106 posts tagged accessories
I know it’s only July but I’m already thinking about Christmas presents! I’m keen to DIY more gifts this year - last year fell in a big heap - and this beaded necklace would be absolutely perfect for my sister. She saw some very similar ones at some markets that were around $80, but I think i could make her about six for that much (though I might have to keep one for myself)
It took me a long time to find a tassel tutorial that I actually found easy to follow and that turned out some good looking tassels. But then I found this fantastic tutorial on Henry Happened and I’ve been churning them out! Tassels can be fun and flirty in neon colours or bright colours or elegant and pretty in pastels and metallics. They’re so easy to add to earring hooks or necklaces like in HH’s tutorial, or to add to your keyring or bag.
There are some things I just can’t go past when it comes to re-blogging, and anything geode is one of them! Nature is an amazing artist and geodes are truly unique and beautiful. Geodes can be hard to work with though, but not this version - it’s made out of polymer clay and glitter glass encased in a hand twisted gold wire.
As a unfortunate pack rat, I adore big bags and clutches. I can fit everything I need in them, including my sketchbook, my phone, purse, lip balm, keys, beauty bag, pens, mints… yeah maybe I need to downsize! I love the palm print on this bag - it’s kitschy and mod. Now to hunt down some of my own…
I’m not sure how heavy a cement key chain would be, but I’m really in love with this! I’ve come across some great cement projects lately, and it’s awesome seeing something like cement being used ‘outside the box’. I also love the little painted sides on this piece, so mod.
I always get a lot of Asks near Christmas on cheap, bulk gifts so I’m always on the eye out. These keychains only take a few different items to make and you can set up a production line to knock out a bunch.
Y’all know how much I love monogrammed… anything… so I jumped right on this DIY! The embroidered felt flowers are adorable and the colour combo is sweet. Plus it’s a great project to practice your different stitches on - daisy, backstitch, french knot (which I still need to perfect!)
When I saw this DIY I said out loud ‘OH MY GOSH THAT’S SO COOL!' Because really, this is so cool, and such a cute way to store your cord or ear buds. Get some leather offcuts from etsy or use some faux leather from your local craft shop and whip up a couple for you and your friends, I'm pretty sure they'll love it too!
One thing I love about DIY bloggers is that they take things I love, like big chunky rhinestones and give me creative ideas on how to use them. Chunky chain is in all the fashion stores at the moment, so this piece is also really on trend at the moment. There are also some links with the tutorial on where to find these giant rhinestones if you’re not lucky enough to find them in your local craft stores!
Sometimes a soft and delicate outfit needs a soft and delicate accessory. And you can’t get any softer than lace! Combined with a delicate gold chain and you’ve got the perfect accessory for all those sweet Summer dresses.
I’m hoping to go on a cruise at the end of the year, and doesn’t this scarf look perfect for relaxing on a deck, sipping…. diet coke…. and reading a magazine?! Actually it would be perfect for any kind of travel - gorgeous enough to dress up a tshirt and jeans and great to wrap around you when the flight temperature reaches below zero. If you don’t want to make a scarf from scratch, use one you already have and get fringe to match it. I Spy DIY does it again!
There are so many gorgeous and dramatic necklaces in the stores right now, and they deserve a gorgeous and dramatic place to be hung when they’re not around your neck! I also really like that necklace… off to buy some yellow beads!
Key rings are so fun to make, mainly because you can make a ton of them at once - great to use as decoration as gifts or to have on hand as little thank you gifts. This project is grat because not only is it cheap, but you can customise it in any colour with any kind of charm. Personally I recently bought a ton of charms on eBay for about $5, and will be using them - but you can get yours from etsy or your local craft store.
Raise your hand if you bought a name plat necklace after Carrie wore on in Sex & The City! Yep, min is up too. They might not be super popular anymore, but I still love mine and would love to make some for friends and family. It’s a sweet personalised gift and doesn’t it look great with the little bow too? The trick for this project as Born in 82 says is to draw your design first then use that as a guide for bending your wire - and some patience!
Is the galaxy print cool anymore? Do kids still say that? Cool? Well I don’t care cos I still love it. And the DIY version is so easy and fun to make. The best part is, each version is going to be different and you don’t have to be artistic to do it - it’s a galaxy, none are perfect as we all know! Plus - great last minute Christmas presents!