Bead weaving - part 2 - finish weaving and making a closure

For episode 1 and setting up the loom go here:

https://youtu.be/fKXkWBmul2Q

This is the second and final part to DIY bead weaving! In this episode I'll teach you to take your work off the loom and weave in any ends. You'll see how I make my closures too, it's just a vintage button!

For more bead weaving tutorials check out this playlist:

The beads in the video are upcycled paper and from Outreach Uganda

https://outreachuganda.org

I got the evening sky mix

https://outreachuganda.org/zencart/regular-paper-beads-c-48_92/evening-sky-mix-p-1326.html?zenid=b23e1b1a7dfe13bbaa3ff5fba404e0c0

The beads are upcycled paper made by women, who are oftentimes the sole income earners in their household.

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DIY Bead Weaving - how to set up a bead loom and start weaving - upcycle...



This episode is the first part, where you'll learn how to set up your bead loom and how to start weaving. The beads in the video are upcycled paper and from Outreach Uganda
https://outreachuganda.org

I got the evening sky mix
https://outreachuganda.org/zencart/regular-paper-beads-c-48_92/evening-sky-mix-p-1326.html?zenid=b23e1b1a7dfe13bbaa3ff5fba404e0c0

The beads are upcycled paper made by women, who are oftentimes the sole income earners in their household.

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DIY Upcycled Garden Markers





These DIY Upcycled Garden Markers are pretty easy to make. Make sure you bring you pun game when writing out your markers too!



Materials:

Jar lids

Awl or nail to poke holes

Hammer or mallet

Self healing mat, or other item to protect from awl or nail holes

Paint brush

Acrylic paint

Palette for paint

Wire - 18 gauge will work best, but use what you have

Wire cutters

Your pun game



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Tea Painting in Joshua Tree - pack your friends and make art in the desert



My lady squad and I took our art out-of-doors for tea painting in Joshua Tree, CA. Natalie @lesswastemoreadventure used our orange peels to make an organic rough edge. Maddie @folkdreams made a texture piece that represented the desert floor. I drew the organic peaks by layering the tea to make darker areas.



Materials:

Brewed tea - I used expired Thai tea

Container for tea

Brushes

Watercolor paper



If you are going to the desert:

Sunscreen

Water

Oranges



Where would you take tea painting? Let me know in the comments.



If you would like to make art in the desert come join us April 7-9! https://ladiesadventureclub.com for more info



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Spring Cleaning Using The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo



I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and it helped me understand how I should be cleaning. My whole life I've been a messy person, but after the book I felt I could tackle my stuff with a better outlook. However there I knew there were some rules and guidelines in the book I couldn't follow. So I made up some of my own guidelines.

Let me know your experience with Marie Kondo's Spark Joy Method. If you use her book as a guide for Spring Cleaning I think your place will get tidy and stay manageable for sure!

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Magic Bruschetta Recipe - helps fight colds - super tasty!





Here's the recipe for making the yummiest bruschetta:

3-4 tomatoes

approximately 3/4 C basil

approximately 1/2 C red onion

1-2 cloves if you are just starting on your raw garlic eating adventures, 2-3 if you are used to raw garlic or Italian

A splash of olive oil

A splash of Balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste



Chop up everything and add into a bowl, add rest of ingredients and stir! Eat and feel better.



Quick note: raw garlic is SPICY! It is very yummy, but it has a kick.



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The Plus Bus - plus size consignment, used and vintage clothing - body p...





Megan @megmodels the conceptual artist and body positivity advocate, had an event at The Plus Bus. It's a really cool plus size clothing shop in LA. They take trade-in used but still nice clothing, and will give you store credit. They both were so kind and generous, and let me film some of the event.



I found Megan's IG a few years ago, when I was just starting Break + Remake and feeling like I needed to change how I looked to be on camera. At the time I knew that fashion magazines were not healthy for me to look at, so I had already stopped. But I was still looking for a guide, I guess that's what you would call it, to help me see I could be in frame and in focus. Megan helped me see this. Follow her on IG and buy her prints!



Selina was performing at the event, and was super chill and let me talk to her about body positivity too, and her quote was the best. "Love you some you" -Selina Carrera. Tweet it, write it on your mirror. If you are an artist make prints and give Selina some love.



Show my people some love!

The Plus Bus: http://www.theplus-bus.com

Megan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/megmodels/

Selina Carrera:https://www.selinacarrera.com



I invite you to share your story with me, how is your journey loving yourself? If you feel better sharing privately DM me on FB or IG.



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DIY Rosewater Witch Hazel - great face toner - from frozen rose petals





Did you know? DIY rose water is super easy to make. And this rosewater witch hazel is great to use in the evenings, it makes a lovely toner.



Fun tip: I froze my rose petals from the last batch of rosewater I made. It worked out GREAT! So if you buy roses - try to get local to you and organic - get a dozen and freeze half of the petals.



Keep your left over rose water in the fridge, or give it to a friend. It spoils pretty fast if it doesn't have witch hazel in it.



Materials:

6-7 roses worth of petals.

Jar or bottle to keep your rosewater

witch hazel

filtered water

a pot for boiling your rose petals

strainer





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Self-Care and Artist-Care - self care ideas - creativity challenge



When caring and giving people treats, don't forget yourself! This is as much for you as it is for me, I've been juggling a lot of projects and need to remember. How about you? Are you taking care of yourself and your artist?

Here are some links to self-care tips and tricks
7 Self care tips:
http://bit.ly/2kRZqD4

Self care in stressful times:
http://bit.ly/2mfyE8v

Boost creativity:
http://bit.ly/2m1AjCJ

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DIY 8 bit heart card - use upcycled materials - paper craft - card making



Get your craft knife and your scissors, this DIY 8 bit card is a great treat for your favorite gamer. I'm giving mine to Mr. Remake! Use an old cereal box, or a frozen food box. Even a thicker junk mail flier will work.

Here is the original pin on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72057662768926287/


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DIY Makeup Remover Wipes - replaces cotton rounds - quick sewing project





DIY Makeup remover wipes! These will replace the cotton rounds in your beauty routine. It's a quick sewing project, so you can whip a bunch up in an afternoon.



I really like the exfoliating towel scrubbiness on my face. However after I had been using the wipes for a few days, I realized the towel was too rough around my eyes. So I backed the towel with flannel. So soft! These work great to take off face makeup!



Hey, if you need sewing help check out these tutorials I made for setting up your sewing machine!

Threading the top of the machine:

Filling and threading the bobbin:



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Bobbins - threading a sewing machine - winding a bobbin



This is episode 2 of Threading a Sewing Machine, where we talk all about bobbins. I walk you through how to insert the bobbin in to it's case, where the tension disks are, and how I put the bobbin in the machine. Remember, it's all about slowing the thread down and controlling it, otherwise you make thread art. For the Wall of Shame.



For tips about threading the top of the machine watch here: https://youtu.be/BLBg_UNiYzw



ALWAYS CHECK your sewing machine manual for the right way to do anything for your personal machine. I'm working on a Bernina 1008, and I love Berninas, not even sponsored.



Let me know if you have any other questions. Or if you'd like one of these kinds of episodes on machine needles.



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Threading a Sewing Machine - beginning sewing - get to know your machine...



Get to know your sewing machine and how to thread the top part. You get to see what some of the symbols mean on your machine as well! This is a basic guide, every machine is different, however this tutorial walks you through the essentials. Once you know WHY the thread needs to go a certain way, it'll be easier for you to thread your machine. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR MANUAL - don't just take my word, read your manual. 

I'll also explain what the hieroglyphics and strange pictograms are on your sewing machine. And once you are able to use your machine better, guess what!? You can mend, alter, and create your own clothes! Yes!

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Season 2 Finale - thank you for watching - cat interruptions!

Thank you so much for watching season 2 of Break + Remake! We made it! Before I left on my holiday break I wanted to share with you Zelda the Cat interrupting filming by being cute.

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DIY Fringe Scarf - with upcycled and thrifted materials

This scarf, man. It's so freaking cool. Not only does it make you look like a muppet, but it's thrifted and upcycled. The base scarf is from the thrift store, and the fringe upcycled sari yarn. Cool, right?

Materials:
Scissors
Tape
Yarn
Base scarf
Sewing machine
Chalk


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DIY Upcycled Tassel Necklace



DIY Upcycled Tassel Necklace. I used a shirt that was 100% silk and over 5 years old. It finally shredded in the pits! You can use what ever item you'd like, just make sure the weave of the fabric isn't too loose. If it's too loose you'll fray forever. I do have stragglies on my clothes after I wear it but I don't care, I work in a costume shop.

Materials:
Shirt - you can use whatever though
Wire cutters
Eye pins
Chain - I wanted a long dangly necklace, so I grabbed a long chain
Jump ring
Chain nose pliers - or use round nose pliers, or just whatever you have around
Embroidery floss
Scissors

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Super simple upcycle DIY using an old shirt!

DIY Vintage Jewelry Tree - nontraditional Christmas tree



Jewelry tree! Did your grandma have one of these? Mine didn't, but I know other grandma ladies who had them! If you use thrifted and vintage materials, this is definitely a more sustainable craft, but what about the hot glue?

Materials:
Fabric- I used some fabric leftovers from a theatre show
Frame- it's thrifted!
Backing- the board came with an art print, I just needed to cut it down
Measuring- tape and ruler
Glue- hot and liquid
Brush- for glue
Vintage Jewelry- got mine at a vintage stall store
Cutting utensils- get a xacto and some scissors ready
Pliers- to bust up the jewelry
Wire cutters- again to bust up the jewels
Marking tools- like a pencil

What do you think about me painting the frame hot pink to match my pop-up Christmas tree?

And what is a good, sustainable alternative to hot glue? 

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Aquafaba Whip vs Coconut Cream Whip - vegan holiday treats

Ok, what is aquafaba? It's garbanzo bean water, and it makes a mean egg replacer. But I've also heard of it used as a vegan whipped topping. Was it better than coconut whipped topping? I had to know.

Not that have ever made whipped anything in my life. 

Here are the recipes in case you want to try them, I recommend both!

Aquafaba: http://www.michellecehn.com/single-post/2015/05/13/Aquafaba—Magical-Vegan-Whipped-Cream-Made-from-Chickpeas

Coconut Whipped Cream:
http://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-make-coconut-whipped-cream/

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DIY Foaming Hand Soap

Super simple DIY foaming hand soap. Making your own means less unknown chemicals, and less waste especially if you buy the big bottles of soap.

Ingredient list: 
Water- filtered or distilled if you'd like
Castile soap- I used Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
Vegetable glycerine
Essential oil- I used lavender

Fill your bottle 2/3 up with water, 1/3 with soap. Add about 1 teaspoon of glycerine, then 2-3 drops of essential oil. Rock the bottle back and forth, don't shake or you'll get MAOR BUBBLES.

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Super simple DIY foaming hand soap