Sugar Skull Tin Ornaments For Day Of The Dead And Christmas
By BluKatDesign on Etsy
I love the festive colors of Dia de Los Muertos! This post should have been published last week for the celebration but I just discovered that the Word Press Editor has changed and was very difficult to figure out! After an hour of fussing with it, I finally can do the basics. Now, why didn’t they warn us, why did they make it so hard use, and why the change???
Making tin ornaments is super fun, I make these Day of the Dead ornaments out of tart tins, vintage cookie cutters, and mint tins like Altoids or Mr. Moxey’s. I also use recycled greeting cards and papers and funky found objects like keys and dice. Not only can these ornaments be used for Day of the Dead but they look great on a Christmas tree! They also make beautiful gifts for any skull lover! Please click on photos to take you to my Etsy store for details.
I also make colorful skull necklaces and earrings. You can find some of my festive Day of the Dead jewelry here: Skull Necklaces
For more Day of the Dead ideas, please follow me on Pinterest:
Would you put skulls on your Christmas tree? If not, you can find my classic vintage-inspired tin ornaments in my Etsy store! Your comments are welcomed below.
Long necklaces are a must-have for fall! One way to update your look is with a long necklace by BluKatDesign on Etsy! All necklaces are unique, one-of-a-kind, upcycled, eco-friendly, and handmade in USA. Here are three ways to wear a long necklace:
Wear a long necklace with a cardigan, perfect for the transition of summer into fall! Cardigans are slimming plus a long necklace will make you look taller with the vertical lines! Check out the long upcycled wine cork and key necklaces, click on photos to take you to BluKatDesign on Etsy. To see other items in the photo collages, check out my URSTYLE page for the details!
Wear a long cork necklace with a fall cardigan!
Fun and funky accessories: Long key charm necklace with skull and cross
Wear a long necklace over your favorite sweater! No need to go buy a whole new outfit, just update it with a new necklace! You wont just get one upcycled knob necklace though, most BluKatDesign fans collect a few! These are available in glass, ceramic or wood like this wooden knob upcycled from a drawer!
How Add A Punch Of Color To Your Summer Wardrobe With Clay Jewelry
New artisan clay jewelry is a hit on Etsy! These colorful clay pieces are made from Quick Cure Clay which is a type of poly clay that is lightweight but has the look of real ceramic clay. You can find necklaces and earrings in a rainbow of your favorite colors at BluKatDesign on Etsy. They would make great additions to your summer wardrobe. Click on photos for more info.
Coral and green clay necklace pendant with flower or sun design
Boho style necklace earring set in purple and bronze
Ocean inspired earrings in blue and aqua
Purple artisan clay earrings
clay necklace pendant in purple
Long clay dangle earrings in midnight blue
Be sure to check out this new clay collection plus other unique items by BluKatDesign on Etsy! Use code: HANDMADE10 to save!
Do you have a unique style? Are you getting to that age where you don’t want to look just like everyone else? One way to change your look is with accessories. Handmade one-of-a-kind accessories from this Organic Art Jewelry Collection by BluKatDesign is perfect for your artsy, earthy and Boho style. This new fiber art jewelry collection, inspired from nature, is so colorful and full of texture plus it is Eco-Friendly! It is made with old Priority Mailers (Tyvek) that have been painted then heated to create interesting textures and mixed with pearls or glass beads. Tyvek material has a light-weight paper like feel but it is a strong plastic. This is wearable art jewelry that is comfortable enough for everyday! Click on photos to go to my Etsy store for more details:
Eco friendly earrings in a rainbow of colors with NON-ALLERGENIC niobium ear wires
Earthy copper colored statement necklace with wire, glass and metal beads
Eco Chic Jewelry, one-of-a-kind!
Unique freshwater pearl pendant with glass seed beads and recycled material
Upcycled frog necklace made with a repurposed vintage frog
Eco Chic statement necklace, is it a dancer or seashells?
Are you a denim lover? Have a favorite pair of jeans? Have you ever thought of denim accessories? Well, like your favorite pair of jeans this vibrant denim jewelry collection will go with everything! Denim layering is on trend and accessories are a great way to add some layers! From circle earrings to circle brooches there is something for everyone in this collection. The following pieces are made with layers of denim and fabric that is frayed then sealed:
Layered denim fabric brooches with vintage mother of pearl buttons!
Artsy denim and red fabric circle earrings
The following earrings and pendant are made from denim circles stuffed inside a bell cap and look like bluebells:
Made from denim circles! Buy individually or save on set!
Earrings made from Levi’s jeans buttons!
Are these circles? They were once belt hoops!
Stacked frayed denim circles make for interesting textured earrings!
I love making these tarn tin ornaments using new or vintage tart tins, jewelry parts, paper flowers, old Christmas cards, and trims. I get my vintage tart tins off ebay or you can use new tart tins. For the backs I use an old Christmas card or scrapbook paper and use a flower paper punch or trace around a small glass that fits in the center of the tin. I then glue the paper to the tart tin using YES glue. I use Aleene’s tacky glue to glue pearls or lace ( I prefer this over a hot glue gun because it dries clear and not as messy) If I am gluing metal jewelry parts, I use E6000 for the best hold. You can also use metallic pipe cleaners for a sparkly trim, I use a hot glue gun for this!
Tart tin ornament using vintage pearls and paper flowers
DIY tart tin ornaments with rhinestones
Don’t have any vintage jewelry on hand? I found these rhinestone brooches work well and are affordable, just pop off the pin back and use E6000 to glue or I sewed one on the green fabric yoyo I had (see above photo). To hang, just punch 2 holes using a hammer and nail then thread your string through.
Blue vintage inspired ornaments are available in my Etsy store!
Pink Victorian Christmas ornaments in my Etsy store!
Poinsettia ornament set available now at BluKatDesign on Etsy
Don’t have time to make ornaments? Please visit my Etsy store BluKatDesign to get your own handmade ornaments!
This style ornament is perfect for a Victorian or classic tree! Be sure to check out my Etsy store for these and other styles of handmade ornaments! Do you make your own ornaments? If so what are you making? Comments welcomed here!
Coin necklaces are very much in style for the 2019-20 season. Not only are coins hot but mixed metals including gold is right on trend. You can find a fabulous “coin” necklace made from smashed vintage buttons from BluKatDesign on Etsy:
Statement necklace with hammered buttons
Buttons flattened to look like coins!
Fall fashion ideas
From instyle (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Are you like me and wait until the last minute to buy gifts? Now is the time to at least start thinking about gift giving so you can eliminate some of the stress during the holidays. Christmas will be here before we know, this year is going quick! Here are six affordable gift ideas for wine lovers; click on photos for more details! Not only do these make great gifts but they are also great for wine tasting parties…or just hanging with your dog!
Beautiful wine bottle holder by Wet Paint By Wendy, check out this shop for other unique gift ideas!
This wine saver makes a great gift, you can find fancier ones but this is the one I have from Amazonand it works great to keep wine fresh!
Steampunk style wine cork necklaces, upcycled by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Upcycled wine cork jewelry gift for wine lovers from BluKatDesign
Does your fall wardrobe need an update? Tired of boring department store jewelry? Simple cick on photos to take you to my Etsy store to save 15% on most earrings. These earrings are so unique and a lot of them are one-of-a-kind, made with rare or vintage beads so you will never look like everyone else! This is also a great time to stock up for holiday gifts, everthing comes in a cute little box perfect for gift giving. Sale ends September 30!