Thursday, July 18, 2013

Crafting with Buttons & Button Jewelry Tutorials with Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

Wanted to share a few button projects, I made for Miriam's Crafting Supplies 
Right now if you use buttons to create a project, Miriam's is having a contest to win a $10 Gift Certificate to her store. See more info Here:

So here are a few projects I made, hope they inspire you to grab some buttons and start creating. 
Don't forget to  Check out the other projects and Tutorials on Miriams Blog..  Miriam's Crafting Supplies 

First I 'd like to show you my Charm bracelet made with wooden buttons, from Miriams, a few charms, so cute.. love the butterfly buttons.. 


Step 1: Gather materials
jump rings, chain measured to fit you,a claps, buttons, and various charms and beads, silver Jewelry wire.

Step 2 cut wire and insert into button as shown

Step 3: Make a loop

Step 4: Wrap another cut of wire around loop

it should look like this.

Attach to chain with Jump Rings Take your other button and attach to the chain directly instead of making a dangle charm.

Continue to Add your charms, beads ect where you like and your done.


What you need.. Look threw your stash for beads, buttons from Mariams, Earring hooks and Eye Pins

Step 1

Step 2 Trim eye pin about half way and bend at an angle as shown

Step 3: Twist into a loop

Step 4: add your earring hook.
and  Finish by adding a bead or charm at the bottom, Make your own earrings to match any outfit.

Thanks for Checking out my Blog... Don't forget to make something with buttons and enter Miriam's Contest..  Here:

Virginia Dare

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lolita Style Necklace by Dare's Designz

Lolita Style Necklace using  Broken bits of Jewelry and supplies From Marians Crafting supply.

Using the 3 inch Copper tone embellishment found here: 

Inspired by the Try this at Home Earring Tutorial found here: 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Flower Pendant-Charm with Mairam's Crafting Supplies

I want to share this Flower Pendant I made for my mother for Mother's Day. Everything you see can be purchased from Miriam's Crafting supplies except the chain, jumprings and lace.

I hope I'll be able to talk you thru how I made it and I really hope you try to make one as well.

It's easy fun and turned out lovely I think.

Here's the list of supplies you will need as well as the tools required:
Needle Nose Pliers two pair or one regular pair and one needle nose.
Some large link chain.. I used some from my part's and pieces tub of dismantled Jewelry.
Jump Rings, several to hang your charms with and at least one small enough to go thru the 
hole already in the flower.
E600 adhesive or equivalent 

From Miriams you will need the following:
~Copper Tone Metal Flower 
~an assortment of charms, I used the key, tree of life, leaf and owl on my pendant- You can find these items here:
~ You will need 6 flat back pearls I used the 5 MM AB Pearl in black 
You can find them here:

~ Flat back Rhinestone AB Crystal 5 MM in Size 
You can find them Here:

Start by making your tassle by adding your charms to your chain using jumprings
the little beads you see here were part of my stash and already on chain I just took them off
and moved them where I wanted them.

Then Add the Chain Charm Tassel to the hole in your flower using a small jumpring 

Then add a larger Jumpring thru the top of the flower shown here to hang it on your
lace or chain to wear, you can also add a small pen back to it and where it as a broach or if you chose
hang it on a mini or other project.

Next add your Pearls and Rhinestone with your E6000 as Shown 
and your done... It makes a fab addition to the flower don't you think?

If your unsure how to use jumprings there are lots of instructional videos on Youtube that will show you how.

Now here is the finished Pendant.. I hope you enjoyed my post and will try to make one of your own..

Virginia Dare

PS.  I chose the charms for the meaning behind them each one has a different symbolism  choose charms for your project that speak to you Miriams has a wide array to choose from.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Welcome to Miriam's Crafting Supplies First Design Team Blog Hop!!

I am very happy to announce that I'll be working with Miriam's Crafting Supplies as part of her Design Team, with Several other very Talented Ladies.. 

Miriam's Crafting Supplies are a great product at a great price.. all those little accents you need to add the perfect touch to a project she has them. She also carries Lace, Adhesive Tapes, and More..

 Check out My Butterfly Series of ATC's where using Miriam's flat back iridescent rhinestones and a wooden butterfly button added just the right touch these ATC's Needed.

Now be sure to check out the rest of the Talented Ladies on the Team and see what fab creations they have to share with you...

Thanks So Much For Stopping By...

Virginia Dare

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Angela Holt Designs Team Blog Hop Featuring Flower Soft

Welcome to our Hop... This Month we are featuring Flowersoft, an awesome product to work with. Below is a list of the rest of the DT Team Please be sure to check out all their blogs to collect each word for a chance to win a fab prize pack from Flowersoft.  All you need to do is  collect each word and send the Phase to Angela Holt at with Flowersoft Blog Hop Phase in the Subject Line. 
Here is what you could Win!!! 

But before I share my Word in the Phase Let me show you what I made using the paper pack "Luna Landscapes"  as well as Bling From Angela Holt Designs Store 

My Word is Adds
Collect the Rest by Hopping to the rest of the pages Here

Angela Holts Designs
Dare's Designz  You Are Here
Jennifer Stahr

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Second Design Team Project for Flowersoft and Angela Holt Designs Creative Team

Here is my second project for Flowersoft and Angela Holt Designs Creative Team.. 

I decided to make some ATC size trifold cards using wooden blanks. My Brother also decided to play along and we shared some bonding time crafting.. Great Fun! It's always fun to have someone who is artistic craft with you. I hope you all enjoy what we created for you. Below the photos is a list of all the products I used and some links too. 

Virginia Dare 

Materials Used
Luna Landscapes by Flowersoft

Die Cut Silhouette Stickers - Wish Sentiments

3 Yards Dainty Black Insertion Lace 1/2"- From Lavish Laces

Flatback Gemstones and Pearls from Mariam's Craft Supplies 

Rhinestone Trim and Pearl Trim From Angela Holt Designs

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Using Flowersoft for the First Time.. So Much Fun!!

This is my first time using flowersoft products, and I have to say I love the dimension it added to my Canvas.

Check out the photos below.. Brillant Texture I think..  

Virginia Dare~ Dare's Designz

I  Made this canvas using Water Color Pencils and Pastels.. Then used Flowersoft "Meadow"s for the leaves on the tree, and Diamond Range "Polar White" for the moon both products can be found Here: :