26th March 2013
Just when you thought you’d seen every incarnation of rhinestones possible, Mr Lim reinvents them in the form of flower (and faintly bullet hole) shaped embellishments on a grunge tee. Who said that rhinestones had to be pretty, girly and only for nights out with your gal pals? Done right they’re just as suited to a meet up downtown with your ‘crew’ (or something along those lines).
And while we’re at it, can we talk for a second about some other noteworthy, ie DIYable, details from the Spring collection? Namely the tie waisted skirts (art imitating life if you ask me) and the leopard sleeved sweater which is just screaming out for an amateur attempt. Let’s here it for Spring!
Images by me.
20th November 2012
- Some rhinestones, I used Swarovski ones which are gorgeous
- A square of transparent PVC
- E6000 glue
- A large clasp
- Jump rings
- Beading plyers
- A needle and thread
- A pen or pencil
1. Start by drawing up the template for your necklace.
2. Cut your template out.
3. Your template should look like this, or really any shape you want.
4. Stick the template to the PVC piece and cut it out.
5. This is what it should look like.
6. Lay out your design on the table.
7. Put some glue on a piece of paper.
8. Starting at the bottom, put some glue onto the rhinestones using a skewer or toothpick.
9. Press the rhinestones onto the pvc, working your way upwards and copying the pattern on the table.
10. This is what it should look like when you are done. Let it dry overnight.
11. Once it is dry, thread your needle and then fold the top edges of the pvc over to create loops for the chain. Sew it down with one or two stitches and then glue another rhinestone over the top of the stitch to hide it.
12. Thread two pieces of chain through each plastic loop and then attach the lobster clasps to one side and close the other side of chain with a jump ring.
Next on my list of transparent projects to tackle? This amazing bag!
10th September 2012
Images: Myself, coach and Beckerman Bite Plate