Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY Wedding, Bridal Shower, and Proposal Decoration

I am hastily planning my own wedding for this August. One of the projects I whipped together pretty quickly was a way for guests at the Bridal Shower and Wedding to know a little more about how "He Did It!", as the story hasn't been spread around too much. I also am using "The Proposal" as part of a game at the shower, so I needed a neat way to tie the clues into the Shower.

My Fiancee popped the question by sending me on a "scavenger hunt" throughout the county, stopping me at various locations that held significant meaning to the both of us - leaving clues along the way at each location for the site of the next clue. I typed up those hand-written clues (didnt want to use the originals), and made this display for the Shower, the Wedding, and for hanging at home afterwards.

Here were the steps to making this 100% DIY proposal:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Coffee Cozies!

I started making my own version of coffee cozies for up to grande sized cups. Some have conchos to give it a more western feel, others' cowgirl personality comes out in the fabric, charms, or lacing. Pick your favorite!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Introducing a New Line of Necklaces

Photo Pendant Necklaces & Keychains

All pendants have a high quality photo printed image set behind glass. Some feature the glass photo set in a pendant tray, others without, prices will vary.

Pendants can be custom made with your own image and can be designed with a suede cord, ball bead chain, regular chain, or any variety of strung beads. Contact me for more info.

Featuring a pin up cowgirl set behind glass and in a silver tray. Pendant is on a strand of round red beads, silver spacer beads, and sparkling silver beads. This is all attached to a thin silver chain. Really pretty vintage-y cowgirl necklace, $40

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Photo pendant featuring a cowboy and horse at sunset. Photo is set behind glass and in a copper tray. Pendant is on a small copper ball chain, $20

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Vintage cowgirl glass photo keychain with two strands of beautiful red and gold beads and small gold spacer beads. On a large keyring and lobster clasp, $20

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Sepia vintage cowgirl photo set behind glass and in an antique copper tray. Photo pendant is on a strand of cream colored rock beads and pearl beads. The strand is a little longer then standard and has a small lobster clasp and adjustable chain. $30

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Here is a great way to honor your favorite pet. These necklaces and keychains can be made custom with your own photo.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Wood Creations for Decor

I have always enjoyed painting and I love the rustic simple look of wood pieces in the home. However, it isnt a huge seller for the business so I tend to focus more on the jewelry end of things.

But, as some may know, I have sort of made it a tradition when friends and family get married that their gift from me is some sort of variation on a lasso wreath/welcome sign. I've made four so far but only attained three photos. Newest being at the end.

(pre-laptop photo...poor quality)

and my newest, with a few little tweaks Im really diggin!

Aside from the new wedding gift welcome sign, this season I was commissioned for a welcome sign that wasnt a wreath. Here is what I came up with, and the recipient completely loved it!

Featuring a real 18" elk antler shed, and a hand-cut elk from a piece of rustic metal. Love it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Buy One Get One Half Off Deal - to Celebrate 1,000 Fans

Today was a milestone for The Crafting Cowgirl! Our Facebook page finally not only hit the notorious 1,000 "likes" mark, but surpassed it! A big thank you goes out to all the people who liked the page, shared the page, and supported me and my business in it's growth.

To celebrate this event, I am offering for THIS WEEK ONLY (Wednesday-Tuesday Nov 20) a "Buy One Get One 1/2 Off!". This sale includes all items, pre-made or custom. The only rule is that the second item must be of equal or lesser value to the first bought (ie, $40 necklace bought, 1/2 off item must be $40 or less).

If you want to purchase through my Etsy Shop simply purchase the first item you want, then in the notes section leave a comment (link preferably) to the second item you wish to buy for HALF OFF and I can send you a paypal invoice for that amount.

Thank you to all who have supported The Crafting Cowgirl and liked my Facebook page! Enjoy the sale while it lasts!


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Rustic Longhorn Green Necklace Set

I am in love with this new set. Its the first time I have made a complete pre-made three piece set. I really love it and am having a hard time listing it, I might end up keeping it if it doesnt sell soon!

This three-piece set is absolutely beautiful, photos really dont do the colors justice. A rustic longhorn pendant is attached to a beaded strand of green ovals with visual texture, spaced with green pearl beads and sparkling beads that really pick up the green and brown tones. I attached a doubled-over thin copper chain designed to lay however it falls. Matching bracelet and earrings are included in this set.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cowgirl Rustic Key Chains!

Each keychain is made with a rustic metal cutout figure, a string of stone beads, crystals accented, and all attached to a key ring with large clip. Each keychain is $12.50, and custom keychains are available!