Saturday, December 28, 2013

Totally Textured Metallics Tangle Review

*Disclosure- I received complimentary products for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.*

Tangle Creations

Tangle Creations has a line called Totally Textured Metallics which come in different textures and colors.  A Tangle is a series of 90 degree curves that can connect and pivot at each joint.  You can take each Tangle apart to make one big fun "twisty thing".

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My son receives OT therapy twice a week at school.  His fine motor skills need work.  We are always looking to find ways to strengthen his fingers and hands.  Plus these are wonderful as fidget toys.

Totally Textured Metallics

These were a lot of fun for both of my children to play with.  My daughter is now 18 months old so she enjoys the textures.  My son liked mixing the colors and putting them all together.  It is a little challenging sometimes for him to snap the pieces together but this is good for him to do.  He has already told me we need to get more.

Tangles Have Many Uses:

-It can be a puzzle
-A desktop toy
-fidget toy
-anti stress device
-art toy

Get creative!  Have fun!  These are for everyone!  

Check out Tangle Creations on their website.  

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Do you know anyone who would benefit from a Tangle?  Have you ever bought a fidget toy?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Faceted Onyx Bracelet Review and Giveaway

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Faceted Onyx Bracelet

Stone type - Onyx Stone shape - 128 Facets Stone size - 10mm Length - 7" Long Clasp - 925 Sterling silver - Hypoallergenic (nickel free)

 I was given the opportunity to host a giveaway with IE Mommy.  Here is her review of this lovely bracelet.

IE Mommy's Review: 


"I am a simple girl and jewelry isn't any exception. I like things that look classic yet elegant so I was instantly drawn to the Faceted Onyx Bracelet from Medu Jewelry. As soon as I opened the box, I knew it was top quality just from the appearance and weight of it. I love how it sparkles even though it's black. The faceted beads catch the light and draw just the right amount of attention without being over the top.

The clasp was a little bit tricky and I couldn't figure it out at first but once
 I did, I realized that it's actually going to be very secure and probably won't ever come undone and fall off my wrist. When it comes to jewelry, after quality and appearance I look for affordability and I was really impressed with the prices and of Medu. I know it's scary to buy jewelry online but every piece comes with a Authenticity Guarantee so you know exactly what you're getting and what it's retail value is which is a lot higher than what you pay. I loved Medu's selection, quality and affordability. The Faceted Onyx Bracelet is a new classic piece that I can wear with just about anything and it's timeless look won't go out with the next trend. Thanks Medu!"

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DIY Gift Tags and Confetti

Made with a Fiskars Craft Punch

I have started collecting paper craft punches.  There are a ton of cute punches available.  I started out with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch but didn't like how the edges came out.  And it seemed to get stuck in one spot.  I bought a Fiskars heart punch from and really liked it.  It worked and it was easy to use.

EK Tools Bat Craft Punch

I love bats so the EK Tools Craft Punch was perfect.  I found EK Tools punches to be easy to use as well. They feel heavier but they cut pretty well.  I think when it comes to crafts many things are trial and error. Some products may work better for others and some may not.  I would buy Fiskars and EK Tools products again.  

You can use the large craft punches for Tags, confetti, table place settings, decorations for baked goods and scrap booking.  

Gift Tags

Gift tags are really easy to make.  Card stock comes in many different colors and patterns.  You'll always be able to find something that is appealing to your own taste.  My favorite color is purple.  I chose a purple card stock with a slight shimmer on one side.  I cut them into rectangles with a paper cutter, then punched a hole in the top and a heart in the corner.

What did I learn?  It's okay to try out different brands until you find one that suits you best.  Some products will not meet your expectations even if they look cute.  I found a new craft obsession that I enjoy.  

Do you have a trial and error craft experience you'd like to share?  Have you gone through several brands to find what you were looking for?  

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