Do you like learning new crafty ideas? I know I do, especially if there not only great ideas or tips, but they save money too. Those’s are the best. If you are a painter you might like this DIY idea…
This handcrafted bracelet is made from fancy jasper nuggets and copper wire…I cut and hand-form all components for my jewelry designs…Copper is believed to help relieve joint pain due to arthritis…Jasper is known as the nurturing stone. It is believed to bring relaxation, tranquility, comfort, wholeness, and healing.
Necklace and bracelet were both handmade with 14, 16 and 18 gauge copper wire. The S loops were all hand-formed from 14 gauge, and hammered for texture, the jumprings were hand-cut from 16 gauge, and the wrapped eye loops with the porcelain beads were made form 18 gauge. The hand-formed clasp is made from 16 gauge.
I have wanted to redo my kitchen cabinets for quite some time, but was not sure what I wanted. Then I ran across some distressed furniture where they used some paint called chalk paint (not chalk board paint). It is Anne Sloan brand…It is for Italian style furniture. It is supposedly very durable. And there is no prepping involved. That made it sound even better. You just paint it over the varnish, stain, old paint or whatever. ..