If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been in a crafting slump.  The other day my younger sister showed me some earrings she wanted to purchase for prom but she didn’t like the wooden beads on them.  I guess my craft starved mind needed sustenance because before I knew what I was doing, I told her “I’ll make you some!”

And I gathered my supplies…

 

And then decided I’d share the process with you all!

The materials:
-feathers
-jewelry findings
-jewelry pliers -jump rings
-spacers or beads
-easily bendable wire
-sturdy wire*
-hoop template*

*These are optional – I made my own hoops because I couldn’t find any big enough.

Here are the inspiration earrings.  From Asos.

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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:

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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!

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