Random Acts of Craftiness: Necklace Holder

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This seems to be the week of crafty challenges!  First the Fall Pinterest Challenge, and now it’s that time again!  Time to get crafty and try to think outside the box with the monthly Random Acts of Craftiness creative challenge set forth by His & Hers.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, each month we are presented with a random item and asked to stretch our creative minds to use this item in a new, original project.  For the second round of this challenge, we were challenged with the theme: odds and ends from the hardware store.

Raise your hand if you promised to start your craft right away, but found yourself project-less just two short days before the link-up.  Am I alone in this?  Monday night I sat down after work and started scouring our tool box for any odds and ends to make my project.  I first thought maybe I could make something cool with my random brightly colored zip ties, but set them aside after a few minutes.  I started looking all around the house for any inspiration when it hit me.  I could really use a necklace hanging rack.

DIY Hanger Necklace Rack Tutorial

I know this is not the most inventive idea, but I did use a bunch of random screws that I had from other projects so I think it still qualifies as odds and ends from Hardware stores.  And I finally got a way to view and display some of my unique, handmade necklaces.  Maybe now that I can find them I will wear them a bit more often :)  This was a really simple project to make, and here is a quick tutorial. Continue reading »

Fall Pinterest Challenge

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Can I just say how excited I was last week when I saw the Fall Pinterest Challenge announced over on Young House Love?!? The Pinterest Challenge was the brain child of Sherry from Young House Love and Katie from Bower Power.  This time around they have teamed up with Our Fifth House and Ugly Duckling House to bring us the Fall Pinterest Challenge.

Pinterest Challenge

For their last challenge, the summer edition, I made this great map canvas art for our living room.  My inspiration this time around came in the form of this neon bib necklace from P.S.- I Made This.  I have been eyeballing it for months after pinning it to my DIY pin-board.

Elle bib necklace inspiration

I wanted to give a nice warm fall twist to this piece and have been meaning to get around to working on it ever since I bought the perfect shell beads about a month ago at Joanns.  Those beads have been sitting on my desk, just waiting for the day that I would get motivated enough to make it happen.  No better excuse than a pinterest challenge right?  Without further ado, here is my fall bib necklace:

DIY Bib Necklace Tutorial

To start out I gathered all the supplies I would need to make this necklace. As I mentioned before, the shell “O” beads were from Joanns.  The copper wire, chain and clasp were all purchased over the last few years from various Etsy vendors.  I am a huge fan and supporter of Etsy and buy most of my beads and findings from vendors there. You will also need your round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and cutters for this project. Continue reading »

Kiwi Green Glass Rectangle Earrings

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Here is a goodie from a few years back when I used to have my Holly’s Handmade Etsy shop open.  I love these brilliant green beauties, and they are super easy to make too!

Kiwi Green Earrings


Button Bracelet Tutorial

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As you all know, I have a small…ok large obsession with buttons.  I love their versatility in projects like my button bib necklace or the framed button letters I made for my nieces. This time around I made myself a button ribbon bracelet with white buttons and purple ribbon.

Button Bracelet

There seems to be this popular image of a button bracelet floating around Pinterest for months, but I have yet to find a tutorial for it in English. Such a cute brown and pink bracelet, I just had to try to recreate it! Continue reading »

Yellow Seed Bead Braided Necklace

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Simple, clean and classic.  That is how I would describe my yellow braided bead necklace.  I wanted to make a piece that would go with lots of items in my closet and work for different seasons.  By using this shade of yellow it feels like spring, summer and fall to me.

Love this beaded necklace!

And it was fairly easy to make.  The most time consuming part of this necklace is simply the stringing of the seed bead strands.  Start off by choosing one color of seed beads.  I got these beads at Joann’s.  You will also need tread, needle, beading tools, chain, clasp and bead end clam clamps. Continue reading »

Wedding Week: Bridal Jewelry

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The prospect of making my own bridal jewelry was both exciting and frightening.  I have been making jewelry since I was a young child and got into wire jewelry and had a shop in etsy about 4 years ago, so it made sense that I would give it a go.  But the fear of messing up when it was for my wedding day kept we awake at night!

Wedding Jewelry

So I searched different designs and bought numerous beads in shades of brown, cream and pink trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to make.  Then I found it… Continue reading »

Wedding Week: Rustic Details

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Our Rustic Wedding

Image by Shepard Photography

Love is in the air! With spring right around the corner, it sure is starting to feel like wedding season!  This time last year I was entering the final scramble to get my long list of DIY projects done in time for our August wedding.  In honor of this time of year, welcome to Just Two Crafty Sisters Wedding Week (or two weeks since I just realized how many projects we actually did!!) Let’s start with an overview of our rustic / backyard / orchard wedding details.  Looking for a tutorial of each project?  As I post those tutorials over the next few weeks, I will link them here :)

Our wedding colors were fuchsia and chocolate brown.  Being that the wedding was held outside in my parents’ orchard, I wanted to keep everything simple and a little bit country.   Continue reading »

Braided Bead Necklace Tutorial

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With Saint Patrick’s Day on the mind the last few weeks, I was inspired to make a vibrant green necklace. I have seen braided necklaces all over the place lately and loved the idea of using up some of my old seed beads in a fun new way.  I grabbed beads in the green and blue shades and got to work!

I just love how bright the colors are!

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made this braided necklace:

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DIY Button Necklace

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My latest obsession has been buttons!  I mean how amazing are buttons and the million uses they have in crafts?  I really wanted to make a button necklace, but after searching high and low I could not find a tutorial anywhere.  Since I had a vision in my mind and a knack for jewelry making, I figured I would give it a try.  After some frustration and many revisions I finally figured it out!  So, to make it easier on everyone else out there I put together a quick tutorial on how to make this button necklace.  Looking to just purchase one instead?  Contact me at justtwocraftysisters@gmail.com, and I can make you a custom order on Etsy :) Continue reading »