This is by far the most festive time of the year and to celebrate may I present to you the glitziest Glitter ‘N Glue DIY tutorial of 2012!!!! This crystal cuff is the perfect project to punctuate the end of the year. It’s also the perfect accessory to wear to that special New Year’s Eve party. It’s so major I felt it warranted an afternoon of crafts and cocktails with my friends. YEA PARTY!
Then apply a drop of glue to a toothpick and use the toothpick to apply the glue to the back of the crystal. This is the application method I personally like to use. I always make a big ole mess when I apply the glue to the back of the crystal directly from the tube.
Your design may change as you continue to apply your crystals, but my suggestion is to start with the center crystal and work your way out. At the end of the day the design is totally up to you. Have fun with it and always remember the more bling the better!!
Marie from The Curvy Fashionista crafted a very tribal inspired cuff.
Seriously talk about a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Everyone was so creative and took the time to custom design their cuffs. Everyone’s cuff spoke to their personality and no two cuffs looked alike.
Are you excited to try this project? Well in honor of the Holidays I’m GIVING AWAY the materials to make this cuff to one lucky reader. To enter simply follow me on twitter and tweet the follow:
@Glitter_N_Glue make my Holiday sparkle! #SparklingDIY
By sending this tweet you are entered for a chance to win one cuff, an assortment of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals and glue. #AssemblyRequired
The contest ends Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 12:01am and at that time one winner will be selected at random. The winner must be following Glitter ‘N Glue on twitter.
THE CONTEST IS OVER. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!! xo
A special thank you to SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS from providing the materials.
And a big hugs to all my blogger buddies who came out to play!
L to R: Laurie of Laurie B Style, Marie from The Curvy Fashionista, Jenny from Good Bad And Fab, Shauna from Penny Chic, Chanelle from The Penelope Times, Jacey from Damsel In Dior, Sydne from Sydne Style and Deniz from Le Fashion Monster.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! xo
As of last Thursday I had absolutely no plans for Halloween. More than likely I was going to be at home sitting in my sweats eating a bag of candy I picked up at Rite Aid and watching Dancing with the Stars. So when my friend called and made the suggestion that we high-tail it to Vegas to join her at Holly Madison’s costume party, I started dusting off my wigs and packing my bags!
Consider this the Halloween DIY challenge… I had less than 24 hours to find a costume. I wanted to be “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” Marilyn, but couldn’t find the costume. Instead of making my life easier and grabbing the princess a bag costume I headed on down to my local fabric store and scooped up so much pink fabric that even Barbie would think I’d gone overboard! Enjoy the pics of my no sew Halloween costume. Well almost no sew. I used the same technique I used to make my snakeskin tote, minus the staples. To make the strapless tube dress I took a strip of fabric, folded it inside out and hand stitched it up the side leaving a 1” seam. To make the oversized bow I used the bow-making technique I showed on E! News, but to make the bow lush and full I put tulle on the inside of the bow so it would hold its shape.
Consider this my 2011 DIY final exam. Make your Halloween costume using at lest 2 techniques from past Glitter ‘N Glue projects…and… go!
I was too busy taking pictures of myself that I forgot to take a picture with Holly at the party, but if you look closely you can see she was photo bombing my photos (…and by photo bombing I mean minding her own business and enjoying her party!)
Also, a big Halloween hug to all my fabulous Glitterati guys and gals that participated in the faBOOlous DIY series in honor of Halloween. Many of you, like Krys from LA and Amanda, sent me photos of the projects you completed. I really enjoyed all the emails, comments and pictures. You guys are so creative! xo
Round 2: Because obviously I’ve been gone on vacation too long and forgot how to post videos from Youtube to my blog…
Last week my friend Sydne Summer of Think Thru Fashion.com posted this fun video about stacking bangles. Click here to watch her video in full. I was inspired to make a little video. QUICK TIP TUESDAYS!!!!
PS: I truly hope you guys are enjoying your summer. I had a wonderful trip to Paris. I got some many fun DIY ideas while I was in the fashion capital. I’ll be posting those projects soon. In the meantime, check out my personal blog Kristen With An E to check out photos and experiences from my trip (and other stuff too)! XOXOXOO
Bib necklaces are all the rage and one of my favorite actress, from one of my favorite movies did it best! Elizabeth Taylor’s wardrobe in the movie Cleopatra was sick (Mom, since I know you’re reading this post, sick is a good thing!). I love when Cleopatra comes on Turner Movie Classics. I love it so much and feel incline to watch all 20 hours of it! Yes, I’m exaggerating but it’s a rather lengthy movie.
In Ancient Egypt, Egyptians wore solid gold bib necklaces as a way to show royalty and wealth. Today, celebrities wear bib necklaces on the red carpet as a way to accessories their decolletage. Either way, bib necklaces are show stoppers and can really make a statement. With this easy one step DIY project you too can create a bib necklace that makes everyone stop and stare.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I spent the past month is Texas with my family (as you noticed I haven’t posted in nearly a month). Their house is always decorated so wonderfully and their kitchen always smells of delicious food during the holidays. It’s just a great time to relax and reflect at the end of the year.
I hate to see the holidays go and I always get a little sad while taking down the Christmas tree. I guess like they say, “All good things must come to an end.” However, while packing away the decorations my creative mind started working overtime. I mentioned to my Mom that some of her Christmas ornaments would make fantastic statement earrings (my favorite accessory staple of all time).
But on a recent craft store outing to Hobby Lobby I noticed all of their Christmas decorations were on sale. Finding a cheap ornament at your local craft store shouldn’t be hard to do since they’re trying to get rid of their stock. Of course use discretion when you’re picking out an ornament. Get the one that looks like it could be an earring. I’d stay away from the big red ball because that’s obviously a Christmas ornament! They ones made to look like icicles usually work best.
The only other material you’ll need for this project are kidney earring findings. You can usually find them at your local craft store on the jewelry making isle. The great thing about the ornaments is that they usually already have a loop on the end of them so they can hang by hook or string on your tree. You can use the loop that’s already on the ornament and slide it directly onto the earring finding. No wires. No plyers.
WEAR ‘EM! I’m excited about these earrings because I get to take a little bit of the of the holidays with me through the rest of the year! I wore them to my Aunt and Uncles New Year dessert party and no know knew they were ornaments off my parent’s tree.
I love Lanvin’s embellished belt! It’s the perfect accent for my fav little black dress, but it retails for $690. YIKES! This weeks tutorial is definitely dedicated to girls who live like me – champagne taste, on a beer budget. The total cost of this project…$21!
*I did a video this week instead of photos. Let me know what you think. It’s my first one so be nice, but I may start to sprinkle them in more often!
I’m beyond excited! Me and my DIY skills were featured today on Dollar Store Crafts. I’m was so honored to have been asked to guest post, but was a little nervous because they require that you use materials from the dollar store in your project. Yes, the $1 store!!!!!!!!
I was inspired by the Coco Chanel coin and in honor of her 127th birthday, I created a brooch. Click here to view the entire project check on the Dollar Store Crafts website. I spent a total of $3.14 on this project! Thanks again for inviting me to guest post.
First Givenchy, then Jeffery Campbell now… DIY!
I noticed these while waiting for my car at the valet on Rodeo Drive. Lovely colors! Of course they have nice flowers at the valet on Rodeo. Is this what Whoopi means when she says “take a little time to enjoy the view”?
Today June 1st (even tho this post on June 2…I’m 20 mins late) Marylin would have celebrated her 84th birthday. Cheers to a woman that is a true Vainglorious icon. She wanted the world to remember her so she bleach her hair blond, changed her name and put on a pair of heels and now the world will never forget. Google the phrase “Marilyn Monroe tattoo” and see how many people have her face tattooed on their bodies. Forever Vainglorious! Happy Birthday, Ms. Monroe!