Project: Wire necklace with a touch of turquoise

Apparently turquoise is my favorite color. If you would have asked me what my favorite color was, I would not have said turquoise, but then again what do I know.

So, for this necklace I was inspired by a bracelet I own, the metal wire was thicker but mine did the job pretty well, I think. The beads are plastic and they cannot be put on a wire, so the only way to use them was to glue them.

The actual shape of the wire wasn’t really thought through or planned. I can describe it as a curly-golden-thin-wiry hair.  Hope you like it.

The best part of this project is that it can be worn in two different ways: as it is shown in the pictures or around the neck (the material is flexible and light so you don’t have to worry about suffocating yourself 🙂 ).

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Project: Turquoise Hourglass

After (only) 4 months I decided to use my metal wires which I bought from a Chinese market.  My stock included gold, green and blue so I decided not to discriminate and use them all. I didn’t have a clear idea what I could make but I was watching TV one night and I began braiding them. After I finished one I decided to make a cage and fill it with beads.

Well, as you can see the cage was transformed into an hourglass 🙂 I glued the beads together so they  don’t  fall out.

I hope you like it.

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Project: Seashell Bling

I always liked seashells – their texture, their form and their color. So I wanted to do something with them that I could wear and not be a hippie.

I painted two seashells with blue and gold on the interior so I could still keep the wavy exterior in its natural color. Now I can wear it two ways…with the golden chain in the center for a more glam look or you can wear it as a reminder of summer.

p.s.: It wasn’t supposed to be so bling-bling but I couldn’t find a copper chain or a less golden one 🙂

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Project: Sequined bow

The holidays are over for almost a week but we’re still in a festive mood so it’s not too late to show you a little self-made accessory.

There’s not much to say actually as it is nothing to elaborate. I just found this sequined band and some glittery, gold ribbon at a fabric supply store and instantly thought of a few ideas. The bow has a safety-pin attached to it and it can be worn in a ton of ways, I’ll leave that to your imagination.

Being in a good mood I played around a little with my festive bow and set up a “photo shoot session”. You can see it even on the cover of a magazine. Literally. 🙂

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Project: Gold chain bag with blue satin

For us, this was the Everest of projects . It took us 6 months to make and it was the starting point of this blog. I cannot describe the steps we made to create it because it took so long that I forgot when we did what 🙂 At the beginning we wanted to make two bags but when we realized that it was harder to do then to talk we put all our efforts in building one.

I first what to say that this is our first bag made from scratch, so please be gentle :)). We bought the same material in 4 different colors (navy blue with electric blue and charcoal black with purple haze).  The exterior was darker and the interior had the bright color. The blueprint for this bag was for a clutch model, we wanted to make it a 2 in 1, you could wear it also on your shoulder when you got tired of carrying it in your hand.

The biggest problem we encountered was finding the right chain. The quest was for a sandy gold chain that could fit a satin rope through it and the only store in town was actually a hardware shop. I will not go through all the details because they make me laugh looking back at us, but in the end the bag incorporated 10m of hard metal that weighted about 5kg.

The model of the chain wasn’t easy to use, after we inserted the satin rope so we had to sew it manually one link at a time with invisible string . We didn’t use a closing mechanism because the chain layer was heavy enough to stay in place and to protect the contents of the bag. W used a cardboard rectangular to ensure the shape and to sustain the metal façade.

The experience was enlightening for us, we learned manly what not to do when designing and making a bag. But bold and crazy ideas are still popping in our heads! 🙂

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Projects: Bows

This is such an easy and fun project. All you need is a little imagination and a lot of different, pretty, coloured fabrics. And, of course, a little sewing knowledge. You can hand-sew them or use a sewing machine, but, trust me, you will want to use a sewing machine after hand-sewing 3 or so.

The idea came to me (well, I have to admit, it is no big deal really) because I needed something to cheer up dull, everyday outfits and, at the same time, bring a “girlie” touch to them.

The ways to use them are countless. Attach a safety-pin and you have some sort of a brooch, a hair clip and wear them in your hair, a chain and wear them around your neck. You can even turn them into bow ties.

These are only a few of the bows I made and  I still have fabric leftovers and a lot of new ideas on how to wear them, so there will be more of them coming soon.

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