Freebies, Giveaways, Craft Challenges, and More

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 28 February 2015 at 2:54 pm

Art Bead Scene
Check out what Heather has been up to in her Inside the Studio post this week, and answer a question for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Humblebeads.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Erin Prais-Hintz hosts a creative challenge through Halcraft called, Pretty Palettes. This month, Andrew was the Pretty Palettes Partner! Stop by and see what he made!

Peeptastic Center Piece
Love Peeps? Cherie has a new way to use them for your Easter table.

Carmi’s Art/Life World
Sharing supplies with friends is always a thrill when you organize a blog hop. This one was excellent as it feature beaded rings.

No Dog Snuggles but Lots of Crafting
In the latest video podcast, the Crafty Princess shows off some finished knitting, crochet, and shares some bead weaving ideas.

Holiday Craft Planning App
Anyone who hand crafts gifts and decorations for holidays or other special occasions needs to plan ahead. Handcrafted things take time. Download Eileen’s free spreadsheet.

New Free Pattern
Connie added a new free cross stitch pattern this week Also, check out the new additions to the Etsy shop.

Beading Arts
Cyndi shares how to construct a 3D crescent form, perfect for embellishing!

Jewelry Love Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 21 February 2015 at 10:43 am

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew put together a kit inspired by the Color of the Year and Valentine’s Day. See what everyone made for the Marsala Valentine Challenge!

I Love Resin
The hearts are full and the resin is flowing. Check out even more projects from artists participating in this collaboration.

Wire Wrapping a Heart Pendant
The resin heart pendant that Eileen made for a collaborative showcase organized by Carmi Cimicata needed a finishing touch. Wire wrapping quickly turned a 1-inch pendant into a 2-inch one!

Beading Arts
When you’ve got a really special focal bead, you just don’t want to overwhelm it with embellishments. Here’s Cyndi’s solution!

Craft Challenge, Crochet, Knitting, & Resin

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 16 February 2015 at 10:22 am

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Come see the inspiring designs people created for the Desert Sands Challenge!

I Love Resin
The unique art created by 25 different artists working in the same tiny bezel is a joy to behold.

EnviroTex Lite Pour-On: The Possibilities!
Looking at an entrancing butterfly-filled window pane created with Envirotex Lite Pour-On made Eileen consider using it for table top decoupage.

Beading Arts
Cyndi has made a whole boatload of crocheted boot toppers, and she shares her method this week!

Knitting Lingo
Knitting a baby kimono brings with it a whole new crafting language.

Gemstones, Paints, Beads

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 8 February 2015 at 9:54 am

A Bead A Day
Have you ever received a gift of healing through gemstones? Lisa shares her story and is on the lookout for a special finding.

Art Bead Scene
Check out what happened on Ema’s snow day!

Any Occasion Low Cost Gift Ideas to Make in Minutes
When you have a bunch of gifts to hand out and don’t want to break the bank, think of something clever, funny, or thoughtful which will fit in a handmade envelope. Here are Eileen’s Valentines for guy and girlfriends.

Paintings That Recharge the Spirit
Cherie works on paintings to help recharge her soul.

Beading Arts
Cyndi shares her first Bead Journal Project piece of the new year, along with a tutorial! She’s working on 3D forms this year.

Valentine Crafting, Resin Molds, & Bright Ideas

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 7 February 2015 at 9:54 am

A Bead A Day
Looking for a bright pop of color on a gray winter day? Lisa’s sharing her latest bead stash…hello NEON!

Winners & Frogging!
Winners are announced for the Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast, and there is some sad frogging news as well.

I Love Resin
If you would like to see a fabulous mold making project inspired by Paris, you will need to view part one and two of this post.

Art Bead Scene
Take a peek inside the Tesori Trovati Studio with Erin, and see where her fallow season has been leading her…into the world of mixed-media art!

Handmade valentine Gifts Galore
Eileen has gathered up her favorite handmade Valentine crafts, which have been created and published on The Artful Crafter over the past ten years.

Beading Arts
Cyndi shares the steps to making one of her free-form bead embroidered necklaces.

Here Comes the Bride
Cherie starts a series of paintings with brides.

Bracelets, Beads, Hearts, & More

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 25 January 2015 at 11:13 am

The Plans He Has for Us
Cherie ponders a favorite Bible verse in her creation of art this week.

Beads, Knitting, and Cuteness
Lots of crafting in the latest Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast, including bead weaving, knitting, crochet, ending with a cute photo montage of finished objects.

I Love Resin!
This step by step shows you how to make big buttons new pendants with resin.

Ornaments aren’t Just for Christmas Anymore
Eileen made a bunch of decoupaged wooden hearts and hung them on a Valentine’s tree.

Beading Arts
Cyndi explores using extra wide ribbon as a canvas for simple bead embroidery…and ends up with a cute bracelet!

Beads, Resin, Paint, and More Beads

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 18 January 2015 at 12:38 pm

Art Bead Scene
Check out what talented reader Mihaela Georgescu of Extravaganza Beading has created in response to our January challenge - a stunning piece of wearable art!

Are You Ready for a New Year of Beading?
Eileen certainly wasn’t. In reviewing the year that was, she noticed that she hadn’t been doing much. Here’s why!

I Love Resin
This post features a step by step created after my resin clay and KLIK class at CHA over the weekend.

Craft-Along Announcement!
Catch up on the latest Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast, which includes the 411 on a Jan/Feb Craft-Along!

Alphabet Letters and Picture Wall

Cherie adds to a picture wall in her bedroom.

Beading Arts
Cyndi has a review of Lisa Kan’s beautiful brand new book, Bead Metamorphosis!

Craft Challenges, Giveaways, and Pinterest Tips

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 5 January 2015 at 6:55 am

Pinterest Tips and Most Pinned
Pinterest is terrific if you know how to use it efficiently and how to avoid spammers, like fake followers trying to get information about you. If you have a business website, Pinterest is a goldmine of market information.

Craft Supply Giveaway
In this 11th episode of Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast, find out about a new crafting giveaway for Jan. 2015.

Art Bead Scene
Check out our last challenge recap of 2015! Erin has made a beautiful slideshow.

A Few Crafting Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 28 December 2014 at 10:17 am

It is a little quiet in the blogosphere today, but there are a few of us out there still crafting it up!

A Bead A Day
Ready to reflect before heading into the new year? Lisa got the ball rolling…with a twist…a Holiday Twist Necklace, that is!

Cookies-To-Go Boxes for Holiday Treats
Did you make too many cookies like Eileen. Then download her template and make cookies-to-go boxes to share the excess.

Episode 10: Math Knitting Dropout
Crafty Princess has a few words to say about math and knitting and a cute finished object to show in this video podcast.

Meet Mike the Monster & Crafting Links

Blogged under Around the Web, amigurumi by Tammy on Sunday 21 December 2014 at 12:49 pm

I have finished Mike the Monster! This is a free Fresh Stitches pattern, and I made this as a gift for one of my nephews. You can get an up close look at him in episode 9 of my Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast.

After you watch my podcast, stop by some of these other crafting blogs for some creative ideas:

Carmi’s Art/Life World
This post features a resin bezels necklace that will out do any ugly sweater!

Peace Ornaments
Cherie makes ornaments for her family homemade ornament exchange.

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees
Cute cupcake liner Christmas trees are everywhere. In learning to make them, Eileen developed some helpful techniques.

Beading Arts
Metal mesh ribbon holds so many possibilities for designing jewelry! Cyndi starts a new tutorial on Beading Arts.

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