Monday, March 30, 2015

a dash of inspiration: Untitled&Co, Lulu Frost, Maria Black, Kelly Wearstler

 

THEIR WAY:

left: 
Untitled&Co Get Jeweled Shades, $98
 (Nasty Gal)

right: Lulu Frost Audrey gold-plated cabochon earrings, $200 (Net-a-Porter)

YOUR WAY:

left: Jewels, glue and plain sunglasses from H&M. Easy! 

right: Mix chunky rainbow glitter and Mod Podge. Apply to the flat side of clear resin cabochons, which can be purchased on Etsy or in most craft stores. You can usually find them in the jewelry or scrap booking sections, along with metal settings in the same size. Once dry, glue the sparkly cabs to their respective settings. Add earring hooks.




 


THEIR WAY:

left: 
Maria Black 
Klaxon and Mini Klaxon gold-plated earrings, $125 (Net-a-Porter)

right: Kelly Wearstler Mini Marble Trapezoid Sculpture, $850 (Saks Fifth Avenue)

YOUR WAY:

left: In the same vein as these DIY Pearl Bar Earrings, you can glue flat studs to flat wire for a similar vibe. Feel free to make each earring a different length - just like the inspiration - or make them the same size. Up to you! 

right: Paint seven same-sized wood blocks then glue them all together! The best approach would be to paint all of the blocks the same (first) color - let's say, white. When they're dry, add masking tape to create the black triangles.


Xo, Kirsten

Friday, March 27, 2015

brit + co diy: How to Turn an Old Sweatshirt into a Spring Jacket in Just 4 Steps


I've got yet another DIY at Brit + Co this week! This time, it's a watercolor jacket made from a plain sweatshirt. I've always loved working watercolors, and fabric dye is the closest thing I'll get to it (at least, for clothing projects). 

All it takes is four steps and a few supplies. Read the tutorial, here!

Xo, Kirsten

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

brit + co diy: How to Make This $228 Anthropologie Accessory for Only $15


If you're into jewelry making (my personal favorite), then you'll love my latest project at Brit + Co. The tutorial shows you how to create a hand chain inspired by a $228 (!!) Anthropologie version. I chose three strands instead of four, with one beaded chain. There's a good chance you have some of the supplies already; even if you don't, the project will cost you less than $15. Win win win.

Xo, Kirsten

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

eHow diy: How to Make a Beaded Bracelet (Beginner Project)



Just starting out with DIY? I've got you covered! 

Recently, I teamed up with eHow to break down the knitty gritty specifics on how to make a beaded bracelet. Not only are the functions of each tool and component explained, but there are tips and ideas to get your creativity rolling. This is a tutorial designed with beginners in mind. I'm hoping that once you complete this simple beaded bracelet, you'll have the confidence to take on other similar projects. Practice really does make perfect!

Check out the tutorial, right here at eHow Style.

Xo, Kirsten

Friday, March 20, 2015

darice diy: Bottled Garden Necklace


Happy first day of Spring! It snowed in New York today, so hopefully it was more spring-y where you are. 

Regardless of the weather, I've got a spring-themed Bottled Garden Necklace DIY over at Darice Craft's blog. It's like a little portable terrarium, and I'm kind of loving it. Check out the tutorial, right here.

Xo, Kirsten