I have some WONDERFUL news, I was scouted by an organization called RAW: Natural Born Artists for an upcoming showcase they are having in Atlanta. Many of you are probably saying to yourself “What is RAW?” In a nutshell, RAW is a global organization that brings together indie artists, that they have handpicked, in the areas of fashion, film, art, music, photography, makeup artistry and many others to perform or showcase their work in one of many international shows.
On Sunday, April 19th I’ll have a pop up shop with my jewelry at their showcase and I’m inviting you to attend. It’ll be an evening of fun. There will be indie musicians performing, fashion designers who will debut their new collections, artists with their newest art pieces.
Part of my contribution for the showcase is to sell 20 tickets at $15 each by April 12th, which goes towards my participation entry fee for the showcase. As a thank you, anyone who purchases a ticket will also receive a free pair of my metal dangle earrings as a “Thank You.” So even if you are not in the Atlanta area and you decide that you want to purchase a ticket, you’ll still receive your free pair of earrings as my thank you to you. Here’s the link to my page for tickets:
We’ve brought our online shopping experience to your finger tips (literally). You can now get your jewelry fix and shop our handmade dangle earrings at Charis Books & More in Little Five Points in Atlanta. You’ll get to choose from our unique earring collection, not to mention the ambiance at Charis is so indie and fresh. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience overall.
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Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share with you some great news. If you haven’t had a chance yet check out my feature on Flourish & Thrive in the Designer Spotlight section. When things like this happen to me I’m so grateful and appreciative. It’s my motivation to keep going, keep creating and keep positive. There will be some more great news coming over the next couple weeks to be sure to sign up to my list to stay in the loop.
When I originally heard of the idea of shoe clips all I could think about were those annoying clips that we use to have to wear on our shoes, that would bother the tops of my feet and couldn’t wait to take them off. Then I began to discover a whole new love for them when I realized I could create shoe clips that I liked and not just some generic ones from the 80s (not that there’s anything wrong with those–just not for me). Plus these make a great addition to your spring flats.
In this DIY I’m going to show you how to create your own shoe clips, you may even become addicted and start making several.
- Using a toothpick apply E-6000 (or glue from glue gun) on the top of the alligator clip.
- Apply one of your largest rhinestones to the top of the alligator clip.
- Now apply the smaller rhinestones to the bottom of the alligator clip. Allow the glue to dry partially and open the clip to remove any excess glue on the inner part of the clip.
- Repeat the same steps for the 2nd alligator clip.
- When you’re done you’ll have something that looks like this.
Some people can’t wait to see what looks strut the runway, I on the other hand can’t wait to see what struts the street during NYFW. Frigid weather and all, the street styles you see during Fashion Week shows that fashion prevails in any kind of weather. Since I’m not in attendance, I’m very thankful to the internet and the two hash tags #nyfw #streetstyle. There were so many looks to choose from, but I settled on this one because the boots say it all.
I’m in love with midi rings, especially gold midi stacking rings. I haven’t come up with really cool design just yet, but when I do you’ll see it in my Etsy store. For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you how to create a simple chain midi ring. If you are a DIY and style craft-a-holic like I am then you may already have the tools that you’ll need. Be sure to sign up to my list so that you can receive more DIY Style tips, my jewelry collection additions, and more cute things delivered to your inbox.
Materials: – Chain approximately 1 ½ inches long – Jewelry wire (18 or 20 gauge) – 2 small jump rings – String – Highlighter or ring mandrel – Wire cutters – Round nose pliers – Flat nose pliers
1. First measure the finger that you want to wear the ring on. Using a string measure the top part of your finger and cut the string where it meets on your finger. Then measure the base part of the same finger and cut the string where it meets.
2. Using the two pieces of string measure your jewelry wire adding about ¼ inch to the length.
3. Take the highlighter and bend wire around it to create a ring shape. You may have to remove the ring from the highlighter to get a tighter ring.
4. Using your round nose pliers you are going to loop the ends of the wire.
5. Ben the loop of each end of the wire upward.
6. Carefully open your jump rings using your round nose pliers.
7. Loop one end of your chain then connect it to one of your rings and close the jump ring. Do the same thing for the bottom end of the chain and connect to the other ring.
8. Slide ring on finger and make minor adjustments by slightly squeezing rings for a tighter fit.
Today is Small Business Saturday and we’re continuing our weekend long sale. There are many advantages to shopping with small business, you get more personalized service, your supporting your local communities and you’ll discover some amazing products, just to name a few. So get out there today and support a small business.
Happy shopping today! We’re kicking off the biggest holiday shopping weekend with 25% off at our Etsy shop.
One day while doing “virtual window shopping” I came across this really cute silver sequin headband and the first thing that came to mind was a “Holiday Look.” This week’s Make It Monday Holiday Series is DIY video on how to create a similar version one in less than 10 minutes. Enjoy!