I think we can all agree that moon phases continue to be all the rage. Not wanting to pass up on this bohemian trend, I brought moon symbols into my home with a lunar wind chime – keep reading to see how!
Macrame has recently made a comeback, so I was excited to learn some of the basics for making macrame pieces myself at home. It’s surprisingly easy to make these twisted macrame keychains with colored beads and a fringe bottom, and you can whip one up in as little as 15 minutes. Customize them with colorful wooden beads and make this beautiful twisted look simply by repeating the same knot!
This is a great beginner macrame project, and when repeated, this left square knot creates a beautiful twisted pattern that looks much more complicated than it really is, so be prepared to impress everyone you know. Continue Reading
Living in a rental means I’m stuck with a few things I don’t like, including vertical blinds, ugly ceiling fans and popcorn ceiling. While some things are more difficult to swap out (whether you’re renting or just on a budget), it doesn’t have to completely limit you. Upgrade a fan or ceiling lamp with a simple beaded fan pull to replace an ugly, boring chain in about 10 minutes.
I dislike the ceiling fans in my apartment more than anything, but we can’t rip them out, so I decided to make the small upgrade of removing the boring standard chain and replacing it with a DIY version made with painted wooden beads. Continue Reading
If I have the choice between placing a plant on a shelf or suspending that plant in the air, I’m going to suspend it. Save the precious shelf room! This beaded plant hanger is a cool and unique way to get those plants in the air!
I’m guessing my fellow Curbliers love colored pencils as much as I do. So why not show our love by wearing them? Granted, the original how-to was a back-to-school project challenge, but those beads are so cute, they really shouldn’t be limited to the classroom. Also, what a great way to use up ‘nubs?!’ To see how to make each of these items, scoot on over to Design Mom.
Sasha tells us that beads made of wood, bone ‘or other natural fibers like wool felt or silk’ take to natural dye wonderfully. In this tutorial, Sasha explains the process using wooden beads. Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, after seeing a show at my local art center and coming home completely inspired, I tried my hand at mixed media collage. Yeah, the outcome was mixed alright. It was a mixed-up mess. I’m talkin’ fugly. I nearly pitched the entire idea of collage when it occurred to me that paper might not be the best choice for me.
Beads, I decided, were the way to go. With my beading supplies before me, I set to work. Continue Reading