21st February 2014
As you can probably tell I’ve recently been enjoying DIYing all things rope related, and so when Design Sponge asked me to craft something for their readers I knew it would have to be one part rope, to two parts sparkle. This DIY crystal flare necklace is what I came up with – and its ‘s much easier than it looks! Hoping this gives you a little inspiration for your upcoming weekend projects, it’s been freezing here in Hong Kong over the last week – and by that I mean a comparatively tropical 12 degree celsius (53 fahrenheit) – so what better time to flop on the couch and craft something fun?
- A piece of felt
- Jewelry plyers
- Needle and Thread
- 2 end caps
- A lobster clasp and jump rings.
Or buy the kit here.
2. Start pressing them onto the middle of the felt and then continue to create your design.
3. Once you have made your pattern, let it dry overnight and then cut out your pattern,
4. Make sure to cut as close to the stones as possible so the felt can’t be seen.
5. Add glue to the end caps and press them onto the ends of the rope.
8. Sew or glue your jewel clusters to the necklace, making sure they are centred.
Thanks to the lovely Design Sponge team for having me on board!
7th February 2014
There’s nothing better than a bit of sparkle on your wrist to get you through the inevitable February slump. With that in mind, I recently crafted these jeweled bracelets, which are available to buy as a kit here (you get three per pack!), perfect for making for friends or stacking your whole wrist. Why wait for something pretty to be given to you this Valentines, when you can make something for yourself? Read on to see how I made them.
You can buy the kit I designed here, with enough supplies to make three multi coloured bracelets. You can choose from emerald, grey and cream or pink, green and blue.
1. Measure your wrist, taking into account that the lobster clasp will add around 2.5cm (1 inch) to the length of the bracelet.
2. Cut your cotton ribbon to size.
3. Put come glue onto a piece of paper and then lay out your rhinestone pattern.
4. Put some glue on the back of the rhinestones, make sure you do this in a well ventilated space.
5. Press onto the ribbon, making sure to centre the design.
6. Once you’re finished, leave to dry overnight.
7. Once your bracelet is dry, flip it over and fold the edge slightly.
8. Press the ribbon into the clamp, adding some glue to both the inside of the clasp and between the folded ribbon to secure it in place.
9. To avoid scratching the clamp, place some fabric over the clamp before pressing it down using plyers to secure the ribbon.
10. Add the lobster clasp and jump ring to one end, and the bigger jump ring to the other end.
14th January 2014
Carrying on from my mention of chained boots yesterday, there’s nothing better than a quick and simple update to your favourite wardrobe staple to change its look entirely and double the wearability. These removable boot straps were so simple to make and looked perfect worn with a pair of black ankle boots. You can read the full tutorial on the Witchery website here.
Tutorial and full outfit details here.