Tuesday, July 22, 2014

side project: I Got 99 Problems But a Stitch Ain't One


My new bio will now read "Kirsten Nunez: New Yorker, DIY lady, author, Queen of Bad Craft Puns"
Xo, Kirsten 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

eHow diy: Metallic Brushed Purse


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.

Xo, Kirsten

Friday, July 18, 2014

book highlight: Homemade Nail Polish by Allison Rose Spiekermann



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:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

book news: Studs & Pearls Available on UrbanOutfitters.com


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. 

Visit the book's page on UO, or simply search for "Studs and Pearls"! 

Xo, Kirsten

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

diy: Mini Metallic Ombre Party Hats + Happy 4th Birthday Studs & Pearls!


Today is Studs & Pearls' 4th birthday!! Yesterday also happened to be my 26th. I think that calls for a festive DIY, don't you think?


Learn how to whip up a simple metallic ombre party hat, right this way: