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Hi friends! We are traveling home today from an amazing trip to New York. Here are a few photos that the four of us snapped with our iPhones...
As host to a rather large amount of hair, I’ve had my fair share of coiffure conundrums over the years. Whether I was eschewing the dreaded ringlet for my senior prom, or wrangling my mop into a behemothic beehive for my wedding, I did my best to bypass the typical, opting instead for something more unique. So, when a request rolled in from a ModCloth Style Ambassador seeking formal up-do ideas for thick hair , I leapt at the opportunity to solve her hairstyle headache!
With all of us here at D*S going through a major copper obsession right now, it should come as no surprise that we love penny installations — walls, floors, you name it. One of the greatest assets of using pennies for decor is the inherent variation in color and pattern you get; the salvaged look of pennies works in your favor, and as you’re gluing them down, you don’t have to worry about trying to maintain any order. It’s going to look great no matter what!
I love maps, and the older the better. I absolutely adore giving reproduction maps from the New York Public Library . It’s seriously my favorite gift for nearly any occasion. Moved to a neighborhood in Brooklyn?
A couple of months ago, while visiting New York, we met the lovely Gretchen Jones and were fortunate enough to spend an entire day crafting in her über charming Brooklyn apartment . Not only is she amazingly talented and fascinatingly storied, Gretchen is one of the most humorous and genuine people we’ve gotten to know. After raiding a local hardware store for supplies and hardware, we spread out over her workspace, and whipped up several pieces of jewelry while sharing anecdotes. One of our favorite pieces was a necklace inspired by the honeycomb Universe necklace from Gretchen’s collection. With some brass rings, neon cording and a clever trick courtesy of Ms.
I have been pinning up a storm on Pinterest , and when I was looking through my DIY inspiration board , I came across this lovely heartbeat necklace (sold on etsy here ). With some wire and chain I was able to create my own! Supplies: 20 gauge wire, chain, lobster clasp, 2 jump rings, and round tip pliers
I am currently obsessed with mixing metals, and wanted a bracelet to match the new gold & silver watch I bought. Weaving together two chains and rhinestones with rope created the perfect statement bracelet to stack! Supplies: Gold and silver chain from M&J Trimmin g , Rhinestone, Black Suede rope, pliers, bracelet closure. Click below for the steps. Tie together the two pieces of chain (two chain should be the same size links so they match up when weaving rope) with a double knot.
While perusing Pinterest one evening, I came across an intriguing tutorial on the wonderful art of needle felting . I had to learn more – especially after realizing it entailed repeatedly stabbing a needle up and down into a piece of fabric or sweater. A satisfying stress reliever that results in something wearable? Sign me up. And now that I can officially call myself a needle felting maven (and nerd), trust me when I say that you’re going to have a blast with this technique.
Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons.
I am in love with color oxfords, and painting on a bright sole is the perfect way to reinvent a pair of shoes already in your closet. Supplies: Masking tape, Silver spray paint, blue acrylic paint, paint brush, oxfords Tape around the area that you want silver. Spray paint the area in thin layers to avoid the paint from pooling.
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