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 almost hurts to type. As much as I hate to admit it, there’s one small problem with shopping the clearance racks: When an item is 60, 75, or 90 percent off, it’s rarely the right time to wear it. This was the issue with my recent CLR-MNSTR find; it has been in the twenties and thirties this weekend, so a sheer … Keep reading…

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Are you itching for a craft? Do you have two to three hours to kill? Got 15-or-so bucks and a pocket full of coupons? Then you’re ready. Steampunk-inspired accessories seem to be everywhere. Anyone who likes a rough or industrial edge in design can appreciate a few gears or sprockets, and my latest project is literally full of them. Okay, dolls, let’s begin!  The … Keep reading…

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While I spent my lunch hour eating in my car, disputing claims with an insurance professional– who I swear was like speaking to a Charlie Brown adult who randomly threw the word “co-pay” into conversation– and generally cursing adulthood obnoxiousness, a great thing happened: a freezing cold breeze slapped me across the face. Pour yourself a pumpkin spice latte, dolls, because autumn … Keep reading…

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