I know, I know! All I've posted this month has been about the beautiful beads I received from Jesse James Beads. And, I promise I've been busy with other things too. Just go check out my Instagram, and you'll see! I'm hoping to share something else with you this week, but for now, I can't help but show off all the pretties I created with them.
Where the heck has the month gone?
I hate that I haven't been over here lately and promise that I'll do a post soon about what was keeping me so busy the last couple of weeks, but for now I'm here to share one of the things I made from some of the beads and chain that I received from Jesse James Beads as a Design Ambassador. (My last post gave you a peek at what all they sent me.) If you watched the video, you saw me ohh and ahh over the enameled dangle chain in dahlia. I knew it would be just perfect for a layered necklace. And, I was right!
You can watch how I made this one to see how simple it really can be. Seriously, the hardest part is getting your lengths just the way you want.
Let me know if you have any questions at all!
I've already got a few ideas for some of these beauties and should hopefully be sharing those soon. For now, you can watch me unbox and take a good look at all of what I was sent.
This post is just a quick roundup of some of the mixed media videos I shared on the CraftyHope YouTube Channel over the last month. If you're interested in learning more about these projects, clicking on the pictures should take you to their video.
Let's start with the #CraftyHopePrompts videos. This is a challenge I created for myself. Each Monday, I draw three prompts and alter a playing card using those prompts. Then, each Saturday, I do another project that also uses the same three prompts. You can learn more about this challenge in almost any of the videos. But, I welcome any questions you have either here or in any of the videos' comments.
|Card 18 - Alcohol spray, Hand-carved stamp, Pattern
|Project 18 - Bookmarks
|Card 19 - Asemic writing, Ticket, Stitch
|Project 19 - Junk Journal Spread
|Card 20 - Paperdoll, Black marker, Words
|Project 20 - Art Journal Page
|Card 21 - Non-dominant hand, Grungeboard/chipboard, Marker
|Project 21 - Altered Tag
|Week 4 (Just went up today!)
|Clean Slate Journal Spread
This past week, I did some serious shopping. But, for the most part, it was all "thrifty" - reduced prices, inexpensive items, or actual thrift pieces. It's always fun to share these somewhat unique finds and deals. You'll find a whole video of what I got at the bottom of this post, but here are some peeks.
I found that the local Hobby Lobby stores have been marking down some of the jewelry and paper crafting items that I like, so I hit up a couple of them to take advantage of those great clearance deals.
The hubs and I went to an estate sale at the home of some creative individuals.
In addition, I picked up several items at Dollar Tree that will aid in my creative endeavors. You'll have to watch the video to see what those were, though.
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