Travels

DIY: Studded Sole Society “Cassidy” Weekender

Glitter N Glue Sole Society  Stud Weekend Bag DIYIt’s officially Summer and that means many of us have planned a little vacation. Whether it’s a trip to a tropical island or a getaway to Gradma’s house, a travel bag is a must. The Cassidy Weekender from Sole Society is the perfect travel bag and with the addition of some stud trim, this classic bag is given a whole new look!

Glitter N Glue Sole Society  Stud Weekend Bag DIY MATERIALSMaterials: Sole Society’s Cassidy Weekender (here), Stud Trim (here), Glue

Glitter N Glue Sole Society  Stud Weekend Bag DIY GLUEApply a healthy amount to the back of your stud trim and place it directly on your weekender.

Glitter N Glue Sole Society  Stud Weekend Bag DIY STUDThe best part about this stud trim is that it can easily be cut to shape with a pair of scissors. Be sure you wrap your trim around the entire bag and allow the glue time to dry.

Glitter N Glue Sole Society  Stud Weekend Bag DIY FULL

Glitter N Glue Sole Society  Stud Weekend Bag DIY PALM TREESSunshine + Palm Trees

Glitter N Glue Sole Society  Stud Weekend Bag DIY DETAILIt’s so amazing how a little embellishment can change the look of a bag… from classic and chic to totally trendy!


DIY: Coin ‘N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace My apologies in advance because this tutorial is totally selfish! It has nothing to do with a current fashion trends or celeb inspo, but this project has been on my DIY “to-do” list for almost two years. Now I know I’m not the only one with a DIY “to-do” list… okay!

Two Summers ago, my Mom and I took the most amazing Mother/ Daughter European vacation. We spent a week in Paris then took the train and spent a week in London. I brought home with me some European and English currency. The English pence has Queen Elizabeth on it and reminded me of the Chanel coin. I thought turning my pence into a pendant necklace would make the perfect souvenir.

Glitter N Glue Kristen Turner London Travels I Gets Around London Town / Summer 2011!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace MATERIALSMaterials: A Coin, Rhinestone Cupchain, Chain, Glue, A Drill

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace DRILLSo the biggestΒ obstacle to this project (and probably the reason it’s taken me 2 years to finish it) is figuring out how to get a hole in the coin. Of course I YouTubed it and found tons of videos showing how easy it is to drill a hole in a coin. Now here comes the full disclosure… while I was in the hardware store looking the perfect size drill bit, the sales associate offered to drill the hole for me. Hmmmm what’s a girl to do? Should I be a true DIYer, purchase the $3 bit and actually do it myself? Or should I take the nice man up on his offer and not break a sweat? Needless to say 60 seconds later I left the hardware store with a hole in my coin!

The process was however really easy and absolutely one I could have done at home. Just use a pencil to mark your hole, place the coin on a block of wood and using the correct drill bit (ask your local hardware store professionals for their advice) drill a hole through your coin. Or you could pull a Kristen and kindly ask the nice associate working at your local hardware store or key making place to do it for you. #DIFM (#DoItForMe)

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace GLUE

Then, use a strong hold glue to glue your rhinestone cupchain around your coin.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace  FULLSlip the chain through your coin and enjoy your pendant necklace.

Now I’ll always have a little piece of my London trip with me! This project is a great way to remember that perfect Summer vacation and can be done with any coin. Next I’ll be bringing it back stateside and working my magic on a silver dollar. #LadyLibertyRealness


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