I more or less swore off stretch bracelets sometime around 2006. I was at an out-of-town concert to see several bands I adored – the Summer of Ska tour or Ska is Dead or Summer of Dead Ska, whatever, who knows, it was a combo of similar words – and I was really, really excited to be there. In true I’m young … Keep reading…

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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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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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Purse charms are incredibly popular, and for good reason: they add a touch of personality to any handbag or backpack. A tassel USB charger shows you’re fun and practical, while a Fendi purse charm shows you’re… I don’t know, insane? Cruella de Vil IRL? Painfully, offensively wealthy? (Take your pick.) If you’re looking to add some quirk to your purse without spending, … Keep reading…

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