Button Crafts: DIY Christmas Wreath and Ornaments

DIY Christmas Button Wreath

DIY Christmas Button Wreath

 

Button Crafts: DIY Christmas Wreath and Ornaments

 

Make your own button wreath and ornaments with scrap buttons! Use metallic gold or silver buttons for extra shimmer, try bold color combos or go monochromatic! If you don’t have buttons, you can find cheap bags of them in craft stores sometimes. I had a bunch of buttons left over from my button jewelry.  If you don’t have a wreath form, all you need is some cardboard for this simple, fun project.

Tools:

  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • wire cutters

Materials:

  • wreath form or cardboard
  • cardboard
  • buttons
  • scrap fabric
  • florist wire or any wire to match your fabric
  • ribbon

1) For my wreath form, I used  two layers of cardboard.  I traced a pattern around a couple bowls then roughly cut them out and glued them together. I did this with drinking glasses for my ornament forms.

2) Next, I ripped 1 1/4″ strips of green silky scrap fabric and wrapped around the cardboard and tacked them with hot glue. It really doesn’t have to be perfect at all!

3) I then tied my green florist wire (as long as a piece I could handle!)  to the form then added a few buttons, wrapping adding more buttons until it looked finished. Then I tied the ribbons and hangers.

 

DIY Button ornaments

 

 

button crafts ornament

 

holiday crafts

 

button wreath

 

button wreath DIY

 

button wreath

 

I would love to see something like this is silver and blue or an all vintage would be beautiful!  You could also do this as a topiary!  What do you think of this project, easy enough? Comments welcomed below.

 

For more fun Christmas crafts and decorations see:

2 Fun Upcycled Christmas Ornament DIY Projects

5 DIY Christmas Crafts, Ornaments and Decorations

DIY Crafts Clay Ornaments

 

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Sea Inspired Jewelry For Your Ocean Vacation or Cruise, Gifts For Beach Lovers

Ocean Inspired Art Jewelry

Ocean Inspired Art Jewelry Necklace Earring Set

 

Sea Inspired Jewelry for Your Ocean Vacation or Cruise, Gifts

For Beach Lovers

 

by Heather O’Cain at BluKatDesign Jewelry on Etsy

 

Even though summer is winding down I am still so excited to make the fun starfish earrings and sea life necklace with a vintage crab! These ocean inspired necklaces and earrings would make great gifts for any ocean or beach lover or take them with you on your beach vacation or cruise! Dress them up for the night out or wear them on the beach, they are versatile and comfortable to wear! Click on photos for more details:

 

Pink Sea Urchin Starfish Dangle Earrings

Pink Sea Urchin Starfish Dangle Earrings

 

aqua blue starfish dangle earrings

Aqua blue starfish dangle earrings

 

Sea life earrings

Starfish earrings with frosted glass bead that look like sea glass

 

Ocean inspired necklace earring set with crab and starfish

Ocean inspired necklace earring set with crab and starfish

 

Sea life necklace with crab and starfish

Sea life necklace with crab and starfish in ocean sunset colors

 

Starfish earrings with matching sea life necklace

Starfish earrings with matching sea life necklace

 

starfish dangle earrings turquoise

Click to see more ocean inspired jewelry

 

Be sure to check out my shop for more ocean beach inspired jewelry.

See my other article on Ocean Inspired Jewelry Accessories For Your Beach Vacation or Cruise

What is you favorite piece here? Can you imagine yourself wearing any of these? Comments welcomed below:

Ocean Inspired Jewelry Accessories For Your Beach Vacation or Cruise

purple starfish dangle earrings

Purple starfish dangle earrings

Ocean Inspired Jewelry Accessories For Your Beach Vacation or Cruise

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

September is my favorite time to visit ocean beaches. This year we have a trip planned for the Oregon Coast, near Tillamook in the Three Capes area.  The crowds are gone but the weather is great for outdoor activities.  I will bring a pair of my starfish earrings to wear!  Most of my ocean inspiration comes from our weekly walks near Seattle or up north near the Bellingham coast along Puget Sound. This new handmade collection of ocean inspired jewelry can be worn anywhere from the Pacific Northwest to the tropics! The necklaces are recycled from plastic Priority mail envelopes that have been painted then heated to form interesting organic textures, they are lightweight and fun to wear! Click on jewelry photos for more details:

 

Organic necklace inspired from kelp on the beach

Organic necklace inspired from kelp, seaweed and barnacles on the beach

 

Fresh seaweed on Richmond Beach, Shoreline WA

Fresh seaweed on Richmond Beach, Shoreline WA

Ocean inspired necklace earring set

Ocean inspired necklace earring set with sand dollar and starfish

 

Driftwood on Richmond Beach

Driftwood on Richmond Beach

 

orange starfish dangle earrings

Orange starfish dangle earrings

 

 

Beach Inspired images from Instagram including sea green starfish earrings

Beach Inspired images from Instagram including sea green starfish earrings, Follow me on Instagram

 

Beach Inspired images from Instagram including orange starfish earrings

Ocean Inspired images from Instagram including orange starfish earrings, follow me on Instagram

 

Sea Inspired images and jewelry, follow me on Instagram

 

For more ocean inspired jewelry follow my board on Pinterest:  Ocean Beach Inspired Jewelry

 

 

This collection would be the perfect beach fashion for a cruise, seaside vacation or would make a great gift for beach or ocean lovers. The necklaces are all one-of-a-kind so you will not find them anywhere else! Use code: HANDMADE10 to save 10% in my Etsy store!

For more artsy and Tyvek jewelry see:  10 Creative Pieces of Art Jewelry That Will Make You Stand Out In Style

See ocean inspired long necklace: Tassel Necklaces: THE must have accessory

 

Stay tuned for my red orange crab necklace earring set! Do you love the ocean?  What do you think of ocean inspired jewelry? Comments welcomed below:

 

2018 Jewelry Trends: Asymmetrical and Chunky Chains

Fall winter 2018-19 jewelry accessory trends

Fall winter 2018-19 jewelry accessory trends as seen on Glowsly

 

2018 Jewelry Trends: Asymmetrical and Chunky Chains

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

As an artist I have always loved asymmetrical jewelry and mismatched earrings. The challenge here is taking ideas from New York Fashion Week, as seen in Glowsly, and making jewelry that is wearable for everyday or comfortable enough to wear out!  For mismatched earrings, you don’t even have to buy new pieces just find earrings that have similar colors or textures. Maybe you have a pearl stud, try mixing it with a tassel dangle! If you want something new check out my latest earrings in gold, gunmetal and silver:

 

2018 trends: mismatched and asymmetrical earrings

2018 trends: mismatched and asymmetrical earrings by BluKatDesign on Etsy

 

Upcycled vintage jewelry made into asymmetrical earrings

Upcycled vintage gold jewelry made into stylish asymmetrical earrings!

 

Vintage beads and found object earrings

Vintage beads and found object earrings

 

Edgy asymmetrical gunmetal dangle earrings

Edgy asymmetrical gunmetal dangle earrings by BluKatDesign on Etsy

 

chunky chain 2018-2019 jewelry trends

2018 trends: chunky chain from Glowsly

 

Chunky chain earrings, lightweight and fun to wear!

Chunky chain earrings, lightweight and fun to wear!

 

Chunky chain lariat

Versatile chunky chain lariat

 

Do you like the chunky chains and asymmetrical earring trend? Think you could rock these looks?

2018 Jewelry Fashion Trends: Earrings

2018 jewelry trends from Harper Bazaar

2018 jewelry trends from Harper Bazaar

 

2018 Jewelry Fashion Trends: Earrings

by BluKatDesign on Etsy

As a designer, I like to watch trends like you see at New York Fashion Week.  I love the challenge of trying to make something similar that would be better suited for normal life!  These lightweight aluminum silver chain tassel earrings ( below) do just that, you can wear them all day long and into the night with comfort and show stopping style! Tassels are always in style but they are super hot for 2018-19.

Chunky chain tassel earrings

Comfortable lightweight chunky chain tassel earrings are show stoppers from BluKatDesign on Etsy

 

Mixed metal tassel shoulder duster earrings

Long sleek mixed metal tassel shoulder duster earrings

 

Colorful chain tassel earrings in purple or red

Colorful chain tassel earrings in purple or red

 

You will see chunky chain, tassels and mixed metals. I just saw these earrings below that look like mine on Vogue! Which ones do you like better?

 

new york fashion week jewelry

2018 jewelry trends, Vogue

 

 

Handmade twirly mixed metal dangle earrings

Handmade twirly mixed metal dangle earrings from BluKatDesign

 

Gold dangle earrings like Harry Potter time tuner!

Gold dangle earrings like Harry Potter time tuner!

 

Gold is still in style and you will be seeing more asymmetrical and mismatched earrings! Stay tuned for my version of asymmetrical earrings soon! What do you think of these trends ?

Unique Wedding Inspiration: Vintage Peach Sunset Beach Wedding

Peach dangle earrings, bridesmaid set of 6

Unique Wedding Inspiration:  Vintage Peach Sunset Beach Wedding

by BluKatDesign on Etsy

 

I love a unique wedding because they tend to be more fun, relaxed and memorable!  This set of 6 bridesmaid’s dangle earrings are the inspiration for a vintage beach sunset wedding!  They are made from unique vintage beads, pink chalcedony gemstones and shimmery peachy pink shells. The shell dangles remind me of peach rose petals! Like each special bridesmaid, every pair is unique and different. These dangle earrings are not so matchy-matchy which is right on trend! All jewelry is from my Etsy store BluKatDesign. The rest of the finds are mostly from assorted shops on Etsy, click on photos to go to their shops or websites.

 

 

wedding shower invitations

Peach beach wedding or bridal shower invites from BeaconLane

 

 

peach rose petals

Peachy pink and yellow rose petals from RosePetalsEverywhere on Etsy

 

vintage peach wedding

Vintage peach wedding, flowers from Eight Tree Street,  Debbie Ringle Photography

 

 

bridesmaid earring set of 6

Vintage peach dangle earrings, bridesmaid set of 6 from BluKatDesign on Etsy

 

 

mother of the bride necklace

Vintage flower necklace, perfect for the mother of the bride!

 

richmond beach wedding location

Romantic gazebo overlooking at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park just north of Seattle

 

 

rose cake topper

Cake topper rose from KelsieCakes on Etsy

 

 

vintage peach lace dress

Vintage dresses for bridesmaids can add interest with all the different shades and textures. This lovely 1950’s lace dress is from ANTIGOs on Etsy

 

 

shell wedding cake decorations

Shell cake decorations from Sugarainbow on Etsy

 

 

Unique handmade bridesmaid dresses from ArmoursansAnguish

Unique handmade bridesmaid dresses made from recycled and reclaimed materials from ArmoursansAnguish 

 

 

vintage coral rose necklace

One-of-a-kind vintage coral rose necklace with the pink chalcedony beads

 

 

peach dangle earrings

If you don’t need a whole bridesmaid set I have a single pair available, just click on photo!

 

Need more unique wedding ideas? See:

Rock and Roll Glam Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding Ideas, Handmade Love

Follow my Pinterest board, Wedding Ideas for more fun wedding ideas!

 

Do you think unique weddings are more fun and memorable? Like the idea of a not so matchy-matchy wedding? What themes do you like? Comments welcomed!

How to Pick the Right Color Jewelry for Your Skin Tone

 

Gold and bronze jewelry

How to Pick the Right Color Jewelry for Your Skin Tone

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

There are no hard rules for what metals to wear with certain skin tones, I suggest wearing what you like best! Don’t be afraid to mix metals for a more modern, updated look also! Look at the veins on your wrist, if they are greenish, your have a warm skin tone, if blue you have a cool tone, if  you have a combination, you have a neutral skin tone.   Warmer, olive skin tones may look better with gold or brass, cooler toned people tend to look better with silver, white gold or even gunmetal.  Some of us with a more neutral skin tone can wear anything but it depends on hair color and outfit color too so don’t be afraid to experiment! Rose gold or copper can look great on anyone!

BluKatDesign is known for vibrant colorful jewelry but you can find gold, brass, silver, gunmetal and even copper jewelry that will go with anything in your wardrobe. You can use navy as in my line of denim jewelry as a neutral or even blue and green can work as a neutral color also.

 

Silver, gray, gunmetal jewelry

 

Handmade jewelry in copper

Handmade jewelry in copper

What is your favorite metal? Do you like to mix metals? Comments welcome.

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