Fun ways to Rearrange Jewelry

I recently came across some random pieces of jewelry, I had one vintage earring, and a couple lockets.  I really like to use jewelry in unexpected ways, so when I came across some ring blanks, I thought, that could be interesting!

Here is the vintage earring into a ring

Vintage Upcycled Earing Ring 1

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The Rose Locket Ring

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Rose Locket Ring 2

Rose Locket Ring 3

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The Heart Locket Ring

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Heart Locket Ring 3

Heart Locket Ring 4

Heart Locket Ring

I know, I know I should have painted my nails! But, what a fun project! Now I am looking all over my house for things to stick to rings!

If you want to do this project, all you need is random pieces of jewelry, ring blanks, and a glue gun.

Of course if you would like to help support my little Etsy store (which I appreciate!) you can purchase them here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts

Happy Crafting Everyone, have a super wonderful week!

 

 

Let’s Make Stickers!

Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is wonderful.  I spent this weekend going through some of my office supplies, and I found a bunch of packs of labels. Then it happened…the idea!

I don’t know why it took me so long to do this. I love stickers.. I mean LOVE stickers. I have a wicked collection.

Lately, I have been sealing packages and letters with them but I wanted something more personalized without spending a bunch of money.  Then lightning struck, I can make my own!!

So, if your like me your might have packages of labels around collecting dust. I always have leftovers from yard sales and organizational sprees, or if you burn your own CD’s, you might have those CD Label making programs,they usually leave you with left over sticker parts. I keep everything I might be able to use later on (no, I haven’t reached hoarder status…yet).

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I kept the CD label thingy because I thought I could use the round part or the thin CD case labels.

So lets make some stickers…

You want to start with a background.

I used Dylusions Ink spray and sprayed the labels. You could totally use ink pads or markers. Once covered let them dry.

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Next, Use a lighter color stamp pad to stamp a pattern onto the background. This part is fun, you can do a million different things.

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Next, More stamping..Use letters, pictures, whatever your heart desires. I was making Thank You & Sugar Beet Crafts Stickers.

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You can use a white or metallic pen to make some fun highlights…

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Here are some more fun ideas…stamps and markers. The background was done by rubbing the labels with a stamp pad, stamping and filling in with markers.

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Here is a fun way to use the thin strips of sticker for the side of the CD case…

Doodle across the lines…

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Then remove for an awesome sticker!

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Use it to decorate a card..

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I am already totally addicted. It is a fun way to add some pizzazz to any project. It’s also super sweet to get a personalized handmade anything.

This would be so fun to do with kids, and you have no guilt because you get to use up some extra’s lying around. The environment gives you a big hug for that!

I hope this gets your imagination going!

What will you make?

I would love to see your stickers!

Spring Time Jewelry!

I have been busy in the jewelry makin’ mood! Here are a few new things I made the last week. I love Beads and Chain together!

  Amazing Colors for the Spring and Summer seasons.Coral and Chain Bead Necklace

Amazing Colors for the Spring and Summer seasons.

Amazing Color!

Amazing Color!

Black Double Chain Necklace

I love the simplicity of this necklace

I love the simplicity of this necklace

Black Chain Single Bead Necklace

 

So Cute

So Cute

 

Something about the sunshine and warm breeze makes me in the mood to make jewelry.  I love to use nature as my inspirations.

The coral necklace was inspired by a large Bougainvillea plant in pink.

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The black chain necklaces were inspired by the ocean.

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The Butterfly and Leaf Bracelet was inspired by well butterflies and leaves 😀

by Brandie Bell

by Brandie Bell

I hope you enjoy, they are all available at Sugar Beet Crafts on  Etsy.

What does summer weather inspire you to do?

Cinco De Mayo 2014!

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Cinco De Mayo is Monday, May 5th. I am Mexican, German, English, Irish, and Spanish, so I love the plethora of celebrations throughout the year! Famous for backyard bbq’s, vibrant colors, loud music and celebration, Cinco de Mayo”the Fifth of May,” is a Mexican Holiday that actually celebrates the Battle of Puebla. This battle took place on May 5, 1862.

Check out more facts at: latinamericanhistory.about.com – http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/p/10cincodemayobasics.htm

Great Sites with amazing Cinco De Mayo Crafts

Tatertotsandjello – http://tatertotsandjello.com/?s=cinco+de+mayo

TipJunkie.com – http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/cinco-de-mayo/

DLTK – http://www.dltk-kids.com/World/Mexico/Index.htm

Spoonful.com – http://spoonful.com/crafts/mini-pinatas

Sheknows.com – http://www.sheknows.com/kids-activity-center/articles/990207/cinco-de-mayo-crafts-for-kids

Check out these amazing sites for party planning!

Todaysmama.com – http://todaysmama.com/2014/04/cinco-de-mayo-party-ideas/

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/tijuanaflats/cinco-de-mayo-party-planning/

Nubry.com – http://nubry.com/2012/05/5-party-tips-for-hosting-a-cinco-de-mayo-celebration/

The36thavenue.com – http://www.the36thavenue.com/2014/04/cinco-de-mayo-party-ideas.html

Punchbowl.com – http://www.punchbowl.com/party-ideas/cinco-de-mayo

Have a wonderful holiday everyone! Be SAFE!! ….I mean it 😀

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