Tuesday, May 26, 2015

brit & co diy: Embellished Tinted Crystal Purse

Sometimes, the ideas that come to me are so unconventional and unique that I'm not even sure if they'll work. But hey, those are the best kind of ideas! Because when they do work, it triggers such an amazing inspirational moment. It's the exact reason why I love making and creating.

For this project at Brit + Co, I upgraded a plain Old Navy bag with a gem pendant and a couple of chandelier crystals. The twist? Glass paint was applied to the crystals for a translucent layer of color. I've played around with glass paint before, but never with chandelier crystals (which I happen to adore). Needless to say, I'm madly in love with this tutorial.

To learn how to upgrade a purse, head on over to Brit + Co!

Xo, Kirsten

Thursday, May 21, 2015

eHow diy: Watermelon Dress

I know, I know...you're probably thinking, "This girl is obsessed with watermelon print"!

In a way, I kind of am. I love how easy it is to transform anything into a "watermelon" using a specific color scheme and repeating pattern. Red, green and black teardrops - it's all you need to get the point across. It's also simpler to make than other fruits like oranges or strawberries. 

This Watermelon Dress might be one of my favorite creations; it's the ultimate summer dress. And while I typically opt for jewel tones, blacks and neutrals - I still love it. To learn how to make it, follow my tutorial over at eHow!

While you're at it, don't forget to check out my Watermelon Fanny Pack DIY at Brit + Co and Watermelon Shorts project on Studs & Pearls.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

eHow: Embellished Denim Shorts with Gems & Flower Trim

For a quick and easy way to spice up a pair of plain denim shorts, head on over to eHow for one of my latest projects. This is a no-sew and beginner friendly DIY! Even if you're an experienced crafter, you can't deny how awesome the simpler projects are.

Check out the project, right here.

Xo, Kirsten

Monday, May 11, 2015

darice diy: Braided Drop Choker Necklace

When it comes to layering necklaces, a choker is a must-have. It's ideal for pairing with multiple necklaces in different lengths, creating some depth and dimension. I'm especially a fan of necklaces made with mixed materials, such as fabric or cord.

Lately, I've noticed so many braided suede necklaces in stores - it must be the festival season! Of course, I wanted to put my own spin on this trend by making a DIY version. I shared a tutorial over at Darice's blog, Live.Craft.Love. Check it out here!

Xo, Kirsten

Monday, May 4, 2015

eHow diy: Scalloped Lace Crop Top

It's sure feeling summer here in New York (finally!). I put together an easy sewing project, a Scalloped Lace Crop Top, over at eHow. If you've never sewn elastic before, this is the perfect way to start off. I also adore this project because it highlights the scalloped edge that traditional lace fabrics feature. Love love love.

Xo, Kirsten