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Making Your Own Headpin

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 3 comments

Making Your Own Headpin

This is one of my favorite head­pins to make and add to my Boho chic style jew­elry. It’s super easy and really unique. All you need are wire cut­ters, 20 gauge wire, a ham­mer and a steel block. Using wire cut­ters, cut a piece of 20 gauge wire to 2″ in length. The angle of this photo makes it look as though it’s less but believe me the wire is 2″. Using a ham­mer, flat­ten one end of the wire as shown. You want the end to be flat­tened wide enough so the bead you will be using does not fall off. Next, thread the bead onto the wire then wire...

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Charm Bracelets and Bangles

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 1 comment

Charm Bracelets and Bangles

I love the sweet sound of charm bracelets and I’m so lucky to have my grandmother’s charm bracelet. I still remem­ber the sound her bracelet made as she wore it. I LOVED being able to find the engraved charm with my name and birth­date, it hung nes­tled among all her grand­chil­dren and other spe­cial charms she had been given. These two charm bracelets are crafted from hand cut vin­tage tin, that I cut, sanded and turned into charms. Each charm cre­ates a soft sweet sound that reminds me of a wind chime far off in the dis­tance on a Texas...

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Basic Bead Wire Wrapping Tutorial

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 2 comments

Basic Bead Wire Wrapping Tutorial

Sev­eral of you have asked me to do a tuto­r­ial show­ing you how to wire wrap a bead. I tried to make this as sim­ple to fol­low as pos­si­ble by tak­ing a photo at every step. I hope this tuto­r­ial helps you out and doesn’t con­fuse you even more. At first you will feel like you are fum­bling your way through it as I know I cer­tainly did but once you do it over and over again you will be wire wrap­ping beads with­out giv­ing it a sec­ond thought. Tools Needed: Round Nose Pli­ers, Chain Nose Pli­ers, Side Cut­ter Pliers Sup­plies: Beads,...

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Making Customized Jewelry is Fun & Easy

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Making Customized Jewelry is Fun & Easy

Tak­ing an item you have cre­ated and cus­tomiz­ing it is some­thing fun and easy and means the world to friends and fam­ily when given as a gift. This dou­ble heart pen­dant could have been left plain with just the wire wrapped fresh­wa­ter pearl but adding a metal stamped word pops it up a notch. You too can cus­tomize all your gifts by metal stamp­ing. All you need are these basic metal stamp­ing tools and sup­plies. Brass Ham­mer, Stamp­ing Block, Stamp Straight Tape, Stamp­ing Blanks, Jump Rings and Let­ter Stamps. The list of items you...

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A Look at What’s New

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 0 comments

A Look at What’s New

While Bel­lie was busy paint­ing or watch­ing movies I was busy cre­at­ing new one of a kind jew­elry designs for my Etsy shop. As you can see, this week I was able to add sev­eral pieces. I must admit my favorite this week is the owl pen­dant. These new pen­dants will look gor­geous with any Autumn attire. Yes, I’m wish­ing this Texas sum­mer away, although I must admit it has been one of the coolest in 7 years. You’ll find some new resin charms too. These charms have vin­tage embossed papers or tin encased in resin with wire wrapped...

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DART Rail & The Dallas World Aquarium

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

DART Rail & The Dallas World Aquarium

Tues­day, Ans­ley and I rode the DART rail into Dal­las to take Bel­lie to visit the Dal­las World Aquar­ium. The ride into Dal­las was made super fun because we sat in our seat so that we were going back­wards. When your 7 that’s awesome. Once we arrived it was absolute amaze­ment. I’m a firm believer that if you really want to enjoy some­thing like this com­pletely take a child. Their won­der and excite­ment is priceless. We got to the sloth exhibit at the per­fect time as it was climb­ing up and down the trees ever so slowly. This is my...

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Bellie’s Here For A Visit

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in An Artist Cannot Fail, Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Bellie’s Here For A Visit

This past Sat­ur­day, Isabella (a.k.a. Bel­lie) my 7 year old niece came for her week of every­day fun. We have had a blast doing one paint project after the next. This girl LOVES to PAINT! She wants to paint over going to see a movie, get­ting a makeover at Sweet & Sassy, eat­ing break­fast at IHOP etc. I sug­gest some­thing fun to do for the day and all she says is can I just paint. So paint is what we have done all week. I asked her Sun­day what she wanted to paint and she said a horse. At first I pan­icked because this aun­tie does...

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Handmade Gifts are Best

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

Handmade Gifts are Best

I truly believe a hand­made gift is one of the best gifts one can receive. I know I love to receive any­thing hand­made. The thought that some­one took the time to make some­thing spe­cial just for me, means more than I can describe. If you are just start­ing out in hand stamp­ing jew­elry charms or are think­ing about start­ing this charm is some­thing you can cre­ate fast and easily. One tip I have for begin­ners is to start out with Impres­sArt Soft Strike Metal Stamp­ing Blanks. These are amaz­ing!!! The stamp­ing blank used in my...

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Owl Pendant

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Owl Pendant

This lit­tle cutie is a one of a kind orig­i­nal pen­dant that I crafted from vin­tage items. The tin is all hand cut using a tem­plate I designed. I can promise you there will never be another pen­dant like this owl, it’s truly a one and only. The Owl mea­sures approx­i­mately 2″ in length and 2″ in width. It comes with either an 18″ or 24″ Sil­ver Ball Chain. If you wish to pur­chase this unique pen­dant I have it up for auc­tion HERE, bid­ding ends...

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New Designs and A Giveaway

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

New Designs and A Giveaway

Here are some of the lat­est jew­elry pieces I have cre­ated. If you want to stay up to date on all the new items crafted as I make them please go to my Face­book Page “Anti­quated Col­lec­tion by Lisa M. Pace and “Like” my page. Make sure you also click on “Get Noti­fi­ca­tions” so you can view the items right then. Some pieces sell within min­utes of post­ing and since no two pieces are ever exact as I craft each piece by hand, once it’s gone it’s gone. I can always cre­ate a sim­i­lar piece but since all the sup­plies used are vin­tage I...

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