Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Typically, I love to look at blogs. I'm not much of a blogger myself. You can see I don't have a set schedule and am kind of, well, all over the place. That doesn't sound like a recipe for a successful blogger right? No, it doesn't. But you know, I say do what makes you happy. Just do it. Whatever it is. So I'm going to throw some cooking, jewelry, crafts, DIY whatever in here! It doesn't matter. This blog is going to truly be the Good For The Soule blog because I'm going to cover everything that makes me tick. Just you watch...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I'm here in Coppell, Texas and I'm still on the job hunt. So far so good, but to keep myself busy I've decided to refocus my efforts on my lovely Etsy shop by launching a Facebook Page for Good For The Soule. Head over and like it to stay in the loop on my newest creations and even get some awesome coupon codes.
As always the earrings pictured are available on my shop. I've been loving these styles, they go with everything and add just the right about out BLING :)
Friday, April 12, 2013
Last week my boyfriend and I drove all the way from Tampa, FL to Coppell, Texas (Right outside of Dallas). Whew. Granted we took two days to get it all done. But I've never driven that far before in my life. It really takes a lot out of you and now I have a new found respect for all Truck Drivers, that's for sure. It's definitely difficult adjusting to a new city, new apartment, lack of friends and whatnot. But I'm positive this change will work out for the better in the end.
So, It's been WEEKS since I've crafted due to having to pack my life away. I'm finally all set up in the new apartment and made a trip to Michaels to get my creative juices flowing. I hope you like some of the new pieces and keep an eye out for more. I'm thinking about some more longer gemstone necklaces are coming up next. Find everything on my Etsy.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Did you know I create jewelry projects for Daric Inc? Well, the secrets out and now I'm going to share my perfect for spring NEON green braided bracelet project with you :) It's actually pretty simple!
· Metal Toggle Silver rope 10MM 1974-66
· Dazzle-it! 2mm Rattail Bobbin Grass Green 755 21672-19
· 3959-08 Silver Plated Wire 22 Gauge
· 4 mm Silver Jump Rings
Instructions are for a 7inch long bracelet
1. Cut 3 lengths of rattail that each measure at least 12 inches long
2. Place all three pieces of rattail through a 6mm jump ring
3. Fold the rattail over the jump ring and secure in place by wrapping some wire around it
4. Once the rattail is secure over the jump ring, tape the jump ring to your working surface
5. Braid the rattail until the braid is 6.5 inches long
6. Repeat steps 2 & 3
7. Put a 4mm jump ring though each 6mm jump ring and attach each end of the toggle clasp
Friday, March 15, 2013
I was just home in Littleton, New Hampshire a few weeks ago and while there I love to stop into a little boutique on Main St. Littleton, Bella Funk. I only wish it had been there when I was in High School! The clothes, boots, everything they sell is gorgeous and I always want it all. This time I got this cute little outfit in the pic to the right (Don't mind my Myspace photo...). Who doesn't love a gorgeous floral print for spring?
While checking out, I was chatting with Katie, one of the owners and I told her I made jewelry. She let me know that they love to support local crafters and they even have some handmade cards and jewelry in their shop! Sad thing is, I'm not really 'local' any more - since I live in Florida and am on my way to Texas in a few weeks. But I messaged her on Facebook and sent her the link to my shop. One thing lead to another and now I'm shipping 30 little goodies to Bella Funk Boutique in Littleton, NH! Wish me luck and remember to Shop Local :) If you're not in New Hampshire, remember to check out my Etsy!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I'm putting the jewelry pliers down and picking up the scissors today! Valentines day is basically here folks so it's time to show the love! I'm creating little cards to show the people in my life I'm thinking about them :)
I can't lie, sometimes things slip my mind. Needless to say I had a lot of ideas for Valentines day cards this year, but time flies... So here I am needing to have put my Valentines in the mail yesterday - so the pressure was on to whip something up quickly.
These 3 fast little Valentines took me under an hour total and are creative ideas that I wanted to share with you. I'm a firm believer in creativity and imperfections My cards aren't perfect, but life is never perfect. "It's the thought that counts" is totally true in the craft room. And practice WILL make perfect someday ;)
How-To Create My Quick Valentines
What do I need?
All you need for each valentine is decorative paper and some glue!
Optional: Embroidery floss and a decorative hole punch
Valentine 1: I used a decorative punch to create fun accents on a blank stock white card. I cut out a heart and punched it to match the card and glued it on the front.
Valentine 2: I made my own small card using card stock weight paper and then cut out two hearts and glued them together and centered them on the card. I added some embroidery floss around the crease of the card just to add a little whimsy.
Valentine 3: Start with a blank stock white card, cut a heart shape out of the front. Then rip small sections of colored tissue paper, using Modge Podge glue stick the pieces of tissue on the inside of the card. Once the area is covered add more glue and close the card. Press tightly on the front to seal the card shut. Let dry and then write your message on the back!
Did you make something from hand for Valentines day this year?
Friday, February 8, 2013
So I've been thinking a lot about what really is MY STYLE as a jewelry designer. And I really think I've found it. I love love love the rhinestone studded earrings like the ones posted in my Soule Style update yesterday.
Now I'm branching out to include that style in things like necklaces and even smaller stud earrings. Let me know what you think and of course you can always find them on my Etsy. Or if you don't have Etsy just let me know and I can send you an invoice directly.
Are you loving stud earrings as much as I am right now?