Hi, I’m Kelly Wilkinson.
Crafter, journalist,
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get your craft on

I can feel the holiday craft freak-out welling up inside of me. There’s too little time already! If I could only pretend I’m French and take December off instead of August so I don’t have to go to work, and can instead bake and sew with my niece on my lap and sit around a fire with friends and family and a constant supply of tasty, festive cocktails.

But alas, we all have other crap to get done. With this in mind, here are five projects I designed for the SF Chronicle that don’t require much time, expertise, or special equipment. You can find step-by-step instructions and materials right here.

Reader Comments (3)

I love the button/earring rings. My aunt has a huge jar of my grandmother's old buttons. I'll have to sort through them the next time I'm over there to see if any of the buttons are ring material. Thanks for the cool ideas!

December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWilli

Where could a person find ring blanks?

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarm

Hi Carm, I’ve had good luck on ebay — especially searching for “glue on ring blanks.” Those have a flat area for applying glue and you can buy adjustable ones. You might also check with local jewelry supply stores, or order from Metalliferous in NYC: http://www.metalliferous.com/ -- but I don't know if their blanks are adjustable.

Good luck!

December 14, 2008 | Registered CommenterKelly

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