As promised, I’m sharing my results of the thread wrapped bracelets. I did a couple different color combinations on my threaded bangles, they turned out cute and fun. Check out my small process photo-log ;)from B L A H
Now I’m off to the pool, it’s 87 degrees. I’ll post more jewelry making things this weekend ;) Toodles!
I thought it would be fitting to finish up the week with one more handmade bracelet. This time I used a knotted technique with a super hot pink cord. It turned out rather neat, it’s loose and fun.
Since it’s a long holiday weekend, I might come up with more crazy ideas, sometimes my mind can’t control itself. I’ve been working on a vintage Friday Finds post so I’ll have that up in a little bit :)
** edited on June 23, 2011
Here are my step-by-step photo directions for this specific knot bracelet. I followed the basic instructions from this site but made it my own. Click the thumbnail to enlarge and read description :)
*This is not a DIY and these are not the full instructions for this bracelet
Just a quick late night post, I’ve been catching up on some TV shows and I finally had the chance to do something. I braided an awesome and bulky mystery bracelet, it turned out pretty damn good for my first try! I mentioned in my previous post that I started creating more metal based jewelry – the tube necklace is one of them.
New necklace idea – a copper tube, so simple :)
A leather “mystery braid” bracelet – made completely from scratch!
Maybe my next jewelry piece will have metal and leather in it?? We’ll see about that!
I’ve started playing around more with metal and brass finishings for new necklaces and maybe other jewelry. So far I’m excited to see how this goes!
The “free” necklace was just a fun little project for myself, to layer with other pieces this Summer.
It actually turned out ok but was more difficult to create than I thought!
I’m sharing a really quick DIY today, I finally got my camera back so hopefully the photos look a bit better :)
I’ve started using Pinterest to collect random inspiration, like this fringed top so I thought I could recreate it and it’d be super simple. And it was!
The top I used had the stretch going horizontally instead of vertically and that’s why the fringes won’t stretch out as much as I’d like them to. But all in all, the top is really comfy and I can’t wait to wear it :)
Continue reading Fringe top DIY
Sometimes I’m really undecided but this time I changed my mind. I originally wanted to patch these shorts with some fabric swatches and now I’m not so sure I want to do that. The shorts look perfect the way they are. I did cut off the bottom so they have some roughness … to be honest they’re super high and kind of tight, even on me!
The shorts are truly from the 80s, high high waist. I got them at the local thrift shop and I really want to wear them out … is it obvious I’m dying for Summer?
Summer is just around the corner and let’s be honest, you can never have too many shorts on a hot day or for the beach. As my Friday DIY takeover continues, I’m sharing some fun short DIY ideas because I already have one planned for next week, yay!Scalloped denim shorts DIY by Page Six
DIY Contrast-Cuffed Denim Shorts by Living and Loving In L.A.
Scalloped Leather Shorts from Lipgloss and Black
DIY Ombré Denim from Honestly WTF
Studded Denim Shorts from Effiesmakeupbox
My shorts DIY ideas for next week :)
Hello DIY Friday!!! I’ll be posting a couple DIY-related things today – from my own projects to various inspirations (because there are many)
My Friday DIY is a t-shirt design inspired by shirts like this one from Wildfox. I found this blank shirt in my closet, I think I originally bought it for some sort of shirt project but it was forgotten — until now!My materials: plain black t-shirt, fabric paint, paintbrush, masking tape, and a paper towel.
Continue reading DIY: Triangle/tribal t-shirt
I picked up my Porcelaine marker again, this time to paint a new design on this plain $1 cup. I didn’t quite finish it because I think the marker is running out. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s been sitting in my drawer for a while or that it’s just really out. I don’t think I used it all that much…
Nevertheless it’s an interesting design (and a bit time consuming) I will have to give it another go and see how much I can squeeze out of that marker!
I bought this citrine stone keychain while in Florida, I must have paid about $3 for it so I’m not sure how authentic the “stone” actually is — either way, it’s way too pretty to be used as a regular keychain. I’m constantly changing things and making them into something else that I’m able to use better. This is one of those quick fixes.
I took apart a necklace I barely wore and used its chain instead. The matching gold finish was perfect.
This literally took two steps and all of 5 minutes — tops!
I now have my own version of the lovely necklace below…
Citrine Drop Necklace by The Vamoose