DIY Magazine Clutch Purse

Remember this clutch I made last year? Well, I just saw some pictures on my iPad and decided to give you guys a picture tutorial. Lazy me….hehehehe.

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I had just ordered my first set of Mod Podge from Amazon and was so excited. Dug out my old clutch purse which I had mentally reserved for a makeover and did some Mod Podge Magic.

You’ll need:
An old clutch purse
Magazine with beautiful colored pictures (or not)
Mod Podge
Bristle or foam brushes

So here goes….

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I had fun with this one and I hope you do too.

Hit me up in the comments section if you have a question. I’ll be more than willing to answer. And remember to share this post with your friends…thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great week guys.

Love,

Renah

2014 in review

The last 2-3 months have been very hectic and trying for me. This has affected my writing and I apologize for the silence. However, I’ve been a little active on Instagram @koltureshoq and ย I’d be glad if you stop by every now and then.

I really have been thinking of a way to share a ย summary of my blogging activities in 2014 but then I woke up this morning and found this mail from WordPress on my blog summary (as if they weren’t already awesome enough). Please go through the full report and I’d really appreciate your feedback in the comments section.

I’ll keep in touch more often. There’s loads of DIY tutorials coming through. By the way, I’ve opened a shop on Konga.com to retail awesome jewelry but I’ll probably include my handmade stuff soon enough. Pictures and links will be up shortly but if you can’t wait, go check out my Instagram page.

Thank you for visiting my blog, for your wonderful comments, for choosing my posts at link parties and for sticking with me even when I was relatively absent. I deeply appreciate it. Here’s to a great 2015 ahead!

Cheerios guys ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Love, Omo

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

My Pinterest DIY Board

Just found out I could embed stuff from Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I’m using my DIY projects board right now, but I’ll post other boards up soon enough.

 

 

Great huh? We learn along the way don’t we? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Love,

Omo

Update on my Darby Smart Designs – Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet + Off Tha Chain Necklace

So just a quick update. I submitted 2 of my Darby Smart designs yesterday and I wanted to share them with you. The first one is a necklace made with chain and t-shirt yarn and the second is a macrame bracelet also made with t shirt yarn and embellished with swarovski crystals.

 

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I totally, totally love them both. I’ve still got supplies left to make some more stuff and I’ll share them as soon as I’m done. I do hope they get accepted so that you can have access to the DIY kits and make some rad accessories with them. You can check out awesome stuff from other Darby Smart designers here.

So which is your favorite – my Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet or the Off Tha Chain Necklace? Also, what other stuff would you like to see me make with the t shirt yarn, embroidery thread and pearl trim I’ve got left?ย  Please let me know in the comments section.

Ok, gotta go now. I do hope you have a great weekend.

For more updates on my DIY adventures, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and do remember to share with your friends.

Love,

Omo

 

Newest Darby Smart Designer!

I was accepted as a designer on Darby Smart about a month ago (so it’s not so new anymore) and I was given $50 to shop for supplies on their store…yay! What is new is that my box arrived last week and I am so excited. So here’s what is in my box; t-shirt yarn, swarovski crystals, pearl trim, embroidery thread (in various colors), a gold curb chain and Martha Stewart acrylic paint (I really love the color)

 

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The top of the box was ‘mutilated’ but that’s not unusual with international shipping. I can’t wait to show you what I make with these…(patience my darlings). More exciting is the fact that if my designs get accepted, then the DIY kits will be available for purchase on the Darby Smart store, so you can make your very own accessory (or gift it to a friend). You can also purchase DIY project kits by other awesome designers and join the maker movement ๐Ÿ™‚

And if you are a creative junkie like me and would like to become a Darby Smart designer, visit their website right now. Once you get accepted, you then have to submit your designs for acceptance and then full production of your DIY project kits. As excited as I am about Darby Smart, there are 2 drawbacks for me personally;

 

1. They do not accept payments from cards outside the US. Thank God for the free $50 they gave me.

2. You stand a greater chance of getting your design(s) accepted if you use supplies from their store. This is so that they are sure they can get these supplies in large quantities if you make it to production stage. However, this may be a challenge for designers outside the US because of (1) above.

 

All in all, I think is a great opportunity, if you are so inclined . No, I am not being paid for this (that’s not a bad idea though). I am totally for pushing the maker movement forward and I think Darby Smart is doing a great job in that department.

 

For updates on what I make with my Darby Smart supplies and more, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and remember to share this news with your creative designer friends ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Ciao,

Omo

 

 

DIY Chain and Pearl Necklace 2

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Remember this DIY Chain and Pearl Necklace I posted yesterday? Well, someone requested that I make her one. And I did. And it was awesome.

I even think it was better than mine.

What do you think?

I gotta go now but please hit the follow button (to your left) to get more awesome updates.

See you soon.

Love,

Omo

DIY MULTISTRAND CHAIN AND PEARL NECKLACE

 

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It just hit me right this minute how much I’ve abandoned this blog. I mean I come here from time to time and try to hook up at some link party or the other but I have missed sharing my projects with you guys. I have taken to Instagram lately and I just get so lost in the sea of amazing pictures that actually assume I have shared my pictures here as well.

 

We have a lot of catching up to do and I’ll make up for it…I promise. In the interim, here’s a picture of the multistrand chain and pearl necklace I made a month ago…what???

 

It’s really easy to make, trust me and I soon will put a post (although, there may be no step-by-step pictures, but not to worry)

 

I really think it’ll go well in other nude, neutral or pastel colored beads. What do you think?

 

To get updates on more awesome projects, please follow Koltureshoq (button to your left) and remember to share (you don’t want to keep this to yourself).

Love,

Omo