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links: craft

Whimseybox – Jewelry Tools Starter Set. I don’t make jewelry but I do need to swap out earring hooks on inexpensive jewelry and keep a set of tools around. These look especially nice, especially the jump ring opener!

Spring Cleaning – The Crafts Dept. Great list of places to take all those old craft supplies so that they will find a new home.

Grocery Bag Basket | Pintester. She includes some good clarification of the directions, and I wanna make this now.

The Perfect Gift: Gold Leaf Plaster Votives. These are gorgeous, and easier than you might thing. The post includes full directions.

· comments [6] · 04-18-2013 · categories:craft · links ·

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 fert // Apr 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    hey megan,
    have you been to fusion beads on stone way (close to the troll)? best place ever for findings and all one’s jewelry repairing/swapping needs.

  • 2 megan // Apr 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I have been there, I get a little dizzy with possibility when I go in.

  • 3 fert // Apr 22, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Do you imagine yourself diving into all the swarovski crystals a la Scrooge McDuck at the beginning of the cartoon Ducktales?

  • 4 katie // Apr 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

    lately my ears have been getting irritated when i wear my cheap earrings. what kind of metal do you replace yours with and do you know of a place online where i can buy some?

  • 5 megan // Apr 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Katie – Right now I swap out dangle earrings, I don’t know if it’s possible to swap out posts though I have heard of people coating posts with clear nail polish. I use sterling silver or gold-fill (which oddly means the surface is coated in gold. I bought two very inexpensive tools – a tiny needle nose plier and a tool that looks like needle nose but with two round graspers (made so you can curl jump rings). With those two it’s very simple to open a ring long enough to put in the new hooks. So now I can shop for inexpensive earrings as long as they are dangles.

  • 6 alicia // May 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    The jump ring opener is the handiest tool. Thanks for sharing Megan!

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