DIY: Glitter & Gold Statement Ring
I can’t believe it’s been 5 months since I posted a tutorial! That’s really appalling, and I am very sorry. So, without further adieu here is a DIY for a sparkly, glittery, shiny statement ring.
Supplies—> White polymer clay, clay glaze, a ring back, paint brush, gold spray paint, small round cookie cutter, jewelry glue, fine glitter and something to create a shape in the clay like a sunburst or triangle or flower.
Step 1—> Roll out your clay until it’s around a quarter inch thick. Then use a small cookie cutter to cut out a circle. However, you can cut out any shape you want to like a square or oval.
Side note: you should probably work on wax paper and not your table top
Step 2—> Make a shape in the center of your clay. Use a pin or another circle or whatever you feel like. I used a triangle pin, and I went around the edge of the circle of clay pushing it in so it made a star burst depression. Just make sure there is enough of a groove to put the glitter in.
Step 3—> Bake according to the directions on your clay’s packaging. Then allow to cool.
Step 4—> Spray paint. I use an 18 kt. gold spray paint (only 5 bucks at the hardware store), I find it always results in a flawless finish…and it’s so shiny.
Allow to dry
Step 5—> Pour glitter into the star burst depression. Make sure you add a black and white glitter to your mixture of colors, I find it helps balance it out and give it dimension.
Step 6 —> Mix your glaze with a little water so it isn’t very thick. Take your paint brush and brush the glaze on, go slowly so you don’t end up with a big clump of glitter. Allow to dry.
Step 7—> Glue your ring onto the back.
Once the glue dries, all that’s left is to put it on and style it up.
I know this project takes a while due to all the dry times, but I swear it is worth it.
A Betsey Johnson DIY Tote
Hello dears! I still don’t have Internet full time, but I hope to have it some time this week. Also, Tumblr has given me back my comments but is refusing to give me back my theme. So, I am going to try to do a full overhaul of my layout. If you have any suggestions feel free to shoot me an email.
Now for the fun stuff. This is my first DIY in a month, so I am pretty excited and I hope everyone likes it.
This is a Betsey Johnson inspired tote bag. I love her designs, they are so colorful, fun and youthful. They always make a statement and bring a great punch to any outfit. I love her “Fancy Face” tote but this item is discontinued plus as many unemployed can understand I just can’t afford it (sorry Betsey!). So, I whipped one up on my own.
Supplies —> Tote bag (I painted mine a colorful blue, but that is optional), red felt, black fringe, scissors, hot glue and black puff paint.
Step 1 —> Draw some lips on a piece of paper until you get the shape you like. Then place the paper lips on the felt and cut around them.
Step 2—> Glue your red felt lips on the tote in the center near the bottom.
Step 3—> Take your black fringe, measure to equal pieces and cut. Glue them down on the tote in crescent shapes.
Step 4—> Take your puff paint and place small dots along the top of the fringe. Allow to dry.
Fill it up and take it out. You will definitely feel fancier.
I have been missing everyone, and I hope to get a good internet connection soon that will be fast enough that I will be able to load and look at your blogs!
The Oversized Clutch
Hello Friends! I have really been loving the over-sized clutches that are all the rage, but I haven’t been able to find any locally and since the Canadian postal system isn’t working that well these days I haven’t been able to order one.
However, I did find something while shopping at the thrift store that I DIY’d into the perfect large clutch.
Supplies—> A pleather portfolio case (got mine at a thrift store for $3 and pleather is preferable because it isn’t as stiff), and a kit of nail head embellishments.
Step 1 —> Pick out the nail heads you like, then lay out a pattern on your portfolio case. I tried to make mine look like an envelope. Once you have designed your pattern you then have two choices you can:
A) Mark your pattern with chalk or
B) Remember your pattern and do it freestyle. I freestyled.
Step 2 —> Attach your nail heads by poking them through the case, then folding down the clamps.
Voila! An easy over-sized clutch. This project cost me $10 and was super quick. I love the look of it and summer is the perfect time to carry a clutch.
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Scarf Bag DIY
Hello Babes! I made a little scarf bag tonight, but I will warn you that it requires sewing and I am not very good at explaining sewing techniques. I hope to improve my sewing terminology soon. But until then just bear with me, please?
I have been seeing these Furoshiki scarf bags, which I really love and I think are a great idea. However, I wanted to make something a little more permanent. So when I take my fabulous scarf bag out for drinks, I won’t accidentally undo it and spill it’s contents all over the bar floor. So, I sewed my own scarf bag.
Supplies —> A scarf, needle, matching thread and two large hoops (i.e. old bangles, or hoops from old hobo bags).
Step 1 —> You’ll need about 24 inches of scarf, so cut your scarf to the appropriate length. At the end of the scarf tack the two corners together with a little thread, then do it again at the other end.
Step 2 —> Take one of your large hoops and wrap one end of the scarf around the hoop. Sew the scarf end to itself. Then repeat on the other end.
Is this making sense? I’m sorry, I think I’ll stay away from sewing projects in the future.
Step 3 —> Turn the scarf inside out, and hold the hoops together so the scarf is folded in half. Now we need to attach the open sides. So, start sewing up each side at the end where the scarf is folded. Sew about 2 inches up on each side. Then take the sewed part and fold it up towards the rings, and sew it in place about 2 inches down from the rings. Then flip the scarf right side out.
Then if you can follow my crazy directions you’ll be done and have a fancy little scarf bag.
I promise I will work on making my sewing projects easier to understand, maybe I will switch to a video format for these sewing projects, what do you think?
I hope everyone is enjoying hump-day!
Coco Carbon Copy
I finally got around to watching Coco Avant Chanel which was amazing. Even though I watched it online and the subtitles were terrible, but thankfully I took french in high school and could understand how bad the subtitles were. I forgot how amazing her story was and the beautiful rich history of the Chanel line.
I am not someone who is obsessed with labels. Not even a little. I have never sported a Louis Vuitton logo or gone out of my way to buy something with a D&G on it. But then there is Chanel. Beautiful, marvelous Chanel. Sadly, I am not wealthy. I am living below the poverty line, but in like a Carrie from SATC way. Although Carrie could afford labels, I cannot.
But I did figure out a way to make some Chanel logo earrings with just a few simple pieces from the dollar store.
Supplies —> Printer and paper, round flat pendant, chain, jump rings, earring backs, buttons, hot glue, bead glue and clear nail polish.
Step 1 —> Find a Chanel logo in google images and print it out. It will take a couple of times to get it to be the right size for your pendant. Take the bead glue and cover the surface of the pendant. Center your paper logo on the pendant and lay it down. Make sure it goes on flat, so there are no air bubbles. Then cut around the pendant. (was that confusing? If it is, let me know)
Step 2 —> Pour the clear nail polish over the pendant. Let it dry for like a day.
Step 3 —> While the nail polish dries, glue the earring backs onto your buttons. Of course this is just what I did, you can go ahead and use old earrings if you want. Or glue the earring backs right onto the logo pendant.
Step 4—> Measure out the small chain to be the length of the circumference. Take your glue gun and make a small strip of glue around the pendant. Push the silver chain into the glue around the pendant.
Step 5 —> Put 1 jump ring through the top of the pendant. Then attach another jump ring to that one.
Step 6 —> Hot glue the second jump ring to the back of the button/old earring.
Step 7 —> Put them on and enjoy!
Have a great weekend! Much Love.