Bertie Told Me You are a DIY Crafter – Inspiring – Informative – Creative tips and ideas from the past reinvented for today’s trends.

DIY Crafts for Adults. These are not ideas for the kiddies… I love to play with my grandchildren, but when I’m crafting I want to tap into my creative juices and go with the flow.

Viking Wire Weaving With The Laizee Daizee Tool

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The Laizee Daizee Tool is like magic… really! I know that Viking Knit has been around for ages… since the Viking ages… and tools to create projects have been home-made. I’m just to darn lazy to make a tool – now I have no excuses. Watch this short video from the inventor to see how […]

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How To Make Scrabble Tile Pendants Kit – Bertie Told Me

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I love kit projects for girls night. It makes it so easy to have all the supplies on hand and just have fun! My mom taught me to plan parties without a lot of fuss and aggravation.  If “silly girl time” is what you are after – then plan for fun, not work.  Plus – […]

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How To Use The Coiling Gizmo To Make Coil Beads

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The Coiling Gizmo is a pretty nifty tool that is so simple and easy to use – yet… I can make so many unique beads Fast! Wire is available in a huge variety of designer colors – and creating chunky beads with unique color combinations is simple with the right tools… even I can do […]

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How To Use Crimp Beads and Crimp Forming Pliers

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One of my first attempts at getting back into making jewelry will be a bead bracelet. I shared the idea I have for my first attempt at bracelet making the other day and I realize that this project is probably not the easiest to start with… but I’m going to “go for it”. My very […]

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Metal Stamping Jewelry How To Video From Beaducation

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Lisa Niven Kelly from beaducation.com shows all the steps and tools for metal stamping jewelry. This first video covers the tools needed for hand-stamped metal jewelry including “Why you should use a 1 lb. hammer” and how you should hold it.  Run time is just a bit over 7 minutes… and filled with the basics […]

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Making My Own Bracelets Rings Earrings and Pendants

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I am fascinated by the idea of making my own bracelets, rings and pendants. In high school I took a few classes designed to teach simple jewelry making. I also watched my dad create silver and turquoise jewelry with great interest… And I wasn’t sorry! I’d attained a fair degree of skill in making a […]

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