I was beyond thrilled to be invited back to Oregon’s KATU Afternoon Live show last month – to demonstrate how to make these beautiful DIY gemstone-topped jewelry boxes (for Valentine’s Day…or any other gift-giving occasion really!)
Watch below as I demonstrate with host Tra-Renee how to make your own to rival those $45+ boxes you see at the home decor stores!
How to DIY Your Own Gemstone- (or Agate, or Geode) Topped Jewelry Box
DIY Supplies for Making Your Own Agate Jewelry Box That I Mentioned in the Video:
Gold Calligraphy Pen: this is the type I used
for painting the raw edges of the boxes; it creates a lovely metallic finish
you can use any kind as long as it’s clear, I used this one
and it’s never EVER coming off that box!
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
(for a glossy, resin-like finish): Michael’s, Jo-Ann Crafts, or online here
I’m sticking my head up out of my self-imposed vacay from blogging to let you know about the Shopbop Event of the Season sale – live NOW until Friday, October 7 at midnight PST.
Use code MAINEVENT16 to receive 25% off any order under $500…and 30% off any order over $500!
Now’d the time to stock up on warm sweaters, cute booties, lovely carry-alls, sturdy jeans, and everything you need to carry you through the season ’til 2017.
Pssst: All sale details can be found here.
Just a quick post to share this shirt I’m selling:
New With Tags Priorities Plaid Shirt with Front Ruffle, size M
Worn once in the America’s Most Stylish Blogger Contest here, and once above for this photo. It has a sweet Laura Ingalls Wilder-feel to it, but I really need to make space in my overstuffed closet. If you’re interested in buying it, you can see a couple more photos here.
I’m selling it for $22, plus $6 shipping U.S., $12 International.
I’m selling a number of items from my closet as well, just click through to my blog shop and see if there’s anything you like and I’ll combine shipping!
Friendly neighborhood cat Squeakers not included.
Email me here if you’re interested!
Hematite Swarovski Crystal Resin Geode Earrings: handmade by me
Ruffled Plaid Shirt: Priorities
Rectangle Silver Buckle Belt: I forgot
Dark Rinse Jeggings: UNIQLO
Ribbon-Tie Galoshes: dav (purchase from HauteLook; similar here)
Tanktop: so old I don’t remember
Horseshoe pendant necklace: won in a Lucky Magazine giveaway…so Lucky Magazine-brand??
Distressed wrap ballet shirt: DIY (of a Hanes…? shirt)
Metal tubing Doublewear hair elastics: Goody
Two-pocket Bandolier Messenger: Marni [gift from my mother-in-law]
Blue tulle skirt: Spiral Girl
Blue diamond-print tights: so old I don’t even remember
Flowered socks: H&M
Painted suede wedges: DIY (tutorial here)
I always have a tough time with that transitional period between Winter and Spring. (more…)
Lovely to hear from you! I’m not sure if it’s really the “best” – I’m still trying things and seeing how they work – but I’ve had some success with listing things on Etsy, and some with listing on my shopchicsteals.com website. I figure, the more places you post something, the more exposure it gets! It may take awhile to generate online sales, so if you are in need of something quick, you might try participating in a craft fair to sell your goods. (Of course, you have to weigh the costs associated with your space and displays vs. your projected sales…and the first time it may not be worth it.) But at least doing it once to begin with will give you an idea as to what you can expect, and give you the ability to tailor your offerings to sell better.)
With crafting items to sell, I can tell you the money certainly doesn’t bowl you over and it is a huge time commitment, but if you can find a niche or a market (i.e., a demand) for you items then you can certainly make enough to save for a big purchase like a camera!
Best of luck!