What’s on my mind…
Moroccan Chain Bracelet, Urban Outfitters.
For only $4.99? I’m in love.
I was never that girl who was into weddings. I never dreamed of walking down the aisle, ready to be Mrs. Wife to my successful and ridiculously good looking husband (wouldn’t have it any other way!) But this isn’t going to be my turn around post where I proclaim how weddings are the most beautiful thing on earth. I’m not getting married myself but I decided to check out an article about Esty.com on The Huffington Post and I must say, to a girl who doesn’t care for weddings, I was really intrigued. Etsy, a site giving those with a do-it yourself knack the outlet to sell their home-made products, gives brides (and grooms!)-to-be the chance to spice up their wedding. From the proposal to the big day, these ideas make weddings not only chic but creative, fun, and above all else personal. From one of a kind veils to custom fingerprint necklaces for the bridal party (where the fingerprint of the bride and bridal party are set in heart shaped necklaces), I am definitely going to consider some of these unique ideas if I ever consider taking the plunge ;-)
Welcome to the Jungle
Oh how I love my little pets.
DIY: Charm Bracelet (Recycle Your Old Charms!)
Do you have old charms from broken necklaces and bracelets laying around? I did. I actually have a tiny little box (pictured above) just for my charms. Since I obviously cannot part with my broken jewelry, I was lucky enough to find this nifty Do-It-Yourself project on We Heart This. Not only can you create an adorable bracelet out of jewelry that you already love (and decided to store), but you can do it all for a relatively cheap price. The materials call for craft string ($2 for a pack of 8 at my local craft store), clear nail polish (which I already had), jewelry pliers (I used regular pliers that I had at home), jewelry clasps (which I got from an old necklace) and charms that you want to recycle. The cost of my bracelet? Well, since I had most of the stuff at home, the total price came out to an awesome $2! Yay!
DIY: Jewelry Display
Need a new Do-It-Yourself project? A few months ago, I found this awesome DIY guide on one of my favorite online-magazines, xoJane. I love DIY projects, they’re sort of like a hobby. So I decided to gather my tools, find a cheap frame (mine was $3 from a local thrift store) and try my luck with Rachel’s DIY jewelry display. Though my Jewelry organizer isn’t as colorful as the one in the guide (mine is just a plain wooden frame), I am completely in love with it and as you can see, I have definitely put it to good use!
I have to say, I do have TONS of accessories. So my new jewelry organizer doesn’t accommodate them all (I have so many studs and really long necklaces) but it’s great for hanging earrings. Perhaps I’ll improvise and add some sort of cork board for my studs?!
Anyways, happy jewelry-display-making!