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DIY: Lucite And Neon Knotted Necklace

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Lucite And Neon Necklace Last weekend I attended the Lucky FABB cocktail party. While I was chatting with a friend a uber fashionable blogger walked by wearing a fab lucite and neon orange tread necklace. Before I had a chance to ask her where it was from or get my camera out to snap a pic, she was gone. In other news, I’d make the worst paparazzi EVER!

I’ve been seeing these type necklaces pop up all over the place lately. While I may not have been able to get any details about her necklace, I just knew I’d have to make one of my very own.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Lucite And Neon Necklace  MATERIALSMaterials: Lucite Beads, Neon Thread, A Needle

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Lucite And Neon Necklace NEEDLEThread your neon thread on your needle

TIP: Lucite beads can be purchased at your local bead store. However, I used the beads from an H&M necklace I’d purchased a few months back. #MakeItWork

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Lucite And Neon Necklace KNOTDouble knot your thread 3-4 inches from the end and start threading.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Lucite And Neon Necklace THREADPlace our beads onto your thread, knotting the thread between each bead.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Lucite And Neon Necklace DOUBLE KNOTFinish your necklace off by double knotting the end. To wear, tie the necklace around your neck.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Lucite And Neon Necklace DETAIL


DIY: Repurposed Vintage Sequin Top

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin JacketOnce upon a time, in a land far away… I repurposed one of my favorite vintage sequin tops. Seriously it seems like many, many lifetimes ago but back in 2010 when my blog was about 3 days old (no lie) I partnered with MadisonPlus.com and reworked a sequin top.

I had purchased a really glam black and gold sequin top from my local vintage store with the intention of working it into my wardrobe, but how often do we purchase a statement piece and NEVER wear it?!? After letting the top hang in my closet for a few months, I figured if removed the zipper from the back, add a front closure and transform this top it into a jacket I might get some wear out of it. What I fantastic idea that was! My sequin top is now one of my favorite jackets. I wear as an accent piece over my LBDs or I mix it up by pairing it with boyfriend jeans and a printed tank.

Click here to see the vintage (almost unrecognizable) DIY tutorial on MadisonPlus.com.

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  BACKThe front is now the back

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHOEGotta love my neon Shoemint pumps!

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHIRTKarl Lagerfeld is not impressed

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

PS: I love taking a walk down memory lane from time to time. I really get to see how much mu blog has grown. Thanks so much for all your love and support over the years. A special thank you to The Style And Beauty Doctor Danielle Gray for braving the LA heat and back alleys to take this pics! xo


DIY: Neon ‘N Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet

Last week I had drinks with my girls from Giogo TV and fell in love with a wrap bracelet Ms. Tiana Brown was sporting. It was neon, blingy and totally inspired me.  There are so many great bracelet DIYs out there. My friend Jenni from I Spy DIY is always coming out with a new fancy bracelet DIY. I usually stay away from them because my nails are real long and sometimes that makes tying a knot tricky, buuuuut I was in desperate need of some new neon accessories. I happen to already have ALL the materials in my craft closet so there were no excuses! This project may look a little complicado, but seriously it’s so easy. In about 20 minutes I had 4 new neon wrap bracelets.

Materials: Neon Rope, Cupchain Rhinestones

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Happy Hour: DIY Neon Rope Cuff

Friday, Friday we gotta get down on Friday! Sorry, but I had to. In a effort give you guys more DIY content (It’s my way of saying ‘Thank You’ for 2 years of DIY fun), I’ll be hosting a DIY Happy Hour every other Friday. Just one more project and a few more pretty pictures before the work week is over. I promise it’ll be an easy project you can tackle over the weekend just in time to wear to the office come Monday morning.

I’m currently obsessing over anything neon. This project was inspired by Noir Jewelry’s use of neon rope and the jeweled decadence that Erickson Beamon always delivers. Enjoy!

Materials: Neon Rope, Cuffs, Glue

DIY TIP: For those cuffs with fancy designs simply add a piece of neon duct tape to the back. This will help when applying the glue.

Add a dab of glue to the back of your cuff to anchor the rope. Start wrapping! The trick to creating a great wrap is to pull tight and make sure there is no space left between the rope.

You can wrap vertically as I did with the purple rope or you can wrap horizontally like I did with the pink. If you want your rope to lay horizontally it’s easier to pre-cut your rope into pieces and apply them directly to your cuff with glue. Remember to apply glue to any loose ends to prevent the rope from fraying.

I embellished my cuff by snipping off an earring post and gluing the earring directly to the rope. You can use a brooch, jewels, a pendant or whatever piece of bling you wish!

Or maybe you’d rather have a multi-colored cuff. Simply change the color of your rope by trying a knot to the end of a different color. You can add as many colors as you wish. Just be sure the knot is hidden underneath the cuff so it won’t show when you wear it. The possibilities are endless!

And there you have it! A little DIY inspiration to kick off the weekend. Now if you’ll excuse me, my neon rope cuffs and I are out the door. Happy hour doesn’t last forever.

Have a safe and happy weekend everyone! xoxo


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