I’m obsessing over all the Springtime tortoise jewelery I’ve been seeing as of late. And with a Earth Day just a few days away, I was inspired to dig through my recycling bin and use a piece of plastic to help me create this lucite inspired look. This is such a fun, chic and earth friendly (well kind of) project. And because I know so many of you have been asking about the sew on jewels, I found them at a store in downtown LA called The Bead Factory. You can order online here.
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Lots of questions about the star earrings I was wearing in my blog change announcement post (here). Yep you guys guess it… I made them! I actually made them years ago long before I was really into blogging. I was shopping vintage and this lady was selling a bag of metal buttons. In the bag I discovered these two star buttons. Instantly they remided me of my childhood hero, Jem of Jem and the Holograms fame (y’all remember her, right?!) and her magical star earrings. I removed the shank from the back of the earring and used E6000 to apply an earring post, but before doing so I spend a few hours applying tiny crystals to the buttons because I’m sure that’s what Jem would have wanted me to do! These earrings have got to be one of my truly prized crafted possessions. Pictured above with a few of my other favorite things: the Emily yellow neon lucite clutch from Tess Handbags, Essie‘s “Find Me An Oasis” polish and Maybelline‘s Hibiscus Haven lipcolor.
Click here to see how to use a similar DIY process to create fabulous button rings.
Anything love anything monogrammed or personalized with my initials. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of these letter stud earrings and thought it was time I made a pair for myself. Note – these also make a wonderful gift and with the Holidays right around the corner… I’m just saying!
TIP: When painting such small pieces, I often use a Q-tips so I don’t have to worry about cleaning a brush afterward
Glitter ‘N Glue’s Swarovski Statement Sparklers (my faves, obviously!)
Wander and Hunt Jeweled Earrings
Wedding Obsession’s Stud Earrings
Thanks I Made This’ Vintage Inspired Earrings
She is Red’s Glitter Studs
Last weekend I was invited to a Golden Globes party hosted by the chic and stylish Kelly of KellyGolightly.com. If you’re into fashion, food, traveling and entertaining then you should follow this lovely lady’s blog. She throws the best parties and gives such great ideas! Of course her Golden Globes party was well… golden down to every detail. If you follow me on the Instagram then you saw me post a picture of Kelly’s sequin golden globe earrings (here). I was obsessed! Kelly purchase her earrings at a thrift store, but today we’re making our own pair…
Kelly’s earrings reminded me of the sequin ornament tutorial I posted for Christmas. (Remember? No, click here to review) The process is very similar. To start add a dab of glue to the bottom of your bouncy ball. Then, place the end of the sequin trim in the glue and start wrapping. Apply glue as you wrap around the bouncy ball. Continue the process until the ball is completely covered.
Click here to purchase the materials (minus glue and pliers) you’ll need to complete this project. The kit cost $13 and is available in gold, black or magenta. Enjoy! xo
Next week I’m heading back to Texas to spend the Holidays with my family. Everytime my Mom and I chat she asks what I’m going to pack for my trip home? What am I going to pack?!?!!? Sweats and more sweats! My plan is to spend my entire two week vacation on the couch vegging out and watching HGTV. I plan to never leave the couch, but being that it’s the Holidays, I guess I should be prepared to get glitzy for all the family festivities. So much like my metallic tudexo stripe sweatpants from Thanksgiving (which will be coming to Texas with me for Christmas), I think it’s time to add a little embellishment to my sweatshirt. Even though I’m on vacation I have to stay camera ready because there’s a 98.3% chance the random family photo we take in my Aunt’s kitchen during her dessert party will end up as the cover image for the Christmas cards my Mom sends out next year.
I was surfing the webpages of Vogue.com and found a little DIY inspiration (here) for this project.
If needed, use pliers or jewelry nippers to deconstruct your earrings. The bigger the earrings are the better they will appear on the sweatshirt. I purchased these earrings from Forever 21.
Hand stitch the earring to the sweatshirt to be sure it’s secure.