Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY jewel statement necklace!

Instructions will be posted soon on how I made this.
I am actually auctioning this off on Ebay to support 
my good friend's missions trip to Thailand with YWAM.
Here is the link.
Support a good cause and make a statement while you're at it. 
It's a win win :)

Here are links to the other pieces.
Thanks for your consideration. Happy holidays and be blessed!

I will be posting how-to instructions on all these pieces soon.

DIY Vintage peterpan collar necklace

Supplies: Ribbon, felt, lace, button.

1. Cut out 2 shapes of collar.
2. Overlay lace and sew.
3. Connect and sew front of collar.
4. Add button
5. Attach ribbons to both ends of collar and tie a bow!

My beautiful friend Mirna modeling this so effortlessly.
This piece, along with 3 other ones are actually up for bid on Ebay
going towards an awesome fundraising cause. 
Yes way!
If you are interested, here is the link.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Diy: chunky blush double layer necklace

Supplies needed:
2 strands of bead
2 gold chains
1. Thread one strand of bead using 14 beads for bottom layer.
Thread 2nd strand using 11 beads for top layer.
2. Secure ends with crimps. 
 (Option 2: If you don't have crimps, you can tie several knots to chain. 
Then add glue to seal knot securely. You can use ribbons instead of chains as well).
3. Lastly, connect double layer beads to chain with jump rings.

Is this cute or is this cute?? 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sneak peek

New diy underway.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

DIY crochet collar necklace

Collars and collar necklaces are so sweet and trendy right now!  I love trends but I hate that it fades so quickly.  Here's an easy and cheap alternative to staying trendy if you are digging collars as much as I am.  I went to JoAnn's fabric over the weekend and ideas were just flowing!  I used one of my tops with a collar for the pattern.

 Supplies needed:
1. A doily (who said doilies were boring?!)
2. Ribbon
3. Chain necklace (optional)

After cutting desired shape, sew the top edges to straighten out and hide any loose strands.  I used an old chain with pearls that was lying around waiting to be reused again!  Next, weave the chain through the holes at the top of the collar.  Lastly, connect both ends of chain to ribbon and tie a pretty bow.  Taa daa!
If you don't have a chain, sew ribbons onto the ends of the collar and you're set.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Upcyle necklace

When I saw this layered necklace from forever21 (for $6 bucks!), I instantly imagined how many stud earrings I could create from it. Studs are so chic and understated. The gold rounded designs remind me of monograms, so pretty. It came in two sizes, my friend made a cocktail ring out of the larger size. It looks great on her! Now you don't have to go out and buy something new, I've done this with a a lot of my old jewelry. All you have to do is look through your jewelry box and find some old stuff and turn them into something new!

DIY Lace studs

What you will need: buttons, earring post and a glue gun.
(Glue gun actually isn't the best for making stud earrings.
 I'm still searching for the right kind of glue that will hold well.
 If you know of a good brand, please do tell).
Step 1: I cut off lace from a shirt that I no longer wanted.
 You can also use different styles of fabric you find like polka dots or floral!
Step 2: Use a nail file to sand the buttons a little so it gets abrasive
 and helps hold the lace without being too slippery.
Step 3: Glue the lace to buttons first, then follow with the earring post.
 Add a bead for more interest or just leave as is.