VIDEO: DIY Tortoise Lucite (aka recycled plastic) + Jeweled Earrings

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.

I hope you enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe to the Miss Kris Channel! xo

Star Power: My DIY Jem And The Hologram Inspired Crystal Star Button Earrings

Miss Kris Jem And The Holograms Crystal Star Earrings DIYLots 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.

Miss Kris Jem And The Holograms Crystal Star Earrings DIY 2

Initial Thoughts: DIY Letter Stud Earrings

Glitter N Glue DIY initial Stud EarringsAnything 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.Β  Note – these also make a wonderful gift and with the Holidays right around the corner… I’m just saying!

Glitter N Glue DIY initial Stud Earrings MATERIALSMaterials: Metal Letter Charms, Gold Paint, Earring Post, Glue, Paint Brush

Glitter N Glue DIY initial Stud Earrings CUTUse your pliers to remove the loops from your letter charms.

Glitter N Glue DIY initial Stud Earrings PAINTIf your charms are silver and you’d prefer gold, used a gold paint to change the color.

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 DIY initial Stud Earrings GLUEOnce your letters are dry, use your glue to add the earring post to the back of your letters.

Glitter N Glue DIY initial Stud Earrings  KK for Kristen

Glitter N Glue DIY initial Stud Earrings TT for Turner

Emmy Winners: Red Carpet Ready DIY Earrings

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 10.09.58 PMGlitter ‘N Glue’s Swarovski Statement Sparklers (my faves, obviously!)Earrings

Wander and Hunt Jeweled Earrings

Glitter N Glue Emmy Red Carpet Worth Earring DIY STUDWedding Obsession’s Stud Earrings

Glitter N Glue Emmy Red Carpet Worth Earring DIY THANKSThanks I Made This’ Vintage Inspired Earrings

Glitter Button EarringsShe is Red’s Glitter Studs

DIY: Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop EarringLast 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.Β  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…

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring MATERIALSMaterials: Bouncy Balls, Sequins, Glue, Chain, Earring Findings, Small Eye Screws

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring GLUEKelly’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.Β  Apply glue as you wrap around the bouncy ball. Continue the process until the ball is completely covered.

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring ATTACHUse a pair ofΒ pliers to attach the earring finding to the chain and the chain to the eye screw. Eye screws can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring SCREWScrew the chain into your bouncy ball

Glitter N Glue DIY Bouncy Ball Sequin Drop Earring FULLThere’s some good news for those of you that love this project as much as I do… THERE IS A GLITTER ‘N GLUE ASSEMBLY REQUIRED KIT AVAILABLE FOR THIS DIY PROJECT!

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

DIY: Embellished Sweatshirt

DIY Embellished Sweatshirt Glitter N Glue

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.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt  MATERIALS FULLMaterials: Sweatshirt, Earrings, Needle and Thread

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt  DeconstructIf 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.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt LAYOUTLay out your jewelry pieces so that you know exactly where you want them to go.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt  SEW

Hand stitch the earring to the sweatshirt to be sure it’s secure.

Glitter N Glue DIY Embellished Sweatshirt DETAIL FULL

DIY: Two Button Statement Earrings

IT’S STATEMENT EARRING TIME!!!! No seriously… it’s time! The holiday’s are around the corner and it’s time to start updating our jewelry collections with a few gorgeous sparklers for the season. Using the same technique as my DIY button ring tutorial, here’s an easy breezy project to help you bring a little bling to those earrings!

Materials: 4 Buttons, 4 Earring Findings With Post and Hoop, Jump Rings, Earring Backings



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