Cone studs have always been my personal favorite. Pyramid studs are fine, sure, but they’re kind of the go-to when it comes to edgy embellishments – and when you’re a high school student wanting studs to show just how against-the-norm you are, picking the commonplace stud seems counterproductive. It’s simple angst logic. Ya follow? Since then, I ordered a crazy amount of cone … Keep reading…

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Oh boy, if you thought I did a lot of jewelry tutorials before, just wait. We were without electricity for about 15 hours yesterday, and I spent much of the air conditioning-less period crafting to keep from going crazy. Now that I have enough light to snap a photo, it’s time to start sharing the tutorials! Up first: three DIY mixed-metals stretch … Keep reading…

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This post is brought to you in collaboration with Schnarr’s Hardware and Wave Petunias. I’ve loved the look of our house from the moment we pulled up to tour it, but lately the front has been a little… uh… lackluster. The constant sun has faded and peeled the banister paint. All my flowers have been dead for ages. The bushes are awful. … Keep reading…

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The lace-up clothing trend doesn’t seem to be fading, and I am thrilled. I actually feel a little odd calling it a trend at all since it’s far from new, but that’s a fashion feud for another day. Not only does lace-up clothing offer a fun peek of skin, but it creates loose-fitting clothing, AKA my favorite style of apparel. Some people … Keep reading…

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Hey DIY-ers! Pro tip: If you like to make jewelry, there is a crazy huge sale at  Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store. I spent over an hour digging through bins of findings and beads, and I’m sure I could have spent an hour more. Thankfully for my wallet, I ran out of coffee and decided to come home. Midst the mountains of options, … Keep reading…

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