DIY Embellished Sweater

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As winter quickly approaches I’m slowly entering a hibernation phase which has led to a lot of cleaning and organizing. I was going through my clothes when I realized I had  FOUR plain grey sweaters that look almost identical, so it’s only natural that I had to DIY one. As I did some more cleaning of my craft stash l found a bunch of left over gems from this DIY Jewel Frame, and so this project was born.

I loved how this DIY sweater embellishment turned out. The supplies and steps are very minimal, but with different coloured embellishment and layouts you can create a really unique look.

The Supplies

2 Different coloured Gems
Fabric glue
A small Stick
A piece of scrap cardboard or bristol board

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The Steps

Lay your sweater on a flat surface. So you don’t glue both sides of your sweater together, place the scrap material on the inside of your sweater.

Take your gems and layout your design. I tried a few before I decided on a “V” shape.

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Begin gluing down your gems. Use the stick to press down on them.

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Let it dry.

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How do you like to add some sparkle & shine to your outfits?

-Shanel

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From Day to Night, Ways to Wear Your Little Black Dress

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The Little black dress or LBD is an essential clothing staple for any females wardrobe. Black is flattering for any figure, and it’s a blank canvas that you can easily dress up or down regardless of your style. I love the LBD because it’s versatile enough to take you from a day of coffee to a night of cocktails. 2 looks from 1 dress, how can you lose?

With the help of Style Sets from dailylook.com. Here’s my tips on how you can take your little black dress from a day at work to a night on the town.



Layers


Day

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A nicely cut blazer or cardigan can instantly polish up your LBD, and make it look more professional.

Whether your at work or running errands a patterned scarf is an easy way to add texture and a pop of colour to your LBD. Plus, if your LBD has a plunging neckline or shows a lot of skin a scarf can be an easy way to make it work appropriate.

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Adding a vest to your LBD can give it an edgier look and also add some shape to your dress.

Day & Night

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A pair of tights can go a long way and can add some fun texture and color to your LBD.

Accessories

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If your going to wear a bold or brightly colored patterned scarf with your LBD during the day, I like to keep the accessories to a minimum. A classic watch is a great way to finish off your look.

Night

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Have fun mixing and matching your accessories. Like I said the LBD is like a blank canvas, and accessories such as a statement necklace instantly add some shine and shimmer.

Shoes

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Black booties with some detailing and a heel can transform your look from day to night with ease. Plus the added height from the heel can make your legs look longer.

Bags

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A dark colored chic duffel bag is the perfect size for carrying around everyday items and it’s easy to pair with a LBD.

Night

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If you don’t want to lug around a large bag all night, keep a clutch inside of your bag to use for later. Clutches are perfect for carrying the essentials, and a statement clutch can also help glam up your look.

How do you like to wear your Little Black Dress? Try making your own Style Set at dailylook.com. It’s a lot of fun!

-Shanel

DIY Pearl & Wire Ring

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Lately I’ve really been loving the combo of pearls and gold. I’ve always been drawn to gold accessories, I like that pearls add more of a delicate look and a touch of femininity.

I was practicing with crafting wire when I decided to put together this DIY pearl and wire ring. Continue reading to learn how to make it.

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The Supplies

Crafting wire I used 20 gauge (.032 inch) wire
Pearls
Scissors
Flat nose pliers
Glue
A thin stick a toothpick will do
A circular item that’s approximately the same size as your finger

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The Steps

Cut a 4-inch piece of crafting wire.

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Take the end of the wire and wrap it once clockwise around your circular item.

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Test that it fits comfortably around your finger. Make adjustments if necessary.

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Use the pliers to bend the wire downward.

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Bend the wire to the right, so you have a 90 degree angle.

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Wrap the remaining wire clockwise around the circular item.

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Again, test that the ring fits on your finger.

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Once you have your desired fit cut the remainder of the wire off.

Add a pearl and then a dab of glue. Move the pearl to the end of the ring. Repeat on the opposite end.

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Let the glue dry.

All done 🙂

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– Shanel