Thursday, August 29, 2013

Simple DIY Earrings: A Nail Polish Upcycle

Paint plain arrow dangle earrings with neon nail polish for a new look
Dangley gold arrow earrings with neon paint at the times, a simple tutorial

I found these earrings on sale for .99 at Macy's! (Now, why someone decided to split up matching pairs of earrings into two separate packs, then place them on a shelf right next to each other, I have no idea.) Anyway, I've seen a few earring tutorials like this floating around Pinterest, and I wanted to give it a try. Super simple! Will it insult you if I give directions?

1. Find some cheap, awesome (but not yet totally awesome) earrings
2. Dab on a couple coats of your favorite neon nail polish. I did a top coat too, so it won't chip off.
3. Um, let dry?
4. Wear. Yay!

Maybe next week I'll tackle the rest of the pack. Those feathers would look cool with some glitter on 'em...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Upcycled Vintage Necklaces: Before and After

Etsy handmade jewelry long necklace

A new necklace made from recycled beads of vintage necklaces Etsy
A new long chain and bead necklace made from recycled vintage materials

Step 1: stare at a pile of vintage jewelry
Step 2: take everything apart
Step 3: stare at the pile of beads
Step 4: make something
Step 5: tear it up
Step 6 - 9: repeat steps 3 - 5
Step 10: make an awesome necklace...or two! Yay!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello, Wanelo did I not know about this? Clearly, I have been living under a rock. I'm ashamed.

I can already tell this is going to be a problem. I just looked up from my computer screen for the first time in...three hours. I may have entered some sort of virtual shopping black hole time warp thing. My neck is incredibly sore, and I'm not 100% sure I've even been breathing.

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