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’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?
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
Amazingly fun and quirky dreamcatchers by Rachael Rice, found via the Free People blog. I love all the leather, feathers, beads and even doilies! I have a few of these items laying around and it wouldn’t hurt to have one more dreamcatcher hanging on the wall. I especially love the oversized ones…
More images & full DIY via Free People blog
Happy Constitution of May 3rd! ;) in an American way I’ve been working on this DIY for about a week or so. I originally figured I could just buy shorts like the ones below … but definitely not for close to $100! Not excited about that price range, I got some ideas together to paint my own shorts… because hey, why not?
I got all of my supplies, some extra things I thought I could use either way. I chopped off an old pair of jeans I had in the closet and got to painting. Check out more pictures after the cut…
Continue reading DIY: American Flag shorts
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock — you know NEON is in this season like no other. I’ve always been attracted to super bright colors, unfortunately I cannot rock the color orange (as it seems to be the go-to hit color for neon.)
Needless to say, I’m oohing and ahhing for Celine anything, fabulously modern fashion that not everyone can afford. Not anymore! Brooke got her crafty mind thinking to create her own Celine inspired neon clutch. Amazing!
Check out the full DIY here!
This could not be easier! The American Apparel leather pouch
is absolutely perfect for this, but also works just as well by itself. Hello! It comes in a variety of fashionable colors but won’t eat up your wallet.
I’ve been bitten by the neon bug so expect more fluorescence in the future ;)