Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Giveaway at The Gift Closet!

The Gift Closet is hosting a giveaway for Appleseed Gifts! Head on over and

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wire-Wrapped River Rock Tutorial

Alrighty! I know its been awhile since I've posted over here...I just get so busy! Too many projects all at once.

But here we go with a great tut for you!

A custom wire-wrapped river rock pendent! Very pretty and Earthy!

What you need:
24 gauge wire, river rocks, jewelry findings (clasp, jump rings, etc.), black cording.

With about 2 feet of wire (just eyeball it...depends on how much you wanna use), start wrapping the rock.

I twisted the end of the wire into a little off-center knot as an accent or you can twist it on the backside to hide it.

Take another piece of wire about 5 inches long and fold in half. Then insert it around a few strands of the wrapped wire to hang the necklace by. Wrap it around itself to secure it.

For my necklace, I took two pieces of black cording and fixed the ends with necklace findings (you just insert the cord and pinch the edges together with pliers to secure it). Then with jump rings, I added the clasp.

With another jump ring, add your pendent to the necklace and all done! An Earthy necklace custom made by you!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Shout out to My Thoughts and Treasures!

Gotta give a shout out to a dear friend of mine, Chantel from My Thoughts and Treasures...she was cool enough to link up to Mad Skills Monday over at SSB...

And just look at what she shared with us!
Very pretty...and we all know how I love jewelry!
I am looking forward to seeing more beauties like this!

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Bringing Back a Favorite!

So everyone LOVED the Raindrop Collection that was on the shopping page a while back...many of you wonderful ladies commented on it! So, I decided to make another set!

What do you think???
I just love the cool blues and hints of aqua in this piece...absolutely one of my favs! The pendent there is not shown on a chain, just FYI, but it does come with one of your choice.

Now if you just HAVE to have this...check it out on the Jewelry shopping page!

Here are some other cute designs I came up with recently...some may look a little familiar, others are new!

I am lov'n these Cream Dangle earrings...battling on whether or not I wanna keep them for myself!! (Yikes...did I just say that out loud...?)

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Denim Flower Handband Tutorial

Check out my very latest and greatest...a great tutorial for a headband, similar to my Felt Accessory tut.

Check out the tutorial for this here!

Pretty cute and great for summer! Want one? Contact me for a custom order!

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Mad Skills Monday Link Party #3 is going on!

Hi all!

I've got another Mad Skills Monday link party going on over at SSB! So head on over and check it out!


Also, you may have noticed quite a bit is missing from the Jewelry Page! Don't styles are coming soon!


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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Denim Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Today I'm sharing how to make a cute little denim cuff...and I will be adding this tut over at SSB for Stuff from Old Jeans.

So what you need is a piece of denim that measures your wrist (I used the pant leg seam because of the thread color and the look, but you can use any portion of the jeans you want). Needle and thread, a snap, and some colorful beads.

Sew on your snap closures and then sew on your beads for a little pizzazz! All done and ready for wearing!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Appleseed Gifts Featured Item Giveaway-CLOSED

The winner of last months Featured Item Giveaway is LuAnn G at!! Congratulations!

Enter to win this Appleseed Gifts featured item! My Pretty on Pink hand-crocheted cuff bracelet with a cute peach button accent.
To enter, post a comment below with your contact information and tell how you heard about Appleseed Gifts for random drawing.

Want an extra entry?
1. For one (1) extra entry, post another comment saying something you like about the featured item.
2. For one (1) extra entry, become a follower of Appleseed Gifts on my sidebar and post another comment telling me so.
3. For one (1) extra entry, become a fan on Facebook and post another comment telling me so.
4. For three (3) extra entries, blog about us and post a comment including a direct link to your plug.

Contest ends Friday May the 7th at 5:00pm. Winner will be announced Monday May 10th. Good luck!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Today, I'm showing you a cute denim flower pin I made out of scraps from the denim monster! Here's what you do...

Cut out some petals from scrap.

Thread your needle and start to sew the petals together at the bottom.

Keep sewing them into a fan-like pattern until you've sewn a little flower shape.

Pull the thread tight, sew the middle of the flower to keep it secure. Then add some beads.

Sew a cute cluster of beads and warm up your glue gun! Cut a small rectangle of scrap for the back of your pin.

Hot glue the pin to the back of the denim flower.

Add a little more glue and add the little rectangle of denim over the pin. Secure it tightly around the edges of the pin.

Let it dry...all done and ready for wearing!

Super cute and easy! Perfect little accent for springtime!

Happy Easter!!!
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