Are You Curious?

Hi friends! I love to teach but I also love to learn so I was happy to spend some time last week watching the DIY Beaded Jewelry class over at I have wanted to make a beaded illusion necklace for years but never took the time to figure it out. I was thrilled to see it was one of the lessons in the course. I also made a pair of sparkly wire wrapped crystal hoop earrings. I have had a pile of hoop earring wires in my stash for a long time but never could think of a design I liked but now I think I need to make a pair in every color. Want to see the earrings and necklace I made and hear more about the class? Watch the video!

I want to thank for allowing me to review the class. They also gave me a special discount to share with¬†any of my blog readers who buy the DIY beaded Jewelry class,¬†email and mention “the frugal crafter” to receive $5 towards your next class at Even if beading isn’t your thing you will find a class sure to inspire! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Easy Watercolor Sunset! {I almost forgot about this one!}

Hi friends! Today I have a quick and fun watercolor painting tutorial for you, a watercolor sunset. Watch the video to see how easy it is!

This painting as done in only 3 colors:

  • Alizarin Crimson (a cool red)
  • Ultramarine Blue (a warm blue)
  • Cadmium Yellow (a warm yellow)

And of course we mixed our “black”. You can find the photo I used as inspiration by Jeana Wood at Paint my Photo. I hope you try this easy painting and let me know how you do! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!