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Handmade Holidays - DIY Winter Necklace


Welcome Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Visitors!

Jewelry is such a great gift to give as a gift and handmade jewelry is treasured even more since you put your heart into it! Giving a piece that's seasonal is fun too since every year they will be reminded of your love year after year.

For this project you need:

CreativitE - Winter Necklace



I like using Ice Resin for projects like this because it's a jeweler's grade resin, so it's dries clear, is naturally doming, self-leveling, and there's NO BUBBLES...that's HUGE my crafty friends!!! Now while they sell this two part resin in individual contains that you can mix (which is great if you're making a bunch of jewelry for all your friends), I strongly recommend getting the one that has a pump so you can accurately squeeze out the exact amount you need of each part, it' makes it sooooo much easier if you're just making a few pieces! Oh, and you can just use the amount you need and place the cap back on to use it later. -Love that!


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Ok, here's a video tutorial on how to create your very own necklace to keep to give as a gift:




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So Many Ideas, So Little Time

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with life or with all of the creative ideas that are out there just waiting for you on your Pinterest page?  (If not, you can visit my Pinterest page HERE!)

I'm right there with ya!  This year has been hard for me to not constantly be playing catch up with my home and work life...partly because of these devils cuties, don't get me wrong, I love them, but boy does having a puppy wreak havoc on your calendar.

Golden Retriever Australian Labradoodle

Well, I'm still determined to get back on track and I have been working on some blog articles just for you...but in the meanwhile here's some of my favorite spring projects I'd like to add to my "maybe I'll make this" list.

Crochet cake dome
Crochet Cake Dome from: Daily Fix
He Has Risen PrintableHe Has Risen FREE Printable from The 36th Avenue
Wire letters DIY ornament
Personalized Wire Ornaments by Crafts Unleashed

Happy crafting!




A little mini-book (with a free tutorial download)

In my last post you I mentioned that I was doing some guest design work for Little Yellow Bicycle...well, here's my newest project, you can read the blog post about it over HERE

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As you can see, it's not a big book but, it's cute & little...the perfect little brag book.

The book itself is constructed with just one sheet of 12" x 12" patterned paper, but you can use other sizes too, like I have with the mini art journal I use in my Art Journaling 101 online workshop (there's a tiny peek of that art journal HERE).  For a limited time you can download the instructions on how to create this mini book HERE, for free!  I also made this video over on Curious so that you can see how it goes together...sometimes seeing it makes more sense.
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Here's the first inside page, I tried to keep them pretty simple and clean...

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And the next...

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And the last one, with my nieces and nephew....
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And here's the last page...
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I can't believe I actually scrapbooked!  Woo-hoo!! 

What crafty projects have you done recently?  Leave me the link below in the comments & I'll stop by and check them out!


sponsor: Little Yellow Bicycle


Valentine's Day Mug Swap (#vdaymugswap)

A few weeks ago I saw that Caroline (Sew Caroline) and Alissa (Rags to Stitches) were hosting a Valentine's Day Mug Swap...well of course I wanted in on that! Fun, fun! So I was matched up with Paulina (Austenland Accessories) and this is what I sent her....



And then she totally spoiled me and sent me this...

Cool, eh?!  

It's funny because our tastes are pretty different...she's shabby chic and I'm bold colors & graphic designs...and yet I think we did a pretty awesome job at getting each other a little something to brighten up the day.

InstagramTo check out what other people gave/received look for the #vdaymugswap hashtag on Instagram.  And while you're there, follow me (ErinBassett).