How to Glue Cabochons & Cameos

One of the easiest ways to attach a cabochons, resin flowers, cameos or flat back stone to a setting is to glue it. First tip is not to use household glues such as craft glue or a glue gun, neither will … Continue reading

Blog Features !

Normally by now I have posted a new frugal craft project, but to be honest time got away from me this week and I didn’t finish my project.  I’m getting ready to open a new Etsy shop in the next couple of months selling vintage jewelry, findings & beads and more of my great flea market and estate sale treasures!  I’m really excited about this new little shop and pretty much got all wrapped-up in it this week.

But…. on another good note I’m feeling a lot of blog love this week having my blog and Etsy shop featured on tow separate blogs this week.  I’m truly honored and thrilled!

Kelsey over at Poofy Cheeks is doing a crafting space series and featured my new Shabby Chic crafty space this week!  I hop you pop over and give my little feature some love and if you have a crafting space that you’d like to share please contact her.

And then over at Home Spun with Love Kristen featured my blog and several of my favorite craft projects, and my litte Etsy Jewelry shop!
I hope you stop by to visit both of their crafty fun blogs.
Oh… and don’t forget to make a comment to enter the Bead Knead Gift Certificate Giveaway, last day to enter is this coming Wednesday.

Shabby Chic Button Jars

Now that I have my own craft space (also guest bedroom) I need to start getting a little more organized!  I have tons and tons of vintage and antique buttons and have been keeping them in baggies, really not very attractive.  I love old glass jars and ball jars, but those can be pretty expensive and I need a bunch.  So I went to my old stand by Dollar Tree and found these really cool retro sugar shakers! 
Of course I couldn’t just leave them plain.  I wanted to spray paint the lids but the weather won’t permit this for a while so I decided to decoupage the lids with black & while toile scrapbook paper that I already had on hand.

Next I thought I would decorate the glass jar portion and found these vintage button tags on the Graphics Fairy.  Copied and printed out on card stock and adorned with a vintage button.  Then wrapped some vintage lace around the jars and attached the button tags with kitcen twine.  Again a super… easy and inexpensive craft project.
Supplies: Sugar shakers, scrapbook paper, kitchen twine, vintage buttons, lace, card stock, Mod Podge
Happy Crafting!

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very… Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

I know that everyone is crazy busy this week, but I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who has stopped by my little blog, made a comment and/or become a follower!  I started this blog two years ago, but did very little with it until a couple of months ago when I decided to start sharing my frugal crafting projects.  During these months I have met some really fabulous and talented people, taken part in some really fun and creative blog events all in all you guys have really made this a special year for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! 
I’m going to take a little time off to spend time with family, create more jewelry for my shop and to finish moving and redecorating my craft space.
Take care, have a great holiday, keep crafting and I’ll see everyone after the first of the year!

Getting ready for a week of Holdiay Crafting!

Good morning everyone!  We are having a wonderful, cold and wintery day here in North Texas which has really put me in the Christmas Spirit!

As you can seen from the banner above Alyssabeths is taking part in a truly fun and creative week of Holiday Crafting with the Girl Creative Blog!  I have three days of my own frugal Shabby Chic Holiday Crafts and then I’m excited to say that I have four awesome guest bloggers taking part! 

Pop in tomorrow to see the first of our crafts, and please feel free to in any of our creations and take time to pop on over to the Girl Creative to see the happenings over there!

As always Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting


Creating Christmas Craft Blog Event !

 Creating Christmas at The Girl Creative
Hi everyone, so are you holiday crafting your little hearts out yet?  Stuck for ideas or inspirations??  Well… have no fear the crafters are here! 
Mark your calenders for the week of December 4 – 10 Alyssabeths will be participating in the Girl Creative’s Creating Christmas blog event!  I’m so excited, we will have 4 guest crafty bloggers with some wonderful, creative, easy and frugal Christmas Crafts that week and I have a few Dollar Tree crafts up my sleeve for that week!
Here’s a hint at the wonderful crafts to come!
Gorgeous Wreath Ornament for Jen @ I Can’t Stop Crafting
As always, Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting