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DIY: Beaded buzzy bee necklace

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Heyhey! Today I’m sharing a DIY on how to make this little beaded buzzy bee necklace. I had a sudden flashback of making these bee’s as a kid and wanted to see if I could remember how to make them. Turns out they were easier to make now than when I was 10!! You could possibly make them bigger than I have if you used bigger beads.
For this DIY you will need: thin wire, 2 different coloured beads (for the body and wings), pliers and chain.

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1. Put 3 beads onto a piece of wire and pull both ends of the wire through 2 of the beads. 2. You should have a little triangle of beads as shown. 3. Add 3 more beads onto the wire and repeat the process. 4. Add 2 beads and repeat, then 1 bead and repeat. By this stage you should have a perfect body shape for the bee. I had to really tighten the wire to get it sitting like this. 5. Curl the tops of the wire to make the antennae. 6. Use another piece of wire for wings. I simply twisted the ends together and attached them to the body.

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Next, attach the bees to the chain. I made 2 of them and attached them at different lengths on the necklace. Super cute huh? I am really enjoying sharing some beaded DIY’s! You can check out how to make an amethyst necklace here.
Have fun!xobec

DIY: Amethyst & bead necklace

DIY Amethyst & Bead Necklace 1

Today Im sharing how to make this pretty amethyst and glass bead necklace. When I was younger I made tonnes of beaded jewellery and loved it. I found my old box of beading gear and got re-inspired to create something.
Supplies needed: Chain, clasp, silver wire, pliers, glass and amethyst beads.

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Firstly, cut the chain to the length wanted and secure a clasp to the end. Next, find the center of the chain at the bottom and cut it. This will be where you attach the beads. For each link I simply curled a small piece of wire, slipped on the bead and curled the other end. You can see this in the top right image above. Repeat this and secure all the links together. Attach to the chains ends.

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You’re all done! Easy huh? xobec

Etsy Finds: Hearts

Helloooo! Today Im sharing with you some of my favourites on Etsy with the theme of hearts. Check out these stores (links below), they have some really cute items! I love browsing Etsy and finding handmade items, its also very inspiring having my own shop surrounded by such talented people! Which is your favourite? xo Bec

DIY: Badminton Racket jewellery displays

Whenever I need some DIY inspiration, I wonder around second hand stores just looking and piecing together random bits that might work and then suddenly an idea will come to me and I race home to create my vision! Today Im showing you a DIY using old badminton rackets which I found at our local recycle store. I absolutely LOVE how these turned out and now have them hung up in my bedroom.

First I found doilies that would fit inside the racket and using white thread I stitched around the edges. I think it would be cool to also dye some doilies for a spot of colour in your bedroom. I then hung up my two rackets using a nail. Place them however you want :) Then display your earrings! Grand total price for this project…$5! Yep, pretty pleased with that.
xo Bec

DIY: Birthday card & fabric flower giftbox.

It was Arlo’s mums birthday yesterday! I bought her jewellery and decorated this box in sweet wee fabric flowers which I found the DIY for on Pinterest. Also, do you remember the card DIY I did for mothers day? Well here is a birthday version of it! I used the same technique, just added more to it including the DIY stamps I made. We are organising a wee party for her tomorrow so I am off to find supplies…some sweet as DIY’s to come! Have a lovely day xo Bec