Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday's "Jewelry Spotlight" features LM Mathias of Snazzy Trinkets

Tuesday's "Jewelry Spotlight" features LM Mathias of Snazzy Trinkets


After an injury that kept me from my passion for cycling, I discover how much I enjoy designing jewelry. With the support of my love, we have turned a hobby into a business.
I am always seeking inspiration for the next design in everything I see. Working with wire and sheet metal come most natural for me.
Everything is made in my studio in NC. Many of my designs are one of a kind.

Please remember to Share the Road & do not Text and Drive.
  • Female
  • Born on February 9
  • Joined December 27, 2011

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday's " Jewelry Spotlight" is featuring dijudi of About Sky and Beyond

Tuesday's "Jewelry Spotlight" is featuring dijudi of About Sky and Beyond

Expanding our love through the sharing of inspiration

A longing to see the jewelry that flows through my dreams became a reality when a gift of tools and encouragement arose.

The creation of pieces that reflect the past and future, that enlighten the present is my inspiration. The creation of adornments that reflect a persons inner strengths, that become part of the persons reality and a part of who they are.

Our little shop is an outlet for the love we share, each creation arose from the inner feelings that this love brings forth. The recognition that love is only shared and never owned, produced the story behind each creation.
From within dreams emerges reality. My reality expands to a universe with no boarder to determine what is inside or outside. The beauty and darkness of lifes' creations produces the inspiration to create, to share and to love.

It gives me great pleasure to share my creations with you, may it be in the visual form, may it be in the form of the story that touches or may it be in the form of joining your reality!

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Handmade Jewelry crafted with passion, made with love !

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Solutions ~ Dress Up Your Unused Fireplace

Monday Solutions ~ Dress Up Your Unused Fireplace
from: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/fireplace-decorating-00000000033391/index.html

There’s an enchanted quality to this placement of greenery, as if delicate plants are spilling in from the chimney.

How to Do It

First check to see that your fireplacegets at least a little bit of sun. Then shop the garden center (or your house) for about a dozen low-light plants—ferns and mosses are perfect—and nice-looking terra-cotta pots of different heights and shapes. Use a stump (again, at the garden center) or a stool to elevate one plant. Turn over spare pots to serve as stands for others, creating a sense of organic randomness through varied levels. Place some plants inside the fireplace opening, with others inching out and a few flanking the opening. Matched pairs pull the look together. Leave some blank space, rather than filling every inch. The intricate leaves can be appreciated (and watering is easier) with a little air around them.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Solutions ~ Patching Those Holes in Jeans

Monday Solutions ~ Patching Those Holes in Jeans

Sometimes you may want to use an under patch, like when holes develop in the knees of your favorite jeans.
Clothes Patching Guide via DesignMom.com
Pick a fun, contrasting fabric that will peek through the holes and a coordinated thread.
Clothes Patching Guide via DesignMom.com
Clothes Patching Guide via DesignMom.com
Cut a piece of Heat n’ Bond the same size as your fabric patch, leaving a hole in the center that will align with the hole in the jeans.
Clothes Patching Guide via DesignMom.com
Pin it directly behind the holes in the knees and iron as directed.
Clothes Patching Guide via DesignMom.com
Secret #3: I wanted to make the fabric patch extra strong to ensure it would hold up longer, so I used Heat n’ Bond to attach some sturdy twill to the back of the fabric.
Clothes Patching Guide via DesignMom.comClothes Patching Guide via DesignMom.com
As a final step, I used embroidery floss to make some stars that match the fabric. The hand-sewn stitches aren’t just cute, they also help keep the patch firmly in place