Monthly Archives: January 2013

DIY // Wooden Triangle Necklace

01/25/13

DIY wooden triangle necklace

I’m still freezing my cheeks off running around Salt Lake City for a few more days, but I wanted you to be the first to have a peek at the DIY I’m teaching tomorrow at Alt Summit! It was a twist off of my original DIY geometric necklace that fit the class time frame, but I love it just as much. The icing on the cake is that it’s equally as cute and only half the amount of time to make. Win!

DIY wooden triangle necklace

DIY wooden triangle necklace

You can find the wooden triangles at Hobby Lobby for less than $3, then just drill holes in two corners of the triangles and paint them. If you want to the full step-by-step tutorial, you can download the super cute instructions that Kollabora designed for my class right here.

 

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The most time-consuming business cards ever…

01/23/13

business card packaging

business card packaging

I’m officially headed to Alt today, (whoop!) and as a friendly reminder, this DIY’er always welcomes a wish of luck and a prayer or two. While I’m plane hopping and fighting off butterflies, I’ve left you with the unveil of what I’ve deemed my new Blood, Sweat, & Tears business card packaging. My husband would be very happy to vouch for this new title as well…

The card was designed by me and letterpressed by the ever-amazing folks behind Eat Sleep Ride Print. We used clear business cards envelopes to enclose the card, a swirl of twine (my go-to item as you know), a package of glitter (my number two go-to item), and a little wooden clothespin to emphasize pulling yourself together. Okay, that last part isn’t true, I just thought they were cute so I threw them in there. Don’t judge me.

business card packaging

business card packaging

 

A quick fun fact for you: Did you know that you can rub chalk  over a rubber stamp to stamp your logo? True story!

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What I Love // Brika

01/22/13

brika tastemaker ashley rose

Hey guys, hope you had a lovely long weekend! My DIY workshop at Ikea Houston this past Saturday went really well, and a big thanks to all of you who came out! I’ll be posting a recap of some of the projects and questions from the event later this week.

I’ve currently spent the last two days feverishly packaging my business cards and outfits for Alt Summit which starts tomorrow, yikes! Are any of you headed to Alt, too? Let me know so we can meet up! Oh, and remember this post? I’ll be teaching a jewelry making class on Saturday that’s based around that project, which I’m pretty excited about.

Last thing for now, the lovely ladies over at Brika graciously asked me to be their Tastemaker for the week! Brika is an online store for small-businesses and artisans (which you all know is right up my alley), and I’ve chosen some of my favorite makers and pieces for you to check out. Let me know what you think!

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