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Summer cherries D&G inspired necklace DIY

What you need Gold chain Brass wire Long green beads – either 3, 5 or 7 Round red beads- either 6, 10 or 14 (basically double of the number of green beads) Pliers Note: I’m making the necklace long enough to go around my head so skipping the clasp, but if you like yours bib-like,… 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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Links of London 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 »