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Links bracelet DIY

Links of London is 1 brand I’ve never bought anything from- not because I don’t like their designs- I’d hardly be DIYing their work if I didn’t! 😛 But more because I always feel like I can make what they sell myself, customise it to my exact specifications and save 100s of quid! Luckily, I’m… Read more »

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Hermes inspired eye statement necklace DIY

I was on my favourite Social Media platform (Pinterest) when I saw a Hermes statement necklace that immediately caught my eye. With a large round stone in the middle of gold chain, it looked like a huge eye, a motif we’ve been seeing all over the place, such as my leftover yarn eye wall art… Read more »

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Faux vintage earrings using only rope DIY

Earlier in the year, I did a collaborative DIY with a group of very nice bloggers in which we all upcycled something we found in a vintage store. My thrift store buy was a pair of clip on earrings, but even though it was 2nd hand, it wasn’t really cheap- you can spend less at… Read more »

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Chinese knot tassel bracelet 1 minute DIY

How long do you hold onto your craft supplies? I have beads dating from over 20 years ago that are just so precious I can’t bear to use them! This Chinese knot isn’t quite that old but as I only have 1, I’ve been deliberating on the best way to use it before deciding on… Read more »

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How to turn stickers into real (long wearing) 3D earrings

Let me tell you a secret. I took a long, hard look at myself and realised I’m a bit of a DIY snob. Even though I love a good upcycling tutorial such as these Tom Binns earrings I made from packaging foam, I usually avoid making jewelry from stickers, paper or plastic because (I think)… Read more »

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Runway inspired rhinestone tassel ring

So the other day I shared a DIY tutorial which was inspired by Oscar de La Renta (you can see it here) on 1 of my Facebook groups and got this comment “why copy?” To be honest, I was rather taken aback by the comment as just written like that, it came across as rather… Read more »

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Fabric yarn tinsel trim cum necklace

When I was up in Edinburgh for the Makers & Friends pop-up, it was a (fun!) challenge to decorate a store located in a city which I was visiting (no access to most of my tools and materials). One thing I did have was fabric yarn, and since it was Christmas, I started using it… Read more »

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Oscar de la Renta faux pearl earring DIY

I love pearls but they can be hard to wear. If you don’t look super youthful, they can make you look like your Grandmother! (I have a short neck, and square face, so the classic pearl necklace is a big NO for me!) However, they are a great way to dress up your look- I… Read more »