craft room organization – cool stacked square boxes

square boxes for craft room organization

square boxes for craft room organization










Craft Room Organization is something I desperately need to work on. I am sure many of you struggle too. I made these boxes for Crafts Unleashed a while back. They have really come in handy. One because they are vertical and take up less space that way and also because they have labels. I know – labels what a novel concept. Well for me it is. I am the kind of person who makes piles and can tell you what is in each pile. That is all well and good until my husband or kids come in and move something. So for this year I am going to focus on taming the wildness of my craft room. My word of the year is conquer and I think it applies to this as well. I am going to conquer the clutter. Conquer the piles and conquer quite a few other things too.
I hope to do more of these stacking boxes. They came in a stack of 5. I really like the colors and the decorations on these pieces. If you are interested in finding our how I made them you can click this link. Whimsical She Art Style Boxes

crystal and pearl earrings

crystal and pearl earring











Simple and elegant crystal and pearl earrings are a breeze to make with only a few materials.  When making jewelry I tend to work in the metal preferred by the recipient.  In this case it is my neighbor.  She has a 40th birthday coming up and I think these will be perfect for her.

To make these crystal and pearl earrings you will need:

  • Needle nose Pliers – Cousin Corp. Jewelry Basics
  • 2 metal ear wires – Cousin Corp. Jewelry Basics
  • 4 – 6mm crystals (art #2001)
  • 4- 8mm crystals (art #2003)
  • 4- 8mm pearls – Pearl: Cousin Corp. Jewelry Basics
  • 2- silver pendants – Cousin Corp. Jewelry Basics

Directions to make crystal and pearl earrings:

  1. Open ear wires and thread the beads on in the following order -6mm crystals, pearl, 8mm crystal, silver pendant, 8mm crystal, pearl, 6 mm crystal.
  2. Use the needle nose pliers to bend the tip of the ear wire at a 90 degree angle.
  3. Repeat for the second ear wire.