Category Archive: Crazy Crafts

Do Over: Caged Quartz Necklace and Drop Pendant Marriage

A rough version of a Pool of Light Necklace.

Felted Slippers From Newfoundland

Hand made felted slippers from Newfoundland

Do Over: Jade Heart Pendant with Gold Heart Appliqué

Remember that green stone Kia Ora pendant my friend Jessica found at the St. Lawrence Market a couple of months back (pictured above)? Well I was at the Market two Sundays ago and… Continue reading

Do Over: Ceramic Dogwood Ring

I visited The Salvation Army on Parliament on Monday where I found three bags of broken jewellery. Here’s a picture of some of the highlights of that haul. As you can see, there’s… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Handpainted Fashion Lady Brooch

Despite the ’60s being the atomic age, folks were still heavily into crafts. We talked about making jewellery for fun and profit last week, and here’s an example of a handmade brooch of… Continue reading

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is officially here! To herald this event, I’m sharing this picture of one of my favourite brooches. It’s a handmade, enamelled depiction of a geranium (which also happens to be one of… Continue reading

Do Over – Enamel Week Edition: Silver Tassel Necklace

Poor single earring. Look at all the work that went into you, yet now you are alone and seemingly consigned to the scrap heap. What’s that? Turn you into a pendant? Ah, all… Continue reading

Sidewalk Find: 1930s Wrestling Autograph Book

This is the most random thing I’ve ever found on the sidewalk. It’s book filled with autographs of wrestlers from the late 1920s to the mid-1930s. I wish I had better pictures, but… Continue reading

Do Over: Plato Watch

I keep trying to come up with a way to wear what I call granny watches — the ladies watch with the loopy lugs. The only watchband options seem to be a black… Continue reading

Scarf Magic: Liberty of London

I don’t like to brag, but I’m pretty awesome at finding Liberty of London scarves at thrift shops and the like. What draws me to them are the distinctive patterns. The scarf pictured… Continue reading

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