New DIY Projects: Stamped Cards and Brass Jewelry

by Alicia on October 19, 2012

Hooray, I’ve finally made some time to MAKE STUFF! This summer my craft time took a serious hit and even since I’ve been back home it was still seriously lacking. But the last two weeks have been pretty good.

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Yesterday I sat down here and finally started playing with these brass pieces I bought eons ago. I made this convertible bracelet/necklace that I’m pretty excited about.

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That’s the necklace version, and here it is a bracelet:

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Yeah, I look like I’m punching something in this picture. I have not mastered the skill of taking a picture of my own wrist. I thought about trying to use a mirror, but then you might have been able to see *me* which just wasn’t in the cards, because I’d been awake for about 36 hours when I took this picture and, well, that’s not a good look for me. I am so overtired. I mean, take this collection of pictures for example…

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What was I thinking!? I know what I’m thinking now and it’s that I’m definitely getting a manicure this weekend. ANYWAY, the bracelet is super cute, just trust me.

And while I was working on this project, I also made another bracelet using leather cord and the brass tube beads that came out really cute too. I’ll spare you the awkward arm shots of this one, so here’s an in-progress pic:

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Full step-by-step tutorials for these projects are over on Whimseybox:

And there are lots more great projects there, too- check out our newly redesigned projects page! There’s lots more to come here as well.

Plus, we want to see what you’re making. And you don’t have to be a Whimseybox subscriber to participate. Anyone can join and it’s free and easy. Sign up and post a project, would you? It can be one quick pic of something you’ve made, or all of the information about how to make it. And, if the project is already on your blog you can just post the link. It’s a great way to promote your DIY projects, because we’ll be sharing our favorite projects in the Whimseybox newsletter every week.

By the way, see that Southwestern Motif Stamped Card project? I made that last weekend and am totally in love with them.

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Erin @ Thanks, I Made It October 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Both are so good. I’m VERY tempted to pick up some brass tubes now.

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Alicia October 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Thanks Erin! I highly recommend it, I’m going to order some more myself. I want to make a necklace with a bunch of them and a bunch of pieces of colored leather cord.

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lici October 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I love that necklace! And the idea behind it. Very creative and now on the top of my to-do list… ;)
Looking forward to your next DIYs! ^^
lg, lici

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Cathie October 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Love it, but why were you up for 36 hours?!

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