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I've been having a blast making these resin bracelets. I bought some molds and resin and started finding all kinds of stuff to put inside them. There was definitely a learning period and I'm still learning on how to get the perfect clear bracelet but it's been fun. I am putting some of these on my Etsy shop so you can check them out there or send me a message if you a special order. I especially like the steampunk ones and going to try some more of those, I have sold those more than any others. I love the natural items like the leaves and I'm working on one with butterflies in it.
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My son drowned in Lake Michigan on June 2013, I celebrated his birthday with him 17 days before he died. He was living in Kenosha WI and that is where he died. I went alone to Kenosha on the 29th and had lunch at the place we last had lunch and then walked to the pier where he died. Hanging out there just remembering the many good times we had together, some ladies walked up and I took a picture of them with the beautiful water behind them, all of a sudden I blurted out the reason I was there. Then I felt badly because they were shaken by my story, they were very sweet and the one woman points toward the man walking toward us which was her husband and told me it was his birthday also. We all hugged and I wished him a happy birthday, it all felt very good and healing ♥
They have now put up a sign on the pier that warns people of the strong currents and no swimming, I hope it can save someone else from a tragic end.
I wanted to drop something into the water that day and decided to drop a clear resin with a feather encased in it. I dropped it in the water, wishing Ben was there but feeling he was near. I watched as it slowly sunk in the water.
Happy Birthday Benjamin! Love you Forever♥
This is a 50's or 60's old greeting card for Father's Day. Can you imagine giving this to a husband today! There are so many things wrong with this card it's funny.
You can download a free PDF of this card here.
It will print out on regular 8.5" x 11 paper and then you can fold it into a card.
Here is my attempt at a Altered Bratz doll. Thanks so Sonia Singh from Australia for the great idea! Here is her website http://treechangedolls.com.au/
I LOVE the look if these paper folded party circles. Some of the colors of the atlas pages make awesome colors in the folded design. These are pretty easy to make or if you'd rather not I have them for sale in my Etsy shop.
Tutorial link that I uses it HERE!
I've had a button collection for a long time and finally I found something that I wanted to try using them. Using some wire wrapping techniques, I wrapped each button with wire making a bail to attach them to the leather necklace that I got at Hobby Lobby. I punched small holes in the leather to attach the wire and buttons.
These are in my Etsy shop for sale. I had fun making them and hope you enjoy them.
I have made some of my resin bottles into key rings by request and I don't know why I didn't think of it. Always listen to what the customer wants!
I have these for sale now in my ETSY shop. I'm always listening for new ideas so if you have any just let me know.
This PDF template (below) is printed black and white and I used colored pencils to color it in. Color and cut along the inside of the gray lines and the finished envelope will be 5.5" x 4.5". No extra postage required. Make a card for the inside and you have a great unique envelope for a friend's special day. I used regular 8.5" x 11" printer paper, it was a weigh of 24 pounds paper and makes the folds easily. Use a bit of glue stick to seal the edges and the top flap and you're set to go.
Think outside the box, every envelope doesn't have to look the same. I checked with the post office and they said it fine to mail it like this. Just be sure to clearly write the name, address and zip code and I put a return address on the back flap.
This is NOT for sale and is for personal use only and not for resale.
Word Weaving...I very patiently cut a book page and started weaving them together. I'm not sure what I'm going to use this for but I LOVE the look of the words weaved together. I did experiment by cutting a circle and covering it in resin and adding it to a circle of leather and made a necklace. The necklace also has a word long bead wrapped around a small straw, glued and clear embossing powder added to it to give it a bit of glossy look. I then added copper colored wire through and around it to make loops to attach it. I'm trying to think of more ways to use them and will post more as I create them. Thanks for looking!
I saw this awhile ago and thought I'd try it out. I used 2 different types of tape. The first one is regular package tape and the second was wider box tape. Both worked good, sometimes the tape came off with just the words and sometimes it ripped off with the paper. I like the effect of being able to see through the tape a little. So the ones that came off with more paper I ran under the faucet with warm water and then rubbed it until I could see through it a bit more. I used a dictionary page for this project, not sure how a thicker book page would work. Very easy to do and I'm anxious to try it them out in a paper project soon. I will update with some pictures when I use them.
I live in the Midwest and have a obsession for re-purposing items in
crafts. There will be a large variety of things posted on here, if I like them I
usually list them on Etsy to see if they raise any interest in someone's
Many of the items I make for my friends because
they just don't have the time or craftiness...is that a word?... it should
be! So I will post my creations and probably post some of my flops,
because let's be honest, we crafters have many of those too.
Drop me a line if you feel the need to say howdy!