Sunday, January 29, 2012

DIY Round Studded Heels

Round "studs" are easy to fake because they available in most craft stores in the scrapbooking section!

- scrapbooking embellishments that look like the ones on the shoes above
- E6000 glue
- heels you are willing to permanently alter
- stick glue or double sided tape

1. figure out where you wish to put your embellishments on your shoes. do you want just the heel or just the main part of the shoe and not the heel. you decide! :)
2. if you are like me and like everything to be perfect until you glue, I would suggest making an arrangement on your shoe using the stick glue or double sided tape before you use the E6000.
3. once you have figured out your layout, start gluing your embellishments on!
4. let dry completely for 24 hours or so to make sure the hold has had time to set.
5. Wah-bam! New, one of a kind shoes for your weekend adventures!

Courtesy of JakandJil
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DIY Sharpie Chevron Skirt/Shirt // UPDATED

Chevron is HUGE lately & I've been seeing it a lot lately.

- sharpie/fabric marker/or pigment of some kind
- white or contrasting skirt/shirt that you don't mind permanently altering
- cardboard or something to put in between the front and back of the skirt
- fabric chalk or washable fabric marker
- straight edge

1. lay out your shirt/skirt
2. draw straight lines with your chalk or w/e you decided to use vertically about an inch or so apart (as wide as you want your chevron lines to be)
3. use your sharpie or fabric marker to draw chevron (like the picture above) in between each line.
4. let dry and then do the other side of the skirt/shirt. then let dry again!
5. wah lah! new awesome graphic chevron tee!

Courtesy of JakandJil
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY Multi Color Studded Leather Bag

Inspired by Fendi's Ready to Wear Spring 2012 Collection found on

- studs
- a purse that needs an upgrade
- xacto knife
- jewelry pliers
- nail polish in whatever colors you want your studs to be
- nail polish sealant

1. lay out all your studs and figure out which ones you want to paint what colors.
2. paint your studs with a couple of coats and let dry.
3. paint those studs with a couple coats of sealant and let dry completely.
4. figure out where you want your studs placed on your purse or clutch. the studs above are in an offset grid and then rotated so they are not all at 90 degree angles. play around with it :)
5. cut into the fabric with the xacto knife where you want your studs to go
6. use your jewelry pliers to fix the studs in place.
7. boom you got a purse with an upgrade that will be trending this spring!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DIY Gold Snake Tail Necklace

I've been stumbling across of a lot of gold and silver amphibian jewelry lately.

This piece by OTT by Liat is gorgeous. I mean, it's $320 of 24ct gold. Something that most of us cannot afford. I wrote up a little tutorial for you to make your own snake tail necklace replica. :)

1. a rubber or plastic amphibian or another animal toy. you can get these from the dollar store or toys-r-us for fairly cheap.
2. gold or silver metallic finish spray paint
3. knife or sharp scissors
4. spray sealant (like krylon)
5. chain in same color as spray paint
6. e6000
7. jewelry jump rings
8. jewelry pliers

1. cut the snake to the length that you wish. only keeping the tail of the animal or maybe just the head. depending on what animal you chose to make into a necklace.
2. glue the jump ring carefully with the 2 openings up away from the animal toy.
3. let dry
4. spray paint with metallic spray paint. let dry. do another coat to sure full coverage. let dry again!
5. spray with sealant. let dry. do another coat if you feel like your first was too fit. let fully dry again!
6. use the pliers to attach the jump ring to the middle of your chain.

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