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World on a String – Make Terrarium Necklaces

September 15, 2012

How to Make Terrarium Necklace Tutorials The Beading Gem's Journal How to Make Terrarium Necklace Tutorials Informative and Inspirational Jewelry blog for jewelry making.

Very Last Last Minute Father's Day Ideas

June 15, 2012

It’s OK. Not everyone is a “planner” by nature. Thankfully, Dad knows you well enough to know your lack of organization around getting something in time for Father’s Day does not reflect how much you love him. (Oh, FYI – Father’s Day is this Sunday if you aren’t quite that far yet!) There is still […]

Make A Layered Paper Ring

March 18, 2012

How to Make a Layered Paper Map Ring The Beading Gem's Journal How to Make a Layered Paper Map Ring Informative and Inspirational Jewelry blog for jewelry making.

Make a Morse Code Necklace

March 5, 2012

Make a Morse Code Name or Word Necklace! The Beading Gem's Journal Make a Morse Code Name or Word Necklace! Informative and Inspirational Jewelry blog for jewelry making.

Featured Crafter: Nikki, In Stitches

October 31, 2010

Meet Nikki: She is awesome!

Nikki, a one time teacher and now professional Mom to two kids and crafter has an unbelievable talent for making just about anything. For years she would encourage friends to get crafty, saying “You could SO make that” when they would see trendy items in stores or catalogs. Today Nikki spends time teaching people how to make things with her fantastic tutorials and simple craft kits. We talked with Nikki recently to find out about her life, her crafty loves, and what keeps her going when the going gets tough.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration For Your Handmade Wedding

June 14, 2010

In preparation for my own “handmade” wedding next year, I have been doing  tons of research to find inspiration. Many couples have beautiful, simple, meaningful weddings that accomplish all of the “should do’s” on my personal list and include thoughtful elements created by the bride, groom, and wedding party. How do you make sure your […]

Say I Do…To A Happy Handmade Wedding

June 14, 2010

If your were about to set sail on a long voyage, would you make enemies with the crew and kick a hole in the ship before you go? As a soon-to-be bride myself, I have a few opinions about what a wedding should and shouldn’t be… I believe a wedding should be: A celebration of […]