Longing….My Love, My Life, My Art

My Love, My Life, My Art

I long to write every single time I stop by my blog. And if it’s any help, I stop by every. single. day.

I think it gives me some sense of accomplishment that I haven’t given up on my dreams and that soon, I’ll be reunited with Koltureshoq again.

So, just so you know, I think about you everyday. Every. Single. Day.

All my love,

Renah

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?

 

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Love,

Omo

 

Get Your Bling On – DIY Bejeweled Chain Necklace

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

 

Get your bling on

 

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) 🙂

 

Materials

  • Curb chain
  • Sew-on gemstones
  • Glue
  • End clasps

 

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Instructions

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 😉

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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?  🙂

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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.

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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

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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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My Latest DIY Materials Indulgence + I Was Featured

I hope I never get used to this. I DIY something and hook up to a link party. Next thing you know, my work is featured! Wooohooo!! It is almost unbelievable. I’ve been linking up at Rebecca’s link party since last year and I must say, she does throw a great party at her blog My Girlish Whims. Plus its an opportunity to meet very many talented geniuses. You should check it out.

So I link up my DIY Multistrand Chain and Bead Necklace at Rebecca’s party and my work was featured alongside other really great talents. I’m totally elated about it and here’s my badge to show how happy I am 🙂

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Ok, now on to my latest indulgence. I went to the market to shop around for inspiration and here’s what I found;

 

Sew-On Gems (big sizes)

Sew On Gems

 

Sew-On Gems (small and medium sizes)

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Twisted Gold Chain (about 2 yards)

Chain

 

Bag Decor Findings

Bag Drops

 

Rolo Chain (about 2 yards)

Chains 2

 

That’s it. I do love the sew-on gems and lot and the bag decor findings are filling my mind with endless possibilities.  I can hardly wait to get a-crafting.

If you would like updates on what i get to make with these treasures, do follow my blog (button is to your left) and get your friends involved. Also I would love your suggestions on what to make with them and let’s see what we do come up with.

What Happened This Week – My DIY Zipper and Chain Bracelet Guest post

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Remember my DIY Zipper and Chain bracelet? Well, I did a guest post on Jessi’s blog Practically Functional and thought I should share. I really cannot stop wearing that bracelet and I hope you get inspired to make on.

Hop over to her blog to check it out if you haven’t already. She has great tips on how to clean your living space and hosts a great party. Plus she and her husband just got a house and they’re moving. If that isn’t great, I don’t know what is 🙂  See their beautiful new home here

Anyways, I’m definitely trying out Jessi’s Homemade Grout Cleaner on my bathroom this weekend.

My friend Ada just got married and I’m so happy for her 🙂 With her permission, I’ll be posting her pictures up soon.

Have a great weekend my lovelies and here’s to a lot of fun with family and friends 🙂

Lots of love,

Omo

I Was Featured on The Dedicated House Link Party

Hey guys,

My beautiful DIY Valentine Cocktail Necklace was featured at The Dedicated House link party. I can’t get excited enough. I’m so glad it was featured because I had so much fun making that necklace. I even got a custom order today….yay!!!! Ok, so I just wanted to share that bit of happy news.

One thing I learned today that touched me at the depth of my soul was faith…. James 1:6-8. Please read it and I hope it touches you the way it touched me.  God is absolutely awesome!

Alright folks. This is wishing you a great end to your Valentine’s day celebration. Hope y’all had fun. I, by the way, am still in the office @ 11:17pm 😦 But I’ll be off soon.

Do have a great weekend.

Lots of love,

Omo

DIY ROPE BRACELET

DIY Rope Bracelet

Hi guys,

Today’s tutorial is pretty easy. I was browsing the web last week for inspiration when I came across these beautiful DIY Rope Bracelets from Martha Stewart’s craft department. And you know that anything from Martha has to be beautiful. She’s such an inspiration. I was just trying out the project and didn’t know that it would turn out this nice, so I don’t exactly have step-by-step pictures for the tutorial 😦 But you can check out Martha Stewart’s tutorial here (although I made a few tweaks). Anyways, let’s get to it, shall we?

What You’ll Need

Rope

Glue

Fabric Stiffener

 

Instructions

1. Cut out  2 lengths of rope. Martha Stewart’s tutorial uses a glue gun to hold the ropes together but I tied an overhand knot instead, making a loop in the middle.

2. Braid the ropes until you get to your desired length. Tie the end into a knot.

3. Put the bracelet into a small bowl and pour in the fabric stiffener. Remove celebrate from the bowl and use your fingers to remove the excess fabric stiffener.

4. Put the bracelet around a cylindrical object covered with a plastic bag ( I used  an insecticide can) to keep its circular form. Allow to dry for about 15 minutes then remove from the form. Allow bracelet to dry overnight.

5. Put the knot through the loop to close the bracelet.

 

I attached gold spikes to the bracelet to give it more edge. You can paint the bracelet by either tinting to fabric stiffener with your desired colour or applying the paint directly. I’m going to be trying this soon though.

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I had the photo shoot with my beloved ipad mini in my office kitchenette and bathroom. Which do you prefer?

 

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I really really like how it turned out. Think you wanna try your hands on this one?

Do let me know if you have questions plus, I’d love to hear your comments.

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Have fun!

Lots of love,

Omo