Driftwood Jewelry Hanger at DIY Candy


With Spring comes reorganizing and de-cluttering. I am in the process of sorting through my jewelry box to see what I want, what I don't want and what I'm keeping. I do have a couple of pieces that I wear a lot, and I want that easily accessible to me. That's why I thought of making a pretty jewelry hanger from a driftwood piece my mother-in-law gave me and share the process with you guys.




The crystal knobs add a vintage flair to it which I definitely love. Check out how easy it is to make your own over at DIY Candy by clicking any of the photos above or the link below. As always, happy crafting, friends!

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Hammered Chandelier Earrings at Crafts Unleashed

I love creating hammered wire jewelry, it's very relaxing for me. I guess it's the fact that I can hammer away my frustrations of the day - hahaha! But in all honesty, I love the fact that I can create such one-of-a-kind pieces with a few key materials. I've shared a few hammered wire earrings on the blog but this may be my most favorite creation yet. And yes, I know I've been sharing a lot of earring jewelry DIYs lately - I guess it's from being able to wear them more now that the weather is warmer.



Check out the tutorial on how I made these fabulous earrings over at Crafts Unleashed by clicking any of the photos above or the link below. I hope you had a good Easter celebration - and don't forget to craft happy!

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Friday Finds Link Party #62


Hey Everyone! Once again you blew us away with your creativity! See our favorite posts below and
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Butterfly Cupcakes from Shaken Together
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Easy Fried Mozzarella Sticks from All She Cooks
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Rainbow Easter Egg Flower Pots

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Vintage Camper Painted Rock from AttaGirlSays
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Painted Burlap Bunny Sign from Ribbons and Glue
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Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies from The Gold Lining Girl

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DIY: Cutout Faux Leather Mandala Earrings

I know I have posted quite a few of these things before, but I just cannot stop sharing what I create. This pair has made me so excited - I have now discovered a way to cut faux leather pefectly without it moving around the mat! I recently drew a mandala design for a client. I only needed it for a background so I felt it would be wasted if I didn't fully develop it. I cleaned up my drawing on Adobe Illustrator, chose a petal and transferred it to Silhouette Studio to cut on my Curio. And I just love it! See the fool-proof way to cut these babies by reading the process below!

coloring book earrings ornate

Supplies:

removing faux leather backing

If you have faux leather like me, most of them have a white netting that acts as a backing. I find that when they get cut by my Silhouette, they tend to get fuzzy around the edges. So I decided to try and take them off. It's helpful if you use a sharp tool at first to lift the edges off, but once you've got that going you can just rip it off carefully. 

preparing faux leather for cutting

Cut a piece of fabric stabilizer, sized the same as your faux leather, and iron it onto the back of the faux leather to replace the netting. This is the magic ingredient! NOTE: Faux leather will melt if it comes in contact with the iron or if it's exposed to heat for too long, so use parchment paper between the iron face and the leather. Better yet, iron the fabric stabilizer side - your leather side should be faced down and you should have the paper backing on the top side. 

Now select your design - I used my mandala design but you can purchase flower designs or doodles on the Silhouette Store, and modify them so you only cut a petal part.

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cutting faux leather on Silhouette Curio

Peel off the paper backing from the fabric interfacing and place your leather on the cutting mat. Since the faux leather has the backing, I decided to mirror the design so I can fuse them together with them lining up perfectly. For my specific faux leather, I used a platform stack of 4, with the deep cut blade set to 12, Speed set to 5, and Thickness set to 28.

cutting silhouette curio leather

mandala earrings cutting silhouette curio

Feel free to play with these settings as different faux leathers come in different thicknesses and what's applicable to mine may not be applicable to yours. For best results, test cut a 2 cm square every time you need to cut a different type of leather and take note of the settings you had the most success on.

assembling leather earrings


Once your cuts are done, adhere the mirrored cutouts together. I lined mine up together and ironed them between two sheets of parchment paper. Alternatively, you can also use rubber cement or leather glue to fuse the two cutouts. If using glue, wait for them to dry.

attach jewelry earring hooks pliers diy earrings

Once dry, attach your earring hooks using jump rings. And you are done! I am really pleased with how well the details cut out on this go. I can't wait to have more time to make more of these.

pretty cutout DIY leather earrings

coloring book style leather earrings mandala

I really love working with faux leather as it is less expensive than real leather (although I love me some real leather too!). Don't forget to check out other similar projects I've done by clicking any of the photos below!

monogram pouch leather cutout silhouette cameo curio

feather earrings leather DIY
leather ornate earrings cutout

bat necklace floral cutout DIY

Have I convinced you to buy the Silhouette Curio yet? I really love it for cutting my faux leather!

faux leather earrings cute mandala coloring book

Have you gotten into the trending mandala patterns yet? Leave me a comment down below - happy crafting, friends!

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Friday Finds Link Party #60


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Confetti Eggs from My Name is Snickerdoodle
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Cadbury Mini Eggs Candy Bark from A Pumpkin & A Princess
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Rainbow Easter Egg Flower Pots

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DIY Wall Art from Made With Happy
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Easter Carrot Door Wreath Tutorial from Paint Yourself a Smile
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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes from Delightful E Made

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