DIY jewellery storage!

If you’re anything like me, your jewellery storage leaves something to be desired! I use a combination of bowls, boxes, tins, bags, jewellery boxes, and any available doorknob space. Everything is jumbled together, and it’s generally too much of an effort to root through the mess!! Probably my most organized solution is a hanging jewellery organizer (complete with plastic pockets on both sides), gifted to me by my sister. It keeps my earrings organized, when I actually remember to return them to their proper place. No photo of course, as it currently resides on the inside of my linen closet …

Meet The Professor of Crystal!

Make sure not to miss the premiere of the newly released CYS online series starring the unrivaled Nick Regine as “THE PROFESSOR OF CRYSTAL”! The Professor of Crystal video series is suitable for everyone passionate about SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Do It Yourself. In each video The Professor gives expert instruction that makes it possible for every Do It Yourself crystal adicionado to achieve their own vision with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The videos feature a range of topics including gluing, epoxy clay, hot fixing, soldering, mechanical application, basic jewelry making, felting and much more. Nick Regine, aka, The Professor of Crystal, has …

Creating your own vintage bust forms

For a while now, I’ve been occasionally hunting kijiji for a cheap dressmakers judy to use for photographing necklaces. I have some necklace display forms, but really wanted something close to lifesize for photography – or at least bigger than your standard display forms. I came across a tutorial online that I wanted to share with you all.  The Polka Dot Closet shows how she altered some inexpensive larger jewelry displays. Maybe we can get Marg to order some of these larger displays – We’ll have space once we move! If you would prefer to go full on out DIY, …

Basement Craft Room Project – Making progress

I have come to the realization that this project will take me a lot longer than a week. I am quite determined to see this finished though. The sheer amount of work involved is quite staggering! We have cleared through a LOT of junk. You can now actually see the floor! I can walk from one end of the basement to the other without climbing over empty boxes. I’ve got on a coat of primer in some spots, and I”m hoping to get the rest of the primer up later today. I ran out of steam yesterday. I’m also heading …