12 posts tagged chic steals
This necklace is made using epoxy clay and decorated with gold leaf. I’ve never tried epoxy clay, but it seems pretty straightforward to use. Chic Steals has a great tutorial on how to use the clay and other tips and tricks - I also love the way she created a layered necklace in one - so much easier than trying to stack chains that always end up tangled!
Another craft line that came out recently that I love is the new Martha Stewart Jewelry line. Chic Steals has created an amazing bib necklace using a mix of the enamel metal pieces and cabochons. The enamel pieces you actually buy plain then paint with enamel paint. So you can create your own vintage style piece that is exclusively yours!
These bracelets are everywhere right now, on fashion blogs, all over Pintrest. So of course now I want my own! I’m not sure if they would have the bangle blanks at my local craft store (and they certainly won’t have the spikes!) so I’m going on Etsy for my supplies. I love the one with the diamantes!
When I had my stall, the most popular items were my cabochon studs. They were the first things to sell and people kept asking for more! The lovly thing about them is that there are tons of colours and sizes available, meaning you can get a pair to match most outfits. I love the added glitz of the rhinestone surround, it makes these earrings even more fun. This tutorial also shows you how to make your own cabochons which though might be a bit expensive to start with (i.e. getting a mold, sculpey, etc) I’m sure that you will end up using it and making tons of them in no time!
Chic Steals always has the coolest tshirt DIYs, and this one is no exception! What a cute way to dress up a plain tee - and as my cousin Laura stated loudly tonight ‘IT SMELLS LIKE SUMMER!’, so short sleeve weather is quickly coming to get me. And if I have to face it, I’ll face it in adorable tee shirts!
Everywhere I look, there’s pastels, pastels, pastels! And yep, I’m loving it. I’ve seen tees like this selling for $50+ in stores, but this way is much easier and more customisable. I’ve never heard of Deco Ink Effects paints, but they look amazing to use (and they’re what gives this DIY it’s watercolour effect!)
I’ve been making so many earrings, necklaces and bracelets lately I have been looking for inspiration everywhere for more ideas. So here’s a roundup of some of my favourite pieces. I particularly love the accordion necklace though it’s taken me a bit of practice to learn how to do the folding!
7 January Essentials That Will Revamp Any Outfit | Chic Steals
I’ll be the first to admit, I am a huge sucker for trends. I know all the magazines say that you should go for classic, timeless pieces, but who could go past mullet skirts or arm parties when everyone else is wearing them and looking fab?! Haha! Anyways, Chic Steals has a brilliant round up of current trends that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to quickly update your look. I’m not a huge fan of leopard print but I’m all for belting things and florals are a main stay in my wardrobe. Next on my wants list is a fab pair of coloured jeans. I’m thinking a pretty pale pink or raspberry?!
Jennifer Behr Inspired Spiked Turban | Chic Steals
Studs! Spikes! Studs & Spikes! Haha! I’m crazy for Studs & Spikes!
Oh, sorry bout that. Got a little excited there. What a super cute head wrap. I would totally wear this irregardless of what others thought. Because this is one super tough head wrap. I think I need to bite the bullet and just buy some studs & spikes so I can start making some of these crafts I’m so in love with!
Cardigan Clip | Chic Steals
Speaking of cardigan DIYs, here is a super cute cardigan clip! Hmm, I think this would bring me full circle to Nana status! Haha! Who cares, it’s so cute!
Miu Miu Rhinestone Embellished Flats | Chic Steals
Sometimes I feel like a Home Shopping Network lady - ‘That’s right shoppers! Make these Miu Miu flats and you can save yourself $730! That’s right, over $700 in savings!’ Haha!
Anyway, yes, you can save quite a bit making these yourself! I’m a flats girl - anything slightly higher than three centimetres and I’m a cripple so I like creative ideas for flats. I really like the pink pair.. I’m pretty sure I have an old pair of pink pointy flats in my cupboard. Remember back in the day when really pointy shoes were popular? Hmm, maybe they should stay in the cupboard still, and I’ll buy a pair that are less pointy. Those things were dangerous - both for my feet and any stray shins that crossed my path!
Also, check out the rest of Chic Steals.. it’s chock full of loveliness!
Flowered Ballet Flats | Chic Steals
I like the tag line for this DIY: Don’t buy, DIY! Classic. And it’s so true - I think I actually like the DIY version more than the original. And I love the price more too!