When Green Becomes Yellow
Hi Guys! When I originally bought this color (for a dollar), I thought I was getting a soft lime green. Yet, when I put the color on my nails, it looked yellow. I haven’t really used this color since (due to color disappointment), but I will try the color again using a different nail polish effect.
NAIL POLISHES USED:
- KLEANCOLOR Nail Lacquer- Melon Green
- KISS Brush On Nail Art Paint- Black
As someone who is trying to get better at doing designs on my own nails (especially with my left hand), I find that straight lines are my friends. Try it yourself!
SPIKED CHAIN EARRINGS
I’m pretty sure you’ve all seen the spike trend. While I’m more into dainty things, I decided to buy some spikes and try to make something delicate. This project was one idea I ended up with and, in my opinion, it’s a good mixture between hard and soft.
FOR THIS PROJECT:
- two silver hook earwires (they look like question mark earrings)
- four jump rings
- delicate silver chain
- jewelry pliers (to open and close the chain/jump ring)
TIP OF THE PROJECT: Try your earrings on! Make sure they’re long enough to dangle!
COST OF THE PROJECT: less than a dollar
It’s a really easy project! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Happy crafting!! -Amanda
DELICATE SILVER CHAIN RINGS
I originally saw this ring idea on True Blue Me & You and saved it on my computer to do at some future time. She originally saw this easy DIY which is by A Pair and A Spare as an article that was featured on the Harper’s Bazaar website. I was so drawn to the idea of the mid-finger ring that when i found some scrap chain, I decided to try this project.
The instructions were so amazing that there were only two things I did differently.
1. I used silver chain instead of gold.
2. I didn’t use jump rings but instead closed the links together to create a circle. (It would honestly be easier to use jump rings like she did in the article!!)
FOR THIS PROJECT:
- about 2 inches of delicate chain (my fingers are really skinny so measure before you unlink the chain)
- Beading or long nosed pliers
COST OF THE PROJECT —> less than dollar!!
You could even stack your rings if you measure the chain correctly! Let me know if you have any questions!
Happy Crafting!! - Amanda
This summer we saw many different ways of the contrasting nail trend. Normally, one nail has a design while the rest are plain. I decided to switch it up and have one plain nail as my accent nail. I like this geometric pattern because in my opinion it is easy to draw straight lines using my left AND right hand.
NAIL POLISHES USED:
- KLEANCOLOR Nail Lacquer- Beach Blue
- KISS Brush On Nail Art Paint- Bikini Green
Don’t be afraid to try something new. Happy Crafting!!- Amanda
STOP YOUR CHEAP JEWELRY FROM CHANGING COLORS
Hey guys! I have another confession to make. I love cheap jewelry. I’m a full believer in loading up on the expensive stuff once in a while, but I’m young. I like to go out to bars and clubs and to be honest with you all, I’ve danced out of my jewelry before. It always sucks to lose a piece of jewelry but I know my night won’t be ruined by my losing my 24 carat gold earring hoops (and mentally flushing my money down the drain).
One problem I did have with buying cheap jewelry is the fact that after 6 months, it seemed that my gold jewelry turned green (YIKES) and my silver jewelry lost its luster. My solution to these problems was to paint ALL parts of my jewelry with clear nail polish.
TIP of the PROJECT
Paint your jewelry as SOON as you get it. This way you don’t forget!
COST of the PROJECT —> about a dollar (i got the nail polish at the Dollar Store)
Happy Crafting!! -Amanda
Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. The past six months have not been easy for me. After a long fight to recovery, my grandmother died a month ago. I’ve been trying hard to cope with her loss and my love of crafts have gotten me through some dark times. I’m still grieving but I’m finally ready to share with you all some of the crafts that I have completed.
I’m pretty sure you have all run across stackable rings. While at Michaels, I bought a string of beads for a dollar. I would estimate that 4 of my stackable rings cost less than a dollar to make.
FOR THIS PROJECT:
- small beads (I used 4mm beads)
- jewelry wire
- a crimp
- jewelry pliers (to cut excess strands)
The pictures at the top show step-by-step how I created the rings.
TIPS of the PROJECT:
-Before making a second ring, try the first ring on to see how well it fits. I used 8 beads on my rings, but I have a very small ring size (my ring finger is a 5.5). Count the number of the beads before making the other rings.
-I preferred not to use the elastic string like I did in another post because I did not like the bulkiness of the knot that I tied.
It’s a simple project that takes about 10 minutes! Feel free to mix up the colors of your rings when you stack. There are endless possibilities! If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Happy crafting!! -Amanda
Okay so I’m super excited about today’s post. If there’s anything you should know about my family its that we’re SUPER crafty! (I mean my mom even got in on the panda case action by creating the template for the ears!) With that said, today’s post is a DIY project that my sister Natasha did a little while ago - a studded denim shirt. If you follow fashion religiously like I do, you know that studs are BIG right now. Studded shorts, studded flats, studded bracelets, studs, studs, studs! So to jazz up an old denim shirt and join in on the stud trend Natasha picked up some loose studs from a local craft store and created this beauty!
For more details on how Tasha studded her shirt just continue reading…
Wow so can you believe that Easter has come and go? That means it’s officially Spring!!!! Time for flow-y dresses, days at the park, drinks outside with the girls and hello…PASTEL NAILS! Although today is bone-chillingly cold, this weekend in Syracuse was lovely so I was inspired to “springify” my nails with the cute little combo below.
BUT before you see it, I need to explain a few things. First off, upon uploading the pics onto my pc I realized how much they sucked so Im showing you a picture that my friend, Katrina Tulloch, snapped during a night out. Second, I apologize for the terrible condition of my nails after breaking a few of them, I decided to cut them all off so they’re kind of a wreck right now while they grow back in. With that said, check out my latest design. I actually like it quite a lot.
Happy crafting! <3 Maria
(P.S. be sure to check out more of Katrina’s awesome photo skills at katrinatulloh.com!)
WOW its been like FOREVER since the last time I’ve posted. I really do need to apologize for that! I have one month left of grad school and its literally been eating me alive! However, I did have some free time last night as I waited for my group to email me some work so I made these little puppies…
As usual, I got the idea for these through a pinterest binge and thought I’d give them a shot. The plan was to make all the cupcakes in the ice cream cones, but I had a little mishap and destroyed about half of the cones (Check out my disaster and tips to avoid it after the jump…)
Hey guys so upon showing my blog to a co-worker I realized that I made an error in my rainbow cake tutorial. (I forgot step 2!) So to clarify, Step 1 is to make the cake batter as per the instructions on the box and step 2 is to divide the batter into the six containers. I would simply repost the corrected tutorial but I totally forgot to save the file. Oops! Sorry about that guys. However, I hope this clarified things a bit for you all.