My Girlish Whims

Your Whims Wednesday #225 {And Features}

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | | 5 comments
Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Your Whims Wednesday

Here are some of my favorite from last week's party!

Washi Tape Party Decor by Lemon Thistle
DIY Party Decor made with washi tape! So simple.

Sweet Potato Brie Fries by The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Baked Sweet Potato Brie Fries Recipe

Master Bedroom Reveal by Fynes Designs
Master bedroom reveal with fresh farmhouse touches

Frozen Berry Sangria Floats by Frugal Foodie Mama
These Frozen Berry Sangria Floats only get better as they thaw, making them the perfect cocktail for those warm summer days and nights. #InspiredGathering

Vintage Beverage Cart Makeover by Home on the Corner
retro beverage cart 2

Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)
 
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Now... onto this weeks party!

I show off my girlish whims weekly on my blog, and now I want to see yours with 
Your Whims Wednesday!

Guidlines:
1. Link up as many projects as you would like: as long as it is one of your girly ways, you can link it! I'd love to see crafts, recipes, style posts, etc. Anything and everything feminine :)
2.Please add my button (code at the top of this post) to either your blog post or somewhere on your blog. 
3. Take a quick moment to comment on at least one other entry. We we all love comments!! 
4.I'd love if you would follow me as well :)



Your Whims Wednesday #224 {And Features}

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | | 6 comments
Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Your Whims Wednesday

Here are some of my favorite from last week's party!
  
Seashell Jewelry Bowls by Dandelion Patina 
Transform ordinary seashells and glass door knobs into coastal jewelry bowls by Dandelion Patina

Mandarin Orange Mojito by Living Better Together
This Mandarin Orange Mojito combines the powerful flavors of citrus and mint for a spa-worthy cocktail! 

Peach Prosciutto Bites by Just Us Four
Peach Prosciutto Bites

Rock Flower Wall Decor by Busy Being Jennifer
Rock Flower Wall Decor - BusyBeingJennifer.com #101HandmadeDays
 
Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)
 
Featured on My Girlish Whims
 
Now... onto this weeks party!

I show off my girlish whims weekly on my blog, and now I want to see yours with 
Your Whims Wednesday!

Guidlines:
1. Link up as many projects as you would like: as long as it is one of your girly ways, you can link it! I'd love to see crafts, recipes, style posts, etc. Anything and everything feminine :)
2.Please add my button (code at the top of this post) to either your blog post or somewhere on your blog. 
3. Take a quick moment to comment on at least one other entry. We we all love comments!! 
4.I'd love if you would follow me as well :)



Your Whims Wednesady #223 {And Features}

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | | 7 comments
Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Your Whims Wednesday

Here are some of my favorite from last week's party!
  
Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Milk and Cereal Bars by Life Anchored
Milk and Cereal Bars // Life Anchored #ad #QuakerTime
 
Melted Pony Bead Jewelry by The Life of Jennifer Dawn
 
Window Flower Box by The Scrap Shoppe Blog
 
Shirt Refashion by Life is Beautiful 
XXL men's shirt into a girls crop top + skirt
 
Summer Citrus Necklace by Everyday Bijoux

Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)
 
Featured on My Girlish Whims
 
Now... onto this weeks party!

I show off my girlish whims weekly on my blog, and now I want to see yours with 
Your Whims Wednesday!

Guidlines:
1. Link up as many projects as you would like: as long as it is one of your girly ways, you can link it! I'd love to see crafts, recipes, style posts, etc. Anything and everything feminine :)
2.Please add my button (code at the top of this post) to either your blog post or somewhere on your blog. 
3. Take a quick moment to comment on at least one other entry. We we all love comments!! 
4.I'd love if you would follow me as well :)



DIY Sea Glass Necklace

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | | 3 comments
I posted back in June about the wonderful trip I had down to Florida to visit the headquarters of Cousin Corporation as part of my ambassador program with them! I had so much fun on the trip and I absoltely loved being in Florida, we got to stay at a hotel right on the beach and I loved swimming in the blue water, walking along the ocean, drinking a cocktail from the tiki bar with my toes in the sand...just basically soaking up the whole experience!

I came back from my trip completely inspired to create and decided to make a project with a little beachy flair: this DIY Sea Glass Pendant Necklace!


If you are inspired by the ocean or just need some beautiful cool blue jewelry hues in your life, here is a step by step tutorial for how you can make your own version!
 
Supplies: 
Chain, crystals, pearls,  Sea glass pendants, jump rings, clasp, head pins, assorted other beads

 I used Cousin materials for the chain, crystals and pearls and a few extra beads from my stash. I was lucky enough to have these beautiful sea glass pendants still laying in my stash from when I snatched them up from a local bead show!

Steps:
First step is to make a "Y" shape with your chain and connect in place with a jump ring


After the chain is connected, use wire cutters to snip the two ends apart in the middle of the circle of chain.   Use jump rings and needle nose pliers to attach a lobster claw clasp on one end of the chain and another larger jump ring on the other end.

Finished clasp should look like so:

Now it's time to add some beads onto that chain! Open a large jump ring and secure it into the the top hole of the largest sea glass pendant

Attached the large jump ring onto the bottom "Y" of the chain using a small jump ring

Repeat this process for the two other pendants, attaching one to the middle of the Y chain and one where the chain intersects with the chain pieces. 

Next it's time to make some beaded charms! String on your crystals, pearls, and other assorted beads onto head pins.  Use needle nose pliers to bend the wire back 90 degrees directly above the bead. Use wire cutters to trim off the excess wire tail, leaving only about half inch tail left.  Use round nose pliers to bend the wire tail back around to form a loop.

Attach these charms to the chain equally spaced out between the sea glass pendants like so:




When all of your beads are attached, the necklace is done!

I just love this necklace, it's much more simple than many of the necklaces I typically make but the sea glass beads are so smooth and calm, I like letting them really stay the focal point of the necklace and keeping everything else simple!

If only I could just fly back to Florida pronto to be able to wear it back on the beach!! There may be no more grand plans to Florida anytime soon, but at least wearing this back home will remind me of the beauty I was able to experience while I was there!

Your Whims Wednesday #222 {And Features}

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | | 4 comments
Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Your Whims Wednesday

Here are some of my favorite from last week's party!
 
DIY Birch Plywood Wall Hanging by Lemon Thistle
DIY Birch Plywood Hand Lettered Wall Hanging
 
Layered Dainty Necklaces by Happy Girly Crafty
 
DIY Cupcake Liner Wreath by Dandelion Patina
wreath with pink gray cream cupcake liners
 
Fabric and Lace Bow Tote by Flamingo Toes 
Fabric and Lace Bow Tote 
 
Lemony Apple and Raspberry Salad by Shibley Smiles
Lemony Apple and Raspberry Salad Recipe
 
Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)
 
Featured on My Girlish Whims
 
Now... onto this weeks party!

I show off my girlish whims weekly on my blog, and now I want to see yours with 
Your Whims Wednesday!

Guidlines:
1. Link up as many projects as you would like: as long as it is one of your girly ways, you can link it! I'd love to see crafts, recipes, style posts, etc. Anything and everything feminine :)
2.Please add my button (code at the top of this post) to either your blog post or somewhere on your blog. 
3. Take a quick moment to comment on at least one other entry. We we all love comments!! 
4.I'd love if you would follow me as well :)



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