"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Game Day Earrings

  College football is only a day away!  In my house it's the most exciting time (well besides Christmas...and Halloween).  Of course I get my "gear" on which consists of a super cute shirt or hoodie but I have never been a big accessories.  Don't get me wrong I am not knocking them and honestly I do think that they are cute but I can't pull it off.  However, one day while I was messing around with my jewelry supplies I came across some loop earrings and seed beads.  I thought that I would try to make simple earrings with my favorite sports team colors.  They were easy and quick.  I made 8 pairs in like 5 minutes.  Here is how I did it.

What you need:
1.  Loop earrings
2.  Seed beads
3.  Needle nose pliers

How I did it:
1.  Take a pair of earrings and thread your desired color of beads onto the loop
2.  Take your pliers and at the open end (opposite end of the eyelet) and bend the end to make a hook

3.  Then hook it into the eyelet and you have earrings.

   I hope you like this and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweatshirt Vest

   Fall is fast approaching and there are so many cute clothes out there.  I was in a store a couple months ago and saw this sweatshirt vest.  Basically it looked like a zip up sweatshirt with no arms.  Super cute but it was $68 or so.  Um, no I can make that.  So I did and here's how.

  What you need:
1.  No sew fabric glue- Aleen's Stretchable Flexable Fabric Glue
2.  A sweatshirt
3.  Scissors
4.  Measuring tape

  How I did it:
1.  I took my sweatshirt and made sure that the seam of the arms for the front and back lined up when I lied it flat on the table.
2.  I measure a 1/2 inch from the seam and drew a line and cut off the arms.

Step #1

Step #2

3.  After I cut off the sleeves I turned the sweater inside out then used my No Sew Fabric Glue and pressed down.  I made sure that you could still see the seam on the outside of the sweater so it looks like you sewed it that way.

  You have to let the glue dry for a bit but once it's glued you are set.  It is amazing stuff and you could make a lot of projects with it.  I hope you guys like it.  Warning: my before picture looks like my sweater is a darker color but it's only because of the lighting.



Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunglasses: My own take a Chanel

  Chanel has a pair of sunglasses that ,to be frank, are extremely cute!  However, the price tag isn't.  They have bows on the sides, a perfect simple accent.  So I decided that I would make my own.  I ventured out and found my sunglasses and bows.  I ended up using earrings for my bows.  I just broke off the back posts and glued them to the sides with E6000.

All my supplies.

Glued on and ready to be worn.

Wearing my shades.

  I've seriously thought about doing this to a couple more pair of my sunglasses.  Maybe with hearts or flowers.  Whatever floats your boat.