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Saturday, November 24, 2012

DIY: ear cuff


You will need 18 gauge wire, chains, head pins, round pliers or cutters, and beads, pendants, or gems. First, cut a 20 cm piece of the 18 gauge metal wire. Use the round nose pliers to make a loop at one end of the wire. Cut the chain into 6 pieces each 6 cm long. Take one of the chains and string it onto the loop, then use the pliers to close the loop. Use your hands to shape the wire to the shape of your ear. Slide a chain onto the wire and keep it in place with a loop. Continue adding chains to the wire and securing them with loops. Take a pendant/bead/gem and thread it onto a head pin. Thread the pin through the last link in the first chain and create a loop. Cut off the excess. Repeat this for all of the chains and you're done.

Ear cuff tutorial

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

DIY: Beaded Cuff

You will need a cuff, an assortment of beads (sead beads, etc.) , leather, leather cement, embellishing glue, pendants or stones, pencil, and illusion cord. Start by rolling the cuff over the leather to get an imprint. then use a pencil to trace the outline of the imprint. Cut out the shape. Use the leather cement to glue the leather to the cuff. Glue on the stones or pendants with the embellishment glue. Tie abead to the end of the illusion cord and then start stringing on sead beads. Once you have a string of beads long enough to go around your cuff, secure the other end by tying a bead, then glue it around the edge of the cuff. Cut off any excess string. Make more bead strands and glue them around your stones/pendants. Continue this step until there is no space between the bead strands and the edge of the bracelet. Glue multiple strands around the edge of the cuff until you are satisfied with the look. Fill in the rest of the cuff with beads in any pattern you like. Let it dry and you're done.

Beaded Cuff Tutorial

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

DIY: Cap toe shoes

You will need a pair of shoes, metallic spray paint, finishing gloss spray, and painter's tape. Take the painter's tape and cover the entire shoe except for the toe. Then, take the spray paint and spray the exposed part of the shoe, holding your spray paint at least 6 inches away. Let the paint dry for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, spray on a layer of finishing gloss spray. Let your shoes dry over night and your done!

Cap toe shoe tutorial

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

DIY: Fishbone bracelet

You will need chain, one meter of suede cord, beads, and pliers. Wrap the chain around your wrist so that there is a one inch gap between the end and the rest of the chain. use the pliers to break the chain link connecting the section you measured and the rest of the chain. Use the pliers to remove the link. Separate two more pieces of chain, they should be two links shorter than the first piece. Take the suede cord and pull it through the second link in the longest chain so that the same amount of suede cord is on each side of the chain. Then, string a short chain onto each side of the suede cord through the first link. take the suede cord from one of the sides and thread it through the first open link in the longest chain. Then, do the same on the other side, but put the cord in the same link as the first cord. Both cords should be in the same link. Then, thread the cord back into the short chains. Keep repeating these steps until you get to the bottom of the bracelet. Then, take one of the cords and thread it through the loop at the top of the bracelet. Take a bead and thread it on to the cord, then tie a knot at the end to secure it. Do the same to the other cord and your done.

Fishbone bracelet tutorial

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DIY: Peter Pan Collar

You will need a sheet of felt, scissors, ribbon, tacky glue, a pattern (linked at the bottom of the post) and whatever you want to decorate your necklace with. (ex. glitter, beads, studs, lace, brads, etc) So start off by printing out your pattern. Then, fold your felt in half and trace the pattern onto the felt so that the large end of the pattern is at the folded side. Then cut out your collar. Use the tacky glue to add any decorations you want to be on your necklace and give it a couple of hours to dry. Then flip it over to the back side and glue a piece of ribbon to both ends of the collar. The ribbon should be long enough for the necklace to fit around your neck. let the ribbon dry and then your done!

Peter Pan collar tutorial

Peter Pan Collar pattern

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