Archive | November, 2011

Easy to Make Jewelry – Chain and Crystal Lariat and Earrings

  Here is a dressy Chain and Crystal Lariat that I created for Crafts Unleashed. (If you follow the link you’ll get the complete supply list.) I thought I’d share how to make some simple Crystal and Chain Earrings to go with it!     All you need is left over chain, headpins and beads from the […]

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Christmas Tree Topper Inspiration from the Akron Tree Festival – Part 2

      This is my second post about the Akron Holiday Tree Festival that raises money for Akron Children’s Hospital. You can read Christmas Tree Topper Inspiration from the Akron Tree Festival – Part 1 to read more about it all. This post is also a post with tree topper inspiration but instead of […]

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Christmas Tree Topper Inspiration from the Akron Tree Festival – Part 1

    Each year in November Akron Children’s Hospital hosts the Akron Holiday Tree Festival to raise funds for the hospital. It’s an amazing event that raised $216,00 last year. There are hundreds of volunteers both from the hospital and the community that contribute time, energy and money to this event. We’ve gone the last […]

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Photo Sunday – A Very Vintage Christmas Wreath

  As part of our traditional Thanksgiving Day celebrations we go to the Akron Tree Festival. It’s nice to stroll around and see all of the work hundreds of volunteers put into this event.  It’s put on by Children’s Hospital to raise funds for the children treated there. I’ve donated many hours decorating trees for […]

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Recipe: Turkey Meatloaf

  Meatloaf is one of my very LEAST favorite dishes but my family LOVES it… they think my meatloaf is pretty great. Who am I to argue? I make my meatloaf with ground turkey because we don’t eat red meat and I bake it in a special pan that lets what little fat there is drain […]

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Dressy Necklace, Swarovski Crystals

Dressy Lariat with Swarovski Crystals

  This is a post previously posted on Consumer Crafts. It’s a beautiful necklace… so I HAVE to share it!  OH! And SURPRISE!! I have also been promoted to the Lead Project Designer there! Yahooo! :) My Lucky Lariat, is a casual piece of jewelry perfect to wear with jeans. This Dressy Lariat with Swarovski Crystals can be […]

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Donut and Chain Necklace – Howlite and Gray Glass Pearl

  The Howlite and gray glass pearl beads in this piece give it a  great high-end, sophisticated look that is actually easy to put together. Really! I’m not sure why this necklace was hard to photograph but it was. I ended up with a file of mostly useless photos. I managed to find a couple […]

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ceramic beads, lava beads, necklace, tutorial

Knotted Ceramic and Lava Bead Necklace

In yesterday’s post (Tools of the Trade) I showed photos of the above beads. I used them to make a super easy necklace as part of a display I’m working on. I thought I’d share this Knotted Ceramic and Lava Bead Necklace project with you too! :)       I used: Genya Cord Oval […]

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