My latest project over at eHow features one of my favorite elements of craft: metallics! The Metallic Brushed Purse uses liquid gilding (also known as leafing paint, which is essentially like liquid metal) to add a brushed look to a basic H&M purse. Check out the step-by-step at eHow Style.
If you've been following Studs & Pearls for a while, you probably remember the scattering of nail tutorials I've shared over the years (check them out here!). Nail art is one of those crafts that allows individuals to combine DIY and beauty, resulting in some really creative efforts. I recently had the chance to review Allison Rose Spiekermann's new book, Homemade Nail Polish: Create Unique Colors and Designs for Stunning Nails, published by Ulysses Press. I have to say, it has inspired me to get back into creating DIY manicures for the blog! Keep reading to see my favorite parts of the book:
Studs & Pearls, the book, is now available for purchase on Urban Outfitters' website! I am so extremely excited for this, as I've been wondering if this will happen ever since I embarked on this journey of becoming an author.