Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts

February 24, 2015

Inspiration: Cone Back Earrings

Things for me have come a grinding halt thanks to an unexpected surgery on a tendon last week. While I'm hobbling around the house with my cast and crutches, I hope to do at least a little crafting! I'm looking forward to sharing a DIY very soon inspired by these cone-backed earrings. I especially love the pearl and spikes-- they take "business in the front, party in the back" to a whole new level!

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January 22, 2015

Inspiration: Decliate Necklaces

Wanted: whisper-thin, easy-to-wear necklaces with a just a glimmer of a crystal, like these dainty pieces. With the right supplies, easy to DIY, don't you think? Tutorial coming soon!

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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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November 20, 2014

DIY Inspiration: Giftable Bracelets

With holiday giving around the corner, now's the time to start planning your projects! I plan on making a batch of bracelets in different colors to give to my girls. I'm inspired by these different styles for easy, customizable bracelets, all which would translate well into a DIY project. Now, which one to pick?

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November 11, 2014

DIY Inspiration: Kate Spade Glitter Earrings

I've never been one who's on top of her holiday game (there's usually a mad scramble mid-December), but once I saw these Kate Spade earrings, I knew what I was going to make for gifts this holiday season! I know DIY glitter earring tutorials abound online, but I'm excited to share my twist in a project this week. It's never too early for glitter!

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October 15, 2014

Inspiration: Modern Pearls

I've said it once, and I'll say it again: I love all the new styles of earrings that are available now. While massive ear cuffs or jackets aren't exactly my day-to-day style, I'm a big fan of how earrings are being reinterpreted, with the back as exciting as the front. For everyday wear, I look to these modern versions of pearl earrings for inspiration. They're simple enough for work or casual wear, but still have a playful, untraditional touch. I've got a DIY earring project coming for you very soon, inspired by these pearly pairs!

PS-- Interested in any of these earrings? Shopbop (use code family25) and BaubleBar (code friends25) are running their friend and family sales, so there are deals to be had!

September 30, 2014

Inspiration: Bar and Chain Earrings

I've always been an earring girl. For years it was danglers and chandeliers for me, which eventually were swapped for studs and smaller posts. I'm ready to branch into new earring styles, and now couldn't be a better time. Ear cuffs, crawlers, jackets, staples, front-back earrings... there are so many ways to up your earring game, it's overwhelming! I've been particularly drawn to bar and chain styles like these pictured here. I love how they're so subtle but so much more interesting that your average studs. I put together my own DIY version, which I'll share soon!

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September 18, 2014

Inspiration: Fringe Necklaces

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I've been noticing fringe jewelry all over. I love the way these pieces are simple-- just chain and metal findings-- but have lots of personality and movement. I'm excited to try making my own fringe piece this weekend... I'll share the results next week!

September 11, 2014

Inspiration: Spike Bracelet

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I was cruising Shopbop the other day, and my eye was caught by these spike bracelets from Eddie Borgo. I've had a few materials rolling around my work space that would be perfect for a project inspired by these spike bracelets. Tutorial coming next week!

July 29, 2014

Inspiration: Fish Bone Chain

Hello! I'm back after vacation full of hiking, kayaking, and devouring almost as many books as I did hot dogs. Now home following my week in the wilds of the Adirondacks where I spent more time fishing than I could've ever imagined, I have some fish bone chain that I'm itching to make something with! I'm inspired by all these beautiful pieces, but the big question is, earrings, necklace, or bracelet? Find out later this week!

June 12, 2014

Inspiration: Delicate Bracelets

Here's thing about summer and jewelry: while it's the perfect time for layering on colors and textures with your accessories, during the swampy high-80s of Washington, DC I can't take the idea of anything sticking to my sweaty skin. However, I still feel incomplete without a few pieces of jewelry. For those hellishly humid days, I turn to easy, delicate styles, like dainty bracelets, thin cuffs, or simple stud earrings. I'm drawing inspiration on these delicate bracelets, and can't wait to DIY my own with some fine chain I recently bought. Stay tuned for the tutorial!

May 12, 2014

Inspiration: Braids and Spikes

New DIY coming Wednesday-- can you guess what it is? In the meantime, past spike bracelet DIY tutorial here!

April 25, 2014

Inspiration: Woven Bead Bracelets

Have you ever tried bead weaving? I've noticed some beautiful bracelets this spring that are making me consider trying a bead loom and giving it a go. I'll be honest though, I'm a bit daunted by the idea of following pattern (maybe that's why I'm such a horrible knitter!), so it might be a while before I try this craft myself. But if you've tried, please share your wisdom while the rest of us are in awe of the patient handiwork.

April 14, 2014

Inspiration: Heart Earrings

Lately I've been expanding my collection of delicate, everyday studs. A pair of hearts would add nicely to the collection, don't you think? You know where this is going... here's my inspiration for a (very easy!) DIY coming Wednesday. Enjoy the start of your week!

March 28, 2014

DIY Inspiration: Colorful Bracelets

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What, another inspiration post this week? Yes, my friends, because lately the creative juices have been flowing! Since my vacation, I'm very ready to trade drab, dull DC for some of the brighter colors of warm weather and tropical places. In my mission to inject that spice into my wardrobe, I think I'll start with a DIY bracelet. I love the mixed looks of these bracelets, and can't wait to share a new DIY with you on Monday using a surprising material for a similarly eclectic vibe. Until then, have a great weekend!

March 24, 2014

Phone Case Inspiration

My phone case bit the dust, with the decorative material peeling off the case. For a cheapie, it's served me well, but now I'm eyeing something a little more luxe, like these leather and leather-eque phone cases below. While I'm not ready to pull the trigger on buying one just yet, I know the perfect DIY solution that draws on these as inspiration. Check back Wednesday for the result!

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February 27, 2014

Inspiration: Crystal Earrings

Lately I've notice a lot of stud earrings with a focal point--like a crystal or spike--nestled in a wreath of smaller crystals. I love the look, and have a few DIY projects to show for it, like these rhinestone spike DIY earrings and these crystal and pink rhinestone DIY earrings. Here are a few ideas to spark your own creativity-- I especially love the pearl pair. Future project, perhaps?

February 6, 2014

Inspiration: Open Cuffs

Put your bracelet on backward! It's hard to figure out what to call them, like many jewelry trends (remember ear threads/pull-through earrings/threaded earrings?), but I really like these open or reverse cuffs. Quite inspiring for a DIY, don't you think? I'll be sharing mine very soon!

January 24, 2014

DIY Inspiration: Plaid Scarves

Lately I've had my eye on cozy plaid scarves in cheery red tartan or buffalo check. I love how these ladies styled theirs (cute pups always are a nice touch!), and think it would be fun to DIY one yourself. For a few great tutorials, check out here, here and here.

January 20, 2014

DIY Necklace Inspiration

Here's the inspiration for this week's DIY, coming Wednesday. It's like two of my favorite jewelry designers, Holst + Lee and Lizzie Forunato, had a baby in the form of the necklace. Tutorial coming soon!

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