One million easy ways to D.I.Y an awesome Gothic bracelet, bats, pentagrams and more

love jewelry. I love Gothic stuff and bats and witchy stuff and gargoyles and bats….and…and…and buying jewelry…oh and I also lean toward expensive tastes so while I do buy I don’t end up buying everything that I see that I feel would look simply charming on me.
In order to keep myself from pining away for want of all the expensive bracelets out there, I put my creative thrifty side to work. I may be creative and thrifty but I’m a bit lazy and tend toward impatient as well…so all my awesomely crafty ideas for Gothic and witchy jewelry are very easy to make. And when I say easy I mean easy…not the  way some others mean it when they say easy, and the more you watch their videos or read their how to’s the wider your eyes grow in incredulity that anyone thought that was easy!
My D.I.Y jewelry ideas are not that sort…they don’t require loads of pricy equipment that you don’t have or want to buy and they don’t take more than a few minutes to make while still looking expensive and well put together. You will spend 10 dollars aprox or less and your completed bracelet will look as though it easily cost 50. Cause that’s how we roll.
Check out my quick and easy videos of the various bracelets I did and leave me a comment if you end up making any for yourself or tag me on instagram at jekyllhydeclub
Each link has a brief description above  it so you’ll know what sort of bracelet you’re about to watch me tell you how to make.
Bracelets made from pendants that are pentagrams, bats for one and gargoyles for the other, awesome styles and look way more expensive. My personal favorites though it’s hard to choose.
   
Bat bracelet made from a necklace, very easy and awesome looking/not a charm dangle
Bat bracelet made from a metal bat loop back button, not a charm dangle
In which i turn a bat ring from spirit Halloween into one of the best bat bracelets ever, Victorian looking and most striking.
These are earrings that I turned into bracelets due to the fact, for me, their too large for earrings but make awesome good sized centerpiece dangle charms. One is black bat wings with a red stone, very Gothic and the other is a lovely example of Victorian, Steampunk Gothic with a claw holding a ball.

Easily grow your own long strong nails

If you would love to grow your own nails and not mess with acrylics or salon this article is for you. If you have tried everything to grow your nails and they keep breaking I feel you! I have discovered a solution. My solution is not expensive to do. Cost me 2 dollars like 6 months ago and I still don’t need to buy more. I’m good with dollar tree though Even if your not down with Dollar tree, even if you like the expensive stuff you still won’t spend more  than 10 dollars a year for your long perfect strong natural nails. Watch my video to find out how to DIY that  right now!

One million easy ways to D.I.Y an awesome Gothic bracelet, bats, pentagrams and more

I love jewelry. I love Gothic stuff and bats and witchy stuff and gargoyles and bats….and…and…and buying jewelry…oh and I also lean toward expensive tastes so while I do buy I don’t end up buying everything that I see that I feel would look simply charming on me.
In order to keep myself from pining away for want of all the expensive bracelets out there, I put my creative thrifty side to work. I may be creative and thrifty but I’m a bit lazy and tend toward impatient as well…so all my awesomely crafty ideas for Gothic and witchy jewelry are very easy to make. And when I say easy I mean easy…not the  way some others mean it when they say easy, and the more you watch their videos or read their how to’s the wider your eyes grow in incredulity that anyone thought that was easy!
My D.I.Y jewelry ideas are not that sort…they don’t require loads of pricy equipment that you don’t have or want to buy and they don’t take more than a few minutes to make while still looking expensive and well put together. You will spend 10 dollars aprox or less and your completed bracelet will look as though it easily cost 50.You will have sturdy quolity jewelry and not weird paper crap tht will be quickly ruined and thus have wasted all your time in making it. Cause that’s how we roll.
Check out my quick and easy videos of the various bracelets I did and leave me a comment if you end up making any for yourself or tag me on instagram at jekyllhydeclub
Each link has a brief description above  it so you’ll know what sort of bracelet you’re about to watch me tell you how to make.
Bracelets made from pendants that are pentagrams, bats for one and gargoyles for the other, awesome styles and look way more expensive. My personal favorites though it’s hard to choose.
   
Large striking bat bracelet with a victorian flair and elligant look. turning a stretch ring into a bracelet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYdFEkpiYWM 
Bat bracelet made from a necklace, very easy and awesome looking/not a charm dangle
Bat bracelet made from a metal bat loop back button, not a charm dangle
These are earrings that I turned into bracelets due to the fact, for me, their too large for earrings but make awesome good sized centerpiece dangle charms. One is black bat wings with a red stone, very Gothic and the other is a lovely example of Victorian, Steampunk Gothic with a claw holding a ball.

Breakthrough blind crafter

I’m not sure if I should really be calling myself a breakthrough blind crafter because I’m sure that other totally blind people have crafty skills. I have spoken on a that list to a few wood carvers, for example, when I was considering expanding my skills in that direction to create custom designed talisman jewelry from scratch. A few very knowledgeable guys talked the trade to me enough that I decided it probably wasn’t for me. Too many tools and I’d prefer a hands on class before investing to be honest, but they knew their stuff. while I haven’t seen or touched any of their work personally so can’t vouch for it, we’re assuming it’s decent.
I give myself the title, for the sake of this article, of breakthrough blind crafter because I haven’t seen/heard anyone else on youtube who is blind making D.I.Y videos anything like mine. I think with or without sight I make some pretty cool/unusual items. Purses from Steampunk purses and headbands entirely comprised of gemstones to name a few.
I didn’t think my ideas were too complex, but as I’ve not seen anyone else doing them, i am beginning to develop an appreciation for them and change my mind. I suppose when anyone     `has a natural talent it doesn’t seem hard or like that big a deal…which is what gives it the cool factor in part I think. I wire wrap gemstone pendants, make gemstone bead bracelets and sculpt wire into pendants as well, and again didn’t think it was a big deal. I don’t know a lot of blind people doing wire wraps, but hell I don’t know a lot of blind people in general, having always attended public school and having mostly sighted friends anyway. A few years back, though, my perspective on that changed as well.
My husband and I were members of our local gem and mineral society and I came to help them make jewelry for a sale. It’s fun because they have all the supplies, rocks, and fun tools that you can use all you like in any creative way you choose if you’re helping make stuff for free for them to  sell. So enjoying the creative outlet it was a thing I did for a little before I finally gave up on waking up by 9 AM or so to get it done because…lets face it, for some of us 9 AM is an ungodly hour in the middle of the freaking night when NO ONE should be out of bed!!!
So I’m there at the gem and mineral society wire wrapping tumbled stones into pendants. I tend to be a faster person in general, moving quickly and talking quickly, according to others, but it’s just my natural flow so I don’t usually notice. Apparently I made 5 really nice pendants in the time it took all the other ladies with 20 20 vision to make one. They were on about how fast I was, so this became another new thing I began to appreciate about myself that I thought was just normal’ previously. I assumed anyone could wire wrap that quickly, and some people surely can, just not most from what they said.
I personally don’t think that makes me special but loads of people seem to assume that not looking at something makes it nearly impossible to do. I feel that my hands often provide more and faster detail than someone’s eyes, but I’ve only had my hands to see with so I honestly can’t know.
Anyway, the point is if your creative, into making neat and different things, but also lazy and not wanting to put a ton of work into your crafting, check out my youtube D.I.Y play list below, because I’ve got you covered. After all, if a blind chick can do it…