I’ve wanted a pair of embellished headphones for quite sometime now, but the truth is, rhinestones, just really aren’t my thang. So, I just about peed my pants with excitement when I came up with this idea while I was taking my Epoxy Clay Artistry Class from Craftsy. The last tutorial I used epoxy clay in we didn’t really use the adhesive qualities of the clay. This time, we’re depending on it.
Epoxy clay was originally used in plumbing. It’s great because once you mix it, its sticky for the first 30-45 minutes and once it’s fully cured 24 hours later, it becomes a part of whatever you stuck it to. You can use it to embed crystals, stones, metal, or in our case seashells. [keep reading]
So remember when I went to dinner at Alt Summit with the social media & marketing team of The Honest Company and they gave us all Cricut Minis? Yeah, it was awhile ago, I’m a slacker. Anyways, I immediately knew I wanted to use it to make jewelry. You see, I love love LOVE the way a strand of flat circular beads move. I like the way they look, but I’m obsessed with the way they move when you wear it. Every time I go to the gem faire in Salt Lake I pick up a couple of strands of vintage vinyl disc beads. You can see how rad they are here. But you know what is even thinner than vinyl? Paper!
I’m very curious. How many of you think that what you think, say and do are in harmony? On a scale of 1-10, how in line are all three areas for you? On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you? Please tell me in the comments, but if you want to keep that private, at least let me know what the difference in the two numbers is or if there is a difference at all.
I feel like Ghandi was on to something with this quote but more on that next week when I’ve heard from everyone, what say you?
Don’t forget, this is a blog hop, check out the other bloggers, leave some love, and link up your own post on happiness.
It isn’t just emerald’s hour, emerald is Pantone’s color of the year for 2013. You’ve probably heard. It was all over the runway for Spring and Fall and it can be all over your closet and jewelry box too. [keep reading]
As promised yesterday, here is a tutorial to make some friendship earrings inspired by frieda&nellie, they are super simple to make and won’t take you long at all. I think they are actually faster to make than a full bracelet so make some extra pairs for your girls.
It was only a matter of time until our favorite woven bracelets made it to adorn other parts of our bodies. You can get the frieda&nellie Drop Earring here or make your own. Tutorial coming soon!
I’ve been taking an awesome epoxy clay artistry class from Craftsy. If you want to know all of the details about working with the epoxy clay to make jewelry, I would really recommend taking the class, it’s very in-depth. I loved it so much that I became an affiliate for Craftsy. Anyways, there is my disclaimer.
This is a really simple ring to make and it doesn’t require much. I found the pictured epoxy clay at Michael’s on sale as a closeout for $1.99. Be warned, the color lightens up a lot when you mix it with this brand. I was hoping for a nice emerald color but it ended up being more of a mint. The brand I usually use, Apoxie Sculpt, doesn’t change color as much when you mix it. [keep reading]
I don’t know if you heard the news yet but if you are wearing flat this spring they better be of the d’orsay variety. It’s safe to say that Jenni Kayne’s rendition of the shoe is one of the most popular of the season, but with a price tag of over $400 and the leather, what’s a vegan gal to do? Or a girl on a budget? Don’t worry, I have you covered.
The top three shoes are the Report Jezzica, available in 3 colorways for the friendlier price tag of $70. I also love Lulu’s version, The Dolley, that comes in pale pink AND mint for $21. I’ve spotted some at Forever 21 for under $20 but they are not currently online, so alas, you’ll have to just go down to the store yourself you if want to get a super cheap d’orsay flat fix.
Are you going to rock the d’orsay flat this season?
Today is day four of the 21 Day Meditation Challenge for Perfect Health with Deepak Chopra & Oprah. I’ve tried meditation about a bazillion times before and I have to say, I am starting to like it. Previously, I would get super wiggly and get up and start making lists. But that was when I was meditating on my own. [keep reading]
Remember when I told you about how I fell in love with illustrator at Alt Summit, well, the love affair continues. I’ve been taking Illustrator 101 at Nicole’s Classes from Alma Loveland. So far, I am loving it, it’s a combo of video, text, chat and homework. Our first assignment this week was to make a typography poster. [keep reading]