Jewelery + Accessories

How to Make a Treasure in a Bottle Charm

Make a Treasure in a Bottle Charm

If you’ve got something small that you want to show off, but don’t want to get damaged, keep it safe AND on display by turning it into a treasure in a bottle charm!

How to Shorten a Chain

How to Shorten a Chain

It’s pretty common to need to shorten a chain, and especially common to need to shorten a chain on a lovely piece of delicate jewelry, when you’re the most afraid of messing up.

How to Make Rosettes from a Reclaimed Tee

Don’t you love the look of a rosette? These simple fabric flowers are very cute, and they’re actually simple to make with just an old t-shirt from your stash. Here’s how to make rosettes and use them in your crafting.

DIY Scrabble Tile Crafts

Tutorial + How-to: Make Scrabble Tile Pendants

Scrabble tile pendants are easy to make. All you need are a couple of kinds of strong glue, a little paint, some wonderful vintage papers, and a jewelry bail. Here’s how to whip them out in a day.

How-to: Reverse-Stencil Neon Hair Clip from Fabric Scraps

Neon is super hot right now, but if you’re working with reclaimed fabrics it can be hard to track down that vibrant goodness. Fabric paint to the rescue! When you’re choosing fabric paint for your neon hair clip, look for something that’s water-based and non-toxic.

How To: Spruce Up an Old Jewelry Box

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been doing some spring cleaning. I went through my thrift stash this week and found this adorable jewelry box. I liked it to begin with, but I wanted to spruce it up a bit. Here’s how you can spruce up your own jewelry box!

Upcycled Jewelry for People, Planet and Profit!

The Base Project, a small company founded by brothers Christopher and Doug Akin, works with various tribes in Namibia and Ghana to create beautiful, upcycled jewelry. After traveling to the African nation many times, the brothers wanted to give back to the local communities, and The Base Project was born.

How-to: Make a Soda Tab Bracelet

We have lots of projects for crafting with soda cans, but what about those humble little tabs? If you’ve been saving your tabs for the right project, this upcycled soda tab bracelet might just be the one!

How-to: Neckerchief-Style T-Shirt Scarf

It’s still sweltering here in Atlanta during the day, but we’ve had some nice cool mornings and evenings lately. Fall is in the air, and this light, cozy t-shirt scarf is just right for those cool-but-not-cold times of day.

Green Crafter Profile: Fallen Tree Limb Jewelry from Starlight Woods (and a giveaway!)

Lisa Disciascio creates fresh, modern jewelry using reclaimed wood from fallen limbs. Each piece from her shop is more than a fashion statement – she uses felled branches from storm-damaged trees and transforms them into rings, pendants, and earrings. Her work has gotten a good deal of press lately, including a feature in the latest Real Simple magazine.

Crafty Reuse: 10 DIY Jewelry Projects from Recycled Materials

Store bought jewelry can come with a hefty environmental impact. From the new materials to produce them to the carbon footprint that goes with shipping them all over the world, that snazzy pair of earrings from the big box store are a little bit on the heavy side. Luckily, you don’t have to buy mass-produced jewelry! Instead, you can divert some waste from the landfill and whip up cute, DIY jewelry of your very own. Here are some projects to get you going.

Green Crafter: Bike Art

Crafter Sadie Sigford rescues discarded bicycle parts from her local bike shop and turns them into handmade treasures.

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