kind of bread I chose for my first ever to bake is challah. When it came to the egg wash and the topping I changed the recipe slightly. I’ll elaborate on that when I get there though.. for now, I’ll talk you through the journey!
2 teaspoons yeast
1/4 warm water
3 1/2 cups flour sifted
4 eggs (only three go in to the dough, the last is for the egg wash)