3 Different Friendship Bracelets

We are in the middle of summer with a lot of free time on our hands, so it’s time to take another look at classic camp crafts. Nothing reminds me more of being a kid and summer than making friendship bracelets, so let’s get some embroidery floss and get moving. Last year I wrote a…

Chainmaille Box Chain and Trapped Bead Chain

Today I want to talk about two new chains. I’ve previously posted about the 4 in 1 and the 6 in 1 chain that is posted here. With those under our belts it’s time to move on to the box chain and a trapped bead chain. Just like the first two chains, these go hand…

Gimp Bracelets – A Throwback to the 90s

It’s summer and no better way to celebrate than by making bracelets. Last year I did a post on making friendship bracelets. This time I thought I would do a bit of a 90s throwback and switch it up with some plastic lace. I found a pack at Dollarama for $2 and felt it was…

Cricut Engraver – Bracelet

I saw this at Michaels and couldn’t resist. There’s a lot of possibilities for this so I had to try it out. I bought the engraving tip, and a few types of things to engrave, in this post I will talk about making a bracelet. Listed below are the tools I used. ImpressArt® Bracelet Bending…

Beginner Chainmaille – European 4 in 1 and 6 in 1 Chains

This is a post for all those interested in chainmaille but not quite sure where to begin. Look no further, this is a great place to start, with a discussion on basic chains. I picked these two because they are simple and relatively the same, so if you can master one, you will definitely be…

Chainmaille Christmas Ornaments

I love making ornaments, looking around my craft stash this year and found I had an excessive amount of chainmaille supplies left over from other projects. This project is a bit loose, consider it more of a guide. The results were fantastic, the look is very cool and it’s easy to put together. First go…

Scalemaille Arm Bands

It’s been a while since I posted about scalemaille, with halloween fast approaching its a good piece to add in. In this post I will be discussing creating an arm cuff. Although it takes a little time, it is pretty straight forward. For this project you will need: 200 large scales, you may use more…

Polymer Clay Donut Pendants

Let me start with a disclaimer,  this doesn’t look as great as I imagined.  I’ve never been great with sculpting, but I’ve been seeing a lot of polymer clay charms and pendants lately and I really wanted to give it a shot.  Although, these don’t look fantastic, I see the potential for what it could…

Friendship Bracelets – The 3 Basics

When I was a kid, summer was the season for friendship bracelets and with good reason.  These bracelets are great for kids and teens.  Once you get the hang of it, these are eas y to make and since there’s a million different colour combinations, each one is unique.   First let’s talk about supplies. …

Shrink Plastic Pins

I found some shrink plastic at the dollar store the other day and with pins being fairly popular now it’s seemed like a fun way to create.  I kept my designs pretty basic, but a good artist could have a lot of fun with this.  Even kids can make designs, as long as parents handle the baking…