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Lavender Tee Sachet by Candace Jderowicz

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Sachets are such a lovely gift, especially when they’re handmade!  Candace Jedrowicz turns the sleeve of a favorite t-shirt into lavender scented treasure decorated with Tulip Beads in a Bottle for an ombre effect!

Watch Candace’s fun and easy Lavender Tee Sachet YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials:

T-shirt
Scissors
Sewing machine and/or needle and thread
Tulip Beads in a Bottle – I used Pearl, Amethyst and Tanzanite because my t-shirt is lavender
Dried lavender buds

1. Draw or trace heart shape measuring about 3″ x 3″ on your material. Cut two. Place right sides together.

2. Using a straight stitch, sew along the pencil line leaving an inch of the seam open for stuffing.

3. Cut the material 1/4″ from the seam.  Clip close to the stitching on the curves.

4. Turn the shape right side out.

5. Practice using the Beads in a Bottle until you’re confident you can control the size and shape of the beads.

6. Begin and the bottom of the heart shape with the darkest Beads in a Bottle color.  Take the beads about 1/3 of the way up the heart.  Leave some spaces between for the next color.

7. At this point, you can let the first color dry or begin the next lighter color.  Make beads up to 2/3 of the way up the heart  and leave a few spaces for the lightest color.

8. Apply the lightest color to finish the heart shape.  Allow to dry.

9. Fill the heart half full with lavender buds.

10. Stitch the opening closed.

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Glittery Pumpkin Buttons by Candace Jedrowicz

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Making your own buttons is a hoot!  These simple pumpkin buttons began as a piece of polymer clay that I shaped, baked and made a mold of. But, you don’t even have to make an original piece to begin with, you can make a mold of ANYTHING!  Just think of the possibilities!

Materials:

Polymer clay – Orange and scrap clay
Mold making medium
Crochet needle
Wire
Round nose pliers
Chan nose pliers
Wire Cutters
Needle tool or toothpick
Glue
Glitter

Pumpkin Buttons 1 300x192 Glittery Pumpkin Buttons by Candace Jedrowicz Make a small, flat backed pumpkin shape.Use a crochet needle to mark the sections of the pumpkin.

You can use scrap clay for this, because this will be the piece you make a mold of.

Bake according to directions.  Allow to cool.

Pumpkin Buttons 2 300x168 Glittery Pumpkin Buttons by Candace Jedrowicz You will need a mold making medium.  THis is a Sculpey product that I like.You’ll also need powder and a brush to spread it.
Pumpkin Buttons 3 300x183 Glittery Pumpkin Buttons by Candace Jedrowicz Brush and dab the powder on the original piece.
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Pumpkin Buttons 5 300x204 Glittery Pumpkin Buttons by Candace Jedrowicz Very gently pull the mold medium away from the baked piece ever so slightly and push a tiny bit on the back side of the mold medium to release the piece.Bake the mold as directed and allow to cool.
Pumpkin Buttons 6 300x250 Glittery Pumpkin Buttons by Candace Jedrowicz To make the button and shank you’ll need orange clay, the baked mold, a water spritzer, 20 gauge wire, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.
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Pumpkin Buttons 14 300x259 Glittery Pumpkin Buttons by Candace Jedrowicz Smooth the dots the best you can.Turn the mold over and gently push the back to release the clay.
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Allow to dry.


Anita: a Wyld at Heart Recycle Queen

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Anita is going on the road with her fabulous eco crafts and her “take care of what you have” eco-philosophy.

154775 325245600874479 1677556891 n 300x121 Anita: a Wyld at Heart Recycle Queen Well I am about to be 49 this month and have been creative/artistic since I was a child thanks to my mom encouraging me.  I remember as a child even walking around on the parking lots and such collecting nuts, screws and wires and gluing them together to create people and animals.  lol  I am majorly into recycling the best that I can.  Until recently I have saved just about everything to make something with but this gal is in the process of moving.
318134 325245447541161 85671277 n 300x121 Anita: a Wyld at Heart Recycle Queen I have loaded up “Lucy”, my RV, with all the craft stuff and the things I need to live and when it is time I will put my critters in there too and we will head down the road.  I will sell my creations in different areas, festivals or wherever I might get a booth or something.
432101 10151001655428963 1530222028 n 300x300 Anita: a Wyld at Heart Recycle Queen One thing I learned that a lot of people now days have forgotten, because it has turned into such a throw away world is “you take care of what you have” and there are so many that don’t have so that is where my recycling came in.  Can’t afford jewelry so make my own jewelry with what I have which is scraps of material, Pringle cans, denim, etc.  I sell what I make but I don’t charge much for them because I want people to enjoy my creations.
485762 310132519052454 1490861670 n 300x121 Anita: a Wyld at Heart Recycle Queen  I also like to leave them for people to find and keep. I am in an Art Abandonment group where we create things and leave our treasures where people will find them with a note saying to take me home I’m yours.  I know what I leave will bring a smile to someone, maybe even someone worse off than me and really need something to make them smile.
How cool is that!
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I do every kind of craft I can get my hands on or am in the process of learning.  I am in a group that called B ART ER where we can barter on craft items that others aren’t using anymore for something you may have that they can use. I sew, crotchet, draw, jewelry, recycle into art, I write and I am a photographer. If my hands are not busy doing something I feel like I’m wasting my life away.  My denim bracelets I use used jeans that have been washed and I will cut strips to wrap around the Pringles can bracelet.  I cut the Pringles cans in different widths since some people like larger bangles and some like smaller ones
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.  I have used several different kinds of glues from hot glue sticks to even your fabric glue. The hot glue was quicker to dry but the fabric glue worked too I just had to clip the material on the cardboard and let it dry.  I like to let the denim fray because it gives it a more shabby chic look to me especially when I glue on the pearls and such on there.  I like to make flowers out of denim also and I would just cut circles, fray the edges and fold in half, then in half again and glue onto a circle of denim.  When done with the size flower I want I either leave it or decorate it with beads and pearls using more glue or sewing. I do like to cut a length of denim to glue on the inside of the bracelet to make it smoother looking but still like the edges to fray.
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The scrap material bracelets I made I still used the pringle can.  I love using the very top edge of the can to make the small thin bracelets.  Had people ask me where I got those when I wore them out just to see if anyone would like them and they did.  On these bracelets I glued padding on the pringles bangle then wrapped the scrap material on it and gluing.  Again I would cut a length to glue inside the bracelet to give it a smoother look.
The T shirt bracelets I just cut strips, stretched, glued them together with a small strip to wrap around the ends to make the bracelet.  I then made a bow also out of the same T shirt and glued on.  The other one was a purple camo T shirt  and I did the same but then made the flower like I did with the denim flower I mentioned up top by cutting circles, folding in half and then in half again and gluing or sewing on a circle piece of material then gluing or sewing on the T shirt bracelet.
Thank you for sharing Anita!  I wish you scads of success on the road!

Candace the Muse

You can find Anita here:

https://www.facebook.com/Wyldstorm


Personalized School Totes by Tiffany Windsor

Personalized School Totes by Tiffany Windsor

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It’s super cool to personalize back-to-school totes. Tiffany Windsor uses die cut lettering and glitter to embellish plastic totes that the kids will love! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Personalized School Totes YouTube video tutorial!

Materials
Plastic totes
Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets
Scissors or die cut lettering
Glitter – 3 colors for ombre effect
Straight pin (to help remove paper backing)
Paper plate (or wax paper to catch excess glitter)
Soft large paint brush

Tiffany Glitter Tote 1 Personalized School Totes by Tiffany Windsor Cut lettering from Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets. If using die cuts, place the Sheets shiny side down onto die. Place on tote to determine spacing and placement. Remove paper backing and press in place on tote.
Tiffany Glitter Tote 2 Personalized School Totes by Tiffany Windsor Use fingers to press each letter onto tote along edges.
Tiffany Glitter Tote 3 Personalized School Totes by Tiffany Windsor Remove paper backing. It is helpful to use a pin to lift the paper backing.
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Tiffany Glitter Tote 5 Personalized School Totes by Tiffany Windsor Sprinkle remaining colors. Rub glitter with fingers to adhere to exposed adhesive in an ombre pattern.
Tiffany Glitter Tote 6 Personalized School Totes by Tiffany Windsor Shake off excess glitter. (Save excess glitter and return to a new container.) Use soft paint brush to remove all remaining excess glitter.

New Inspiration For Princess Headband

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I am having so much FUN with my Luminarte paints and Petaloo Color me flowers. In fact I could not resist completing the leftover flowers from my Inspirations by Julianna segment and making an additional headband for Rich’s niece Aubry. She turns 5 this month and I thought this would be a perfect princess headband.

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In the process of completing this project I realized that I was going to need a faster drying glue. So I broke out the glue gun and put the headband together in no time at all! The original instructions for this project called out for Aleene’s Thick Designer Glue which I totally LOVE using but as mentioned I needed a quick drying glue so I could get her gift in the mail ASAP!

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To help me out I used Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza’s NEW Hot Glue Gun Helpers by Plaid. This kit ROCKS! Everything you need to protect yourself while using a glue gun. The kit includes a 14.6″ x 11.5″ mat which is a great amount a space to work on, paddle, press wand, tweezers and finger caps.

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Until next time, Live Life and Laugh a lot, Jewels

Everything is coming up Flowers! Celebrate Spring with Linda

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Hello all my fellow crafty Friends,  :)

Are you getting a little cabin fever?  Ohhh ME TOO!!  This winter has been brutal and when it says goodbye for good, I will not miss it one little smidge!

While the weather outside may still be colder, you can bring a breath of springtime to your home, just by adding some flowers!  They add such a warm presence to your home and they even help to lift your spirits.

My latest show is all about flowers and ways to incorporate them into your home.  Whether you’re creating  the Bloomin Pen project,  making your own realistic roses or designing  jewelry, I’m confident these projects will help you fight off the winter blues.  And who doesn’t love yummy cupcakes?  OOooOh sooo good!!

Have you signed up for the Cool2Craft newsletter? Simply enter your email on the home page of Cool2Craft in the upper right corner.  You’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a great prize package. If you haven’t yet,  you’re missin’ out!  The next newsletter will feature the project tutorials and links to the project featured in my show along with a host of other great springtime projects to energize you and get the creative juices working.

A quick peek into my next show :  Celebrate National Crafts Month – Make it HandMade!!!   I’ll feature a metal jewelry project inspired by my latest book release “Metalwork Jewelry”, along with simple gift giving ideas, an upcycle project and an edible arrangement!  You won’t want to miss it!

Remember!  Keep doing what you love and keep livin’ the creative life!

Linda

Cupid’s Arrow Valentine Card

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I am sending this greeting and tiny artwork, inspired by a Valentine’s Day card of old. I created this from a vintage postcard image that was taken into PhotoShop and adjusted. Then it was printed on heavy watercolor paper and painted with watercolor and pastels. It was scanned back into PhotoShop and the sentiment was applied.

Feel free to ‘borrow’ it and send it to your special Valentine.

XOXOX

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All Things Jewels

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Hi everyone! I am super excited to be blogging now on the Cool2Craft site! I cant wait to share with you “All Things Jewels”. As you can see we have a lot of fun when we all get together. The Big Hair video was spontaneous and beyond silly BUT it truly put a smile on my face and many others.

Here are the exact details of my daily or sometimes every other day hair routine: wash and condition with L’ANZA Healing Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. For even more volume I also use Root Effects and Zero Weight Gel. Once dry I add my all time favorite product from L’ANZA Powder Up Texturizer. According to the website www.lanza.com: “products do not contain any known carcinogens and are never tested on animals. To promote a healthy and sustainable earth, our packaging is made from recycled materials and is recyclable.”

So you see its not just about the BIG HAIR, I really do care about the products I use and the companies that I support and trust me I make a nice monthly deposit to this company, LOL! Hope you had FUN watching the video produced by Linda Peterson.

P.S. I have asked her to do a “How To” on applying her eye makeup. She has the best Sexy Bedroom eye’s ever! Woot!


CHA-TV LIVE from Los Angeles

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 29, 2011) The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is pleased to announce CHA-TV, a free webcast portal for the craft and hobby industry. For over 70 years consumers have been trying to get into the CHA Winter Conference & Trade Show for a sneak peek at the hottest craft products and techniques launched from the Show.  This year CHA will debut CHA-TV with over 100 interviews from leading manufacturers, EVERY new product entered into the Innovations (Product) Showcase competition, featuring CHA Show news, and other interviews live from the CHA 2011 Winter Show in Los Angeles, California.

Two-time Emmy award winning TV host, CHA national spokesperson, and TV host of PBS’ new series “Super Simple with Terri O,” will be conducting daily interviews from 11 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 2 pm PT live from the CHA-TV broadcast booth (# 4235 of Kentia Hall). In order to tune-in, viewers will need to download the free CHA-TV Facebook app at http://apps.facebook.com/craftandhobby or view it live on the web at http://www.linqto.com/rooms/craftandhobby.

CHA-TV is made possible through a technology partnership with Tiffany Windsor of Cool2Craft.  Under the agreement Windsor/Cool2Craft will provide technological support, operate four web-cameras, staff the live feed and respond to streaming chat.  Windsor/Cool2Craft will also mentor CHA personnel, capture and edit the streaming feed into an archive of MP4 files for distribution on www.youtube.com/CraftandHobby.

“We are so grateful for Tiffany and Cool2Craft,” explained John Erich, CHA’s Trade Show Marketing Manager.  “She has been an incredible resource for on the technical expertise needed to bring CHA-TV’s live webcasts to the world.”

About Cool2Craft

In addition to managing the CHA-TV webcast, Tiffany Windsor will also broadcast Cool2Craft LIVE TV from CHA 2011 Winter Convention & Trade Show.  Join them Monday January 31, 2011 at their SPECIAL BROADCAST TIME for the coolest LIVE craft demos and LIVE craft chat – click here to join at showtime and watch right from your computer – 8am PST/ 11 am EST.  This special broadcast will feature Cool2Craft LIVE TV host Tiffany Windsor and special guest co-host Linda Peterson along with show hosts EcoHeidi Borchers and Julianna Hudgins. These interviews will featuring LIVE demonstrations and craft chat along with cool giveaways. Join in and watch on your computer from anywhere in the world.

The Cool2Craft LIVE TV Network features industry expert hosts, designers, authors, manufacturers and publishers who demonstrate the coolest crafts and then answer your questions in the LIVE chat! It’s easy to tune in – Facebook members can log-in 15-minutes before showtime at http://apps.facebook.com/cooltocraft or log in on-line at http://www.linqto.com/rooms/Cool2Craft.

Giveaway Alert! Pulp Fiction by Mark Montano

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Leave a comment here at the Cool2Craft.com blog to enter to win Pulp Fiction – Perfect Paper Projects by Mark Montano. Mark will be joining hosts Tiffany Windsor and Linda Peterson during the Cool2Craft LIVE broadcast at CHA Winter 2011 on January 31, 2011. This special broadcast starts at 8:00 am PST/11am EST.

Pulp Fiction – Perfect Paper Projects by Mark Montano. This groundbreaking book by Mark Montano will have you giddy with excitment. A fresh new look and designs for multimedia artist. Design Originals and Mark Montano have teamed up to bring you imaginative projects to spark your imagination and creativity.

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Paper is my passion… my favorite medium. It is abundant, cheap, and there is so much you can do with it! Who would have thought that you could turn a pile of old magazine pages into earrings worthy of a New York modeling runway? I’ll show you how to make jewelry that you’ll be proud to wear and home decor that sparkles with personality. Together, we will make gifts worth giving.

I reveal secrets that professional designers use to create stunning results. I want you to have the confidence to present items that grab attention. When someone notices the glitter magnet on your fridge and asks, “Where did you find that?”, you’ll respond with pride- “I made it.” You know how I love anything recycled. I’ll show you how to breathe new life into a battered briefcase, rescue a beleaguered table, turn a boring mirror into a spectacular room accent and create interesting objects for home decor. Let’s create something wonderful together and spare the planet at the same time.

These projects offer inventive possibilities to custom fit your personal taste and I didn’t leave out the fun. Imagine yourself celebrating Mardi Gras or welcoming the New Year wearing a fabulous feathered mask worthy of a Las Vegas show. All your friends will want one. Unleash your creativity with the kids.  Experiment with unique puzzles, cards, notebooks, and envelope sets. Turn old Christmas card boxes into dimensional greetings. I know you can do this. You can’t mess it up – it’s only paper and glue, a little paint, and a whole lot of imagination. Enjoy the process and let me know how it turns out. I’m available at markmontanonyc@aol.com and I love hearing about your crafting adventures.


To enter this giveaway, leave a comment to this post. Comments accepted up until January 30, 2011 6 pm PST. Winner will be announced on Cool2Craft LIVE TV broadcasting LIVE at 8 am PST/11 am EST from the CHA Winter 2011 Conference & Trade Show on January 31, 2011. To watch live show, log-in 15-minutes before showtime at http://linqto.com/rooms/cool2craft.


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Cool2Craft TV Channel

Launched in October 2009, Cool2Craft TV broadcasts weekly live-streaming web TV shows featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. Cool2Craft LIVE and on-demand episodes can be easily viewed on-line via Facebook or the web and archived demonstrations are viewed on the Cool2Craft YouTube channel. Visit www.cool2craft.com for current programming schedule.