Sunday, June 26, 2022

Making Jewelry Is A Craft Too!!!

 Welcome to Crafter's Castle!

Crafting means different things to different people.  It could be cardmaking, papercrafting, upcycling, home decor, knitting, painting, candlemaking, making jewelry....and so much more.  Some of us only do one craft, and others, like me, do many different crafts.  That is what Crafter's Castle is all about....a place to learn about a variety of crafts and get inspiration.  It's a place where you might get introduced to a craft you haven't tried yet or may not have even known about.  Whatever your craft interests are, I hope you get inspired here.

So with that said, today's post is about making jewelry.  Nothing fact you can even get kits to get you started.

Yesterday I posted a video on making ocean theme necklaces (or the same supplies can also make earrings) using a few supplies from PandaHall Selected.   It can be as simple as adding a pinch bail and chain to an open back bezel pendant......or step it up by adding a charm to that....or taking it even a step farther by adding non-toxic ArtResin.  It just depends on what you have and what you're comfortable with.

Watch that video by clicking HERE

The previous week I made moon & star earrings using a kit from PandaHall Selected.  It comes with everything you need to make these will still need pliers (which most of us have around the house).  It's so easy and even comes with a sheet of examples to get you started and a few instructions.

Watch that video by clicking HERE

And if scroll back on my YouTube channel to April 30 and May,  7 you'll find 2 more videos on making jewelry.  

Making jewelry for yourself or for gifts is such a rewarding thing to do.  Most people that haven't tried it yet may feel that it is too complicated or requires too many supplies.  But making jewelry can be as simple as buying a kit  And to help you out you will find discount codes (and links) in the description box below each of these videos on YouTube.

What will I be making next?  I'll give you won't be jewelry 😊 You'll have to watch my blog to see what's next....OR....better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel, Janie - The Craft Princess,  and click the little bell next to the SUBSCRIBE button so you don't miss anything!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and....


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Cardmaking Inspiration For You!!!

 Hi everyone!

June always makes me think of Summer.....but here in Montana we have been having more rain than sunshine.  I'm not crazy about rain, but I'm not complaining because I haven't had to water the lawn so far this year and it's nice and green 😊 on to the cardmaking!

This weekend I put up two very short cardmaking videos to inspire you....links are below to the videos, as well as some pictures.

For these cards I used the Heart Shape and Lines cutting dies

For the first card I used all of the pieces of the die set, and my scraps from my Prima Marketing Rose Quartz paper pad and Old Rose 111# cardstock from Paper Temptress It's a great way to use those scraps that I know all of us hang onto 😊

For the second set of cards I only used the main cutting die and NOT all the additional dies. This technique is great to mix and match, especially if you want to make several cards. The more cards you make and the different papers you use will give you more pieces to mix and match. For those two cards I used an old scrap from my stash, and Teal BASIS 80# cardstock from Paper Temptress.

If you would like to watch this 4 MINUTE video CLICK HERE

And in my other short video for the weekend I show how I made this fun, and pretty, interactive card using the InLoveArts Creative Simple Sash 3D cutting dies and 6" Starry Sky Background Paper from InLoveArts

To see the card in action, as well as how I put the window shutter element together, you can CLICK HERE to watch that short video

And here are some discount codes for you....
InLoveArts Discount Code: Janie (25% off over $39 Exclude Die Cutting Machine)
Paper Temptress 20% off disount code: JANIE20 or janie20 (works both ways)

You might also like these videos if you missed them over the past couple weeks....

Leave me a comment letting me know which is your favorite project 😊

Thanks for stopping by and.....
Happy Crafting!!!