How to make fake embroidered patches

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that you don’t wear? My childhood trauma of never being able to buy shoes back home- I had huge feet that they didn’t stock sizes for (and had to shop overseas)- is making me overcompensate by being a total shoe fiend now. I have an entire cupboard of… Read more »

Top Tuesday: 10 best statement jewelry

To post or not to post. That is the question. I once read that Pete Cashmore posted up to 6 times a day when he first started Mashable. So obviously I had to 1 up him and post SEVEN times when I rebooted Hapiness, Wherever. Of course, that didn’t last 😛 It dwindled, but posting… Read more »

Round-up: Best jewellery dish DIYs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Begging notice: I only have 2 followers at the moment, so any new ones would be loved to death! Recently, I re-discovered my cheese obsession. Not the best choice when trying to lose weight. However, I did read that eating cheese and butter actually HELPS weight loss because they’re so… Read more »

Top Tuesday: Best Spray Paint DIYs

I think spray paint is an amazing addition to the cupboard of any DIY-er/ crafter. It really gives a piece more oomph and makes it look more upmarket. And it’s so versatile! Unfortunately, it doesn’t make sense to get it if you only have 1 project to make so I thought a list of 3… Read more »

  • 30 sec DIY earrings: pop of colour studs

    Mismatched earrings are all over the runways at the moment. Here’s a way even little kids can ride the trend! This project is SOOOOO easy I don’t think it even needs a tutorial 🙂 I was in the mood for something bright and easy- plus I just happened to have a couple of felt balls… Read more »

  • 5 min DIY statement earrings: bright yellow fringe shoulder dusters

    What you need: – Glue & scissors (& scrap paper to do your glue work on if you want to preserve your work surface!) – 2 black buttons (try to get them as thin/ light as  you can) – 2 stud earring backs – 2 large rhinestones – long tassel fringe- the length of which… Read more »

  • 2 min DIY: Spring rose statement earrings

      Yes, I know it’s Autumn not Spring 😛 But I’ve never believed in reserving bright colours for Spring & Summer and wearing drab and dreary colours during the colder months. Surely with the bleak weather (yup, I live in London :P) we’d want more colour in our wardrobe not less? 🙂 Whatever the season,… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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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