December 18, 2014

Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas

Okay people... one weekend separates us from Christmas. If you're anything like me, you went into a bit of a tizzy this week trying to cross off last minute people on your list. If you have a few more gifts to go, why not whip up a few wearable homemade presents? Here's a small sampling of some of my favorite projects from this past year. I've been embracing simplicity this year, and so have been sharing tutorials that are a breeze to make by requiring only a few materials or not a lot of time, meaning they're perfect for this crunch time leading up to December 25th. I find bracelets and earrings are easy to gift, so here are a few favorites, plus a fun key chain for everyone in your life, guys and gals alike. Enjoy! (See more after the jump.)

December 16, 2014

DIY Box Chain and Crystal Earrings

Last week, I shared a few ideas for box chain and crystal earrings. Inspiration struck because I was cleaning house on my Pinterest boards, exactly what I need to be doing during this insanely busy time of year. I was particularly taken with the Anthropologie earrings, mixing geometric chain with a bit of sparkle. No longer available to buy, I made my own in silver tone and baguette (rectangle shaped) crystals. Need a simple pair of earrings for holiday festivities? Then look no further. These are a cinch to make and you'll be done in 10 minutes, tops!

December 11, 2014

Inspiration: Box Chain + Crystal Earrings

For holiday jewelry, I'm all about this combo of box chain and crystals, with a both a touch of sparkle and a little shine. Whether for studs or long earrings, box chain is an interesting alternative to regular link chain, plus its flat sides make it easy to work with when attaching to a crystal! A few of these earrings are no longer available online (but I'll still share sources below), which means it's time to DIY!

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