Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blog Schedule

I plan to launch a new blog schedule on Monday. Follow along and keep me motivated to make this little blog active.

School starts in a few short weeks. How to spend the last days of freedom??? I think a list is in order. I have some ideas worked up in my journal to post later this week.


dots and sequins

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Perfect bronzer from not so perfect colors!

I turned the misfortune of my favorite power cracking and breaking apart in its compact into a positive.I had a couple of powders and a bronzer that weren't quite the right shade for me. I found a small container with a tight fitting lid and used a butter knife to breakup and mix all the powers together. Now, I have a fantastic shade of bronzer powder, and I got to use makeup that I was going to throw away!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY Tassel Necklace

Inspiration piece from Old Navy. I really liked the look of the tassels on bracelets and necklaces this spring/summer, so I thought I'd make some.
Gather supplies:  Scissors, embroidery floss, small cardboard rectangle, necklace (leather cord or chain), clasp (mine came already attached),assorted beads, charms, etc. Mine all came from broken jewelry., headpins, jump rings, & jewelry pliers.
Step #1 Wrap floss around cardboard. Mine is wrapped 15 times.
Step #2 Gently scoot floss off cardboard and tightly tie in center w/ 2 in. piece of floss.
Step #3 Trim loop at both ends.
Step #4 Add a jump ring.
Step #5 Fold in half. Cut a piece of floss 8-10 in. long. Tie tightly around tassel just below jump ring and knot.
Step #6 Trim bottom fringe.
TA DA!!! Your tassel is ready to add to any jewelry piece: necklace, earrings, or bracelet. I added recycled beads and charms using head pins and jump rings.
Thread beads onto head pin.
Bend head pin above top bead at a 90 degree angle and twist to create a loop. Attach a jump ring.
Finished products!!Have fun recreating with old or broken jewelry. Keep adding elements until you like the composition.
NOTE:  I did not go out to purchase any supplies for this project. Everything was purchased earlier on clearance or recycled.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Took these pictures with my Oktomat. It has 8 tiny lenses (2 stacks of 4 going across the front of the camera). I need to get better and learn more about this type of camera. Only a few of my pics turned out. Check out