Vacation’s over I guess…

March 17, 2009

Totally didn’t realize I’d been absent as long as I have. Apologies, I am a slacker.

And now, your tutorial Tuesday.

Interesting technique for using Snake Chain via CrystalFlair

Tutorial Tuesday – Stamped Metal

March 3, 2009

Todays  tutorial is all about metal stamping. This project focuses on ID tags for pets, but can be applied to any project.

Courtesy of

Follow this link for easy to follow, step by step instructions.

And take a peek at this video for some helpful tips.

Speaking of fabric…

September 30, 2008

Furoshiki is a great way to use fabric and you don’t even have to know how to sew!


Using techniques similar to origami, it can be used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping or simply as decor. It is reusable and multipurpose and very eco-friendly.

Oh how I’d love to receive a gift wrapped in gorgeous fabric.

Tutorial – Handmade Earwires

September 19, 2008

Free tutorial on making your own handmade earwires from McFarland Designs.

You’ll never want to purchase store bought earwires ever again! Of course, you can also buy these at McFarland Designs Etsy shop BestBeads.

New Website –

September 9, 2008

A great new website called has been created by Eni Oken. It offers a great selection of tutorials, techniques, suppliers and resources. It has a wealth of information! The website itself is also very well layed out and organised.

Once you register you can earn “User Points” by contributing to the site which can be used in a number of ways.

There is a lot going on over there, you’ll just have to check it out for yourself. I have a feeling I’m going to be visiting this site quite often!


Free Beading Tips and Techniques

September 5, 2008

The Bead Shop Boutique has an awesome selection of FREE tips and techniques worth checking out. I especially love the one on How to make Fancy Headpins.