Quick Craft – Lego Necklace

I previously mentioned that it was recently my bosses birthday and I made her cupcakes... Well I also made her a pretty quick and (I think) cute necklace as a birthday gift. I took a piece of LEGO tree branch and attached LEGO flower pieces to one side and LEGO jewels to the other. IMG_4371 Then I attached the whole thing to a chain so it would hang at around 18" on the neck. IMG_4367 My boss said she loved a pair of LEGO earrings that my parents got me at DragonCon, but that she thought her metal allergy in her ears would prevent her from wearing a similar pair. I thought it would be a cool idea to make her something she could wear out of LEGO. IMG_4370 I think it turned out pretty well, I'm very pleased with it. What do you guys think? Is lego jewelry just too weird? Or is it just cute enough to work for a nerd?

Jewelry making…

I love doing pretty much all things crafty, but if there's one area I don't feel like I'm very skilled it's jewelry making. That is, until Pinterest came into my life. I've started trying to use the ideas and pictures of interesting jewelry I've seen on Pinterest to inspire my jewelry making and I think this one turned out pretty cute. IMG_3935 This earring and necklace set is something I made as a Christmas gift for a friend this year. =) I got the idea from a pin I foundĀ . I varied mine a little bit from the original because I didn't add the gold bead inserts between the turquoise pieces. I paired it up with some simple-to-make chain and arrow earrings. Pretty nifty, huh?

Hobby Lobby, the ban of my existence.

Woah. Guys, I had never been to Hobby Lobby before in my whole life until yesterday. Needless to say, my life was changed FOREVER. I found so many wonderful and delightful things, including a variety of fantastic charms and jewelry-related paraphernalia. I made two bracelets from my goodies, one that's whimsical and one that's fairy tale related.

20130427-101557.jpg The whimsical one used a great piece of clock-chain for the band and then I dangled these great book charms off of it, along with little lock and key charms and an "M". I LOVE this bracelet, it's so cute and funky. I'm all about the charm bracelets lately.

20130427-101548.jpg The Fairy Tale bracelet is similar, but uses a delicate silver-tone bracelet instead of the clock band. I found more great book charms, but this time fairy tale related ones. I also added a red apple with a bite out of it, more lock and key charms, a crystal ball, and messages in a bottle along with another "M" charm. I feel like a new goal of mine for this year is to learn more about jewelry-making. These were super simple projects, but I really enjoyed making them and I definitely want to try and make some more difficult pieces (potentially working my way into the world of beading, woah!). Stay tuned for the next entry in this saga of awesome stuff I found at Hobby Lobby. I also picked up material to make a dress that I think will be pretty spectacular as well as two glass jars that look like lightbulbs that I think would make amazing oil and vinegar bottles. Seriously. My world is forever changed.