Tuesday, October 21, 2014

diy: Strappy Layering Bra

When it comes to design, I love simple statement elements that make an impact. This holds true for absolutely anything - altered art to drawing to DIY. For this project, I used basic grosgrain ribbon to create a Strappy Layering Bra, creating a serious "oomph" factor for an otherwise plain top. It's subtle, yet simultaneously not-so-subtle. See how I made it, below! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

feature: DIY in Women's World Magazine (October 27, 2014 Issue)

Take a peek at the current October 27 issue of Women's World, available on news stands until October 22. There's a quick and easy no-sew DIY by yours truly, on page 9!

Xo, Kirsten

Friday, October 17, 2014

eHow diy: Metallic Knot Stud Earrings

If you're a fan of Kate Spade, you'll love my latest DIY for eHow. These Metallic Knot Stud Earrings are inspired by a pair of Kate Spade studs, but are made using oven bake clay and metallic spray paint. They're quirky, fun, and are simple while making a statement. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

verily magazine: 6 Healthy Habits to Form in Your 20s and 30s by Kirsten Nunez (Healthy Living)

Art Credit: Clare Owen

One of my latest healthy lifestyle articles for Verily focuses on habits during your 20s and 30s that will set the tone for the rest of your life. As a 26 year old, I've noticed that many individuals in my age group feel like they are invincible - but don't we all feel like that when we're young? This concept was the driving force for this article, and I hope that women my age will at least consider incorporating these healthy habits into their life. They're nothing groundbreaking, but they can really make the difference over time.

Take care of your crafty selves, ladies - your health will fuel your creativity, more than you know!

Xo, Kirsten

a dash of inspiration: ASOS, Halaby, J. Crew, Kresi Couture



left: ASOS Leather Jacket with Embellished Sleeve, $379

right: Halaby Cirque Tiara, $1,635 (Luisaviaroma)


left: Add a variety of sequin appliques to the sleeves of a leather jacket. If you're up to it, add strands of chain using whip stitches (if the thickness of the sleeves allows) and/or strong craft glue such as E6000. Talk about a funky, eye-catching number!

right: Glue flat back rhinestones to a thin headband, purposely using a couple rhinestones that are longer than the width of the headband. Make sure they are all facing the same way to re-create the piece above. This would make an awesome visual!



left: J. Crew Merino Wool Mixed Media Sweater, $138
 (J. Crew)

right: Kresi Couture Papalina Shearling Hat with PomPom, $230 (Luisaviaroma)


left: Adhere a segment of fusible webbing paper (such as Heat N' Bond) to printed fabric. Cut out a piece that fits the front panel of a sweatshirt. Peel away the backing of the fusible webbing paper, and iron directly onto the shirt. I might need to add this to my studs and pearls to do list! 

right: Take a tip from one of my seasonal eHow DIY's, the Faux-Fur Pompom Beanie.