It's not a real steampunk outfit unless you've got a really awesome belt to go with it! This tutorial shows you how to start with a plain leather belt and then add chains, beads and other accessories to create a steampunk style belly dancer or gypsy belt.
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If you can do a crimp, you can easily do this bead tip attachment. Though meticulous and dexterous, jewelry making isn't as hard as it seems, especially when attaching beads. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of attaching a round leather bead tip ...more
The author of this video demonstrates how to make beaded jewelry by using simple household items. The materials she uses are assorted beads, crimping beads, string, leather, and earring hooks. First, the author plans her design before she starts creating any jewelry. Once she ...more
Don't just use a belt for keeping your pants up, use it to give you some style! As important an accessory as a handbag, a belt doesn’t just hold up your pants or pull in your tummy. Change your look by creatively matching your belt with your outfit. Step 1: Try outfit first ...more
To make a hippie-style, roach feather hair clip, you will need to gather the following supplies. Craft feathers Leather cord Wooden beads with large center hole Floral tape Alligator clip with opening on end Scissors Pliers Hot glue gun To begin, cut your leather cord into t ...more
These Lady Gaga glasses look like they'd obstruct your vision more than help it out, but you can actually see through them well enough to walk around without stumbling. Check out this fashion DIY video to learn how to put together these easy Lady Gaga beaded crystal glasses t ...more
In this tutorial, Jen Caslin from "The Bead Lounge" demonstrates how to make a "three way" leather wrap. This piece is versatile and can be worn as a bracelet, a headband or a lariat necklace. The process of making this accessory is relatively easy once you get the hang of it ...more
Learn how to use crimp ends with leather by watching a jewelry designer make a necklace with lampwork and bali beads.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a dream catcher. You will need: 1 metal ring, leather, sinew, decorations, scissors, and a clothes pin. First, wrap the leather tightly around the ring. Clip the clothes pin on the top so you don't have to hold it as you go around the cir ...more
This is a fashion collection for the winter for the modern young go-getters. The collection consists of an overall over a full-sleeved T-shirt. The leggings are covered at the waist by the t-shirt and the overalls fitting up to below the hips. The model has finished her appare ...more
Scrabble Bingo of the Day: * FINNESKO [n/pl.] A finnesko is a boot made of tanned reindeer skin, with the reindeer's fur on the outside. It's an especially good, warm boot for subarctic regions. These boots originate from the Sami, indigenous people from the cultural region o ...more
Arts and Crafts at Camp Watonka demonstrates how to make an easy dream catcher. Tools for the dream catcher include a ring, wax string, leather strips, pony beads, feathers, scissors and craft glue. First, cut a medium-sized piece of string. Tie a knot on the ring. Wrap the st ...more
In this online video series learn from expert jewelry designers Sonia Dameron and Deb Sims as they teach and demonstrate how to design jewelry using crystal beads, pearls, glass beads, and gemstones. Learn about gemstones, glass and crystal beads, pearls and design techniques ...more
Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more