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Turning washers into a statement necklace DIY

What do you like about crafting? For me, I love the challenge of turning something into something totally different. (Which is why I love my collaborative projects with other bloggers in which we pick a common theme, such as rainbow jewelry, and then independently create a DIY for it. It’s soooo fascinating to see how… Read more »

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How to turn ribbon into statement earrings

Ribbons are so versatile! You can upcycle them from shopping bags into designer pieces- here I show you how to recreate Lanvin earrings– a festival arm cuff, and even no sew clutches! After all those DIYs, I still had some leftover, so I thought, why not make earrings?!   What you need 2 printed ribbons… Read more »

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How to make a 3D rhinestone charm using an old name tag

I’ve made at least 1000 pieces of jewelry but I still get tripped up by mistakes. There’s nothing more annoying that when you’ve spent 30 minutes on 1 piece only to realise that you forgot to factor in something and the piece no longer functions. The 1 mistake I keep getting tripped up by is… 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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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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No tools, leftover yarn necklace DIY

I have a confession. I wasn’t sure whether or not this DIY was good enough to share, so I left it on the back burner for a couple of months. If you’re a blogger yourself, how often do you scrap projects? I think what a lot of people don’t realise is how much work is behind… Read more »

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Balenciaga earrings DIY

My first thought on seeing these Balenciaga earrings (on Pinterest, where else?) was: OMG so totally DIY-able!! They’ll just take a minute to make! Well, they ended up taking me 4 months 😛 Not because they’re difficult, but because I don’t usually work with fabric and didn’t have any in store!   What you need… Read more »