Is it a bat, a butterfly, a moth, a pair of wolves, or even two dancers? However you perceive it, we certainly won’t be examining your personality or providing you with a diagnosis today. Instead, we’ve collaborated with Sachin + Babi to create a fabulous statement necklace, inspired by three elements from their Spring 2012 Collection: Rorschach ink blots, leather, and gold!
Print the downloadable pattern here. Feel free to scale the image before printing (we printed it in actual size for this tutorial). Carefully cut out the pattern with a pair of small sharp scissors. Cut out the inside shapes.
Tape the pattern to the backside of the vinyl leather using double sided tape. Make sure no tape is exposed. With a thick permanent marker, paint around the outside edges of the pattern. Work from the inside out for nice clean marks and fill in the inside shapes.
Let the markings dry and remove the paper from the vinyl to reveal a new pattern. Carefully cut out the pattern to create the pendant part of the necklace.
Using the smallest setting on the leather rotary tool, punch out 19 evenly distributed holes along the bottom of the pendant.
Punch two larger holes on the top, outermost parts of the pendant. Hook on 19 pieces of small chain to 19 open jump rings.
Using pliers, attach the pieces chain along the bottom holes of the pendant. Attach the long thicker chain to the top two holes.
Your Sachin + Babi inspired Rorschach necklace is finished!
Ganz anders als gestern ist das heutige DIY-Tutorial so einfach, dass es eher als eine DIY Inspiration durchgeht. Ich zeige euch nämlich, das man einen einsamen und verlassenen Ohrclip nicht wegwerfen soll, sondern daraus etwas Neues, Schönes machen könnte – eine Brosche, einen Kettenanhänger oder wie in meinem Fall, einen Cocktailring.
Für dieses DIY-Tutorial brauchst du:
• Ohrclip (aus Omas Schmuckkiste, Secondhand-Laden oder Flohmarkt) • Ring-Rohling • Zange • Kleber
DIY-Tutorial – Die Step-by-Step – Anleitung:
Den Clip mithilfe einer Zange entfernen.
Den Kleber großzügig in die Mitte des Ohrclips auftragen und kurz eintrocknen lassen.
Die beiden Komponenten (Ohrclip und den Ring) zusammenkleben. Trocknen lassen. FERTIG!!!
First let me start off by apologizing to my 70-year-old Aunt DeDe. She’s gets an email every time I post something and I’m sure she “clutching the pearls” right now because the word “Ass” just popped up in her inbox. So sorry Aunt DeDe, but it’s the name of a book. Not my book, but abook written by my super crafty friend Mark Montano. Mark has written many craft books. I’m a fan of them all, but Big-Ass Book Of Crafts 2 had one particularly genius project that I’m absolutely in love with. Glittery nails are all the rage right now which makes this project so timely. DIY glitter nail polish! It makes for a fantastic stocking stuffer…
Materials: Clear Nail Polish, Glitter
Roll up a piece of paper to make a funnel and pour the glitter directly into your clear nail polish. Obviously I excel at pouring and not making a mess! After you’ve poured as much glitter as possible into the polish, shake well until mixed.
Pretty, pretty polish!
You gotta love glitter and all things that go bling! It seams like glitter is everywhere now… shoes, purses and even our finger tips. So let’s discuss…
Question: The glitter trend… here to stay? Or please make it go away?
If you’re a fan of Glitter ‘N Glue and entering to win my giveaways I’m assuming you’ll type in all caps… HERE TO STAY! lol Let me know your thoughts about the glitter bomb that seems to have exploded all over the fashion industry. Leave your answers below. Contest ends tonight at 9pm pst and with the help of a fancy number generating system, a number will be selected. If your answer falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a copy of Big Ass Book Of Crafts 2 by Mark Montano AND a assortment of different colored glitter so you can make your own polish! Don’t worry if you don’t win today because we’re playing this game all week! Each day is a new DIY project, a new prize and a new chance to win. And just so we’re clear there is a right answer for this question
PS: Thanks to my Dad for playing photographer! He was really getting into it ya’ll. Like his name was David Lachapelle #NotThatSeriousDad xoxo
Every girl loves receiving jewelry as a gift. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while I’m sure you remember when I did this post last season. Well I absolutely love those earrings and I have a few girls on my list they’d make great gifts for this year.
Materials: Tree Ornaments, Jump Rings, Buttons, Earring Post, E 6000, Nippers, Plyers
I think I have a button obsession
Use the nippers to remove the shanks form the back of the buttons. Use a dab of E6000 to add the earring post to the back of the button.
Since my button was gold, I changed the jump rings in the ornaments from silver to gold. I wanted them to match!
Viola! Statement earrings! No one would have ever guessed they use to be Christmas ornaments. My friend Sydne (read her blog Think Thru Fashion) is all about fashion staples. She says that my fashion staple is a statement pair of earrings. I guess I’d have to agree with her. My everyday earring is always a pair of oversized hoops (al la Jennifer Lopez aka J.Lo aka Jenny from the block) and when I’m all dressed up for evening I’m usually wearing an oversize pair of earrings with bling on them. I guess it’s my thing. So I’m wondering…
Question: What’s your statement? What signature piece of clothing would your friends say you’re known for?
Maybe it’s a watch? Or maybe you’re the Queen of ballet flats? Or maybe you own 808 pairs of jeans? Leave your answer below. Contest ends tonight at 9pm pst and with the help of a fancy number generating system, a number will be selected. If your answer falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $25 gift card to Michael’s Craft Store! Don’t worry if you don’t win today because we’re playing this game all week! Each day is a new DIY project, a new prize and a new chance to win. Trust me this project is so fun you might end up keeping it for yourself!
UPDATE: 9 was the randomly selected number!
Congrats Karen! You won the $25 gift card to Michael’s!
Regardless of if your Team iPhone or Team Blackberry, our phones have become an extension of our arm and therefore an important fashion accessory. There’s nothing wrong with adding a little excitement to your cell phone case. I personally love my metallic gold iPhone case because it makes it easier to find in the bottomless pit I call a purse. This project is so fun you might end up keeping it for yourself…
Materials: iPhone Case (available at InCase), Gold Leaf Starter Kit (available atMichael’s), Paint Brush
**Be sure to read and follow the instructions provided in your kit**
Apply the gold leaf applicator. Allow to dry for 30 mins.
Use wax paper to help apply the gold foil evenly. Brush off any access foil.
Paint on your leopard design. If leopard isn’t your thing, consider painting on initials to add a personal touch.
After the paint has dried, apply the sealer included in the kit and let dry.
Who doesn’t love a metallic gold leopard iPhone case?!?
Paparazzi always in my business… lol #FantasyWorld
I switched to team I phone over a year ago. Don’t get me wrong, I L.O.V.E. my iPhone but I really miss my bbm. So I’m curious…
Question: iPhone or Blackberry? And if you have a iPhone what are your favorite apps?
As of right now I have ZERO apps on my phone besides Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Maybe if I’d download some cool apps I woudn’t miss my bbm so much. Fill me in, what are the iPhone apps I must have? Are there any good fashion ones? Leave your answer below. Contest ends tonight at 9pm pst and with the help of a fancy number generating system, a number will be selected. If your answer falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win an iPhone case from InCase AND a gold leaf starter kit! Don’t worry if you don’t win today because we’re playing this game all week! Each day is a new DIY project, a new prize and a new chance to win. Trust me this project is so fun you might end up keeping it for yourself!
PS: Click here to check out the entire collection from InCase. They have a great collection of cases for iPhone and even your iPods.