Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY- Thumbprint Heart Necklace

I have seen many of these thumbprint heart necklaces, but the price always gets me...darn sterling silver. I thought that I could probably tackle this as a DIY with some simple inexpensive craft supplies, and overall I am happy with the end result. Keep reading if you want to see how I created this DIY.

Oven Baked Clay (Silver)
Necklace Chain
Jump Ring
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Wax Paper
Rolling Pin
Toothpick- not pictured
Black Crayon- not pictured
Put a small piece of clay between two sheets of wax paper, and roll out to about a 1/4".
This is what it'll look like after it is rolled out.
Cut out heart shape with cookie cutter.
Gently press finger prints into clay. My husband imprinted his fingerprint on the left and then I did mine on the right. Then, create a hole for the jump ring by using a toothpick.
Put on a cookie sheet and bake according to the directions on the clay package.
After the heart has cooled from the oven, take a black crayon and gently run it over the fingerprints. Initially, I planned to use the rub and buff...but this method worked much better.
Voila! All finished! Now I have a little token of our love to wear around my neck....cheesy, I know. I love it anyway. This would be perfect to do with kiddos too.

♥ Jen

Friday, February 3, 2012

DIY- Dannijo Rivera Neon Inspired Cuff

Neon seems to be everywhere these days, so I wanted to create a simple DIY that can add just a little touch of neon to an outfit. This DIY cost less than $10 to create and is a great way to try some neon without breaking the bank. The inspiration cost $245.
Inspiration photo via Dannijo
Supplies needed:

Rhinestone chained- either purchased the color you want or created
E6000 Adhesive
To create the neon pink effect, I took a simple rhinestone chain and colored it using nail polish. This gave it the opaque neon pink color like the inspiration.The polish is Wet n Wild #429D Dreamy Poppy.
To get the blue rhinestone color, I used a blue sharpie.
Using E6000 adhesive, glue the main chain portion onto the cuff.
Next, glue on the pink rhinestone portion.
This is what you should have this far.
Finally, glue down the blue rhinestone portion of the cuff.
All finished!
I think that it turned out very close to the inspiration photo, and I'm so excited to wear this! Let me know if you try this DIY out, I would love to hear.

♥ Jen

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Neon Inspiration

Dannijo Necklace, modcloth Neon Sweater, Karen Walker Sunnies, Ribbon tennis bracelet, Dannijo Rivera bracelet, Brian Atwood neon pumps, American Apparel neon nail polish, Rebecca Minkoff neon coin purse.

So the neon trend from the 80's has officially come back. What can I say, I loved it then and I still love it now. Everyone loves to bring back a piece of their childhood right? I haven't seen neon socks personal favorite from when I was little :-)

Here is some inspiration for my DIY this week. What do you think of the neon trend? Are you on board or ready to jump ship?

♥ Jen