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Giveaway Monday — $50 to Starfish Jewelry {custom jewelry made in sunny San Diego}


UPDATE --Giveaway closed. The winner was #15 Natalie @ Vegetablog. Congratulations natalie!! Happy Monday!!!  It's Giveaway Monday and this week I am so excited to introduce you to Amber from Starfish Jewelry -- custom jewelry made in sunny San Diego!!  She makes beautiful monogrammed necklaces that would make great wedding gifts.... You can get your children's name on these cool … [Read more...]

Make a Beachy Rosette Button Necklace {tutorial}


  Here's my Summer Necklace #2. I have loved seeing all of those pretty Rosette necklaces around, I really wanted to make one for summer. So I took some of the material left over from my Flirty Summer Button Necklace #1 and made some rosettes. {I have a Rosette Tutorial here if you want to learn how to make the rosettes.} Beachy Rosette Button Necklace … [Read more...]

Make a Flirty Summer Button Necklace!! {tutorial}


I am so excited for Summer!  Hopefully the warm weather will come to Utah sometime soon. {It has been snowing here this week.} In the meantime, I made a few Summer necklaces. Here's the first:   Flirty Button Necklace I love the white and turquoise color scheme.  It seems so beachy to me!! If you want to make one here's what I did: … [Read more...]

J Crew-Inspired Threaded Necklace (with rosette)!


I was window shopping at one of my favorite stores the other day – J Crew. I love their relaxed, classic style!  I stumbled across a really simple, but elegant necklace and noticed that the beads were threaded onto the chain. I loved the look of it. I took this picture with my phone, and unfortunately it’s a little blurry. I wasn't able to find the same necklace on their website … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and Polka Dot Moon jewelry giveaway!!


TGIF!!  It's Friday - Woo Hoo! I LOVE seeing YOUR ideas!! This week's giveaway is from Denise at Polka Dot Moon.   I met Denise at the Creative Estates conference -- she makes amazing jewelry!  I NEED this necklace. So beautiful! Aren't these bobby pinssweet? Would make a cute hostess gift or little birthday treat! … [Read more...]

Guest Post — make a Nautical, Anthro-inspired Necklace!! {tutorial}


 Hi, I'm Nina from Momma Go Round, and I'm SO excited to be here today with Jen!   Since day one of my blogging adventure I've looked up to Jen, so it's a real honor to be on TT&J! Momma Go Round is all about the miracles, milestones, and meltdowns of motherhood. I love to figure out my style in my series Real Momma, Real Style, share crazy tales of life with a 2 year old, my … [Read more...]

Giveaway Monday — Jessica N Designs {Custom handstamped Jewelry & Silverware}


Update-- winner is #396 -- Erin from A Bird and A Bean Happy Monday! It's dark and dreary here, but hopefully this giveaway will brighten up your day a little.... This week's giveaway is from a beautiful shop -- Jessica N Designs! Custom Hand stamped Jewelry and Silverware! Beautiful gifts for birthdays, weddings and anyone in your life!  How wonderful are these for a … [Read more...]

Valentine Gift Idea — Make Handmade ♥ Heart ♥ Jewelry! {plus a bunch of winners}


I made it back from my trip.  Blissdom and CHA were such fun!  {I can't wait to tell you all about it. } Meanwhile, here's a fun, handmade Valentine gift idea to make for a special person in your life!  Beaded Heart Jewelry You can make these beaded hearts and then make them into earrings or different necklaces. And you can make them different sizes -- for any taste or age!!  … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Anthropologie-inspired Bib Necklace!!


I think I'll spare you all the mushy details about the admiration, respect and general happy feelings I have towards Jen and the fabulous TT&J blog.  She is basically pure awesome {but you all know that}, so I'll skip to the real reason I am here today...   To teach you how to make this super duper, crazy easy, Anthropologie inspired, lace and pearl bib necklace. … [Read more...]

Photo Jewelry Making Giveaway!!!


 I'd love to introduce you to one of my favorite sponsors -- Photo Jewelry Making!!    Photo Jewelry Making is the world's largest photo jewelry supply superstore!!! Where you can find  a HUGE selection of photo jewelry making items, like ---- bracelet blanks, brooch blanks, pendant blanks, ring blanks, and more! … [Read more...]