Category Archives: bracelet

Recycled art- belt bracelets and paper bead earrings

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday day Morning 🙂 To start the week off, I thought I would show you what I have been up too! It is no secret that I LOVE repurposing things. You know my motto- recycle, repurpose, and reuse.

So, when Christy Tomlinson was offering an online class on turning old belts into bracelets. I had to join the class. It has been fun for the boys and I to thrift shop for belts.

Here are a few that I have made.

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I am sad that I can’t make anymore bracelets until I get more snaps. I ordered more this weekend. Making these is so addicting!

The next thing in my recycled bag of tricks is paper bead earrings. What I did with these two pairs of earrings is gelli art print some for the boys old homework.  I love these earrings since they are super light weight and so pretty!

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Hope you have enjoyed seeing my recycled projects! STAY GREEN, my friends!

Thanks for stopping in 🙂




Bead Soup 2nd Reveal

Good Saturday Morning everyone! Welcome to the Bead Soup 2nd Reveal blog hop. Oh my goodness, all the wonderful and inspiring pieces you are going to see today! It’s so exciting! First, I want to remind you all that Lori Anderson uses her special magical powers to put this all together for us all! Thank you so much Lori! Each time, I have done a Bead Soup…I feel I have grow and been challenged! LOVE IT!

My soup partner was Kat Douglas. She totally spoiled me and sent me so many goodies. So, please make sure you stop over and see what she did with the soup I sent her!

Kat sent me so many beads, I did 4 projects! WOO HOO! She totally spoiled me!

First up,  Cats meow



The second project is part of a series taken from science. A necklace called under the scope

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A pair of earrings, molecules



The final piece and my favorite a called triple slice

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Here is the list of more gorgeous goodness.  Go look at them and sip some coffee, relax and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping in to look at my creations!



Free shipping at my Etsy shop

I added a few new items (more to come) to my Etsy store and here is a coupon on code for fee shipping-FREEOUT (USA only, sorry) good for one week! Happy Shopping.




Here is a little of the new arm candy. Makes a wonderful gift.



Have a great night. Thanks for stopping in!



Stitched peyote

Last week Tracey and I took a class at our local bead store Meant to Bead. Judith taught us how to make a craftsman cuff bracelet. It uses a  peyote stitched base that is embellished.  We had a ton of fun!

Here is the one I made in class: I call it Peacock


Then once I got home from class, I had to make another one giving it my own spin: I call this one Across the Ocean



Here is a shot of it on my wrist.


Hope everyone has a creative Monday and week! I am planning to work in my studio and do some painting today! Thank you so much for taking the time to check in with me.


Like Blue Bloom Bracelet

Today, I am here to show you a new bracelet I made. I used a piece of metal that I enameled a while back. I hand cut it too! When I made cut and enameled the piece, I thought it would make that it would be perfect for a bracelet.  With fall around the corner, I will be able to get back to do something enameling!





Sometimes when things look gray, we have to see the positive



Hope everyone has a long, fun, family filled labor day weekend. Thanks so much for stopping in to visit!



Today, I spent sometime just exploring! Sometimes it is just what you need to do!  You know what I mean? I am sure you do!

Here is the Knotted Button bracelet, I made:

Trying out knotting and making new clasps!

Hope your staying cool it is very HOT here in WI! Take care!




What’s new in your heart?

Today, has been very productive so far! Go boys off to summer school, did my assignments for the Junk Mail Artist Book and then headed to my studio to work a little.

First here is my JMAB- today we got to assemble our books and bind them. 3 books all ready for drawing and painting! SMILE!

We love with all our hearts but sometimes that can cause some pain. After you have let all that grief out you have to open your heart back up to let the “new” in!

So here is my memory wire cuff bracelet- What’s new in your heart?

In my Etsy shop if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping in today!