Brooches

DIY: Button Brooch Necklace a la Anne Hathaway

Glitter N Glue Button Brooch Necklace A LA Anne Hathaway Oscars 2013Although I wasn’t crazy about her dress, the second I saw Anne Hathaway’s Oscar necklace I thought to myself… CLEARLY SHE READS MY BLOG!!!! lol Her Tiffany & Co necklace reminded me of a petite version of the brooch necklace I crafted a few weeks ago (here). I see you Anne! In honor of Anne’s Oscar win and what has become a little “DIY an Oscar winners necklace” tradition around here, I present to you a DIYable version of Anne’s Oscar night stunner…

Glitter N Glue Button Brooch Necklace A LA Anne Hathaway Oscars 2013 MATERIALSMaterials: Buttons, Brooch Closures, Safety Pins, Chain, Lobster Claw Closure

Glitter N Glue Button Brooch Necklace A LA Anne Hathaway Oscars 2013 BACKNow I have to admit I cheated a little #womp I got lucky and stumbled upon these mini brooches, but don’t worry if you can find any because they’re easy to create. Compile a collection of your favorite rhinestone buttons. Earrings are also a good alternative too. You can pic up basic brooch (or bar) pins at your local craft store (here). They cone in a variety of sizes. Simply remove the shank from the back of your button and use a little E6000 to apply the pin. Allow some time to dry and now you have your mini brooches!

DIY TIP: If the clasp of your pin is not secure and you’re worried about your brooch opening, apply a little glue to your closure to prevent it from opening.

Glitter N Glue Button Brooch Necklace A LA Anne Hathaway Oscars 2013 CONNECTLink your pieces together using the safety pins

Glitter N Glue Button Brooch Necklace A LA Anne Hathaway Oscars 2013 TRAINLink ‘em up!

Glitter N Glue DIY Button Brooch NEcklace A La Anne Hathaway  Oscars 2013Attach the chain to your linked pieces. Use a jump ring, if necessary.

Glitter  N Glue DIY Button Brooch Necklace A LA Anne Hathaway Oscars 2013 Attache the lobster claw as the closure to your necklace

Glitter N Glue DIY Button Brooche Newcklace A LA Anne Hathaway Oscars 2013


VIDEO: Brooch Necklace

Screen Shot 2013-01-23 at 8.56.26 PMI have a ridiculous amount of brooches. Seriously I collect brooches like I wear them everyday…with a scarf…pinned to one shoulder of my padded jacket…Designing Women style. I seem to never to be able to pass up a good brooch. And although many of them are vintage and once belonged to my Grandma, I still have more than any normal 20 something girl should own. That’s why I was so thankful when friend Jacey from Damsel in Dior posted pics of her wearing her J.Crew brooch necklace. I was instantly inspired. Enjoy this little video. I know I said the Miu Miu inspired flats were my favorite project of the year, but that was last week! Behold my new favorite project of 2013…

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DIY: No Sew Lace Dress #iDoDIY

The final project in the #iDoDIY wedding series is a remix of sorts from the Glitter ‘N Glue archives. Do you guys remember the no sew beach cover up I made last Summer? Click here for the refresh. I traded in the sequin fabric for lace and using the same pattern I DIYed a dress that’s perfect for an pre or post Wedding activity.

Add a cluster of brooches and a colored sash to increase the level of fancy! However, don’t forget to add a slip underneath. You have to remember it is lace (aka see through) after all!

Again, don’t forget to click here for the pattern.

A special thank you to Found Creative for taking these amazing shots. Follow them on Facebook –> here.  And don’t forget to head over  #iDoDIY month partner Ruche Bridal‘s website to check out their entire bridal collection.


Happy Hour: DIY Rhinestone Encrusted Pumps

IT’S FINALLY FRIDAY! Let’s start the weekend of with a fresh new pair of pumps. Whoop! Whoop!

Materials: Heels (I picked these up from JCPenny’s for $16), Rhinestone Cupchain, Glue

Using a pair of scissors or nippers, cut the rhinestones into individual pieces.

Use glue to apply the stones to your shoe. If you (like me) are working with a pair of long fingernails, use a pair of plyers to pick up the rhinestone.

These are the perfect “hell yea it’s the weekend” shoe!

It’s always better when you share the joys of DIYing with a friend. Blogger Shauna Miller of Penny Chic stopped by the Glitter ‘N Glue studio for a little crafting fun! We talked about her blog and her favorite Summer trends all while blinging out our shoes. We are quite the multitaskers. We also talked about why you always find the best outfits when you raid your Mom’s closet. If you missed this weeks #GNGLivestream be sure to watch the video.

Shauna drew inspired from Carrie’s ‘Sex and the City’ Manolo and embellished her blue stilettos with rhinestone earrings and buttons. So chic! Check out Shaun’s blog Penny Chic for all things cheap and chic. Thanks for hanging out, Shauna! xo


CelebriDIY Inspiration: Embellished Ankle Straps

Emily Blunt in Gianvito Rossi, Hayden Panettiere in Jimmy Choo, Cassie in Cavalli

So I’ve noticed how celebrities have been opting for minimal traditional jewelry (ie: earrings, necklaces, etc…) and choosing to accessorise their… ankles! That’s right the ankles are making big come back on red carpets all across the world. As if that sexy ankle ever went out of style!

Imagine my DIY delight when I was sitting front row at Nina Ricci and I got an up close an personal look at these blinged out ankle embellished pumps (and by sitting front row I mean scanning the collection on Style.com). My mind was in creative overdrive…

Although my bright blue Aldo wedges are pretty amazing as is, I thought they could use a little embellishment

I ran to my jewelry box an pulled out ever bling out brooch, button and earring I could find. I love the Nina Ricci inspired look, but don’t be afraid to add feather, bows, flowers, studs or chains to your ankle straps. There’s no material a lil E6000 can’t hold!

DIYers Tip: If you use brooches you can simply slip them over the straps. Then there’s no need for glue. You can wear your shoes with or without the embellishments. Who doesn’t love options?!?

Dress from H&M, Earrings from Kate Spade, Wedges from Aldo


FaBOOlous DIY: Insect Brooch Inspired By Lanvin

Adding an insect brooch to your wardrobe is a quick and easy way to be a little faBOOlous this October.

Materials: Bugs (I picked up these spiders from Michael’s Craft Store), Magnets, Glue

I added a little gold paint to my spider for a pop of color. Remember be creative! You can paint your spider any color you want…hot pink, silver, etc. Who says spiders have to be black?!?!

Add a little glue to the back of one of the magnets and attach the insect to the magnet.

To wear, simply put the bottom magnet inside your shirt. The magnet attached to the insect will connect with the magnet on the other side of the fabric and stay secure. The best part about using a magnet on your brooch is that you will not damage your clothes. No holes!


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