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Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson

Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson

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A quick look around will tell you that feathers are fashionable and trendy! In this step-by-step tutorial, Linda Peterson shows you how to make feather earrings using guinea feathers, chain and teardrop beads. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Linda’s super cool Polka Dot Feather Earring YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Guinea feathers – any color (I purchased a hair clip with lots of feathers)
Chain in length of choice
Earring wire
Jump rings
Black tear drop beads in size of choice
24 gauge Artistic Wire in non-tarnish silver
Jewelry pliers
Round nose pliers
Jewelry wire cutters

Linda Earrings 1 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Remove feather(s) from chain. If using purchased feathers, attach a fold-over crimp bead to the feather.
 Linda Earrings 2 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Cut piece of wire approximately 2-1/2″ – 3″ in length. Slide wire through the hole on the teardrop bead.
Linda Earrings 3 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Move bead to about 1/2″ from one end and bend ends of wires upwards. Hold the jewelry pliers where the bead and wires meet. Twist bead several times.
Linda Earrings 10 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Snip off shorter wire right above the wire twist.
Linda Earrings 11 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Place the concave round nose pliers right above the twist to create a wire loop right above the bead. Wrap the excess wire several times around the twist right above the bead.
Linda Earrings 71 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Cut off excess wire. You will now have a bead drop with a wire loop at the top.
Linda Earrings 8 Polka Dot Feather Earrings by Linda Peterson Attach feathers, chain and beaded dangle together with a jump ring. Attach ensemble to earring wire.

 


Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson

12-12-2011 Snowflake Votive by Linda Peterson

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Linda Peterson shares great way to add a festive glow to your dinner table with this snowflake etched candle or give as a gift to someone special.  A few minutes and a little glass etching is all you will need to create this snowflake candle votive.  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s awesome Etched Snowflake Candle Votive YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Snowflake clip art from photo editing program or copyright free clip art on internet
Clear contact paper
Glass etching cream
Alcohol based marker
Glitter glue
Make up sponge
Double stick tape
Craft knife

VOTIVE1 300x191 Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson Create snowflake pattern by drawing or using a photo editing program to fit the size of your glass votive. Cover votive with contact paper. Apply double stick tape to back side of snowflake pattern and apply to votive where desired.
 VOTIVE 3 300x192 Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson Cut out snowflake pattern with craft knife and remove contact paper.
 VOTIVE 4 300x154 Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson Apply etching cream leave on according to package directions. Completely rinse with water again following package directions.
 VOTIVE 5 300x158 Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson Rub marker over etched design…
 VOTIVE 6 300x227 Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson and wipe away excess ink with a damp cloth.
 VOTIVE 7 300x209 Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson Add glitter glue to give it a glittery sparkle.
 Snowflake Votive 225x300 Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson Enjoy!

Polymer Clay Pumpkin Photo Holder by Linda Peterson

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Linda Peterson shows how to create a pumpkin photo holder from polymer clay and add your favorite family photo.  It’s a simple and easy way to get started using polymer clay.  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s adorable Polymer Clay Pumpkin Photo Holder YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:
Polymer clay:  Orange, Brown and Green

Garden Tea Light Lantern by Linda Peterson

Garden Lantern by Linda Peterson

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Light up your night with these garden tea light lanterns.  Learn how to create a decorative touch that can also ward off pesky pests!!  As seen on Livin’ the Creative Life with Linda Peterson TV featured on the Cool2Craft TV Channel.

Watch Linda’s garden Tea Light Lantern YouTube video tutorial


Materials:
Jar with a lip such as a baby jar or candle jar
1/16” armature wire – Wireform®
3/16”  armature wire – Wireform®
Metal charm
Tacky Glue
Pliers

Note:  you may substitute any wire for this project to create the lantern. Aluminum wire can also be found at your local hardware store.

Lantern 1 300x199 Garden Tea Light Lantern by Linda Peterson Cut an 8” piece of 1/16” wire and bend into a “U” shape.
Lantern 2 300x200 Garden Tea Light Lantern by Linda Peterson Cut an 18” piece of 1/16” wire and wrap around lip of jar.
Lantern 3 300x200 Garden Tea Light Lantern by Linda Peterson Insert 8” wire end on to each side of jar and curl with pliers to secure ends.  Repeat other side.
Lantern 4 300x200 Garden Tea Light Lantern by Linda Peterson Pull the wire tight around the jar and wrap around the handle to secure.  Trim off excess wire.
Lantern 5 300x199 Garden Tea Light Lantern by Linda Peterson Wrap a decorative piece of wire around handle.
Lantern 6 300x200 Garden Tea Light Lantern by Linda Peterson Hook: Stretch out the 3/16” coil.Add any loops desired.Bend the end down and loop in opposite way.

Trim wire so that the hook is approximately 18” long.