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Do It Tuesday

DIY Beach Anklets

It’s summer! Time to hit the beach! I decided I wanted to make some chunky anklets to wear when I go barefoot. These are super easy and fun to create.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Beads (enough to fit around one ankle)
  • Bead Stringing Wire (.30mm)
  • Toggle Clasps (the circle part only)
  • Crimp Beads
  • Tulle or sheer thick ribbon
  • Pliers

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First, just simply string on the beads with the wire. Add the circle part of the toggle clasp on each end with a crimp bead. String through the ribbon. Slide your foot through and tie a bow in the back! Super cute and easy!

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Photography: Anthony Bergeron

Director/Photography: Angela Lavelle

Do It Tuesday

DIY Children’s Storybook

Use this DIY for a artistic children’s book or something fun and different for your coffee table!

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Watercolors
  • Card Stock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Detail Scissors and or Exacto Knife
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon or Tape for Binding
  • Sewing Machine (Optional)

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Start by writing down the plot to a story and then simplify it! In this example, I chose Alice in Wonderland.  To learn how to make your own craft paper view my video. (CLICK)
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IMG_5989-1-1024x768Begin diving into your craft paper by cutting out different shapes and objects to create scenes from the story.
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Glue your papers down as you figure out what you want on each page. I used hot glue for a sturdier hold.

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Draw your characters and color them in. I cut the characters out and used a normal glue stick on white cardstock, then placed them in scene.
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Use a thick piece of cardboard or another material that is thick enough to be your hardback cover.

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Place each page in order like you would see in a book, with pages 1 and 2 facing down together and 3 and 4 doing the same, then so on. Using the tape or ribbon, hot glue it on the outside inner edges where the spine will be. Do the same to all pages. Hot glue the front cover to the back of page 1, and the back cover to the back of the last page. Easy binding!

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Do It Tuesday

Greeting Cards

A fun way to use and reuse your watercolor scraps is to make your own custom greeting cards. Simply cut out different shapes. Hot glue for a solid hold and quicker dry. I used different size hole punchers, cut out different shapes like hearts or abstract triangles and squares. Super easy and fun! this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours depending on how many cards you make! Your friends and family will love them because its the thought that counts right? -Angela

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Soul Food Sunday

Strawberry Salsa

THING YOU WILL NEED:

  • 5 TBSP of Plum Sauce
  • 2 Limes Freshly Squeezed
  • 1/2 TBSP of freshly graded ginger
  • Ground Pepper and Salt to Taste
  • 1 Package of Strawberries Chopped
  • 1/4 Cucumbers
  • 1 TBSP Thinly Sliced Green Onions
  • 2 TBSP of Snipped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Fresh Jalapeno Chili Pepper Seeded and Chopped
  • 1 TSP of Sesame Seeds

IMG_4469aIn a small mixing bowl combine plum sauce, lime. ginger, salt, pepper, seaseme seeds, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. Mix and set aside.  In a large bowl add chopped strawberries and cucumber. Pour mixture over chopped ingredients and mix. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
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Fashion Friday

Natalie Beth

Natalie Beth’s earrings are made out of recycled glass. Each pair is made using gorgeous, vibrant colors that’ll make any outfit pop!

Kyanite is a powerful stone that is known for aligning all of the Chakras. Unlike other stones, Kyanite doesn’t absorb any negative energy, which means that it never needs to be cleansed. Instead, Kyanite rapidly transfers energy through vibrations. Kyanite is also useful for communication skills, as it can create pathways of energy that help send information telepathically. It also restores energy balance.

Blue apatite:Apatite is a stone known for helping those who wear it achieve their goals. It first clears away confusion, apathy or negativity. Then, it stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation.

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