Open for Bussiness!!!!

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Hello everyone!  Hope everyone is well. Let’s see where should I begin…..over the last couple of weeks I have been working hard on opening my newly founded etsy shop, Qute Connections! Pronounced like cute..you get it. To start I have designed and handmade 7 gorgeous statement necklaces available for purchase. Click Shop at the top of the page to be whisked away to my site. Or you can just click the link here  Qute Connections. I’m starting off small but will slowly grow my inventory. So pop on over and check out my shop! Tell me your thoughts, I would love to hear them!

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DIY: Dannijo Inspired Ring

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I’ve just fallen madly in love with the sister jewelry design due behind the brand, Dannijo.  There jewelry is a mix of crystals, neon and big blinged out cocktail rings.  I am a huge fan for anything bling and neon its a match made in heaven.  Before the summer ends I just had to add some neon bling to my fingers. Check out the tutorial below!

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Things You Need:

  •  Pendant charm or brooch
  • Ring base
  • Finger nail polish in the color of your chose
  • Plier cutters
  • Super glue

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If your charm comes with loop  at the top snip it off with your pliers.

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Paint your charm with your nail polish.

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Add glue to your ring base.

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Center it onto your charm.  Let dry for about and hour.

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Voila!  Enjoy your new bling!

DIY: Jewelry Box

 

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Since I have a huge obsession with jewelry I am always in need of storage space.  I spotted this plain wooden box at the dollar store and thought is would make for a cute little box to store some of my things in.

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Things You Need:

  • Spiral roller
  • Gems
  • Wooden box
  • Paint
  • Felt with sticky backing
  • Paint brush
  • Mod Podge

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Paint the lid pink or whatever color you chose. Then paint the bottom half in a different color.

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Now it’s time to paint the polka dots. I used these reinforcement labels there the same ones I used in this earlier DIY to make polka dot flats.  You can do the same or just free hand it.

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Paint the inside of the circles in the same color paint you used for the lid.

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Cut your roller so it will fit into your box. Then cut a square piece of felt to wrap around your roller

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Take off the paper backing on your felt and wrap around your roller. It comes with a sticky back so no glue will be needed. Cut and wrap as many rollers to fill up the inside of your jewelry box.

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Add glue to the bottom of the box then line up your rollers .

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Last step is to glue your gems to the top of your jewelry box.

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It makes for a nice space to store your rings!

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Happy crafting!

DIY: Mixed Chain Bracelet

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Piling on stacks and stacks of bracelets is the current trend right now. The more the better. My little wrists were looking quite bare so I decided I needed some arm candy. Not one for the friendship bracelets…..yet!  But I’m in love with chain everything this season.  Check out the tutorial  below.

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Things you Need:

  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Two end caps
  • 2  medium Jump rings
  • 1 large jump ring
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Super Glue
  • 5 lengths of chain:  Box chain, Small link chain in gold and silver, Gold large link chain, and Popcorn chain

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Wrap a piece a chain around your wrist to see how much you will need. Then take your pliers and adjust all your chains to the correct length.

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Once all chains have been cut to desired length. Add some glue to your end caps then attach them to both ends of your popcorn chain.

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Take your jump ring slightly open it up with your pliers and start adding your chains.  Add your popcorn chain first followed by your two smaller chains then your large link chain and lastly your box chain.

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Grab your pliers and close up the jump ring

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Now add another jump ring to the other end. Put all your chains on first  adding your lobster clasp last.

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Take your large jump ring and connect it to the smaller jump ring on the opposite side.

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Finally finished. Throw on a watch + some more bracelets and swag out your wrist!

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