Tassel Earrings Tutorial

Tassel Earrings Tutorial This is a tassel earrings tutorial - with a difference. First I made small tassels. Then I teamed those tassels with these gorgeous wooden beads. Am thrilled with the outcome. You need: - silver earring hooks silver wire pliers a business card...

Moon Choker

Moon Choker This lovely moon choker came about because I had a hammered silver crescent moon and wasn't wearing it. Made it back in the days of jewelry making with left-over silver. All it took was a quick bend of some silver wire plus an O-ring to attach the moon...

Quartz Crystal Earrings

Quartz Crystal Earrings I did a jewelry making course a few years ago and while I loved it, my soldering was rubbish, so I've turned to wire jewelry and made a few things including this pair of quartz crystal earrings. Most of my inspiration comes from what I see in...

Delicate Ring

Delicate Rings This tutorial for delicate rings came about because I've been wanting to make some midi rings and wondered if I could make them using silver wire. I did a You Tube search and came across a video called "10 diy rings easy & adjustable" by Helena...

Fabric Charm Necklace

Fabric Charm Necklace This fabric charm necklace is a perfect way to use up a fabric scraps and anything you can lay your hands on from lucky charms, buttons, beads and even plastic junk from lucky packets or Christmas crackers. It's meant to be fun. I don't claim to...

Half Moon Earrings

Half Moon Earrings The inspiration for these Half Moon Earrings came from Pinterest while I was looking at wire jewellery ideas. Wish I could remember who shared it, but the idea stuck in my head. I bought the silver wire from a local jewelery supply shop and already...

Fabric Bracelet

Fabric Bracelet The inspiration for these fabric bracelets came from a blogger called - Thriftanista in the City. She has lovely step by step instructions to make her bangles. One thing she did, which I was too lazy to do but really should have done, is fold her...

Lace Choker

Lace Choker Am a bit choker obessed at the moment. Made this lace choker as well as a . . . . .  Shweshwe Choker, Strapping Choker and a Ribbon Choker. You need: - a piece of lace trimming about 30 centimtres long (or more for just in case) matching colour thread or...

Easy Earrings

Easy Earrings One of my favourite - and easiest things to make - are stud earrings. Easy earrings I call them. If you have a great haberdashery or bridal shop near you, that's the perfect place to take a gander at their buttons. You're looking for a button with a...

Mixed Medium Rings

Mixed Medium Rings     No secret I love fashion. But also worry about the burden cheap throw-away fashion is placing on the environment. This blog is all about how I try to keep up with the latest trends by making my own, or even better up-cycling and...

Pearl String Bracelet

Pearl String Bracelet The inspiration for this pearl string bracelet came from bracelets I see on yogis when I go to class. They seem to be knotted on, never to come off. And while I like that, I also like the option of being able to remove a bracelet. I came up with...

Cord Necklace

Cord Necklace This has to be the easiest DIY ever. And what's nicer than a black cord necklace? It's also bang on trend. You can pick a different coloured cord but I think black works best. All you need is a piece of cord. If it's a bit long then wrap it around your...

DIY Bracelet

DIY Bracelet Have I mentioned before how obsessed I am with upcycling just about anything into fashion items? Yes and yes. This DIY bracelet is the little sister of a similar necklace. And is made the exact same way, only smaller. Find the tutorial - on this link. I...

Meet Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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