This week has been busy to say the least, but I’m super excited to announce the grand opening of our Etsy store. Together with my mom and grandmother, we combined our talents in jewelry making to create some awesome pieces. Check out the side bar for a link to our store!
So how did we get to this point anyways? What makes us good enough to have our own store?
I think it all started when I was in high school and my mother took an interest in beading. What started as a hobby for us all, eventually led to the opening of my mom’s bead store. Through my mom and grandmother’s instruction, I learned basic beading, wire wrapping, seed bead weaving and pearl knotting. They also went on to learn more challenging techniques working with precious metal clay (PMC) and lampworking glass beads.
Recently we’ve decided to put our talents together and start making jewelry again. The launch of our Etsy store, Out of the Woods Works, is a combination of our efforts. We’ve listed dainty, wire-wrapped necklaces and bracelets and leather knotted and peyote woven bracelets. There are also a few listings for earrings and rings. Here are some examples of our work.
When making our pieces, we also pay attention to every detail. It’s important to us to only put our best work on the market. We would never sell anything less.
I love that our jewelry is stylish and affordable! For the price, you also get amazing quality and craftsmanship. Visit the store and let us know what you think! Don’t forget to check back often as we are currently working on new listings. Thanks for your support!
What a crazy month it has been for me and my family. Between James’s 1st birthday, the holidays and moving into our new home, we have been busy to say the least! Slowly as I unpack, I’ve been trying to decorate for the holidays. Even though I’d like to throw the holiday boxes in the attic, I really do want to have a special Christmas in our home!
I know it sounds silly, but I’ve been wanting to make these cinnamon spiced applesauce ornaments for a couple years. I’ve never found the time, which is crazy seeing how these are quick to make. They’ve been sitting on my Pinterest board forever! I decided to go for it today with the help of my sister. We made a batch and it was SUPER easy. Plus, my kitchen smells delicious! Too bad the ornaments don’t taste as good as they smell.
I followed this recipe from Katy Elliott’s home blog except that I omitted cloves, which I don’t really care for. I also used mini-sized cookie cutters, so my ornaments did not need to cook as long as the recipe notes. Mine were hard cooked by 2 hours in the oven!
The ornaments are super festive and look fantastic on my christmas tree. They would be such a quick, easy gift to whip up for neighbors and friends! Let me know how yours turn out!
I can’t believe this time last year I was pregnant with my little boy. The saying ‘Time flies’ brings on a whole new meaning once you have a baby. This past year has flown and James is about to have his first birthday! I love the maternity photo of us last year with our pumpkin!
Last Halloween, John and I were invited to our friend’s Halloween birthday party. I was already in my third trimester and had no idea what to wear! After extensive Pinterest research, John and I came up with at this last minute easy DIY maternity costume. It took no time to make at all! I loved my Sunny Side Up Egg costume :) Here’s the list of supplies that we needed for the costume.
List of supplies:
- yellow shirt
- small rope or string
- cardboard (at least 3 feet X 3 feet)
- white spray paint
We cut the shape of the egg from cardboard and make sure you cut the hole for the yolk. Next, paint the cardboard with white spray paint. We cut the rope long enough for the cardboard to hang from my neck and cover my belly. Then throw on your yellow shirt and it’s all done!
At least this costume was comfortable! Now I need to create my costume for Friday!
What ideas to do you have for maternity costumes??
Photos: Precious Treasures by Shannon Leigh