Foray Into Floral Accessories

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Florals are big this spring, but sometimes the best outfits embrace trends subtly. Try these floral accessories on for size if you like to test-drive trends without the commitment of an entire outfit.

Flower Hair Comb from Etsy

Spring is the most popular time for weddings, and this flower hair comb is the ideal addition to any formal hairstyle. It’s garden party perfect!

Floral Bag and Shoes

Flower look better when mixed together, hence the invention of bouquets. But the same goes for fashion! Don’t be scared to mix floral prints, especially when the canvas is as small as an accessory piece.

Floral Rings and Bracelets

Stack those buds on your tips and wrists for a bohemian bouquet of jewelry.

Flowers on a Hat

We love this fun hat from Fashion Week! It’s whimsical, really beautiful, and easily DIY-able.

Pink and Purple Floral Umbrella

April showers bring April flowers! This beautiful floral umbrella will cheer up even the gloomiest rainy day.

Tassel Fashion DIY Roundup

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Tassels used to conjure up images of old dusty libraries with curtains that weigh more than a small car. They were seen as antiquated and out of style. Now tassels are back with a bubbly vengeance, and they’re making their way into your closet!

Tiny Tassel Bracelet from Maize Hutton

This cute bracelet from Maize Hutton is so colorful, and a perfect addition to your spring jewelry box!

Tassel Shoes from Honestly WTF

These tassel heels from Honestly WTF are such an amazing upgrade to a basic pump! This look is so easy to DIY with cord and single tassels.

Vanilla and Lace Tassel Accent Skirt

The tassels on this skirt from Vanilla and Lace add a fun and whimsical feeling to this already feminine piece. We love how they add just a touch of color to an all-white canvas.

The Sweetest Occasion Tassel Necklace

These tiny tassel necklaces from The Sweetest Occasion are so easy to make. You can make a bunch to coordinate with any outfit!

Gina Michele Yellow Drop Earrings

These tassel earrings from Gina Michelle are gorgeous! Their skinny style and long length makes them look so sleek.

Would you rock tassels on your clothes, or do you prefer keeping them on decor only? Let us know below!

Winter Olympics DIY Roundup

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway which means that for the next couple of weeks you and your friends are going to be glued to the television set rooting for the home team! If you’re more of a doer than a watcher, you might want to take a peek at some of these fun Olympic-inspired DIYs. Make them with friends, use them for a party, or support your favorites with some custom jewelry!

Olympic Chocolate Medals

Who needs a gold medal, when you can have a chocolate one? Make these cute chocolate medals with some satin ribbon, and you’re ready to celebrate!

Olympic Ring Candy Jars

Does your Olympics party have a dessert table? Bring the theme full circle with these painted candy jars from nobiggie.net!

Olympic Ring Necklace

Show your support with this adorable Olympic ring necklace from CraftGawker user RemarkablyDomestic!

Olympic Ring Door Wreath

Throwing an Olympic party? Let guests know where to go with this DIY Olympic Door Wreath from Confetti Sunshine!

Olympic Inspired Rattail Bracelet

This bracelet gives a subtle nod to the Olympics through it’s use of color and jump rings. You can follow this Brassy Apple tutorial to a tee, OR switch out the colored cords for something more your style.

Bronze Laurel Headband

Go back to the first Olympics with this polymer laurel wreath from Hands Occupied! The best part about this bronzed headpiece? You can wear it long after the Olympics are over!

Will you be watching the Olympic Winter Games? Which events are you most looking forward to seeing?

4 Ways to Embellish with Statement Pieces for Fashion Week Part Four: Sequin and Stone Drop Earrings

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If you’re looking to make a totally glamorous statement, this DIY is for you. Our final DIY for our 4 Ways to Embellish Statement Pieces segment is a gorgeous set of sparkling earrings. Any time you want to make a statement Swarovski and sequins are the way to go!

Sequin and Stone Drop Earrings Materials

What You’ll Need:

1 Yard of Wine 5/8 in. Sequin Flower #00757

2 Crystal AB Pear Sew-On Stones #27474

E-6000

2 Large Earring Posts with a Loop for Jump Rings

Jump rings

Scissors

Cutting Sequin Flower Trim

1. Take your sequin trim and cut off 3 flowers. Cut off excess trim if needed.

Gluing Sequin Flowers to Post

2. Glue each flower to the earring post. Let dry for an hour.

Connecting Flowers to Crystal

3. Connect the jump ring to the earring post loop and the crystal opening. Close the jump ring.

Cutting Sequin Flower Trim

4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 for the other earring. Let finished piece dry for 24 hours.

Finished Sequin and Stone Drop Earrings

We adore the look of this blinged out statement piece! (Especially in that iridescent Crystal AB finish.) Check out our additional material inspiration!

4 Ways to Embellish with Statement Pieces for Fashion Week Part Two: Totally Twisted Wrap Bracelet

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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.

Wrap Bracelet Materials

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

Needle

Thread

End Caps with Loop

Lobster Clasp

Jump Ring

Gluing Cord and Rhinestone Chain

1. Take one end of the cord and the rhinestone trim, and glue into the end cap. Let it dry for an hour.

Measuring Wrap Bracelet on Wrist

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.

Sewing Rhinestone Chain into Cord

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.

Gluing Rhinestone Chain and Cord Into End Clasp

4. Take the ends, and glue them into the other end cap. Let it dry for an hour.

Attaching Jump Ring to Clasp Loop

5. Add the jump ring and lobster clasp to the ends. Let the finished piece dry for 24 hours.Finished Wrap Bracelet

Like what you see? Check out what other materials we suggest for this look!

Serious Style Statement Inspiration

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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!

Wrap Bracelets

Blue Rhinestone Wrap BraceletDruzy 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.

Statement Earrings

Elizabeth Cole Drop EarringsStatement Stone EarringsIsabella 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! Feather Collar

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! Shoulder Pads

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!

Easy Holiday Gift Upgrades

Have you ever received a gift that just wasn’t your style? Maybe it was too simple, maybe it was too loud. Whatever the reason, you’re thankful for the gift and wouldn’t ever want to throw it out. But what do you do? Stick it in the back of your closet never to see the light of day? Not so fast! Here are some ways to make that meh gift your favorite of the bunch!

Jeweled Sweater

Did you get a piece of jewelry that has way too much going on? Break it apart and use the individual pieces for something else. You can add baubles to a pair of shoes, or make your shoulders shine by sewing your gems onto a basic sweater.Embroidered Headphones from Sweet Paul Magazine

You’re a music lover, but also a fashionista, so those basic headphones might not do. Upgrade them by adding nailheads, gems or even embroidered flowers!

Rugged Sweater Boots DIY

Make those boots made for walking into boots made for strutting! If you have enough basic boots in your closet, make these a fun pair by adding a sweater or some fun leather trim to them!

Studded Pillow

Got a home decor item that doesn’t match your style? Oh the DIYs you could do! Rit Dye will become your best friend. So will beaded trim and jacquard ribbons because they turn the boring and bland into unbelievable.

Did you receive a gift you didn’t absolutely love? Just DIY it into something you can’t live without!

Catching Fire DIY Roundup

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The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Catching Fire is now officially in theaters, and SPOILER ALERT! we can’t wait to see Katniss kicking butt in the Hunger Games again.  We seriously love the powerful tough-girl vibe of her character. (Probably why we also picked Joan of Arc as the inspiration behind November’s Project DIY collection.) We couldn’t help but round-up a few DIYs that have that same rough and tumble feel to them. We’re sure Katniss would even jump in to make a few!

The Hungry Games

Arrow Napkin Rings from Ruffled
Arrow Napkin Rings from Ruffled

Hosting a Hunger Games dinner party? These arrow napkin rings from Ruffled are so perfect. They’re simple and frill-free, just like Katniss. Now that you have your decor figured out, what are you planning on serving for dinner? Better take a trip to the Hob!

Beat the Odds

Hunger Games Pencil Toppers from Popper and Mimi

Sass up your stationary with these silver “arrow” pencils from Popper and Mimi! Whether you’re using them to doodle, take a test or do your taxes, may the odds be ever in your favor.

On the Hunt

Cell Phone Holder from Morning by Foley

We don’t think they have any cell phones in District 12, but if they did we have a feeling Katniss’s would look a lot like this one from Morning by Foley. Probably a little less pink, but we took some creative liberties.

Mockingjay 

Mockingjay Bracelet from Geekphoria

If you’re a true fan of the Hunger Games, you’ll want to sport this DIY Mockingjay bracelet from Geekphoria proudly! Imagine the variations you could make with the suede cord and chain from our store!

Understated but Not Underestimated 

Golden Arrow Ring from Sincerely Kinsey

This leather glitter arrow ring from Sincerely Kinsey is the perfect accessory to wear to the Catching Fire premiere if you’re fond of an understated look. The ring features a lot of the story’s prominent elements without making you look like a super crazy fan even if you are underneath. We totally are.

We can’t decide whether we’re more excited to finally see Catching Fire or make the DIYs above! Are you a Hunger Games fan too? What DIY will you be making in honor of the movie?

Chains on the Runway

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Many runway shows are very intimidating. There’s a fierce model walking down with a well calculated soundtrack matching each step. We often overlook the details of each piece. While examining some of the recent runway looks, we came across M&J-like trims that resemble the most coveted pieces.

hbz-ACCESSORIES-FALL-13-BAGS-HAND CARRY-Nina-Ricci-clp-RF13-8604-lgnNina Ricci

57679-220MM Braid With Chain Velvet Ribbon

hbz-ACCESSORIES-FALL-13-BAGS-SHEARLING-Ralph-Lauren-clp-RF13-9004-lgnRalph Lauren

36941-G4MM Metal Chain

hbz-ACCESSORIES-FALL-13-JEWELRY-CHIC-STERLING-Givenchy-clp-RF13-8687-lgnGivenchy

42083-n_11 1/2″ Half Stem Aluminum Chain