DIY: How to make a center pull skein or ball for yarns

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If you knit, you know how annoying it is to have a skein or a ball of yarn that you are working with roll around all of the place. Your cat or dog might have fun with it but I know you are screaming “@%$#*?!” inside your head. Or out loud. It’s picking up dirt [...]

DIY T-Shirt Bangles

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“What are you going to do with all those fabric scraps?!” my husband recently exclaimed, alluding to the mass of textiles building up in my studio. “I’ll find something to use it for – I always do.” I replied with a knowing smirk. Those of us who are striving to be eco-conscious often find that [...]

DIY Hook A bracelet – All by Yourself

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I love jewelry.   Thinking about it, Designing it, but most of all wearing it. Some of my favorite pieces are bracelets. These favorite bracelets are also some of my most frustrating accessories  since it is very difficult to get them off and on by myself. Do you share my annoyance? Do you sometimes leave the perfect [...]

Crafty Tutorial How to Refinish Copper the Green Way

We’ve all been there. A beautiful copper piece sits in our collection but it’s hard to tell just how great it is underneath layers of crud and grime. Today I’m going to share with you how I brought new life to a hand-me-down portable copper-topped fire pit using nothing more than the supplies in my [...]

DIY Homemade Vegan Mascara & Vegan Cake Mascara

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Mascara!  The staple of all beauty products – it lengthens, thickens, darkens, colors, curls and makes your eyes look absolutley fabulous. I have been offering my Vegan Mascara in my shop HerbanLuxe on Etsy for close to two years now – it’s one of my favorite products to make.  My formula is based on an [...]