InspirationFX: One Tough Ombre

Get your creative juices flowing by: Dwyn Tomlinson The other trend that is hot this year is “ombre” – shaded colours. (Especially the hair – love the ombre hair! Anyone think I should try the ombre hair?) Now – I’ve always been fond of shaded colours – the current trend in neon colours is – IMHO – a flash in the pan. I like bright – but the neon is a like a perky house guest – fun for a few days – but by the end of the weekend – you’re relieved to see them leave. Not so with …

Inspiration Monday: The Origin of Life

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing The Origin of Lifeby: Dwyn Tomlinson This shipment of Blue Green Quartz – well – sorry – but I can’t hear the phrase “blue-green” without thinking of “Blue Green Algae” or Cyanobacteria – the bacteria that started photosynthesizing and churning out oxygen as a by-product – thus changing the planet’s atmosphere from largely carbon-dioxide to one with enough oxygen for a whole new biodiversity to evolve. It may be bacteria (ick) but – yay – oxygen = eventually – US! So hooray for blue green algae – we wouldn’t be where we are today without …

Inspiration Monday. Another one!

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Cuff Bangle Blingby: Dwyn Tomlinson Is it a bangle? Is it a cuff? It definitely blings! This hollow core leather means that you can slip some wire down the center, which gives is a strength and rigidity that it wouldn’t otherwise have! These Rivoli adorned end caps are sized to take Regaliz 10 mm leather, or 2 strands of the 5 mm leather, and as we don’t have the hollow core 10 mm in (yet!), I went with the red (Ruby Boa) leather, which I adore, btw. You can use Memory wire to stiffen the …

Inspiration Monday: Hooked on Leather

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Hooked on Leatherby: Dwyn Tomlinson You’ll be hooked on leather, once you find out how easy these bracelets are to make. You’ll need a length of the 5 mm round leather, approximately twice the length of the bracelet you want to make. Fold the length of leather in half. If you are adding a decorative bead (like the red sample below) add it now, by sliding it over the two cut ends, and sliding it down, out of your way, towards the folded middle. Any of the Regaliz beads will do nicely. It helps to …

Inspiration Monday: Key to the Future

I had intended this to be timed for making graduation gifts. Apparently – I am so totally out of the loop – graduation was months ago. OK – I don’t have kids – I don’t know what the school and college schedules are. All I know about current events is what I get from reading Doonesbury. 😉 by: Dwyn Tomlinson Graduation: the keys to the future. Look forward, and the possibilities are limitless. The future is like that – it can take you anywhere. If you have a milestone to mark, a graduate to congratulate, or a reason to celebrate, how …

Inspiration Monday: Gold Rush Too

by: Rae Huggins Rae must of liked Gold Rush One so much, she rushed out and made, Gold Rush Too. Either that, or she was determined to use up the beads! Jumprings attach these wonderful swoop beads to the hoop finding. Simple and easy. Open 14 jumprings and in each one insert a teardrop swoop. Attach one to each loop in the chandelier earrings  See, in less than an hour, you now have two pairs of earrings to keep or to gift. Enjoy!!!   Components Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need! Need …