Here’s a really simple tutorial on wire-wrapped earrings. In this jewelry DIY, I am using a simplistic wire-wrapping technique to create a frame around my gemstone. To make this pair of wire-wrapped stone earrings, you will need your round nose pliers, cutting pliers, two gemstones, a good amount of gold wire, and two earwires. Measure four equal lengths of the wire according to your gemstones. You will be using two pieces of wire for each gemstone. Make sure you have enough wire on each side to wrap it around the gemstone. After you have succeeded bending and wrapping the ends to the top, create a loop with your round nose pliers and wrap the excess wire under the loop. Don’t let any sharp bits stick out! Lastly, grab your earwires and hook them onto your wire-wrapped gemstone . . . and, you are done! What did you do this weekend?
It’s a pleatherspiration kinda day. Here are some great DIY pleather ideas. I think these DIY projects would work great with leather or other thicker fabrics too. Pleather up!
DIY Woven Pleather Clutch
DIY Pleather Ribbon Necklace
DIY Pleather Bracelet
via P.S. I Made This
How cute is this leather/pleather project? That’s gonna be a wild pair of feet.
As mentioned previously, I absolutely love this bracelet by CC Skye (featured in the top-left image) and because I love it so much, I’ve decided to make an inspired version.
What you will need:
Flat nose pliers
Transparent string (not stretchy)
First off, measure your bracelet to your desired length. My beads came ready with the transparent string but if you only have loose beads available, you can first string up your beads before cutting it. Ensure that you have a good amount of string on each side to work with. Then, insert the jewelry crimp onto one side of the beaded string followed by the lobster clasp. Loop the end of the transparent string back into the crimp’s opening and flatten the crimp with your flat nose pliers. Do the same on the other end but instead of a clasp, insert the charm and crimp it into place. Lastly, connect your jumprings at position that will be comfortable for your wrist and you have yourself a CC Skye inspired bracelet. :)
Absolutely loving this bracelet by CC Skye. Here is the tutorial :)
Faux leather, pleather, artificial leather, PVC, leatherette – different names, same thing. I have been working with this material for some time and I kinda fell in love with it. I’m here to share a couple of tips on how to work with and care for your faux leather or pleather. Ready? Listen up. :)
Do not iron it with high heat because the pleather will melt. If you must iron it to get rid of creases, place a cloth on top of the wrong side of the pleather and iron on the cloth using low heat. Make sure you are constantly moving the iron around for even heat distribution. Never, never let your iron get into contact with the right side of the pleather. Disaster!
Do not expose it to harsh sunlight for prolonged periods of time. It would dry up the pleather material and cause cracks.
When working with pleather, ensure that your stitches are not too small or tight because this would perforate the faux leather and cause a rip in the material.
If you have to clean it, wipe with with a damp cloth. The thing I like about this material is that it is pretty low maintenance because it is easy to clean.
Keep the pins to a minimum. The more pins you stick into the material, the more you will “scar” your pleather. If you absolutely have to, use paper clips to help your pleather stay in place.
The stitch unpicker is not your friend. Unlike other fabrics, there are only so many times you can unpick your pleather before it becomes unusable. So, sew slowly and carefully to make less room for error.
Now, go make something exciting with your pleather!