My Posts Tagged as 'Tutorial'

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Vintage Jewellery Recreation Part 2 - Emerald Earrings

Are you a matching person? Do you match your earrings, necklace and bracelets?

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Carol Karl

September 22, 2022

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Moody Triple Strand Stretch Bracelet Tutorial

Do you ever have days where you start with the intention to make one thing and it turns out to be something entirely different?

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Carol Karl

September 8, 2022

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Vintage Jewellery Recreation Part1 - Emerald Necklace

When my daughter was 12, she went to a ball. She was telling my Mum all about it and Mum suggested that she wear one of her necklaces.

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Carol Karl

September 1, 2022

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I Was Wrong! Memory Wire Necklace Update

I’m not embarrassed to admit when I was wrong, as long as I learn from my mistakes.

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Carol Karl

August 25, 2022

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Memory Wire Rings

I’ve been on a bit of a memory wire kick lately so today I’m experimenting with ring size memory wire, to make some really basic rings.

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Carol Karl

August 18, 2022

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Memory Wire Hoop Earrings - 2 Pairs

I love hoop earrings and I also love memory wire. I’ve been experimenting with using memory wire in a different way rather than just a bracelet or necklace.

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Carol Karl

August 11, 2022

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Using Shape and Texture in Jewellery Design

Texture, shape, colour, lustre, material – it’s all important in your jewellery designs. Let’s talk about that.

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Carol Karl

August 4, 2022

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How to Make Pearl Fan Earrings

The great thing about these earrings is that they look really complicated but they aren’t.

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Carol Karl

July 28, 2022

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3 Easy Ways to Crimp Jewelry

What is crimping and why is it so important that you get it right?

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Carol Karl

July 21, 2022

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Memory Wire Necklace Tutorial: Make a Statement

I’m playing with some memory wire today to make a beautiful focal necklace.

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Carol Karl

July 14, 2022

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Five Basic Jewellery Making Techniques

Today I’m going to show you five basic jewellery making techniques that every jewellery maker should know.

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Carol Karl

July 7, 2022

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Make some Knitting BLING | DIY Stitch Marker Tutorial

Would you like to bling up your knitting with some extra special stitch markers? In this week’s tutorial, that’s exactly what I’m doing. I

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Carol Karl

June 30, 2022

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Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace - DIY

What is a Wire Guardian? When should you use one? This week’s tutorial is all about wire guardians (or thread protectors).

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Carol Karl

June 23, 2022

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DON'T Use a Wire Guardian Until You Watch This

What is a Wire Guardian? When should you use one? This week’s tutorial is all about wire guardians (or thread protectors).

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Carol Karl

June 16, 2022

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How to Use a Bead Frame - Blue Pendant Necklace

Have you ever used a bead frame? In this week’s video, I played with some beads to make this necklace using two different bead frames.

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Carol Karl

June 9, 2022

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DIY Double Teardrop Earrings

Today I’m using a colour I don’t often use, yellow, to make these double teardrop earrings.

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Carol Karl

June 2, 2022

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Wire Heart Chandelier Earrings

I’ve been promising this tutorial for the longest time. I have two (now three) pairs of these beautiful twisted wire heart, chandelier earrings and I wear them all the time.

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Carol Karl

May 26, 2022

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DIY Adjustable Wire Ring

Lately I’ve been playing with making wire rings.

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Carol Karl

May 19, 2022

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DIY Triple Strand Turquoise Stretch Bracelet

You know that I love blue and I love stretch bracelets so today I’m combining those two things into one tutorial to make a triple strand stretch bracelet.

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Carol Karl

May 12, 2022

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DIY Knitting Row Counter and Stitch Marker

Today’s tutorial is for the knitters among you. Now before you switch off because you’re not a knitter, you might find this one interesting.

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Carol Karl

May 5, 2022

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Wire Pendulum Earrings DIY Tutorial

Today I’m going to be showing you how to make some pendulum earrings. These earrings don’t take much in terms of materials but there are some special tools you need.

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Carol Karl

April 28, 2022

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ANZAC Poppy Resin Pendant Tutorial

I have been having such a lot of fun playing with resin and applying it to jewellery. I made several resin pendants, in this week’s tutorial, I make two.

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Carol Karl

April 21, 2022

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Plus a Giveaway

Mother’s Day isn’t too far away so it’s time to start thinking about a gift. Does your mother always forget where she’s left her glasses?

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Carol Karl

April 14, 2022

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Bunny Earrings Tutorial - Help Needed

I cut these bunny earrings using my Cricut machine but never fear, you can still make them if you don’t have a Circut. I also need your help!

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Carol Karl

April 7, 2022

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When Brooches Go Bad

It was my plan today to walk you step by step through the process of making a brooch with me, but it didn’t quite go that way. I had a bit of a disaster – watch the video until the end to find out what happened.

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Carol Karl

April 1, 2022

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How to Make a Double Strand Stretch Bracelet

There’s nothing more frustrating than your stretch bracelet breaking and all the beads falling all over the pavement! In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how I knot my stretch bracelets to make them more secure.

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Carol Karl

March 24, 2022

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How to Make a Moody Statement Necklace

I’m feeling dark and moody today!

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Carol Karl

March 17, 2022

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How to Make an Interchangeable Necklace

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Today I’m making an interchangeable necklace which means you two necklaces from one.

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Carol Karl

March 3, 2022

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How to Make Raffia Fan Earrings

These earrings are so super easy to make, you won’t believe it!

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Carol Karl

February 24, 2022

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How to Make a Dainty Drop Necklace

Today, I’m making something that is completely out of character for me.

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Carol Karl

February 17, 2022

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How to Make Valentine's Day Heart Earrings

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

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Carol Karl

February 9, 2022

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How to Make Christmas Star Earrings

A few weeks ago we had some exciting news!

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Carol Karl

December 7, 2021

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How to Make Teardrops and Hearts Earrings

Last year I made an orange and navy necklace for a friend. This year, I’m making the matching earrings.

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Carol Karl

December 1, 2021

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How to Make Christmas Tree Earrings

I’ve been seeing these earrings all over Pinterest for the last couple of years so this year I decided to make a pair of my own.

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Carol Karl

November 23, 2021

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How to Make a Party Time Necklace with Memory Wire

I’m getting ready for the Christmas parties so I wanted to make a statement necklace – and I’m making it with memory wire.

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Carol Karl

November 16, 2021

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How to make a Sliding Knot – Summer Fun Necklace

Over the Northern Hemisphere summer I saw lots of jewellery made from seed beads. Today, I’m not only making this cute choker necklace, I’m also showing you to how make a sliding knot with waxed cord.

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Carol Karl

November 9, 2021

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How to Make a Wire Wrapped Bracelet

I love to wear red and I have a stunning necklace that used to be my Mum’s, but what I realised is that I didn’t have a red bracelet.

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Carol Karl

November 2, 2021

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How to Add an Extender Chain to a Necklace

Do you have a necklace that’s slightly too short? Today I’m going to show you how to quickly add an extender chain so that you can adjust the size.

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Carol Karl

October 26, 2021

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How to Make a Halloween Charm Bracelet

So, what should you do with Halloween charms? Make a charm bracelet of course!

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Carol Karl

October 18, 2021

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How to Make a Halloween Spikes and Bones Necklace

Halloween is just a few weeks away so I decided to make this spikes and bones necklace using memory wire.

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Carol Karl

October 12, 2021

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How to Make a Blue and Green Double Strand Bracelet

Blue and green should never been seen – isn’t that how the saying goes? Actually blue and green look quite good together.

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Carol Karl

October 5, 2021

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How to Give a Necklace a Professional Finish

When you string a necklace, there’s always the decision to make about how to end it. Do you use crimp covers or simply crimp the ends?

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Carol Karl

September 28, 2021

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How to Make a 5 Strand Bracelet + Giveaway

A few weeks ago I made a multistrand bracelet and everyone loved it. I got so many comments on it.

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Carol Karl

September 21, 2021

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How to Make a Tween Girl's Jewellery Set - Ideal for Birthday Parties

I was asked by a customer to create a kit for a tween girl’s birthday party. She wanted to make jewellery with her friends, so I created this cute set for them, consisting of a necklace, stretchy bracelet and dangly earrings.

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Carol Karl

September 14, 2021

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How to Make a Blue Focal Bead and Dangle Necklace

Have you figured out yet that I really like blue? Today’s tutorial was inspired by these beautiful acrylic silver-plated blue beads.

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Carol Karl

September 7, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! Do you believe it’s September already. I feel like I blinked and missed the last month.

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Carol Karl

September 4, 2021

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How to Make a Men's Bracelet

It’s Father’s Day this weekend so I decided to make a bracelet for my husband.

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Carol Karl

August 31, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! What an eventful week we’ve had.

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Carol Karl

August 28, 2021

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How to Make a Multistrand Bracelet

There’s a huge trend right now to wear lots of bracelets stacked on one arm.

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Carol Karl

August 24, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! What an eventful week we’ve had.

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Carol Karl

August 21, 2021

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How to Make a Rainbow Bar Stool Cover

It’s no secret that my daughter loves unicorns. In fact, we call her house the unicorn museum.

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Carol Karl

August 19, 2021

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How to Make a Chain Tassel

I’ve got this old necklace that need replacing and I love the chain tassel on it so I thought I’d make a new one and share the process with you.

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Carol Karl

August 17, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! My family and I created a long weekend by taking Friday off.

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Carol Karl

August 7, 2021

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All About Jump Rings

Using jump rings is an integral part of making jewellery so today I thought I’d talk about what they are and when and how to use them.

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Carol Karl

August 3, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! Now that mid-winter Christmas is over and the days are starting to get longer, it feels like spring might just be on the way.

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Carol Karl

July 31, 2021

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How to Make Daisy Earrings - Two Ways

Can you get the same result by using different methods? I’m testing that theory today by making this pair of earrings twice using two different methods.

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Carol Karl

July 27, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! This week I did my first ever live jewellery workshop.

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Carol Karl

July 24, 2021

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How to Make a Heart Pendant Double Strung Necklace

I’m doing it double today with this double strung blue pendant necklace.

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Carol Karl

July 20, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! And what a weekend it is! As I sit at my desk the wind is howling and the rain is pelting.

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Carol Karl

July 17, 2021

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How to Make Earrings in Five Minutes - Turquoise Teardrop Earrings

Another pair of super quick earrings made with only three materials including these wonderful turquoise teardrop beads.

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Carol Karl

July 13, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Trinity Earrings

These earrings were born because of these beautiful closed textured rings. I just fell in love with them as soon as I saw them.

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Carol Karl

July 6, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! I spent yesterday painting some chairs. They aren’t ready to reveal yet but I’m aiming to have them ready for next week.

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Carol Karl

July 3, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Spring Cage Earrings

It’s a super short tutorial today. At the beginning of my five minute earrings series I said I wanted to show you how quick and easy it could be to make your own jewellery.

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Carol Karl

June 29, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! So this happened yesterday. You might be wondering what, exactly is going on in this photo.

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Carol Karl

June 26, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Dragon Scale Earrings

These earrings are super easy to make – if you can open and close a jump ring, you can make them - and if you can't, I can show you how.

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Carol Karl

June 22, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Teardrop Hoops

We are celebrating! A year ago today we drove to Christchurch and literally bought everything in the bead store – yes, we bought the entire store and Affordable Jewellery Supplies was born (or reborn).

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Carol Karl

June 15, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! The photo above is of my historical family homestead in Whanganui.

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Carol Karl

June 12, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Red

Today I’m starting a new series called “Five Minute Earrings”. Although I’ve made five minute earrings before using twist bails, these ones don’t use any special tricks to make them quick.

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Carol Karl

June 8, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! This week started with a crazy weekend where we collected three dining tables.

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Carol Karl

June 5, 2021

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How to Make a Flower Teardrop Necklace

Do you love delicate, dainty jewellery? I really do but I seldom wear it. If you answered yes, then this tutorial is for you.

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Carol Karl

June 1, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! This week started with a crazy weekend where we collected three dining tables.

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Carol Karl

May 29, 2021

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How to Make a Beach Anklet

While it’s starting to get colder here, I’ve been thinking about hot summer days, sitting on a beach. Don’t get me wrong, I quite like the winter and all its coziness, but I also like the summer and what it means for my lifestyle.

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Carol Karl

May 25, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! Can you believe it’s almost the end of May?

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Carol Karl

May 22, 2021

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Beginner Jewellery Project - How to Make Flower Bell Earrings

Aren’t these cute? They are so dainty. I’ve been wanting to use these Lucite flower bell beads for sometime and I finally got to it last week. I love the pinks, purples and reds mixed into these earrings.

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Carol Karl

May 18, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! What a week it’s been! We’ve had a week of full on stormy weather – torrential rain and gale force winds.

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Carol Karl

May 15, 2021

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How to Choose Jewellery That Suits You

What factors go into choosing the right jewellery? Do you even think about it or do you just inherently know what suits you?

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Carol Karl

May 11, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! Red in the morning, shepherd’s warning! I woke up this morning to this beautiful sky so I couldn’t help but share it with you.

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Carol Karl

May 8, 2021

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How to Frost Glass With a Pattern

Sometimes we need privacy but still need light! That’s was the case with our front door (and our back door).

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Carol Karl

May 6, 2021

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How to Restring a Vintage Necklace

I inherited a few pieces of jewellery from my Mum and I’ve been worried about wearing them as they are very fragile so I decided to restring them.

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Carol Karl

May 4, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! It’s been a crazy few weeks which is why last weekend I didn’t post a weekly roundup. Instead, I revealed my newly renovated front porch.

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Carol Karl

May 1, 2021

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How to Paint an Aluminium Door or Window

Everyone who has visited us lately has commented on our great new front door. Last week I shared our front porch makeover.

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Carol Karl

April 29, 2021

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How to Use a Bead Design Board to Design a Necklace

Do you ever wake up and you’ve been dreaming about beads? I do!

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Carol Karl

April 27, 2021

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Front Porch Makeover

This post has been a long time coming – not that it’s taken us a long time to do the project, it’s just that we’ve been wanting to do it for a long time.

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Carol Karl

April 24, 2021

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My Not So Summer Wreath

I’m so excited. I’ve been asked to participate in my first ever DIY challenge! It’s a summer porch makeover.

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Carol Karl

April 22, 2021

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Beginner Project - How to Make Butterfly Dangle Earrings

These acrylic butterfly beads are so popular. I decided it was time I found out what all the hype was about and make something with them. The butterfly dangle earrings were born!

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Carol Karl

April 20, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! Here’s some random thoughts on a chilly autumn morning.

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Carol Karl

April 17, 2021

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Looking for a Partner - Situations Vacant

Have you ever considered becoming a blogger? I am coming up to my 12th anniversary of being a blogger. Wow! When I think about that, there’s so much that’s happened in that time.

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Carol Karl

April 15, 2021

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Beginner Project - How to Make a Cubes and Daggers Necklace

Not all beads are round! In fact, beads come in all shapes and sizes.

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Carol Karl

April 13, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy weekend my friend! Yay! Even though it’s been a short week, it feels like it’s taken forever – maybe that’s because we switched back from daylight savings.

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Carol Karl

April 10, 2021

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How to Make a Braided Cuff Bracelet

I’ve been wanting to experiment with more ways to use memory wire and the revival of the cuff bracelet trend has given me the perfect opportunity.

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Carol Karl

April 6, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy Easter my friend! So how do we celebrate Easter in New Zealand?

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Carol Karl

April 2, 2021

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The Jewellery Making Tool That Changed My Life

When I first started making jewellery there was one thing that tripped me up every time.

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Carol Karl

March 30, 2021

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I Love Spring Bracelet

I just love spring colours – all those soft pastels – pink, blue, lemon. This is a fun bracelet made with 16mm bubblegum beads, silver stardust beads and a gemstone heart pendant.

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Carol Karl

March 23, 2021

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How to Make a Focal Bead Necklace

A couple of weeks ago I showed you how to design a memory wire bracelet with a focal bead.

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Carol Karl

March 16, 2021

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Pastel Stardust Earrings and Giveaway

I’m a pastel girl! I love pastel colours – they make me happy. How do you feel about pastels?

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Carol Karl

March 9, 2021

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How to Make a Focal Bead Memory Wire Bracelet

You probably already know that I love memory wire. Ever wanted to know how I design my memory wire bracelets?

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Carol Karl

March 2, 2021

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Stars and Swirls Necklace

You know I love a challenge, right? If I didn’t we wouldn’t have bought our 1970’s original condition home.

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Carol Karl

February 23, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Three Pairs

People who don’t make jewellery often think it’s really complicated – and sometimes it is.

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Carol Karl

February 17, 2021

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How to Make a Heart Tassel Pendant

Last week, I shared how to make Heart Tassel Earrings with you. I had so many people ask me about making these into a necklace that I decided to do it.

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Carol Karl

February 10, 2021

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How to Make a Valentine’s Day Wreath

Even though I’ve never done this before, this year I decided that it was a good idea.

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Carol Karl

February 8, 2021