Beading tutorial: peacock earrings

Beaded peacock earrings by Lynda Makara

Anyone with basic sewing skills can make a pair of peacock earrings like the ones in this beading tutorial. You just need a few simple sewing tools, along with some wire, needlenose pliers and, of course, beads! This is a new beadweaving technique that I developed, and I’ll explain how it came into being. You can use this technique to … Continue reading

Turn an ugly mirror into a work of art

ugly mirror in need of a makeover

The thrift store is a good resource for cheap, interesting, and sometimes ugly, supplies to use for your DIY arts and crafts projects. I look for old frames, mirrors, whiteboards, candlesticks and wood plaques. One day I went looking for a mirror and found this little gem. It was hideous and falling apart. It was also only $1.50. I snatched … Continue reading