You may have seen wrap bracelets coiled over the stylish wrists of fashion bloggers, but we guarantee you’ve never seen anything like this! Our Totally Twisted Wrap Bracelet features a silky twist cord and a coordinating rhinestone chain. It’s a little bit nautical, a lot of bit glamorous; and will surely make a statement wherever you go.
What You’ll Need:
2 Yards of Gold 5/16 in. Rayon Twist Cord #00618
2 1/2 Yards of 3/16 in. Metallic Rhinestone Chain #16675
End Caps with Loop
1. Take one end of the cord and the rhinestone trim, and glue into the end cap. Let it dry for an hour.
2. Once dry, wrap the cord around your wrist to measure how long it should be. We wrapped it around 6 times. Cut the cord, but leave extra length for the rhinestone trim.
3. Start to wrap the rhinestone trim around the cord, and sew in place every 1″ or 1 1/2″. Repeat until rhinestone chain reaches the end of the cord.
4. Take the ends, and glue them into the other end cap. Let it dry for an hour.
5. Add the jump ring and lobster clasp to the ends. Let the finished piece dry for 24 hours.
Like what you see? Check out what other materials we suggest for this look!
Necklaces are the standard when it comes to dressing up your neck, but sometimes it’s better to do your own thing and really make a statement! Stand out from the flock with this gorgeous feather collar. It’s so simple to make, and looks so elegant on.
What You’ll Need:
4-5 Light Blue Feather Patches #42641
2 White Beaded Jewel Feather Patches #43077
Hook and Eyes #43922
1. Create a collar that fits your neck out of felt, and cut it out.
2. Starting at the back, lay your light blue feather patches down. Make sure that the tips of the feathers are pointing out when you get to the end of the collar.
3. Take the next two light blue patches and repeat the same step but further down the collar. Glue down.
4. Lay the white feather patches on the tips of the collar where the closing will be. Leave a little space for the hook and eye. Glue feathers down.
5. Sew your hook and eye onto the tips of the collar for closing.
Check out our selection of feathers and other materials that would work really well for variations of this DIY!
With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week coming up, we can’t help but look for inspiring pieces to wear to all of the shows! This year we really want to make a statement with our outfits, so we’re using accessories to create unforgettable looks. See which styles are sparking our imaginations, and you may just see our versions of these cool trends in an upcoming series!
Blue Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet, Druzy Leather Wrap Bracelets, Cluster Bracelets and Watch
We love a good wrap bracelet because it’s casual, fun and still totally chic! This year we’re really feeling the wrap bracelet upgrade, which pairs the boho chic style with some glamorous stones.
Elizabeth Cole Drop Earrings, Statement Stone Earrings, Isabella Drops
Right now we are on board the drop earring train. This style is bold and shining with enough sparkle to stop anyone in their tracks!
Neutral Feather Collar, Feather Necklace over Collar, Green Feather Necklace
There is something so cool yet simple about a feather collar. It’s an unexpected change from the usual fur, and it has a light airy feeling to it that is so unique! Don’t pass up on this trend, or it will fly away!
Stud Shoulder Pads, Statement Sequin Shoulders, Gold Statement Sequin Shoulder Pads
Statement shoulders are definitely in right now! From red carpet runway gowns, to edgy street fashion, these stylized shoulder accents are taking the fashion world by storm. And why not? They make a cool, confident and stylish statement!
The classic white tee is well, a classic! But how many classic white tees can you own before you become a little bored of this basic staple? Here are three simple additions to jazz up any plain white t-shirt, perfect for those bulk sets of tees that come in three-packs!
Want to make a flirty tank top or beach cover up? Cut off the sleeves and down the seams of your t-shirt. Sew the lace to each end of the open gap on both sides. If you’re looking for a more modest option, just leave the seams as they are, and sew the lace directly onto the sides of the tee!
To add a little bohemian flair to any plain tee, all you need is some gorgeous floral ribbon! Just line the top band of the pocket and the bottom band of the tee with one of our embroidered jacquards. Try our 18mm Imported Floral Jacquard, 13mm Jacquard with Picot Edge or 35mm Imported Floral Jacquard!
Pump up the glam factor by adding some sparkle to your sleeves! Sew clusters of assorted sew-ons to just the sleeves or the pocket of the tee for some understated edge!
Now that boring white tee is anything but! How will you be wearing your white tee?
Fashion month is one of our favorite times of the year, but Haute Couture Week holds a particularly special place in our hearts. Why? Well, the fashions are more elaborate, extravagant and outrageous! This year we were definitely not at a loss for favorite looks because the designers really brought their talent to another level.
Couture Week was kicked off by Atelier Versace! Inspired by Grace Jones, many of the dresses featured silky draped hoods, flowing fabrics, and intricate crystal embellishments.
The Elie Saab show had our hearts aflutter. Inspired by artist, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, this collection was as light and floral as a painting. Pastels and small botanical embellishments reigned supreme, and each look bloomed with detail.
The Giambattista Valli Haute Couture show pumped up the volume, literally. The looks were flouncy, sculpted, and reminiscent of big candy-colored bows.
The looks at the Valentino show were one part wild and one part literary. Featuring golds and neutrals, each look was elegant and unique.
Which show got your vote for the most inspiring and elaborate? What about the most wearable? Sound off below!
Winter is definitely one of those seasons that makes looking flawless harder than usual. Why? Those bulky hats mess up your glamorous hairstyle! Don’t let itchy hats deflate your ‘do any longer! This DIY will keep your ears from freezing and leaves your hair in great shape AND looks adorable on. Three birds, one snowball.
What You’ll Need:
1” Faux Leather Tape #48081
Pear Sew-On Stone #27474
Needle and Thread
1. Cut 7 inches of your leather trim. Fold both sides into the center, so that each side has a loop.
2. Flip the adjusted leather piece over, and sew onto the center of the headband.
3. Take a smaller piece of leather, and wrap it around the center of the bow.
4. Sew your pear jewel onto the center of the leather bow.
Now your ears are no longer a screaming shade of red, and your hair has that same volume it did when you left the house this morning. Take THAT winter!
Headbands are the perfect cold weather solution for those who want to keep their hair on display, or find fumbling around with hats to be frustrating. Here are some ways to make them yourself!
Delia Creates shows you how to make the headband above, and has a ton of other adorable alterations like bows and roses.
Remember that beautiful braided headwrap from yesterday’s post? This tutorial from Scarffaces shows you how to make your own!
If you’ve never knit before, this tutorial from Craft Snob is the perfect introduction.You’ll learn a new skill AND get a cute headband out of the ordeal. Everybody wins. Or you just win twice.
This winter headband from Marly Made has everything the doctor ordered. It looks exceptionally warm, and in it you will look exceptionally cool. Just grab some faux fur trim, and you’re ready to go!
This headband/earmuff combo DIY from Studs and Pearls is so cute and elegant! Get the warmth of the earmuffs but the style of the headband. Brilliant!
So what are you waiting for? Get your DIY on today for a warmer and cuter tomorrow!
The chill in the New York City air is so intense that the other day Times Square was eerily quiet. (And that NEVER happens!) Now’s the time to bundle up if you want to brave the cold. But what if you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good hair day with a case of hat hair? Fret not, for the solution to your problem is a simple one: headbands. Here are a few of our favorites! (And make sure you check out their FANTASTIC hair too.)
Loving the sweater/headband combo. The different patterns keep this look from being too match-y.
It’s like a caramel crown of comfort! This braided headband looks so cozy, and the color really brings out the model’s beautiful red hair.
This white headband looks so luxe and lovely against the dark coat, which we’re also coveting.
We love the modern touch the leather detail gives to this otherwise average black headband.
The studs and rhinestones give the piece a subtle shine, and some edge.
So whip out that warm winter headband AND the curling iron because today your perfect hair day won’t be at the mercy of this frigid weather!
During the winter you want your toes to be cozy and warm, but you also want your feet looking fashionable! So what’s a girl to do when the only slipper options leave something to be desired? DIY them of course! This simple and easy DIY only takes about 30 minutes to complete, but the transformation is incredible!
What You’ll Need:
Beaded Trim With Fur Edge #57507
50mm Faux Fur Cordedge #34274
1. Measure your fur trim across the top of the slipper, leaving an extra inch on both sides.
2. Fold over the extra inch on one side, and sew your way across the top of the slipper. Repeat the same fold over the opposite end.
3. Cut the black fabric tape off of your faux fur cordedge.
4. Wrap the faux fur cordedge around the back of the slipper, and cut off any excess.5. Sew the cordedge across the back of the slipper with the ends of the cordedge sewn behind the faux fur trim.
See what we mean? These slippers are lush, luxe, and if their soles weren’t as soft as clouds, you might even want to wear them out! Grab your materials and get ready to lounge in style!
The last few days have been painfully cold on the East, and the terrible road conditions make for a perfect weekend to be a homebody. For the next two days we’re basking in the warmth of our cozy comforts: socks, sweaters, blankets. What’s so wonderful about being stuck inside during a weekend? We’re glad you asked.
On a chilly winter day a pair of wool socks become your two best friends to keep your toes warm wherever you go.
Nothing like a thick blanket to keep chills at bay! These lazy weekends are great for staying in bed and keeping cozy.
Lounging in chunky sweaters, flannel pajamas and warm fuzzy slippers doesn’t sound like a bad night.
And let’s not even get started on the warm beverage front. So grab your favorite blanket, invite your cat or dog on the couch “just this once”, and stream Orange Is the New Black on Netflix because while the forecast outside is cold, you’ll be doing just fine inside.