Beaded Bracelet

I was browsing Blogs over the weekend and found so many great Halloween and Fall ideas.  I wish I had time to make all of them...but time is just one thing I don't have a lot of these days.  With both boys playing soccer and traveling about 3, 4 or 5 days a week along with my regular full-time job and oh did I mention the house that needs some final touch ups outside before the real cold white stuff starts blowing around!  So I'll just have to pick out a few things to make and the rest I'll just feature here on my Blog so that I can show off some favorites.  I did find time to finish another piece of jewelry.........

I used dark and light silver and white beads on this one.......
It turned out cute....now on to the earrings that match.

Below is a wreath that I came across while looking at different blogs over the weekend.  I thought this was such a CHIC idea..Love it!! Thanks Jessica for sharing. Make sure to go over and check out Jessica's Blog @ Craftily Ever After!!


I've been excited to see so many cute fall/Halloween wreaths all over blogland, so it was just a matter of time until I created my own.

When I visited my grandmother back east this spring she was trying to get my mom to take her old black lace jacket.

She didn't want to throw it away but she no longer wanted it because sun-damage had caused discoloration in some areas.

My mom didn't want it either so she convinced me to take it for the fabric. It's been sitting in my stash ever since. This week though, I paired it with a 10" green wreath-form and two spools of satin ribbon from the dollar store.

Three dollars later, I had a festive Halloween wreath!

To make it, I wrapped the wreath-form in the orange ribbon, adhering it with a dot of hot glue every few rotations. I cut a circle out of the lace jacket a few inches larger than the wreath and snipped and stretched and maneuvered it to cover the front and sides.

 For the flower, I cut a bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips of ribbon for the petals and hot-glued the corners and tops back on themselves. I put a dot of hot glue in the centers of the ribbons and pinched them into a pleat before overlapping and adhering them onto a piece of felt. I made the center out of ribbon the way I would make a fabric rolled rose.

Halloween's coming a bit early at our house this year!

                                                            Johanna  xo


  1. I'm so glad you like the wreath! Thanks for sharing my post and I'm so glad to have you visiting the blog! Have a great night. :)


  2. Great wreath! Jessica has some major talent. I also love your bracelet!
    I make jewelry too, mostly metalwork, but I've browsed your beadwork and really like it

  3. i think this is one of the BEST wreaths i have ever seen!
    It looks so fancy!
    there is so many possibilities also! for like Easter and every other holiday!!

    Thank you for linking and linking back!!


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