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Crayon Cupcakes by arteesvida
January 28, 2007, 3:52 pm
Filed under: Kid Friendly Projects

I originally saw the idea in family fun but couldn’t find the heart shaped mini pans, so we decided to make crayon cupcakes!

 Peel the paper off of old crayons break them in pieces and layer them in a cupcake tin.  Put them in a 250 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  (Family Fun said 15 minutes but that wasn’t nearly enough time when I did the project).  They come out easiest by turning the pan upside down and shaking them out rather than trying to pry them out individually! 

These are going to my 6 year olds class at school!

Valentine’s Day Projects by arteesvida
December 21, 2006, 11:49 pm
Filed under: Beading, Clay Jewelry, Holiday Projects, Kid Friendly Projects, Wire Work

Beadwork Projects

Tons of links to Valentines projects from the Beadwork section of the About network

Rings ‘n Things Pattern for Beaded Heart Earrings

Valentine’s Day Jewelry Making Projects from the About network. (Scroll down the page to see the V-Day listings!):

Wire Work Projects

Wire Mesh Heart Pendent (This is designed for card making, but would also work well for making pins and pendents.)

Wig Jig Wire Heart Projects

WigJig Four Square Hearts pendent

WigJig University Valentine Choker and Earring Set

WigJig Unversity Heart Suncatcher (Another project designed to be something else but would work great for jewelry making!

Polymer Clay Projects

Valentine’s Day Polymer Clay Heart Cane

Sarajane’s Polymer Clay Valentine’s Hearts

HGTV’s Hearts and Flowers Polymer Clay Pin

Paper or Plastic Projects

Valentine’s Day Foamy Hearts Earrings

Shrink Plastic Heart Necklace

Projects For Kids

Bread Dough Heart Pins

Kid’s Domain Valentine Pin

Kid’s Domain Plaster Of Paris Valentine’s Day Pin

Valentine’s Day Necklaces and Bracelets from Kids Domain

Heart pattern for making safety pin jewelry from the Family Crafts section About network

Thanksgiving Projects by arteesvida
December 21, 2006, 11:48 pm
Filed under: Beading, Clay Jewelry, Holiday Projects, Kid Friendly Projects, Wire Work

Thanksgiving Jewelry Making Projects

Tom Turkey Pin

Cute lapel pin project made with wood cut-outs!

Thanksgiving Earrings

Fun beadwork project…complete with fabulous beaded “feathers”!

Pilgrim Hat Pony Bead Pattern

A great project for small fingers using satin cord and pony beads.

Thanksgiving Perler Bead Patterns

Two nice perler patterns…a thanksgiving turkey and a gorgeous cornocopia.

Turkey Pin

Easy felt lapel pin project.

Turkey Bead Safety Pin

A nice beaded safety pin jewelry project.

Cornocopia Beaded Safety Pin

A colorful cornocopia pattern.

Incognito Turkey

I love this little guy! He would make a great little pendent!

Sassy Scarecrow Pendent

An easy polymer clay molding project.

Pumpkin Seed Beads

The pumpkin seeds get salted and roasted in my house, but if they last longer in yours, you can make this fun necklace out of them!

Autumn Leaf Brooch

Mexican pottery clay and water colors duplicates the look of fired pottery for this cool pin!

Holiday Harvest

A lovely indian corn beadwork pattern!

Halloween and Day Of The Dead Projects by arteesvida
December 21, 2006, 11:37 pm
Filed under: Beading, Clay Jewelry, Holiday Projects, Kid Friendly Projects, Wire Work

<big></b>Beadwork Projects </big></b>


<a href=””>Mix and Match Halloween Earrings </a>


Use Halloween themed lampwork beads to make some cool, interchangeable earring designs!


<a href=””&gt; Halloween Patterns </a>


Lots of great patterns, including witches, pumpkins, jack-o-lanturns, and mummies!


<a href=””&gt; More Halloween Patterns </a>


More neat patterns, including a fabulous skull!


<a href=””>BellaOnline Halloween Beading Patterns</a>


Cool bats and devils!


<a href=””>Bella Online Halloween Beading Pattern and Links </a>


Another cool bat pattern plus links to some other great beading projects for Halloween!


<a href=””>Mini Witch Doll </a>


This little 3D witch would make a fabulous jewelry component!


<big></b>Wire Work Projects</big></b>


<a href=””&gt; Halloween Necklace</a>


Cool orange and black wire jig project!


<a href=””>Wire Work Pumpkins</a>


Cool wire pumpkins with lots of potential jewelry applications!


<a href=””>Spooky Spider</a>


Use beads and wire to make this cool wearable spider!


<big><b>Polymer Clay Projects </big></b>


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“>I’ve Got My Eye On You! Necklace </a>


Very cool glow in the dark eyeball necklace made from polymer clay!


<a href=””>Ghost Toasty Necklace </a>


Another cool glow in the dark polymer clay project!


<a href=””>Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin Beads </a>


Make cool necklaces and earrings with your own poly clay Jacks!


<a href=””>Witch Face Cane </a>


Make a traditional Halloween witch…complete with hair and hat.


<a href=””>PC Pumpkin Beads</a>


Cool little 3D pumpkin beads with lots of different jewelry making possibilities!


<a href=””>Pumpkin Vine Necklace</a>


Make little pumpkin beads out of polymer clay and string them into a cute necklace!


<a href=””>Pumpkin Earrings</a>


Simple little pumpkin earring project.


<a href=””>Halloween Jewelry Set</a>


Lots of ideas for polymer clay Halloween jewelry sets…matching earrings and necklaces!


<a href=””>Jack O’Lantern Cane</a>


Very cool “Happy Jack” cane project!


<big></b>Kid Friendly Projects</big></b>


<a href=””>Candy Corn Pin</a>


A cool candy corn project made out of craft foam or construction paper.


<a href=””>Ghost Necklace</a>


Turn a plastic film container into a cute ghost necklace!


<a href=””>Hair Fun With Barrettes</a>


Make your own Halloween themed barrettes.


<a href=””>Hair Fun With Scrunchies</a>


Alter premade scrunchies with a Halloween theme!


<a href=””>Creepy Crawly Spider Bracelets </a>


A cool construction paper project!


<a href=””>Monster Marble Jewelry </a>


Use halloween stickers and flat backed marbles to make these cool baubles!


<a href=””>Boo Safety Pin Pattern</a>


Spell “Boo” in safety pin jewelry.


<a href=””>Candy Corn Safety Pin Pattern </a>


A safety pin jewelry project with a cute candy corn.


<a href=””>Tombstone Safety Pin Pattern</a>


“Rest In Peace” with this safety pin jewelry project.


<a href=””>Candy The Corn Pin</a>


 A cute fun foam project.


<a href=””>Hair Pin Ghost Necklace</a>


A very creative use of a hairpin and an adorable necklace!


<a href=”

“>Ghost Necklaces </a>


Make cool ghost pendents out of regular craft glue!


<a href=”

“>Halloween Pins </a>


Easy project using mini brooms, ribbon, and candy corn.


<a href=””>Pumpkin Seed Beads</a>


Save those seeds when you carve your pumpkin to make this cool jewelry!


<big></b>Day Of The Dead Projects </big></b>


<a href=””>Dia De Los Muertos Skull Cane </a>


Very cool polymer clay cane with lots of cool application possibilities!


<a href=””>Dia De Las Muertas Pins</a>


A cool polymer clay pin from my favorite crafty chica, Kathy Murillo!


<a href=””>Skull Bead Earrings</a>


Used carve bone skull beads to make create these simple earrings!


<a href=””>Sacred Heart Beadwork Pattern</a>

 This beadwork pattern is based on the traditional sacred heart milagro…gorgeous!

Fourth Of July Projects by arteesvida
December 21, 2006, 11:29 pm
Filed under: Beading, Clay Jewelry, Holiday Projects, Kid Friendly Projects, Wire Work


She Stands Tall Loom Pattern

She Stands Tall Peyote Pattern

Independence Earrings

Seed Bead Flag Pin

Uncle Sam Earrings

Fourth of July Necklace

Fourth Of July Earrings

Jan Jones’ Patriotic Ribbon

Patriotic Star Pattern

American Flag Pin

Red, White, and Blue Beadwork Patterns from BellaOnline’s Beadwork site

Red White And Blue Beaded Bracelet and Necklace

Patriotic Necklace

Large Patriotic Beaded Star

Patriotic Amulets and Earrings

Show Our Colors: Red White and Blue Earrings

Cheryl Assemi’s Flag Amulet

Flag Patterns for Looms and Peyote Stitch

Red White And Blue Bracelet With A Heart Of Gold

Yellow Ribbon Peyote or Brick Stitch Pattern

Red White And Blue Loom Strip

Patriotic Badge


Patriotic Earrings

American Flag Wire Work Kilt Pin

Red White and Blue Spool Knitted Stretch Magic Bracelet

Red White And Blue Memory Wire Bracelet

Eagle Pattern

Flag and Yellow Ribbon Bracelet

Remember 9/11 Beadwork Patterns

Polymer Clay

Patriotic Flag Pins

God Bless Angel Pin

Old Glory Banner Pin and Ribbon Pin

Red, White, and Blue Ribbon Pin

Red, White, and Blue Bracelet

Red, White, and Blue Pin

Stars and Stripes Mini Flag Pin

Patriotic Star Cane

Kid Friendly Projects

Yellow Ribbon Pins

Small Patriotic Stripes Beaded Star

Unity Ribbon Bracelets

Patriotic Lapel Pins

Uncle Sam Star

Loyalty Rings

Safety Pin and Bead American Flag

Freedom Bracelets

Three Patriotic Pins

Wood, Ribbon, Yarn, and Cloth Projects

Patriotic Heart Pin

Grand Uncle Sam

Patriotic Ribbon Pin

Father’s Day Project List by arteesvida

Dad-Friendly Jewelry Making Projects!

Leather Cuff Bracelet

A beginner’s leather working project that easily lends itself to a masculine design

Woven Leather Bracelet

Want to avoid leather working? This project just involved braiding leather cording.

Leather Wrap Watch

This looks like a watch band that even MY husband couldn’t break!

Lucky Dice Cufflinks

Whether you use dice or other trinkets, this is a great idea for a personalized dad’s day present!

Unisex Stytle Beaded Choker

This Lark’s Head Knot choker is decidedly masculine with leather and wooden beads.

Lady Bug Tie Tack

An easy polymer clay project even for little hands!

Men’s Bracelet

A beadwork double zigzag pattern perfect for hip dads!

Jewelry Making Gift Ideas For Dad

Lots of ideas including chains, key fobs, money clips, and tie slides

Father’s Day Tie Tacks

Another kid friendly polymer clay tie tack project!

Variations On The Self Linking Copper Wire Bracelet

Sean Russ’s masculine version of a classic design!

The Self Linking Copper Wire Bracelet

The original article. A simple, elegant project.

How To Tie Slip Knots

A nice finishing technique for masculine corded necklaces!

I Love Dad Beaded Safety Pin

Show your appreciation for Dad by wearing this safety pin project!

Autumn Project List by arteesvida
December 21, 2006, 10:04 pm
Filed under: Beading, Clay Jewelry, Holiday Projects, Kid Friendly Projects, Wire Work

Beading Projects

Garland of Fall Leaves Necklace

A modified apache leaf stitch necklace by Emily Hackbarth.

Fall Colors Necklace

Amber and topaz beads mixed with green leaf beads for a fall foilage look!

Holiday Harvest

Very cool 3D Indian corn beadwork designed by Emily Hackbarth.

Harvest Shimmer Necklace

Pretty garnet and jet glass project.

Wire Projects

Copper Leaf Tutorial

Gorgeous fall leaves made from copper wire!

Autumn Leaves Necklace

A victorian-style wirework project. The leaves are created on fine beading wire then strung onto a beaded necklace.

Wire Work Pumpkins

Groovy wire pumpkins with lots of cool jewelry application possibilities!

Autumn Splendor Set

Wirework necklace and matching earrings. Cool wire and bead leaves and gorgeous fall colors!

Triple Spiral Beaded Pin With Fall Leaf Swag

Pretty magenta and silver wire with matching silver lined beads and magenta glass leaf swag!

Clay Projects

Polymer Clay Autumn Leaves by Darla Sargeant

These polymer clay leaves are so gorgeous they could pass for stained glass!

Autumn Leaves Bracelet by Tamila Darling

Use the leaves from the project above to make a fabulous art-deco style bracelet!

Autumn Leaf Canes

A slice and bake autumn leaf cane with lots of jewelry application possibilities!

Autumn Leaves in Polymer Clay

Another cool autumn leaf project that you can use for all sorts of jewelry designs.

Sassy Scarecrow Pendent

Cute little polymer clay scarecrow to string on a necklace.

PC Pumpkin Beads

Groovy little 3D poly clay pumpkin beads!

Pumpkin Vine Necklace

Use the pumpkin beads from the above project to make a cool necklace!

Kid Friendly Projects

Scarecrow Pin

A scarecrow face pen made out of a wooden half-egg!

Maple Leaf Pin

A cool little maple leaf pin made from construction paper.

Pumpkin Seed Beads

Save your seeds when you carve your pumpkin to make this cool necklace!

Pumpkin Pin

Make your own craft clay or use play-doh to create these kid friendly pumpkin pins!