Handmade Accessories

Art to wear: a glamorous earrings from a doilie

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Hello Giovanna here, this time with a super glamorous set to wear! I am an avid collector of thrifted stuff, like old doilies, so from one of these I made a couple of earrings, and a lovely pendant...and, ok also a matching keyring, I couldn't stop myself! :-)

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Texture Gems Decorated Poinsettia - with Lisa

Hi everyone! It's Lisa here on the blog to share a really special project with you. I have a 3-D Felt Poinsettia on Gessoboard accented with Texture Gems™ . This project DOES take a while to create, I won't lie to you, but it is soooo worth the effort.

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3 steps to clever gift wrapping ideas with Rita Barakat

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Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here today! If you missed last weeks posts you might want to go and check it out. With holidays around the corner this is a great time to get creative about last minute gift wrapping ideas and we shared a lot last week! After all of that I was thinking how about those of you who say you have no time to get creative this season? Why not do a little double duty and get creative with your gift wrapping! I don't mean fancy ribbons or bows either!  I bet you thought this was a canvas? Nope it is a gift box! A 5x7, 3/4 inch deep gift box I "decorated" with my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! You can create little works of art too and personalize them for the person who will be receiving this gift! It's easy, quick and I know you already have the supplies! Let's get started!

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Blog Hop with Xyron, Day 4 with Limor

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Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration!
Leave a comment here and on the Xyron blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Xyron Facebook page!
This blog hop will end at 12am EST on November 22nd. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on November 23rd.

Hello Friends!

Limor Webber here with today's project! We can't ignore winter is here so I got in the groove!

Here is a little Ornament that we will be putting up on our tree or you can use it as an embellishment on a card for the holidays!

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It's so simple it will completely blow your socks off!

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Thankful Bunting Decor with Jen

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Hi Artsy Friends!  I have a fun Autumn/ Thanksgiving project for you!  I found an adorable blank bunting at the dollar spot in a big name store all ready for decorating! It is kraft and came with eight triangle pieces already threaded on a piece of long twine.  It was perfect for a mantel!   I was inspired when I found the blank banner and knew I wanted to have it decorate my mantel. So, I cut eight smaller triangles out of mixed media paper and added stamping, color and Whipped Spackle mixed with Gelatos® colors.  Here's the result on my mantel.

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Gelatos® Colors Mixed Media Whimsical Flower Pillow

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Hi lovely creative ones!

I've got a fun video tutorial for you today on how to make a whimsical mixed media flower pillow using Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors! 

Check it out:

 

For this project, you'll need the following supplies:

  • Muslin fabric (Unbleached and pre-washed and whatever size you want. The finished size of my pillow is about 8" x 10")
  • Gelatos® Colors in your choice of colors. (I used a variety of colors from a few different sets)
  • Faber-Castell PITT® Artist Pens (Black and White)
  • Texture Gems™ in Ice
  • Glitter Glue (I used Ranger Stickles™ in silver)
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Backing Fabric (I chose to use a black and white checkered fabric)
  • Thread
  • Needle 
  • Sewing Machine (or you can sew by hand too!)
  • Embellishments (I used Sari ribbon for my tassels)

 

 


Wearable Crafts Week with Lisa

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you and it's my turn on the blog to share my craft for our Wearable Crafts Week. Have you been enjoying the projects so far? So fun, right?

I have a super awesome tote bag to share with you today. I currently live in California and bags like these are an absolute necessity! We have a plastic bag ban, so you NEED a nice roomy bag like this to take shopping with you. And customizing it just makes it so much more personal. Who wants a bag that looks like everyone else's? Not this gal!!

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I love that this bag already had the gold accents on it. It made it so fun to run with that idea. 

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Wearable Crafts Week with Jen

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Hi!  It's Jen Matott here and I have an adorable wearable art clutch purse to share with you today!  I love getting dressed up and going out on the town and having your handmade accessories creates "Wow" factor in style!  This week the New York State Fair is opening which means the end of summer and beginning of Fall.  I entered Fine Art works and crafts into the competition and won 7 awards!  They have an art reception to see the work before the general public does.  So, I went with a couple of my friends and wanted to wear something fabulous as an exhibiting artist!  This little purse was perfect!

ClutchesThe clutch purse was a sort of canvas like material and has a leopard print inside lining.  It needed more color!

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Wearable Crafts Week with Rita

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Hey there Crafty Peeps Rita Barakat here today. In my travels I have met a lot of ladies that have  interesting jewelry. I especially love the ones that people make themselves. I thought it would be fun to make a little bracelet and right now natural accents are still very popular.So I thought I would take a stab at it and make my own! This is how it turned out! 

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