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INSTAGRAM CONTEST!!!

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Yep, your heard us right- It’s time for another contest- and what does another contest mean? Another chance to win big! For the month of July we want to see what your summer nights look like. So, snap some photos, share ‘em on instagram with the hashtag #lssummernights and cross your fingers for a win! We’ll be reposting and sharing some of our favorites on our instagram, facebook and our site throughout the month and at the end we’ll select our ultimate fave for a $150 gift card prize. And, yes, multiple entries are allowed. So, what are you waiting for? Start snapping and sharing- we can’t wait to see whatchya got!

Here’s just a snapshot of some #lssummernights we’ve seen so far:

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DIY Post: Beach Stone Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite pastimes in summer is talking walks along Lake Erie.  Whether with friends, family or on my own, I get wrapped up in the beauty of the water and the items it washes ashore.  From beach glass to special rocks, I’m always picking things up and taking them home with me.  The beach glass sits in a mason jar in my kitchen and the rocks often find themselves in my flower pots.

 

 

On a recent trip to Fairport Harbor with my family, I picked up these pretty stones and couldn’t wait to do something special with them.  Here is a little how to for displaying your pretty beach finds.

Supplies:
Jewelry Craft Pliers
Multi-use Wire Snips
Craft Wire
Premade Necklace Chain – try Etsy Supplies or your local craft store
Findings – Jump Rings
Pretty Stones
Cut an 8 inch piece of wire and make a small loop.

STEP ONE:
Twist about three times giving the loop a tail.  This will add strength and stability to the loop.

STEP TWO:
Determine which side of the stone you want to have in the front and place that wire loop in the back.

STEP THREE:
Wrap the wire around the stone as tight as possible, crossing the two tails over one another and adding a dab of super glue for extra security.  Once your stone is secure, snip any excess wire.

FINAL PRODUCT:
Add the beach stone charm to the necklace chain using a jump ring and Voila!  A pretty, and natural, necklace to wear all summer long

Special thanks to my friend Adam Taseff (www.twitter.com/arterxcreative) for taking these pretty photos!

xoxo, Shelley

{Shelley Turk is the owner and designer of Stitched & Wired. Her handcrafted goods and blog can be found at www.stitchedandwired.com}