DIY: Jewelled Earrings

100_5089I got this DIY idea here from A Pair & A Spare for Vogue Australia. It is really a super easy way to make earrings that look really professional. The only tip I can share is that it might be best to cut your design from the plastic before sticking the jewels, as I couldn’t get into all the small spaces. Luckily you can only see it when you’re very near. Happy weekend!

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DIY Floral Headband

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Inspired by some the floral headgear worn at the summer music festivals, I decided to share my easy to achieve floral headband. It has become somewhat predictable to wear a floral crown at a festival, but it still makes a pretty picture. This could also be great for weddings or just because…

What you’ll need:

  • Paper craft roses, about 10
  • Plain, flat Alice band
  • Scissors
  • 1 m Thin Sateen Ribbon, in a matching colour
  • Clear Drying Glue, such as Bostik

What to do:

  1. Starting at the center of the band, wrap the each flower’s wire around the band as tightly as possible. Trim any excess wire not necessary to keep the flower in place.
  2. When done wrapping the flowers, make sure that they are evenly spaced and that each flower is facing upright.
  3. Place a little glue under each flower head and gently press the flower onto the band. Let dry.
  4. Starting at one end of the band, tightly wrap the ribbon around it taking care to cover all the wire and leaving gaps for the flowers.
  5. Glue each end of the ribbon on to the band and leave to dry.
  6. Check that there are no exposed wires from the roses before wearing.

P.S. Don’t worry about the wire from the flowers as it is super flexible and covered so it won’t hurt.

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Trend Alert: Embellishments

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Embellishments has been everywhere lately from the catwalk to street style and a few lovely DIY guides. I am loving this simple way to introduce some glamour to an outfit and make it more dressy. It also ups the ante on a pair of old faded jeans!

It is a wonderful DIY project to inject some new life into an old love. With the tons of step-by-step guides available on the internet to DIY this look it couldn’t be easier. Click on the link for the first picture as it shows a easy DIY.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Earings

100_2106I love making jewellery that is simple, foolproof and just plain pretty! I’ve made these earrings a thousand times and decided to share this simple DIY with you just in time for Valentine’s Day. It leaves you with more than enough time to go and buy the necessities and create a beautiful pair for each of your girlfriends. The simplest gift made with love are often the best!

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What you will need:

  • A pair of pliers that can do delicate work
  • Earing Hooks
  • Heart Charms

Both the earring hooks and charms can be bought at your local bead shop for relatively cheap. I go to Kaqala Beads in Cape Town.

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What to do:

  1. Bend the earing hook’s loop open with pliers.
  2. Place charm in earing hook.
  3. Close the loop. Finito!

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