Even though summer is at it's end, there are still some ways thath you can bring it with you when autumn arrives! Whether it's in form of styling summer pieces with warmer ones or, as I like to do it, make summer a part of my jewelry!
As I bought a lot of shells while in Greece this summer, I decided to make some of them a bit more "useful" than just them serving as decoration. I asked the b'friend to drill small holes into the shells, after that I've put small hoops through the holes and made them as pendants. One of them is already hanging on a thin golden chain, while the others are still waiting for me to find the perfect chain.
What do you think babes? You like it?
Stay tuned, because I'll show you another DIY soon where I've also used shells to make some jewelry!
I bought this fringe clutch a while ago with a plan to style it up a bit with feathers and beads. I've finally had some time to finish it and decided to make a DIY - guide. It was really simple and easy to do, so if you have an old bag here is how to "pimp it up".
What I used were feathers that I bought at Panduro, turquoise and wooden beads (from Ebay.com), a thread and scissors.
I used the scissors to cut every other fringe piece in half. This in order to give it layering and texture with the feathers. I wanted the feathers to be a dominant element in this bag, and cutting the fringe in half allowed this since the feathers are placed in two layers.
Here is a close up of the clucth. I'm almost done here, but I wanted to show you what I meant with layers and textures, and how I've cut the fringe!
How to tie the feathers. Place the feather beneath the fringe you want to tie it to, decide how much you want the feather to "stick out" from the fringe. Take the thread, leave a long bit above the fringe and start making turns with the thread from the bottom of the fringe (left on the photo). Make the turns until you cover all the feather up.
To decorate with the beads you'll need to leave a longer bit of the thread before cutting it. On that piece, which is now hanging next to the feather (still on the same piece of fringe), thread on the beads you want to and tie a knot. I didn't want to exaggerate with beads, but I thought it would give the complete look to my clutch, so I put some beads at the beginning (left side) and at the end of the clucth (right side).
Here is a close up of how a placed the beads. I used a mix of tirquoise beads, crosses and skulls, as well as wooden beads. I think the match of colors with the feathers and the beads turned out great!
Finally done! Here it is, the final product. I couldn't be more satisfied, my absolute favorite clutch. A breath of bohemian spirit in every outfit!
Remember when I said I wanted a headband to wear on New Year's Eve and that I was trying to make one my self (here)...well, here it is! I absolutely love it and couldn't be more satisfied! I bought the chain at Panduro and the coins are from frost08.se!
>>> Be Wild. Be Free. Be You. <<<
Greet life with arms wide open and dare to take a step further!
Welcome to Ivanna's Closet! My style is bohemian meets hippie, with some gypsy flavor and plenty of rock'n roll! - More is always More in my book -
I am a real summer child! Love crochet, fringe, paisley patterns, shells and the sea! Always say "Yes" to new jewellery and boots, road trips, chokolate and a cup of great coffee!
Outfits, purchases, collages&flat layouts, inspirational editorials and look books! Basically everything that inspires me! I hope to inspire you too and that you will keep coming back! =)
>>> Dare To Be Different <<<