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Under 15 min DIY: glam silver shoulder duster earrings

  What you need: – Pliers – 2 long eyepins – 2 silver-coloured earring hooks – 2 rhinestone charms (I got these off old earrings that I no longer wanted!) – Small silver beads I think really small ones make a nice dramatic contrast with the rhinestone charms but make sure the bores (holes) are large… Read more »

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1 min upcycling tutorial: repurposing old figurines and cosmetic jars

Have you ever received presents which you don’t know what to do with? Well I have! I really don’t know why people keep giving me figurines and statues 😛 Firstly, taste is surely subjective- some are cute but most are pretty hideous sorry I mean unattractive 😛 Secondly, they’re so impractical! They serve no use-… Read more »

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5 minute tutorial: floating gold leaf earrings

 What you need: 1. Pliers (ignore the cutter pliers- it’s not necessary unless you want to adjust the length of the chain) 2. 2 equal length thin gold-coloured chains- length as per your preference. I wanted mine to be shoulder dusters but some people like a more moderate length for work Tip: As we’re going… Read more »

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DIY: E6000 vs Hemline’s Glue

This is by far THE most popular crafter’s glue out there- it’s used in almost all the DIY jewellery tutorials! I’ve always had difficulty finding a glue that works well with metal on metal so I decided to give this one a try. Appearance: clear/ transparent gel Warning label: contains a substance that can cause cancer (??!!)… Read more »

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5 min DIY: matching tribal earrings

What you need: – pair of earring hooks – 2 spikes – 4 metal spacers – 2 disk beads (I chose wooden ones as they are light and juxtapose well with the metal beads) – 2 headpins – pliers & cutter pliers Step 1: Place 1 metal spacer followed by the disk bead and then… Read more »

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5 min DIY: long tassel earrings

This is a piece that is particularly dear to my heart because, the 1st time I wore it, I received a compliment! 🙂 What you need: – 2 earring hooks – 5 jump rings – 6 large hoops – 2 tassels – flat nosed pliers You should be able to get these supplies from any craft… Read more »

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5 minute easy-wear no-pliers tribal bracelet tutorial

This is a really, really simple tutorial- it pretty much consists of stringing beads and tying a knot! What you need: 1. Elaatic thread 2. Wooden beads 3. 4 metal spacers 4. 3 glass focal beads (the “centrepiece”) 5. Glue & scissors 1. String the yellow beads onto the elastic thread. (I decided yellow beads… Read more »

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River Cottage every day: 10 minute chocolate chip cookies :) :) :) :) :)

Why I like this recipe enough to feature it on my blog: it doesn’t make the world’s best cookies- serviceable but nothing mindblowing- but you don’t need special equipment (blender/ mixer etc) to make them. Amen.   I’ve actually never seen River Cottage on Channel 4- or heard of it!- till I was invited to… Read more »