“Found Objects” Brooch Holder

“Found Objects” Brooch Holder

I have to admit, this project is a play on an idea I saw on Pinterest. The original idea involved an antique oil can, with a large industrial spindle slid onto the long spout. Then, rolls of jute were pushed onto the spindle- and ta-da, a pin holder!

I loved the idea, but I was a little concerned about placing an old oil can on my dresser. Sure, I have a handful of them- but they’ve stayed untouched because I’m not overly excited about finding a way to clean them…and possibly drain them, as needed.

But I did need something to hold my brooches, so I decided to improvise. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Spotlight: Pink Dogwood Jewelry

Spotlight: Pink Dogwood Jewelry

Shopping at arts & crafts festivals is one of my favorite past-times, particularly those fairs that showcase antique/vintage pieces, unusual jewelry, repurposed wares, etc. Here in South Carolina’s Upstate, we have a nice assortment of these festivals throughout the year…Farm Fresh Fair & Market in Fountain Inn and the Indie Craft Parade in Greenville…just to name a few.Read more ›

Boho-Anthro Hankie-on-My-Wrist!

Boho-Anthro Hankie-on-My-Wrist!

As soon as I saw this craft on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. Something that cute, that Anthropologie-esque could not possibly be that easy or inexpensive. Well, I am happy- no ECSTATIC- to report that yes, these really are that easy. And quick. And inexpensive.Read more ›