Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Getting Crafty

Hello! So, you know how last time I was here, I told you about all of those unblogged sewing projects I needed to share? Well...that's not going to happen today. Instead I have a crafty home dec project to show you!

When I first saw the tutorial for this project, it was an immediate queue-jumper! When I was little, I loved collecting gemstones. Any time my family went on a trip, I'd pick up one or two, and display them proudly when I got home. As I got older, they stopped being put on display, and eventually I decided that, since I didn't have a use for them, I should get rid of them during one of our many garage sales. 

Lucky for me, my mom didn't let that happen! She saved them, and when I asked about them (having forgotten I ever planned to get rid of them in the first place), she knew right where they were. Talk about serendipity!

Apparently gemstones in home decor are having a moment right now, because around the same time I saw the tutorial, I also saw this display at Hobby Lobby. The frames were too big for my purposes, and I didn't really want to pay $15 a pop, so I (again) decided that I could make my own!

Finding the right frames, and finding any agate slices (that didn't have exorbitant shipping costs) was harder than I thought it would be, but in the end, I think it came together really nicely! My necklaces are no longer a tangled mess, and I'm more likely to wear a wider variety than I was before, since they're all out there in the open. Have you gotten caught up in the gemstone revival?


  1. I love this! I wonder if my childhood gemstone collection is still around . . .

    1. Thank you! Definitely worth trying to find them...