Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bleeding Heart Earrings Tutorial - A Thirty Minute Project

Bleeding Heart Earrings Tutorial | A Thirty Minute Project - A Simpler Grace

Anyone who has tried making jewelry knows how time intensive the process can be.  Today, I'm here to share actually how easy it is to do a quick project that requires minimal bead stranding and design. Today's tutorial is about what I call the Bleeding Heart earrings.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Wrap Bracelet Tutorial

Celtic Wrap Bracelet Tutorial - A Simpler Grace

One of my favorite hobbies is making jewelry.  I've been making bracelets, necklaces and earrings for over ten years. It started when my husband and I were in a jewelry store getting my engagement ring inspected and cleaned when we saw this beautiful necklace that was several strands of gold seed beads and a Venetian glass pendant.  The price on the necklace was over $800!  I looked at my hubby and said, "I can make that for less than 20 bucks" and I did.  I found very similar supplies in my local Michaels store and completed my necklace in less than a day.  Since then, I've loved the craft.  I've even sold quite a few pieces to friends and family.

Today, I'm going to show you how to make one of my favorite styles of bracelets - the wrap bracelet. I don't know about you, but fiddling with a clasp with one hand to get the standard bracelet on is a pain in the you-know-what.  It's also difficult to find bracelets that fit my wrist well - either they are too big and roll down my hand, or they are too small and "choke" my wrist all day long.  While I do make standard bracelets with the clasp, my favorites are ones that just wrap around your wrist and fit any size.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fun Fourth of July Food

Tasty recipes for Independence Day - Fun Fourth of July Food - A Simpler Grace #4thofjuly #independenceday #recipes #holidayThis week marks the first day of summer and it feels like it!  I love all the holidays that fall during summertime and Fourth of July is the best!  I love the fireworks, parades, time at the pool or beach, the big festival our town has that day and the FOOD!  Here are some fun and delicious Independence Day recipe ideas I found on the blogosphere.

Fruit & Brownie Skewers via Mel's Kitchen

Monday, April 28, 2014

April is Donate Life Month | Timmy's Donation Story

graphic via Donate Life
I wish I could have posted this earlier in the month since we are coming down to the tail end of it, but things happen and here it is.

April is National Donate Life Month.  It is a time to raise awareness for the need for organ, eye and tissue donation.  It's a touchy subject and I understand a lot are uncomfortable with the idea giving donations after their lives have ended.  I would like to share with you why I am posting this today and how dear of a subject it is to my family.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Superbowl Party & Menu Planning

Some of my favorite snacks for game day. #superbowl #football #snacks #menuplanning
Are you ready for some football?  I am!  The Superbowl is just around the corner and I'm thinking about the food that I'll make for the party.  I want to prepare some old favorites and try some new recipes that I've been drooling over.  They look so delicious!