In this episode of Creative Life TV, Host Linda Peterson shows you how to create safari themed earrings from Duct Tape and other materials you might normally throw away.
The possibilities are endless with the variety of Duct Tape® patterns and colors available. Linda Peterson, host of Creative Life TV shows you how to create fashion “rock star” earrings inspired by guitar picks. Add a words or other icons, sprinkle with a little glitter and you’re good to go! PS – your TWEENS are gonna love this! Materials: Duct tape (zebra print and silver) Plastic container such as from a peanut butter jar or cup Non-stick scissors Puffy Paint (we used neon pink) Glitter Glue silver Hole punch (1/16”) Earring wire Jump ring Create a guitar pick template on a piece of paper. (a triangle shape with rounded corners) 1. Apply duct tape to outside of jar. Cut out and apply to back side 2. Cut shape from template 3. Apply glitter glue and let dry. Punch hole for earring wire 4. Add any extra lettering or paint as desired and let dry. Attach earring wire.
Polka Dot Feather Earrings – How to make a droplet danglies
Look around, feathers are fashionable and trendy. In this step by step tutorial, Linda Peterson will show you how to make feather earrings using guinea feathers, chain and teardrop beads. Materials: Guinea feathers – any color (we purchased a hair clip with lots of feathers) Chain in length of choice Earring wire Jump rings Black tear drop beads in size of choice 24 gauge Artistic Wire in non-tarnish silver Jewelry Pliers Round Nose pliers Jewelry wire cutters
- Remove feather(s) from chain. If using purchased feathers, attach a fold over crimp bead to the attach the feather
Slide a length of wire thru the whole on the teardrop bead Bend ends of wire upwards. Hold the jewelry pliers where the bead and wire meet. Twist wire. Place the round nose pliers at the base of the wire. Wrap ends around wire to form a loop. Finish by wrapping wire around the base to secure and trip excess wire. Attach feathers, chain and beaded dangle together with a jump ring. Attach ensemble to earring wire.
I took inspiration from my Mother’s old broken bits and pieces of broken jewelry to embellish a basket I made from chicken wire!.
In this FREE project tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a basket from chicken wire. These make great gift baskets and organizers too!! Oh and don’t forget the spray paint
Hardware Store Chicken Wire Baskets
by Linda Peterson
*Caution*: The chicken wire can get a little naughty and cause cuts, so be careful when cutting and wrapping the wire. Use protective gloves to be safe.
Wrap the end of the wire around the center to secure loops and create a handle. Add additional wire if needed to finish.
OPTIONAL spray with desired color of spray paint. Allow to dry. You can distress some of the paint away as we did with a little bit of sandpaper to give an aged vintage look.
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The major part of the hunting season is over, winter is upon us and for me, cooler temperatures mean it’s time to get warm and fuzzy. On a cold winter day, nothing is better than a good bowl of Big D’s chili and a little – not so redneck table decor.
In my Warm and Fuzzy episode, I shared how to etch a moose design onto a drinking glass for a lodgy and okay..sorta redneck crafts design. It’s a great technique that can be applied to any design.
It’s time to ring in the new year. I want to see some SNOW! But it looks like the only snow I’ll be seeing anytime soon is artificial snow – the kind I make or draw. Oh well.
I want to share with you one of my latest videos featured on Creative Life TV – How to make a snowman journal cover in 5 minutes. I think you’ll enjoy this time lapse video featuring loads of mixed media techniques.
Love to hear your comments – so please post them below.
Best wishes in 2012!
Remember the next episode of Creative Life TV is January 16 at Noon eastern http://livestream.com/cool2craft
My favorite time of year – winter. I use to say summer, but the summers have been way tooo hot! I love snowman and the beauty that winter brings. I’ve been collecting snowmen for years and they are among my favorite to make out of polymer clay.
So here I am sharing a video tutorial with you on how to make a polymer clay snowman. Maybe it will inspire you to create a snowman collection all your own!
Please share your comments 😉
Next Creative Life TV is January 16 at noon on the Cool2Craft Network where I’ll be sharing lots of Mixed Media techniques. http://livestream.com/cool2craft
I blog, mostly for myself. I have an awful memory, so I find that if I want to remember it, I have to write it down – and I have to remember “where” I wrote it down! HA!
I started my blog in 2007 with my trip to CHA and a follow up trip to England. I can’t believe how much has happened since then and how much I love going back thru my old posts to see what I did.
As this year draws to a close, I hope you take some time to reflect on all the great memories you’ve had this past year and in your lifetime. Cherish your loved ones and your friendships and strive to make 2012 as best and as fulfilling as it can be.
I have some “GOALS”, I don’t call them resolutions, because I never live up to resolutions – some creative goals for licensing my artwork and some personal development goals as well.
I’m thankful for all the friends that I have that read this blog and watch my Creative Life TV show, thankful for my creative girlfriends – Tiffany, Heidi, Julianna and Candace who as a team have worked so hard to bring you creative inspiration thru our Cool2Craft shows each Monday – 52 shows this year and NO RERUNS! Isn’t that amazing?
Many, many thanks to my publisher, Cico Books who I’m currently working with to write another book – Mixed Media Inspirations and also the many many manufactuerers such as AMACO and iLovetoCreate to just name a few, who have supported me as a designer and support designers in their creativity.
Here’s to wishing you a year full of happiness!
Mark your calendars for Monday January 16th at noon eastern for the next Creative Life TV – Crazy Mixed Up Art on the Cool2Craft network.
This is my first time lapse video and I think it is sooo fun!!! I’ll show you how to create a snowman journal cover using LOTS of mixed media techniques in about 7 minutes! Enjoy
Get your winter crafty on! I’ll be sharing three new projects and a bonus on my next Creative Life TV show. Monday December 12 at noon eastern.
Just go to the cool2craft livestream channel at showtime to watch the episode and chat with me live.
Can’t watch then? No worries – the show will air 24/7 until December 19th. Watch any time it’s convenient for you. Also be sure to check out all of ourarchived Cool2Craft videos on youtube – there’s over 500 episodes!