Time for Craft Links!

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 22 November 2015 at 6:39 pm

Free Christmas-Themed Pattern - with Dolphins

Connie added a new free pattern this week that combines two of her favorite things - dolphins and Christmas. Also, be sure to check out her latest patterns on Etsy.

Art Bead Scene

Claire interviews Kathrin Kniedl - take a peek behind the scenes at her stunning clay work!

DIY Ninja Stars…or Suns…

This video shows you how to make a Ninja Star. Terry made these for a gift exchange on a recent cruise and everyone loved them. One person told her she was excited to use it in her scrapbook of the trip

Get Edgy

This video review talks about a new book for crochet edges.

Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament

Jingle bell wreath ornaments are fun and easy ornament to make from wood curtain rings, hot glue & bells. They make great gift toppers or wearable pins too.

Beading Arts

Cyndi teaches an easy way to start a beaded bag which doesn’t require you to “zip it up” later!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews a great book for holiday gift giving, Resin Alchemy by Susan Lenart Kazmer. What a fabulous book to own and learn from!

Craft Links from Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 14 November 2015 at 6:44 pm

DIY Dreamcatcher from Crafty Leftovers

It’s always fun to use what you have lying around for a new project, and this dreamcatcher uses a mason jar lid, some yarn and beads for a cute and meaningful craft.

Get Diamond Eight Today

Connie’s posted Diamond Eight, the next section of the free 2015-6 SAL from Connie Gee’s Designs.

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek at the beautiful palette that Heather has pulled from this month’s challenge to inspire you!

Beaded Lanyards

Terry shows some of her new lanyards from her Etsy shop. These fun pieces have a duel purpose, not only can they be worn as a lanyard, but also as a long necklace, short necklace or bracelet.

Crochet a Flamingo

In this video review, the Crafty Princess looks at a crochet pattern for a cute flamingo named Gordon.

Color Scheme Creation

Three popular online applications for creating a color scheme. Fine-tune one, create one from an image or just have fun playing with color.

Beading Arts

When you’ve made a fancy necklace, sometimes you just need to pair it with a really super-simple little pair of earrings… Come learn how to make them in about 10 minutes!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews a how-to book of quick-to-knit, soft and fluffy, chic and fabulous cowls!

Weekly Crafting Web Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 8 November 2015 at 10:14 am

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

Leftover Halloween candy isn’t exactly a problem, but if you want to do something with it aside from just eating it as candy, try these easy and yummy cookies.

David’s Puzzle

Check out the model Connie’s cousin Cindy stitched for the David’s Puzzle pattern from the Connie Gee’s Designs Etsy shop and learn the story behind the pattern name.

Thumbprint Penguin Bar Towel

Kids can help make these thumbprint penguin bar towels. They make charming housewarming gifts and fun keepsakes for grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek at our new November challenge!

Crafting Update

Crochet, knitting, jewelry making, catch up on the crafting action from the Crafty Princess on the latest video podcast.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s Beading to be done!

Jean reviews a marvelous new book by Nealay Patel, Jewelry Designs with Knitted Wire. It is very original and totally cool!

Beading Arts

Here’s a book review of one of Cyndi’s top picks for Christmas gift-giving this year: DIY Wrap Bracelets!

Crafty Web Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 1 November 2015 at 9:18 am

Beading Arts

Cyndi takes her own advice and finds a wonderful online class to take on crazy quilting…and it’s free!

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek Inside the Studio with Erin!

Super Small Crochet Projects

A little yarn can go a long way when you make items for a Blythe doll.

My Etsy Shop Is Open!

Finally after talking about it for over a year, Terry finally opened her Etsy shop–TappingflamingoBling. She shows some of the things that are in her store like, guitar string ornaments and Christmas earrings. There will be more added to her shop soon, so stay tuned!

Circuit Marker Kit

Have fun & help children learn how electricity works by creating a light-up birthday card with the Dazzly Circuit Marker Kit. It’s an electricity lesson plan!

SAL Diamond Seven

Connie’s added the next section of her free stitchalong. Diamond Seven is ready to stitch! There’s definitely still time to join in so get the charts today.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews a lovely book on beaded embroidery. What a marvelous holiday gift for the crafty person on your list! Comment on the review to enter the giveaway of this super book!

Patterns, Tutorials, and More Crafting Goodies

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 25 October 2015 at 2:36 pm

Two New Patterns

Connie’s added two new patterns to her Etsy shop and she is also running a sale there - find out the code to use to save.

Bewitching Halloween Card

Eileen shares directions for a cute Halloween card featuring witch layered die cut embellishment from the Silhouette Design Store as well as tips for hand lettering.

Halloween Skirt for a Little Girl

Sometimes improvising does not go that well, but it all turned out OK when Sarah decided to make a Halloween skirt for her daughter out of scraps from another project.

Ice Cream Yarn Review!

Who doesn’t like ice cream? What about ice cream yarn?

Jade Knotted Bracelet

This free bracelet tutorial is a good beginning level project or just a good quick one for anyone who loves colorful beads.

Beading Arts

Cyndi just can’t get enough of the color turquoise, and she is sharing a tutorial on making a soft wrap cuff bracelet using her (current) favorite color!

Art Bead Scene

Read Claire’s great interview with Sarah of Slate Studio Supplies, and get a peek behind the scenes at her work!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews Fast & Easy Earrings,100+ Projects, by Erica Swanson. This book is loaded with earring designs from tons of your favorite artists. You will love the inspiration you’ll get to begin creating your own beautiful earrings!

Christmas Is Close At Hand

Here are a few gift ideas Terry has put together for an individual on her Christmas list. These gift ideas should get your creative juices flowing for some on your list…whether it is for Christmas, Birthdays, Graduations, etc…

Beads, Paper-Art, Stitching, and More Bead Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 18 October 2015 at 12:57 pm

Art Bead Scene

Ever wondered about how lampwork glass beads turn from glossy little pieces of beauty into smooth, silky velvet? Read all about it here with Julie’s post on etching!

SAL Diamond Six

Connie’s posted the sixth section of her free stitch along (SAL). The cross stitch design would also be suitable for beading.

Want to Learn to Knit?

Maybe this new book is for you. Check out this quick video book review!

Postcard Art Inspiration

Eileen shares a collection of postcard art by various artists and explains the methods used. Do you know the benefits of postcard art as a learning tool?

Beading Arts

Were you a fan of button covers back in the day? Cyndi has worked up an easy bead embroidery project that will allow you to put them to good use…and they can be interchanged!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews Beadweaving Beyond the Basics, 24 Beading Designs Using Seed Beads, Crystals, Two-Hole Beads and More by Kassie Shaw. Also,comment to win a GIVEAWAY of this lovely book!

Beads, Furniture, and Yarn

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 10 October 2015 at 2:09 pm

Art Bead Scene

Julie shares a beautiful and contemplative post with us - and asks you to give yourself permission to create.

Etsy Shop Updates

Charlene shares a new feature under prototype at Etsy.

Floating Diamond Pattern

Connie’s added a new free pattern that will be suitable for any season just by changing up the colors. Make a Halloween or Christmas ornament, or use the design for a special card. Since it is whole cross-stitch only, it will be a quick stitch.

How to Crackle Finish Furniture and Other Large Projects

Do you enjoy adding crackle finishes to crafts? Before you try to crackle finish furniture & large items, there are some important things you should know.

Beading Arts

Whatever happened to the seed bead amulet bag craze?

No Knitting Book!

Want to play with yarn but don’t want to learn to knit or crochet? Then this book review is for you.

Snap out if it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews a stunner of a jewelry design book which you will love: Handcraft Wire Jewelry: Chains Clasps Pendants, by Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin. Check this one out–it is unique and fantastic!

Craft Book Reviews, Clay Fun, and More

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Tuesday 29 September 2015 at 12:17 pm

Amigurumi Book Review

A new video-based book review is up on the Crafty Princess’ YouTube channel.

DIY Tassel Necklace

This simple necklace can be made in about five minutes from a tassel keychain. Easy and on trend for fall!

Halloween Square Pattern

Connie’s added a free Halloween-themed chart that will be a treat to trick out with buttons, beads, or charms.

Beading Arts

The perfect time of year for copper and turquoise together! Cyndi shares a tutorial for a necklace you will want to make…yesterday.

My Grandmother’s Fruit Salad

Here’s a recipe that has been popular in our family. Over the years, friends and in laws have enjoyed it and continue to make it for their family.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Looking for easy crafts to make for the upcoming holiday season? Jean reviews the fun-filled felt crafting book, ‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y ! Don’t miss this one!

Repair Clay Sculpture DIY

Is this clay sculpture beyond repair? Eileen’s puppy smashed it; then ate some of the pieces!

Jewelry Inspiration and Free Downloads

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 20 September 2015 at 12:39 pm

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Labradorite was the inspiration for the Warrior Stone Challenge. See what the participants made with this lovely kit!

Art Bead Scene

Do you like a beady challenge, asks Michelle!

Bead Crochet

The Crafty Princess reviews a new book about bead crochet.

Beading Arts

What do you do when you’re no longer thrilled with a pendant you’ve made? Remake it, of course!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean continues to be interested in making 5 wrap bracelets and shares some thoughts and tips!

Silhouette Word Art Stencil

Design a Silhouette word art stencil on cheap self-adhesive shelf liner. Links to free font downloads used and how to ungroup, weld and slice letters in Silhouette Studio.

Colors, Threads, and More Crafting

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 13 September 2015 at 1:55 pm

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

This just in! Pantone has announced the Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016! What’s your favorite choice for Color of the Year?

Chalk Paint Plaque — Something Wonderful

Recipes for chalk paint and how to use it to create an inspirational wall plaque.

Art Bead Scene

Check out Claire’s inspiring take on this month’s challenge painting - and her art bead selections to whet your appetite!

Get Colorful

Coloring intricate designs is a new trend for adults and a great way to relieve stress. The Crafty Princess has a free downloadable image from a new coloring book available on her weblog.

Blue Mood

Connie’s added a new chart to her Etsy shop that will be easily adapted to any holiday or season. Find links to all her pattern sources in the blog as well.

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares some strategies for combining bead embroidery with free form beadweaving.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews a fab book by Keiko Sakamoto on wrap bracelets: DIY Wrap Bracelets, 25 Designs using beads,thread, ribbon,cord and more. So fun!

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