Monday, August 3, 2015

Use Polymer Clay to Create a Faux Agate Necklace

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Hey, y'all! At the beginning of June, I had the pleasure of guest posting over at Dawn Nicole Designs.  I shared the tutorial for my Faux Agate Polymer Clay Necklace, and today I want to share the tutorial here with you lovely people.  If you've never used polymer clay before, I hope that this tutorial encourages you to give it a try.
Make your own faux agate using polymer clay and create a beautiful boho-inspired necklace! pitterandglink.comMaking the agate for the center of the necklace is really easy, and honestly, it's the hardest part of creating the necklace.  Making the rest of the necklace only requires basic jewelry-making techniques that even the beginner jewelry maker can do.  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

DIY T-Shirt Crafts: Book Release & Giveaway

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Hey, y'all!  I am really excited about today's post because it marks a milestone for one of my very good blog friends Adrianne Surian.  Adrianne has written her first book entitled DIY T-Shirt Crafts!  She sent me a copy to preview, and it is so awesome!!!  Today is the book's official release date, and to celebrate, Adrianne is giving away five copies.  That's right.  Five lucky people are going to win their own copy of this super cool book containing fifty beautifully photographed tutorials demonstrating how to recycle old t-shirts.

DIY T-Shirt Crafts by Adrianne Surian--A book showing you fifty unexpected ways to recycle your old t-shirts. pitterandglink.com

When my blog was just a baby, a blog friend introduced me to Adrianne the author of Happy Hour Projects.  I quickly learned that if I had a question about blogging or jewelry making or anything crafty, I could ask Adrianne, and she would more-than-likely know the answer.  In a world where too often women compete instead of help one another, I'm very thankful to have become friends with someone like Adrianne, and I just couldn't be happier for her releasing a book to share her awesome creativity and knowledge with even more people.

Friday, July 31, 2015

60 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Hey, y'all!  With school starting for most kids in just a few weeks, this week's Crafted Collective is all about breakfast: 60 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas.  Many of these recipes can be made the night before and some are quick enough to make quickly before heading out the door, but all of them are healthy!
60 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas--Perfect recipes for those hectic school mornings! www.pitterandglink.com
When you finish checking out the recipes I've collected, head over to my co-hosts' blogs to see their collections.

Kirsten of Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | Emily of The Benson Street | Kara of Happy Go Lucky

Now it's time to check out some tasty recipes!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Embossed Metal & Bead Tassel Necklace

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Hey, y'all!  I am so excited about today's post because I'm sharing what is probably my favorite jewelry tutorial to date.  I have been seeing tassel jewelry all over the place, and I've wanted a bracelet or a necklace with a tassel.  But since I make jewelry all the time, I hated to buy something without trying to make my own tassel jewelry first.  That's how my Embossed Metal & Bead Tassel Necklace was born.  It's so pretty, and it's surprisingly easy to make.
Embossed Metal & Bead Tassel Necklace www.pitterandglink.com
To make your own tassel necklace, you'll need several tools and supplies, which I'll list below the supply picture.  

Friday, July 24, 2015

60 Back to School Ideas

Hey, y'all!  As much as I hate to admit it, we are nearing back-to-school time.  I will never understand how school days seem to be as long as a never-ending wait at a doctor's office, but summer days fly by.  I guess the old saying "Time flies when you're having fun" is true.  I know many of you parents may be ready for school to start back, so this week's Crafted Collective theme is Back to School Ideas.
60 Back to School Ideas--From organization to teacher's gifts, this collection is sure to prepare you for the return to school. pitterandglink.com

From organization to teacher gifts, my co-hosts and I are sharing 60 ideas to prepare you for back to school.  Make sure that you head over to their blogs when you finish up here.

Kirsten of Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | Emily of The Benson Street | Kara of Happy Go Lucky

Now on to the back to school ideas!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bible Journaling Supply Kit Giveaway

Hey, y'all!  I'm really excited about today's post because it's been in the works for a couple of weeks.  If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I've fallen in love with Bible journaling.  It has made me more passionate about studying God's Word.  I have quickly realized that I'm not the only one in love with Bible journaling.  This inspired me to create some handmade Bible journaling supplies and buy a few too so that I could have a Bible journaling supply giveaway here on the blog. Bible Journaling Supply Kit Giveaway--Enter to win a lovely (mostly) handmade kit from pitterandglink.com. Three winners will be chosen! Open 7/20/15-7/30/15.
  
I am thankful for each and every one of my readers, and I love when I get the chance to thank you for your support through a giveaway.  I don't have the funds to host huge giveaways, but when I thought of this giveaway, I realized that I could handmake a lot of stuff to keep the cost down for me but still offer you a pretty fun giveaway.  And because a lot of the items are handmade, I was able to put together three supply kits, so that means there will be THREE WINNERS!

Bible Journaling Supply Kit Giveaway--Enter to win a lovely (mostly) handmade kit from pitterandglink.com. Three winners will be chosen! Open 7/20/15-7/30/15.

Each winner will receive one of these cute and colorful Bible journaling supply kits.  Let me tell you all about the kits.

Bible Journaling Supply Kit Giveaway--Enter to win a lovely (mostly) handmade kit from pitterandglink.com. Three winners will be chosen! Open 7/20/15-7/30/15.

Each kit contains the following items:
  • 1 pack of Gold Alphabet Stickers
  • 6 Crayola Twistable Crayons
  • 1 Moleskine Notebook Hand-painted & Hand-lettered by Me
  • 7 Hand-embellished Paper Clips
  • 60+ Paper Punched Tabs of Various Colors & Patterns
  • Assorted Paper Tags & Cut-outs
Because of the handcrafted elements, each kit will vary slightly.  (Each notebook has a different hand-painted and hand-lettered cover, the Twistables are different colors, and the paper tabs, tags, and cut-outs vary by color, pattern and style.)

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will run until July 30th at 12 AM.  Three winners will be chosen randomly and will be notified through email.  The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen.  To enter, use Rafflecopter below.

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Good luck!
Related Post:
Bible Journaling: A Creative Way to Study God's Word

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Boho Embossed Butterfly Bracelet

Hey, y'all!  I know I don't normally post on the weekend, but I wanted to pop in for a moment just to let you know that I'm sharing a tutorial over at the Sizzix Blog today.  I'm showing you how to make this Boho Butterfly Bracelet.
Boho Embossed Butterfly Bracelet www.pitterandglink.com
And you know what else I'm sharing? My very first video.  It's a really short video to show you how to create the pink knotted part of the bracelet.  So if you've ever wondered what I sound like, here's your chance.  And don't forget, I am Southern, therefore I have a Southern accent.  (There's just no hiding it!)  Anyway, head over to the Sizzix Blog for the full bracelet tutorial and have an amazing Saturday!