Articles written by Valorie Nygaard-Pouzar
Articles written by
Valorie Nygaard-Pouzar

Soar With Me Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Valorie Nygaard-Pouzar. Designer Tips: Patina, seal and bend the metal sparrow before riveting it to the leather. For hints on applying colorants, see blog post: Customizing Tim Holtz idea-ology Word Bands for a Handmade Look. To prevent the rivet from slipping through the leather, add washers or rivet accents to the backside of the leather. Step-by-step instructions wth pictures for this project can also be found on our blog post: Vintaj & Leather Go So Well Together!

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A Dog's Night Out Collar Tutorial

Whether it be the park or the opera, your pooch will prance in style with this custom and personalized doggie necklace.

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Reason to Wrap Earrings Tutorial

Select your beads and arrange a nice pattern around the earring hoop. Wrap wire a few times around the hoop, add a bead, wrap 3 times, add another bead, wrap 3 times...

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Ava's Big Day Bridal Set Tutorial

Determine placement of the stamped letters on metal charm, or paper. After stamping, antique the charm so the impressions are more pronounced.

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Music Lover Necklace Tutorial

Cut out the desired image. Consider sealing both sides of the image to prevent possible discoloration of the image.

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Having a Ball Bracelet Tutorial

Leather and ball chain with a little silk bead cord are all you need to create a show stopping, texture-rich cuff.

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Tiny Dancer Earrings Tutorial

Faceted rondelles make a suiting embellishment to TierraCast's succulent posts in this earring tutorial.

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Ava's Ladies in Waiting Bridesmaid Necklaces Tutorial

Make beautiful necklaces for your bridesmaids with this easy to follow tutorial.

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Random Scraps Bib Necklace Tutorial

Created by: Valorie Nygaard-Pouzar 1. Use whatever random scraps of chain you have handy, to create this quick and trendy layered chain bib-style necklace. 2. Determine how long you want the longest chain section, then cut each one about 1/4" shorter than the last. The longest chain in this design is 20".

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Men's Cross Bracelet Tutorial

Cut the leather at an angle to assist in fitting two ends through the hole of the cross connector. For a better grip on the end of the leather, consider using serrated flat-nose pliers to pull the leather through the hole. Loop the leather ends through to make a lark's-head knot. String...

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