Hey there all you lovely people
So I promised to make this post a while ago, and it's taken me a while to get to... sorry! But here is it!
Better late then never, right?
So last month one of my very best friends, Mo, came to visit me from Montreal
Vancouver was starting to see its very first sunny days, so we headed to the beach, collected tons of neat stuff, and decided to make a craft out of it :)
I was thinking about the new place my friends and I are going to get (my first apartment!), and considering possible themes for my room... and with all the gorgeous nature surrounding us here in BC, I thought what better theme than the West Coast? With the forests, mountains, and chilly Pacific Ocean, it's gonna look fresh!
I was also in desperate need for a jewelry hanger, seeing as all my pretty accessories were sitting in a box, impossibly tangled... so that's why I made myself a West Coast Jewelry Hanger
We got tons of sea glass, some cool looking shells, and HEAPS of drift wood
I absolutely love drift wood. It comes in so many interesting unique shapes and sizes, and is nice and bleached from the salty water and sun
We also collected a hammer, some small linoleum nails, wood glue, superglue, tape, a drill, and a sanding stick from my dad's garage
With all our materials gathered, I picked out some interesting pieces of wood
I used mostly twisty pieces so that my jewelry would stay on the hanger better
I then sanded out a little notch in the little piece of wood so that it would be easier to adhere to the stand
I then picked out a longer, straighter piece of beach wood (which will be the stand part of the hanger), and taped down the smaller piece that I just sanded in a t shape
Once it was taped down, I used a hammer to stick a small linoleum nail (left over from my String Art project) through both the smaller stick and the longer stand
Just to make it extra secure, I took some Lepage Carpenter's Glue, put it on a small twig, and shoved some glue in between both pieces of wood
Keep picking little pieces of wood and nailing them to the longer... you can see mine in the background of the picture above
After finishing the nailing portion of the project, I then realized that I wouldn't have any place to put my earrings, so I found this very cool looking flatter piece of wood, and used a drill to make a hole in it.
I then slid this piece of wood onto the bottom of the stand part of the hanger
I picked out some pretty seashells that could hold the earrings, and super glued their bases
And I stuck them onto the flat piece of wood
It was lookin' pretty good!
While I was making my hanger, Mo was working on a very... interesting frame :p
Well done Mo
I spiced it up by super gluing on some pieces of sea glass... I think it was the perfect touch!
And there you go! A West Coast Jewelry Hanger
If you see any jewelry you like, leave me a comment and I'll let you know where I got it from
If you want to make some of your own jewelry, may I suggest checking out some of my tutorials, such as:
Alrighty, TGIF people!!
I just had my last day of classes
Have a great weekend guys, see you Monday
ps. You guys may have realized by now that my deck is being renovated right now so the back yard is a complete mess (which you can see in most of my pictures) :p Just thought I would mention it in case you guys think I live in a construction site