Chainmaille: Byzantine Chain and Simple Pendant

I’m still fairly inexperienced when it comes to chainmaille. Byzantine has sort of become my go to chain. I love how simple it is when you get the hang of it and it’s easy enough to work on while you are watching TV. Plus it looks good, there’s something very elegant about this chain. It…

Getting Started with Resin

Resin is gaining a lot of popularity lately. Although you can use resin to make large pieces, I’m not there yet so these tips are more for small pieces. Resin is a great way to personalize jewelry pieces and be very creative. Different things you can make include, keychains, pendants, dice, chess pieces, coasters, trinket…

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…