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46 Ideas For DIY Jewelry You'll Actually Want To Wear

46 Ideas For DIY Jewelry You'll Actually Want To Wear

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DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat. You’ll need:2 colors of embroidery flossscissorstape or clipboard Creating a heart pattern involves just a simple modification to the chevron patterned friendship bracelet. Start by cutting 4 strands of each color, at about 24 inches each, for a total of 8 strands. Alternate the thread colors before tying them together in a knot.

Packing Tape Image Transfers I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape. You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. DIY Rhinestone Sunglasses Im just so in love with all of the embellished sunglasses from the fall designer runways, theyre what inspired me to make these two versions of DIY Rhinestone Sunglasses. Both pair of sunglasses are really different and fun ways to add some personal style and sparkle to your wardrobe. A little unexpected sparkle is ALWAYS a good thing. 1 or 2 Pair of sunglasses (depending on which pair you make or both)Rhinestone leopard necklace or other large rhinestone encrusted animal (all jewelry by Forever 21)Rhinestone braceletRhinestone hair pinsPliersAleenes Jewelry & Metal Glue (This stuff is amazing! It holds really well. I got mine from the wonderful people at: I Love To Create)

10 Popular DIY Ideas From Pinterest Over the past few weeks, our Cool DIY Projects board on Pinterest has exploded - from a few thousand followers to now over 160,000. We've collected around 200 pins so far, creative ideas that run the gamut - from drinks and desserts to costumes and crafts. More than anything, they're ideas that just inspire us to live more colorfully. Today, we highlight 10 of them that seem to be quite popular, that is, they're the ones that have hundreds of likes, comments or repins. While clicking into some of these images provide step-by-step instructions, others just stand as a source of inspiration.

DIY Découpage Floral Bag When H&M asked us to DIY a boho-inspired item for their summer issue, découpage was the first thing that came to mind. Honestly, does it get any better than customizing a simple handbag with a brilliant floral print? However you create it, it’ll be satisfying to know that you’ve designed yourself a one of a kind bag! You’ll need:a handbagcotton fabric with a large floral patternpainter’s tapeMod Podgecraft paint2 small plastic dishes2 brushesscissors Start by taping off the edges and hardware of the handbag. * Pearl & Ribbon Accordion Necklace DIY * Fashion * 1″ Ivory Bark Ribbon {about 2-1/2 yards} …glam it up for Fall with velvet ribbon!* Large Pearls* Needle/Gutermann Thread {Eggshell} * Snip pearl string for loose pearls

How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! DIY Lace Mask I found this awesome lace mask tutorial by Sprinkles in Springs, and me and M thought we'd give it a go for New Year's Eve. Since we were in a hurry I didn't have time to get too many photos, so check her blog out for a more comprehensive tutorial. Here's how we (read: M) did it: M drew a lace mask onto paper in the size we wanted the mask. Then she taped it onto a cutting mat. She taped some parchment paper over that.

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses. Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates. Here's a video tour of a walipini that shows what a basic version of this earth-sheltered solar greenhouse looks like inside: © Benson Institute

DIY Woven Chain Collar Necklace Earlier this month Lauren and I escaped city life with our dear friend Grace, of Stripes & Sequins, for a weekend chock-full of sun and DIY. With an abundant supply of rhinestone and brass curb chain, we decided to try weaving the components together to make our own collar necklaces. It was fun to see how wonderfully different the pieces turned out - each so fabulous in their own unique way! Honestly, isn’t that the best part about DIYing with friends? You’ll need:

Beaded Lace Medallion Lace goes with so many things, and making lace from tiny beads allows it to be more sturctural – an easy choice for jewelry. This project doesn’t make use of any particular beading stitch, it’s mostly just a counting project. Once you understand how it goes together it would be very easy to invent different patterns and sizes. You can also stop at any point in making this version if you want a smaller piece of lace. Supplies: - seed beads – these are size 15 but size 11 would work just as well - beading needle – I use size 10 - OO Nymo or similar beading thread - sharp scissors Row 1 Thread the needle with the longest doubled strand of thread that you’re comfortable working with.

5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy UPDATE: By popular demand, Zipper Bracelet Kits ($15) and readymade Zipper Bracelets ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop! You know we love turning unconventional materials into wearable accessories. Today, we’re tackling zippers! We figured out 5 simple, beautiful ways to create bracelets, cuffs, and bangles out of metal, plastic, and repurposed zippers. Materials: - zippers - E-6000 quick hold contact adhesive - velcro or snap buttons - leather crimps + clasps - Tools: needle nose pliers, sharp scissors First thing to do is get your zippers!

'How a pencil ended my shame:' - Wire Wrap Jewelry You know that moment of embarrassment when you go red & hot with shame? When you start to sweat & don’t really know what to do with your face? A week or so ago, I posted about three sets of little earrings I had made using scraps of leather. I was quite proud of them and thought they looked fairly grown up.

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