Glue Gun Cabochons

How to make glue gun cabochons using silicon molds via lilblueboo.com #diy #jewelry #gift #accessories

 

Do you have any of these little silicon molds that you use with resin and clay? The one below is one of my favorites…. CONTINUE READING

How To Make Resin Pendants

How to Make DIY Resin Pendants via lilblueboo.com

Here’s a fun, easy way to make resin jewelry without the scary chemical mixing!  First I bought these silver plated bezels: CONTINUE READING

10 Cool Things to Make From Legos

10 Cool Things to Make Using LEGOs via lilblueboo.com

 

 

The first: a cute DIY LEGO minifig necklace I made for Boo….it takes under 5 minutes to make. Use the same technique to make keychains or leather pendants for party favors for boys or girls….or Christmas ornaments!

DIY Lego Mini Figure Necklace via lilblueboo.com

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Packing Tape Image Transfers

How to make image transfers with packing tape via lilblueboo.com

I love image transfers.  It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them.  All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape.  You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. Inkjets will not work because they are not heat based toner.  So take some photos to the copy machine or tear some pages out of your favorite magazine to get started.

 

How to transfer images (materials) via lilblueboo.com

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Making Mementos and Jewelry With Coins

Making Mementos and Jewelry With Coins Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Note: A quick note before I get a gazillion comments….it’s not illegal to alter coins….as long as you never try to spend them again.
I checked with the treasury department. I might be breaking some law with the international coins….so extradite me.

Everywhere I’ve traveled overseas….I’ve kept a coin from that country. I had them in a jar, but I recently took each one and stamped them with the year I traveled there: CONTINUE READING

Easy DIY Hand Stamped Jewelry

How to Make Hand Stamped Jewelry via lilblueboo.com

I’ve stamped metal before for but never on jewelry. Here’s what the basic metal stamping kit includes:

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How to Make Miniature Resin Photo Charms

How to Make Miniature Photo Pendants #instagram via lilblueboo.com

Boo and I made the little charms shown above using Instagram photos and jumbo popsicle sticks.  Aren’t they cute?  We made a few photo magnets with them too for our chalkboard wall. (Just a tip: make sure to use neodymium scientific magnets.….they are super powerful. But keep them away from kids under the age of 3!) CONTINUE READING

Easy Finger Crochet Friendship Bracelets

Easy Finger Crochet Bracelet DIY via lilblueboo.com

 

My grandmother taught me to crochet with my fingers when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I used basic twine to make bracelet after bracelet when I was at her house.  This is a fun easy craft to teach younger kids and to make easy layering bracelets for yourself. I like using baker’s twine, leather lacing and colorful string:

Easy Finger Crochet Bracelet DIY materials needed via lilblueboo.com

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Felted Pinwheels (A Tutorial)

Felted Pinwheel Accessories Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

Have you tried felting yet?  It’s so easy and a fun effect.  We’ve been making these little mixed color pinwheels for accessories. Boo’s favorites are the rainbow ones. With this technique using pipecleaners it’s easy to make a long “rope-like” piece of felted wool.

First, you need some wool roving (I got mine from Dharma Trading)…..and a little bag goes a long way.  It comes in a variety of colors:

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DIY Mix and Match Wrap Bracelets (A Tutorial)

DIY Mix and Wrapped Bracelets Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

After posting a recent roundup of my favorite DIY bracelets from around the web, I wanted to make some of my own. Obviously I’m reinventing the “DIY bracelet” wheel, but I like the way these turned out using different kinds of ball chain (it’s also a much more simplified version of the leather and bead ones from last February). Anyways, I mixed and matched a bunch of different chains, rhinestone strands and chunky clasps to get a funky, layered bohemian look. Make sure to check out the long-short ball chain towards the bottom….it results in a “twist” effect.

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