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We all know a few nice pair of flats are closet must haves year round. I usually don’t buy flats that are too expensive for the simple fact that by the following year I need to replace them. However, over the years I have learned that if there is one thing you should invest in it is your shoes and comfort is a must (especially with flats).
On one of my Target trips one day I decided to peruse the shoe section to check out their selection of flat shoes. I was blown away by the selection, then I started trying them on to see how comfortable they were. Now there are two types of shoes I refuse to “wear in” and those are sneakers and flats. I came up with a rating system to rate the ones I loved below:
Brand: Brand’s Name
Cuteness: Scaled 1 through 5. (1 being not very cute and 5 being beyond cuteness)
Comfort: Scaled 1 through 5. (1 being bunion city and 5 being very very comfortable)
Price: Scaled 1 through 5. (1 being not worth the price and 5 being nicely priced)
Overall Score: 3 through 15 (15 being the best bang for your buck)
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Jewelry dishes come in such handy. As a matter of fact, I keep one by my kitchen sink so that I can store my rings while I was dishes. It’s a great inexpensive way to help store jewelry that you wear everyday. For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you how to create a simple and of course personalized jewelry dish. Here’s a layout of the materials you’ll need. This jewelry dish I created for my niece as a birthday gift.
Materials: Molding clay, glitter, sharpie pen (whatever color you choose), stamping set, glitter and rolling pin or bottle (not pictured), cookie cutter (not pictured)
1. Using bottle or rolling pin, roll out clay and use cookie cutter to cut out shape.
2. Using your fingers slowly pinch a fold edge of clay upwards to create the “dish” effect.
3. Now stamp the clay with whatever name, words or saying you like.
4. Lightly shake some glitter and use your fingers to lightly press into the clay.
5. Bake at 265 degrees for about 10 minutes and allow to cool afterwards for about 5 minutes.
6. Use your sharpie to color around the rim of the dish. I used Sharpie paint marker in gold.
7. This is optional, but I also used a little Mod Podge to glaze the dish afterwards. It gave it a nice sheen effect.
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.