Monday, February 23, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Linky Party #25 - Buttons and Things Giveaway

Welcome to the 25th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my eighth as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

This week I shared two yarn projects:
WIPS Debbie's Earthy Afghan - a Free Pattern coming soon!
Small Plastic Canvas Hearts - A Free Plastic Canvas Pattern & Tutorial

Most Clicked:

From Left to Right:

Nautical Knot Heart from Liz of Howling at the Moon. While this is just a display, it is a beautiful piece, and includes the basic idea of how you can create your own! I think this piece would make a lovely pendant, or brooch. 
Made from thread, you could even create a pair of earrings with these - 
think I just got an idea :)

Granny Squares and Stripes Cushions from Vrolijk by Leen. In this post, you'll find three different ways you can incorporate the ever-popular Granny Pattern. While this post does not include links to any patterns, it serves wonderful inspiration for us all.
My Favorites:
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom

Crochet Baby Gift Set from Laura of Over the Apple Tree. Laura did a fantastic job on this adorable little baby set! It includes a 7-Point Star Blanket, and a Bunny. View with her to find her sources. This makes the perfect gift at a baby shower, to a new mother, or any of the first few birthdays of a little one.

Strawberry Brooch from Green Rabbit Designs. After seeing this adorable little Strawberry Brooch, I immediately started looking around to see what other adorable items Vivienne has. She has made such Sweet Bunnies! Make sure you stop by and meet the Bunnies. Each tells their own story, and personality.

Knitted Sleeveless Sweater from Ana Love Craft. Ana did a great job with this sweater! It is GORGEOUS! And my favorite color :)

Sweet Little Baby Blanket with a Boy in Mind from Linda's Crafty Corner. This is a beautiful blanket made by Linda for charity - what a wonderful gift to share! I love how each round is a little different, but all tied together with by the color scheme. What great inspiration for us!

Crochet Afghan and Stenciled Pillows from Vintage Paint and More. I love the relaxing, beachy feel I get from this afghan. The almost basket weave pattern in this afghan sends visions of waves to mind. What a gorgeous afghan! And a lucky husband of Cathy's ;)

My Philosopher Favorite:
Rachel's been working on some adorable little booties for her littlest one.
I love the creamy color of these!

This Weeks Giveaway is sponsored by Buttons and Things. One winner will receive their choice of one set of buttons or magnets.
I LOVE these Crochet Buttons!
And while I don't Knit, these Knitting Buttons are adorable too! 
Great for crocheter's too, not too specific.

Must be 18 Years or Older to Enter. US only. Void where prohibited. Winner will be notified by The Philosopher's Wife, and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Social Media not affiliated with Giveaway. Buttons and Things is responsible for prize fulfillment, not EyeLoveKnots nor The Philosopher's Wife. Any questions? Feel free to contact The Philosopher's Wife.
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Friday, February 20, 2015

DIY Dangle Heart Earrings

After completing my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts tutorial yesterday, I decided to put together some dangle earrings using the red heart cut outs. 

I LOVE these earrings! They've been worn for two days straight and are wonderful! They are lightweight, and I received MANY compliments! Can't wait to make them in various colors!

Make sure to tune back in tomorrow as I have one more dangle earring project for you using these blank colored plastic canvas hearts!

Materials:
     - Small Amount of Colored 7 Mesh Plastic Canvas - I used Christmas Red 
     - 14 8mm 18 Gauge Jumps Rings - I used the Gold Tone from CanterburyLane on Etsy
     - 2 Earrings Hooks - I used Gold Tone Fish Hooks by Darice (JoAnns)
     - 2 Round Nose Pliers
     - 2 Earring Backs - I like to use the rubber ones

Material Notes:
     I have it on my list to get some other colored canvas to try this with. Hobby Lobby has quite a large variety. You could also use some clear canvas and stitch it, in place of using blank colored canvas. I have a tutorial on cutting and stitching these Small Little Plastic Canvas Hearts.

     I love using the professional grade, heavy jump rings from Canterbury Lane. If using a generic jump ring purchased from your local craft store, you may want to use two jumps in place of a single one for extra support.

     Because the jump rings that I use are too strong to open with my fingers and to use of one pair of pliers, I have to use one to hold the jump ring and one to twist open the jump ring. If using a generic jump ring, one pair of pliers will suffice.

Time Spent:
     I was able to complete this pair of earrings in less than 30 minutes.

Measurements:
     The small hearts measure 1.5" wide, and dangle 2".

DIY Notes:
Opening a Jump Ring:
You open the jump ring towards you, not side to side.
You close it the same way.

DIY:
Here is the pattern for the plastic canvas cut out.
If you need assistance cutting or stitching the heart (if you go that route),
visit my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts tutorial!
Start by linking your jump rings to the top, farthest hole on the canvas.
You will need to attach three to each side, as shown.
Open one jump ring and grab the last jump ring on the right side...
And also grab the last jump ring on the left side...
And string on the link of your earring hook.
Make sure the part of the earring that goes into your ear,
is facing away from you.
Repeat for the other earring,
and you have an adorable set of Dangle Heart Earrings!

Make sure to tune back in tomorrow as I have one more dangle earring project for you using these blank colored plastic canvas hearts!
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Interested in Purchasing Your Own Set of Dangle Heart Earrings?
I will be adding these to my EyeLoveKnots Etsy shop, along with other blank colored canvas hearts and with stitched hearts as well. Feel free to send in your custom requests!
If you need something hypoallergenic, just send me a message! I would glad to change the colors from the gold tone to an antique silver with surgical steel earring wires.