10 Questions with Jewelry Designer Adrienne Wiley

10 Questions with Jewelry Designer Adrienne Wiley

Adrienne Wiley is a powerhouse business woman. She created her Jewelery line, Frolick, back in 2004, and has since expanded her business footprint with her SF store, Covet. She is also a published author and career coach for creative entrepreneurs. So when I saw that she was teaching business classes at Craftcation, I jumped at the chance to attend.

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DIY: Make Your Own Dinosaur Necklace with Plastic Toys

DIY: Make Your Own Dinosaur Necklace with Plastic Toys

You know those times that you see a product and for weeks and months on end, you can’t stop thinking about it? That’s how I feel about the necklace that Serena is wearing in this picture from my 10 Questions Interview with her.

It’s amazing. It somehow walks the line of stylish, quirky, and elevated. And since I had almost all of the supplies needed, I figured I had to attempt my own version.

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DIY: Make Your Own Fiber Rainbow Pin for Saint Patrick’s Day

DIY: Make Your Own Fiber Rainbow Pin for Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a weird holiday, right? It started as a celebration of the day that Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, so obviously we celebrate it by wearing green, pinching people, drinking beer, and eating chocolate coins? Bizarre.

And of all of these things, the pinching really pisses me off. I think it’s mostly stems from the childhood horrors of being pinched (because what adult pinches another adult these days?), but it makes me so angry. And what do you do if you just aren’t a green person? Try to wear a teal shirt and hope that people give you the benefit of the doubt?

This year I took matters (and fibers) into my own hands and came up with a trendy and modern way to celebrate the holiday.

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DIY: How to Turn Vintage Costume Clip-on Earrings into Studs for Pierced Ears

DIY: How to Turn Vintage Costume Clip-on Earrings into Studs for Pierced Ears

I recently inherited a massive collection of costume jewelry from my grandma. Tins, bags, boxes full of the stuff. I was so excited to get my hands on these colorful, vibrant pieces but was bummed to realized that all of the earrings are clip-ons.

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