New Items! Meet Glitter Junk! @ Sugar Beet Crafts on Etsy

Hello Everybody!

I just wanted to drop a quick line because I have been super busy making new stuff for my Etsy store.

I created a new line called Glitter Junk! It started off as just a fun project for myself. I love glitter and have been really into it this season. I wanted glittery jewelry that was not to child like, but I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. So I decided to make my own!

I loved it so much and received so many compliments I decided to make a bunch for the Etsy site.

These charms are so fun and really pretty. They sparkle at every angle and have an awesome 3D effect. Each one takes about 3 days to make and every one is unique.

My favorite part of crafting is having an idea or vision in my head and then actually fabricating it into something real. Working with resin is kind of a challenge, especially when working in a small space.

In the end, I am super happy with how they came out….too happy, its hard to part with them.  Me and sparkly go hand in hand!

I would love to know what you think! They are at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts

more items coming soon.

I hope you enjoy!

blue

Blue

Green

Green

Green

Pink

blue skull

Glitter Junk! Dark Blue Glitter Skull

Rock meets Glam!

Rock meets Glam!

A Perfect Gift

A Perfect Gift

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Past Peyote Stitch Projects

Hi Everyone!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, I was job hunting and a bit distracted. Happily I was able to find a job! Unfortunately I have been too crazy to get to any projects.  But I have been in a beading mood and working on getting some beads together for some projects.

I was going through some of my older pictures and came across some of my old bead projects and thought it would be fun to share.

Amulet Bag 1 (2) Amulet Bag 1Amulet Bag 2 (3)Amulet Bag 2 (2) Amulet Bag 2 Crystal 2 crystal pouchFalling Vine Waterfall 2 Waterfall

I love beads!!!!

How are your holiday projects going?

Off to decorate for Christmas… have a great week!

Free Bead Loom Pattern: Heart Bracelet

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! If you have never tried beading on a loom, you should totally try it. It is super easy and super addicting, especially when you can create your own patterns.  I created the heart bracelet pattern a few years back when I decided to make bracelets for a few friends and family members. It’s the first pattern I ever attempted so I decided to keep it simple. I do really like how they came out.

I used the same pattern but varied the colors, some were black, red, and grey another was black, metallic blue and clear. The variations are endless.

If you are not familiar with Loom Beading here is a great tutorial by Jewelry Supply on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ScjJsOIQP3w

Bead looms are not very expensive unless you want to get fancy. They usually range from about $9.00 and up.

Here is the bracelet:

 

loom bead heart bracelet

 

 

Making the pattern:

Each dot is a bead, fill in the holes until you’re happy with your pattern, then get beading!

Loom Bead Heart Pattern

 

Create your own! Just repeat pattern until its as long as you want. Is even an awesome bookmark.

Free heart pattern

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Here is a blank sheet to play with:

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Do you loom bead? How did you first get started?

 

The Rainbow Tubular Peyote Stitch Necklace is almost done!

 

Rainbow Peyote Tubular Necklace

Hi! I was in such a beading mood last month, right before we moved apartments. So I started this project knowing it was not a good idea to start a project in the middle of packing everything, then moving, then unpacking, but I did it anyway and so this poor little necklace sat unfinished for a while. I would have been done a long time ago but you know how it is.

When I started this necklace and wasn’t sure how I felt about it, but I kept going and I have to admit it is one of my favorites. It goes with everything! I am almost done, I just need to do some finishing touches, but I thought I would share some of the process pictures. 

I love these colors!

I love these colors!

Was not sure how I felt about it at this length...but kept going.

Was not sure how I felt about it at this length…but kept going.

OK, now I love it!

OK, now I love it!

Almost done!

Almost done!

I love Peyote stitch, It is comfortable to wear and looks amazing. My brother is an amazing artist and he used to make me necklaces like this when I was younger and that has always inspired me to create art. 

Has there been someone in your life that inspires you?

If your interested in making this sort of necklace there are some great instructions on fire Mountain Gems website here: http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading_howtos/beading_projects.asp?docid=8235

or you can always email me, I would be happy to help.

Have a wonderful weekend full of fun projects and adventures!

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

Vintage Upcycled Earing Ring 3

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The Rose Locket Ring

Rose Locket Ring 1

Rose Locket Ring 2

Rose Locket Ring 3

Rose Locket Ring 4

 

 

The Heart Locket Ring

Heart Locket Ring 2

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!

 

 

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?