So it was my friend’s marriage introduction and I was in a pretty craft mood. Here’s what I did and I suggest you do too.
(In the voice of Emmet in The Lego Movie)
Bring out your poor old clutch purse (or any other ‘unblinged’ purse for that matter).
Bring out your flat-back or sew-on crystals and your E6000 glue.
Start gluing the crystals on to your purse. Allow to dry for 24 hours at least (very important). And there you have it. Your very own DIY blinged out purse.
Hit me up in the comments section if you have questions (or if you’d just like to say hi) 🙂
Off to my salsa class now.
I’ve got tons of creative blog mentors. Whenever I need to get my creative juices running, I go by their blogs and I’m never disappointed. Take for example this totally chic, totally DIYable look-like-I-bought-it-from-a-store chain strap watch by A Pair and A Spare. You know I can’t resist something like that; so I hacked one for me self 😉
Visit her blog to see the full tutorial.
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Have a great Sunday y’all
So I’ve been playing around with the idea of a bejeweled necklace for a while now (since January actually) and was unsure how it would turn out since I’ve run out of E6000 glue (sobs) and didn’t think any other glue would hold up. Anyways I decided to give it a go and here we are. Tada….crowd applause…flashing camera lights…hehehe
Don’t you just love how it adorns my neck and looks pretty expensive too. Not to worry, it’s really quick and easy (as I like most of my projects to be) 🙂
- Curb chain
- Sew-on gemstones
- End clasps
1. Cut out the curb chain to your desired length. Don’t make it too long so that it sits well on your neck with the gemstones on top. You might wanna try it on first before attaching the stones. Also, make sure you use curb chain because it has a flat surface where the back of the stones can rest. Attach the end clasps and lay the chain flat on your work surface. Yeah, I had to work with my laptop table 😉
2. Decide where you are going to start attaching the stones. I started 8 links after one end of the necklace and stopped 8 links before the other end. Apply glue to the back of a gemstone and attach the stone to the first chain link. Leave the 2nd and 3rd links blank and attach a gemstone to the 4th link. Now I started with the Bostik glue and changed my mind because it said to dry for 24 hours and I just couldn’t wait. So I switched to UHU Power because it dries instantly. Impatient me, yeah? 🙂
3. Repeat until you have attached the desired number of stones leaving 2 links between each stone. You may use a single color or you might wanna play with different colors – I used black and amber yellow.
It looks really lovely and I’ve got so many great compliments, I kinda wear it every day now. Somebody stop me (in Jim Carrey’s voice). Ok really, I need to stop….lol
I’m gonna make them in many different color combinations and put them up for sale. Hmmm…. I might even use these stones to make them. And then maybe some bracelets. Hit me up if you are interested.
What’s your favourite color combination? Do let me know in the comments section – it would mean the world to hear from you 🙂
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I said yesterday that I would share a quick and easy DIY project. Here goes;
What You’ll Need
- An old CD (with the holographic part still intact)
- Shirt with collar
1. Cut the CD into little pieces. Mine were a bit large but I think they’ll look better in smaller pieces. If the CD is very difficult to cut, boil some water and soak the CD in in it to make it softer.
2. Apply the glue to the back of each CD piece and place on your shirt collar.
3. Hang the shirt to dry over night.
4.Rock your new blinged out shirt.
You may wanna glue on some stones to really bling it out but since I’ll be wearing it to the office tomorrow, I decided to leave it a bit subtle (if you can call it that).
Can I wash the shirt? I’m not sure for now. If wanna do this differently though, I would file all sharp edges and I would use E6000 glue because it can really hold (and is the best multipurpose glue in my opinion). I’ll let you know how it goes though.
Ok, so I’ve got to run to my salsa class….yay!!! I LOVE SALSA! Period.
I really need motivation for my next project. If there’s anything you would like to have me make, please leave me a comment with the link to the website, blog or picture and I’ll get busy with it 🙂 😉
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Lots of love,
PS: I first saw this project on Useful DIY. You might wanna check out her method and her other works. Sorry I forgot to include that earlier.