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Hello friends! Cat from brideblu again. I adore diy projects, especially ones that can be made with things you just might already have lying around the house! With Spring just around the corner, it seemed most fitting to show you how you can make your very own rosette necklace! I adore the idea of incorporating brightly colored fabrics into jewelry…a little pop of color always helps brighten your day! What you’ll need:
Today, I'm switching up gears in a major way. This has absolutely nothing to do with my house, unless you consider the fact that I'm using magazines that are delivered to my house. Time for a recycled magazine bead tutorial! You'll need: - old magazines - Modge Podge - a crappy old tiny paintbrush - thin ribbon
I have been seeing a lot of bird nest jewelry around lately. They are beautiful and I love the trend so I thought I would try making my own. These turned out to be really easy to make and require just a few simple supplies. This necklace would make a lovely Mother's day gift, which just happens to be coming up this weekend!
All you need is a couple packages of feathers from the craft store, some wooden beads (also found pre-packaged in craft stores), some hefty string (leather is great), scissors, a very sharp point and an hour or two. Arrange feathers as needed and cut them to appropriate lengths. Poke holes in them about 1/2 an inch from the top (this may need some extra elbow grease - i had to lightly use a hammer and a needle to make a hole on a few) then string the beads and the feathers together, tie off and you are DUNZO.
15 Apr How long has it been since our last DIY? *checks* HOLY S**T. Guess we haven’t been very productive, I remembered how some people told us they enjoyed reading it. Sorry. (._.)
Erica and Lauren are a designer and stylist who always have our crafting fingers itching to recreate the fun and easy DIY projects posted on their blog, Honestly...WTF . For Valentine's Day, they volunteered to show us how to make an organic DIY gift you can give to anyone (or stash away for yourself!): "Happy Valentines Day! Did you know that if you cut into a walnut you get a perfect heart?
The moment we saw Phillip Lim ‘s Box Braid Collar Necklace , we were immediately overcome with a wave of nostalgia. Our memories of a neon, plastic box braid lanyard was suddenly transformed into a sophisticated leather jewelry component. Honestly, brilliant! Inspired by our fondness of Lim’s necklace and our love of utilizing hardware, we made our own interpretation of a box braid necklace.
After discovering lion drawer pulls at the hardware store a few weeks ago, we were immediately reminded of this vintage Moschino jacket spotted on Jane of Sea of Shoes . They were obviously too amazing to pass up and we knew we had to incorporate the mini door knockers into a DIY. Luckily, we were able to track down the same lion head drawer pulls online so now you can join in on the fun! You’ll need: Start by placing the drawer pulls along the backside of the belt and place them to your liking. Mark the placements with 4 evenly spaced cross sections with a pen and ruler.
The moment we saw designer Nicole Akong ‘s dramatically colorful jewelry collection, Conquistadora , we were smitten. Honestly, what’s not to love about these ethnic and tribal inspired pom pom necklaces? And how can we resist figuring out how these beauties were made? With just a few feet of cording, trimming, and chain, we’ll show how you can DIY your own Akong-inspired necklace! You’ll need: 2 feet of pom pom trim 2 feet of chain 40-60 jump rings 4 feet of nylon cord 2 needle nose pliers
For day six of our 18 Day Series , lovely jewelry designer Rebekah put together this great tutorial showing us how to make these fabulous ruffled necklaces. Make one for yourself and/or as gifts for your girlfriends. Perfect! Here's more from Rebekah: These fun ruffle necklaces are a super great way to use up any vintage or extra fabric you have on hand as well as any old jewelry or buttons from your stash. I used chain on this particular necklace but feel free to experiment with ribbon instead, these pieces are all one of a kind and make such a fun statement especially for the holiday season! *For personal use only, please do not reproduce this project for profit..you're the best.
I've had this Incredible Orbs Anthropologie necklace saved in my "potential diys" folder on my desktop for months and months now. What's stopped me from making it? Well, at $20, it's a relatively inexpensive piece to buy ...so why wouldn't you? However, it's so cute and SO EASY and really, even more inexpensive to make yourself it's almost a crime not to show you how ...not to mention, it's kind of a perfect little necklace for Spring! * 5-7 large Wood Round Beads ...
My first guest post/fashion DIY at DollarStoreCrafts.com is up! A colorblock paperclip necklace, inspired by the $168 Acrobatics Necklace at Antrhopologie . This one is a much simpler version of the Antrhopologie piece...although I've attempted the more complex, full on version of the Acrobatic Necklace. I'll probably share that sometime soon. Either way, check out the tutorial on DSC ! I've been drinking TONS of crème brulee coffee today, non stop.
Hello Creature Comfort-ites! This is Janice from Papier Valise + the scissor variations blog. As you are aware Ez is in the midst of her cross country move and I was delighted to be asked to contribute during her absence. This is a quick + easy jewelry making project for all skill levels that involves basic jump rings, linking + lots of room for design personalization: Gather Together assorted lockets , jump rings (9mm shown)