8th December 2013
For those of you who liked the Dior Inspired Double Pearl Earrings I made a while ago, I wanted to share with you another version I recently made – a two tone pair, with black pearl bead backing for a slightly more leather jacket/weekend appropriate look. To make your own, all you need to do is follow my original tutorial and swap out the larger pearls at the back for black beads or frosted black pearls. I used the new black frosted version of this pearl embellishment kit. Time to get crafty!
15th November 2013
I recently hosted a series of intimate workshops with 7 For All Mankind here in Hong Kong, where we embellished bowties and collars using studs, rhinestones and all manner of other adornments. It was so much fun, and I loved that the bow ties and collars were designed using scrap denim from their factory. Yay for reuse and refashion! It was especially lovely to meet so many other DIY addicts from around Hong Kong and share trade secrets about the best places for DIY material hunting - I can’t wait to do more of these events in the future. Hope you enjoy the recap!
Thank you to the 7 For All Mankind team for having me!
7th November 2013
As I mentioned a few days ago, pearls worn in unconventional ways are right up my alley. In honour of the amazing Dior pearl earrings I’ve been seeing everywhere, today I’m going to show you how to DIY a similar style yourself. I worked out they weren’t too hard to make my own using pearl earrings and pearl beads, or get yourself one of these DIY pearl embellishment kits!
This was the inspiration.
- Pearl earrings
- Matching pearl beads in large size
- Rubber earring backs
- Super glue
- A skewer
Or buy the kit here (with enough supplies to make two pairs as well as a bunch of other pearly projects)
1. Put some glue on the end of the skewer.
2. Press it into the hole of the pearl bead.
3. Then with your fingers press the rubber earring back into the hole.
4. Press it down hard so it goes all the way in and then leave to dry.
5. Check the hole is clear using the earring back.
And you’re done!
Inspiration image: here