October 30, 2014

DIY Storage and Studios: Work in Progress

One of my favorite parts of tours from different jewelry makers or artisans is the "in progress" shot: that (carefully staged) photo that tells much more of the story than a picture of a finished product or even a step-by-step tutorial ever really can. Maybe it's because I think it helps convey the creative process, or maybe because it highlights the maker, but either way, shots like these always inspire me to get making!

October 28, 2014

DIY 3 Ways: Leather Desk Accessories

Ever since I saw these DIY leather folders on Design*Sponge, I've been thinking about how leather is not only easy to work with, and also a simple material to make ho-hum objects look more luxurious. Whether you choose leather or vegan leather, it's a simple upgrade for your basic office supplies and organizers.

October 21, 2014

DIY Double Pearl Earrings

Last week, I rounded up a few pairs of double earrings earrings that update the classic pearl stud with a hanging back. Here's my DIY version! The earring is basically a sandwich of the pearl, your ear lobe, the hanging pearl, and finally the earring back. You could change up this tutorial by connecting the loop on the hanging pearl to the earring back, for a bit more dangle, but I prefer how this way the back keeps the hanging pearl a bit more snug to your ear for these delicate DIY double pearl earrings.

You can interchange the hanging pearl with stud earrings you already have or make. I can't wait to pair the pearls with my favorite gold pyramid studs (similar style here). Also, last week Veva from My White Idea (remember her DIY Around the World post?) shared a double pearl earring tutorial too! I love how she cleverly put hers together for a bold style.

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