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DIY: Bright Photos, Simple and Unique

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Create photographic masterpieces in a jiffy with a lightbox, some toys and a digital camera. Seriously! I discovered this little trick about a year ago while playing around in my studio and continue to love the results.
Ever since I was a child I’ve horded miniature relics and idolized dioramas (see: my adventures in an [...]

DIY: Custom Photo Tree

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

This past year, my sister was married and I found myself happily at her side creating original decorations for every nuptial event. Remembering a simple grade school project, where a dot of ink grew into wonderful, delicate twisting branches, I developed the custom photo tree. This unique gift was the perfect way to capture my [...]

DIY: Thanksgiving Leftovers Empanadas

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

This year, I hosted my very first Thanksgiving! Great company and recipes from friends and family new and old. I thrive on hectic – so this is my kind of holiday.
Now, with the big day gone and a refrigerator full of leftovers, comes creativity. For me, this means Leftovers Empanadas. The idea struck me [...]

Imagination Required

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Here’s an email I received from my good friend, Nails. Not only is she beautiful, she also delivers one gem of an imagination booster – sidewalk chalk wonderlands. She connects with her daughter using this skill and they’ve come up with some fantastic worlds of imagination.
Reading her note, I can’t help but be reminded of [...]

Thanksgiving Crafts Kick Off the Holidays

Monday, November 16th, 2009

My creative ambition is from both my parents. But, my unparalleled love for the holidays is from my mother, specifically. For her, the holiday season started with the first fall breeze and continued well into the new year.
Please welcome TLC’s newest contributer and my ridiculously well-spoken mommy, Cindy Hubbard. If this doesn’t get you [...]

DIY: Handmade Costume Jewelry Bracelet

Monday, September 21st, 2009

When I was little, I absolutely detested family photos. And, whenever I sensed the corralling of family members for a portrait, I’d take off. At my grandma’s house, this meant hiding in the depths of the dress up closet. Nestled between party dresses and satin heels, I’d sit quietly until the photo was over. And [...]

The Door’s Open, Would You Like To Come In?

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

The Lead Chandelier is pleased to open our doors to the online world with a blog dedicated to providing our readers with contemporary hand made crafts that keep creativity high and budgets low. We’re also eager to embrace the growing eco-friendly culture by offering crafts projects and ideas for green crafts that focus on using [...]

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