Birdcage into DIY Halloween Centerpiece

This week is proving to be pretty stressful, and in times of panic I turn to pointless DIYs and holiday themes. (Or cocktails or cakes, but often crafts.) It’s how I got my first few Halloween decorations, actually; I was painfully stressed about my first college midterms so I used all my spending money on spooky decorations and pumpkin cookies. Logic. To … Keep reading…

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Hi, Patina | DIY Mixed-Metals Patinated Stretch Bracelet

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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Metallic Arm Party | 3 DIY Mixed-Metals Bracelets You Can Make In 15 Minutes

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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Go Go Gadget Grommets! | DIY Lace-Up Clothing Tutorial

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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