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Posts Tagged ‘Jewelry’

Braided Headband

February 4, 2012

I’m not a headband kinda girl. Mostly if I’m wearing a headband it would be because I am curling my hair (a post will be made on that at a later date). I must admit though, sometimes a headband could be exactly what I am missing to complete an outfit.

This project began with some round chain and leather cord. I weaved the cord through the chain to create semi-flat surface.

I made three of the weaved combinatations in equal lenth and used a jump ring to join all three ends to begin braiding.

Once completed I used another jump ring to seal off the braid and glued the stray bits of cord down.

It’s almost done! All you need to do now is grab a hair tie and open the jump rings to also hold the hair tie.

Voila!

Have fun xx

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Statement Celtic Knot Necklace

January 26, 2012

I’m falling hard for statement necklaces at the moment and I’ve always loved celtic knots! So combining the two kinda made sense. Well not really. But after seeing this video it did:

They make it look so easy and it actually was!

First things first, you need to select your cord / rope and make the heart. I opted for a lose heart shape.

After making the knot all you need to do is burn of the edges to prevent fraying.

You will need to use hot glue to fuse the ends together. To hide the mess you’ve just created use matching ribbon and glue down.

And you’re all done!

My new favourite accessory! After my Mimco Inspired Earrings and Necklace of course!

 

MIMCO Inspired Tassel Necklace

January 20, 2012

Late last week I posted my tutorial on MIMCO Inspired Tassel Earrings, today I am going to show you how to make a matching necklace!

Here is what you will need:

  • Silver Button
  • Tassel
  • Felt
  • Diamante Silver Chain
  • Silver Chain
  • Jump plate Findings
  • Hot Glue
  • Measuring Tape

And here is how to do it:

To get your desired length hang the silver chain around your neck (I cut mine about an inch away from my collar bone). With the chain still around your neck hold the diamante chain at both ends of the silver chain, lengthening the diamante until you are happy with the length then cut.  Use jump plates to join the silver chain and the diamante chain together (you can use glue to adhere the jump plate if you have no way to attach it to the diamante chain), and cut the diamante chain exactly in half.

Use hot glue to fix the ends of the diamante to the back of the button. Cut the tassel just above the wrapped area and use hot glue to fix it to the back of the button.

Use the felt to cover the mess on the back on the button by cutting a circle and using hot glue.

Voila!

Matching accessories!

I hope you have as much fun making them as much as I did!

xx

MIMCO Inspired Tassel Earrings

January 14, 2012

I love MIMCO more than anything else and when I saw these Forever Tassel Earrings in their new collection I knew I must have them! But ouch the price tag; $99.95!

Considering gold is not my colour I opted for a silver and black combo!

Here is what you need:

  • Earring stud bases
  • Gems
  • Tassels
  • Buttons
  • Chain
  • Felt
  • Jump plate findings
  • Hot glue

And here is how to do it:

Use hot glue to fixate gem to the stud base. Take the chain and hook its first link on your stud. Cut a felt circle to the same size of the stud base and glue over the chain to keep it in place.

Use a jump plate finding to attach the chain to the button.

Cut your tassel just above the wrapped area. Glue your tassel to the back of the button.

Lastly use your use your felt to cover the mess at the back. and voila!

I’m in love! They will transform any casual outfit into glam!

I hope you have as much fun making these as me xx

Scarf Watch

January 9, 2012

My favourite new accessory is my Scarf Watch! I saw these for sale for $25 a pop at the Queen Victoria Night Markets , I immediately saw their potential for a very easy DIY tutorial.

I began my search for the perfect watch face on eBay. I found this one online for AUD$2.99! Bargain!

And this scarf for AUD$2 during the Post-Christmas sales.

To make the scarf all you need to do is detach the wrist band from the watch. The watch I brought came with a silicon band so I just used scissors to remove it.

All you need to do now is thread the scarf through the remaining bars on the watch.

Wrap the scarf around your hand, tie the scarf, cut to size, overlook the hem and tuck the scarf under the wrapped part of the scarf.

And voila!

So there you have it! a Scarf Watch for less than $5!

Have fun crafting!

xx

Jewelry Tree

December 31, 2011

This project was basically free! All you need is a suitable branch (I took mine from the gum tree in my backyard) a wooden block / small tray (I used two small pieces of left over decking).

Here is how it turned out:

And here is how I did it:

Firstly I glued both wood blocks together with wood glue and set them aside. After allowing them to dry I drilled a whole in the centre of the block and roughly sanded down the entire surface.

Secondly I filled the whole in the wooden block with some wood glue and wedged the branch in.

Lastly after it was dry I primed the Jewelry Tree with Spray Paint and after that dryed I sprayed it again with white gloss spray paint.

Have fun!

xx


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