Thursday, February 23, 2012

Steal Of The Day... More like DIY...

Before I started with my own blog, I used to spend hours checking out other blogs (I still do).  I was either looking to get inspired (outfit-wise) or just because I am a very nosey and like to see how other people live their lives.  If I could follow random people around and just listen to them without them knowing I was there I would...(Not in a stalker-like way)  Just like a reality show of normal people listening to their daily lives convos etc... (Embarrassed as I type this)

Back to the real subject....
One of my most absolute favorite blogger is Maegan from Love Maegan.  That's where my inspiration came from for this DIY post.  Her Dramatic Dazzling Danglers Earring DIY Inspiration post has the Earrings from above.  Check out the rest of her choices if you want a different inspirational DIY earring.

My first idea was to re-create the earrings with the turquoise and orange (great color combo) but then it felt more of a copy-cat than true inspiration.  So I started from scratch...

What I used:

Wire cutters
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
2-Earring hooks
2-Strands of 9" wire (26 gauge permanently colored copper wire)-stringing type
2- Jump rings
20- Bead spacers (I used silver plated twisted ones)
4- Mint green Pearls (faux)
4-Regular silver Daisy bead spacers
6-Wire covered 10mm purple beads (3 for each earring)

Step by Step

 Get your 3 beads of choice-(if you can't find similar ones to these, use what you have/find. Depending on the size of what you have then decide how many to use)

Step 1- I used head pins and wire wrapped a loop on all wire covered beads. Before closing the loop to the last bead (third one) I inserted the other two and then closed the loop (that way they are all connected)

Step 2- Grab your piece of wire fold it evenly in half. Add the beads from step 1. Add the daisy spacer beads (1 on each side) Same goes with 2 of the silver spacer beads. Add the pearls.  

Step 3- Insert 4 bead spacers on each strand of wire and close with a loop. (I like to wire-wrap mine)

Step 4- Add the jumpring (first insert two loops you made then add the earring hook)

Do the same for the second one

& Your DONE!!!

I would love to hear your feedback.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More about Muah

I started writing this blog because at 23 years old (closing in on 24) I truly felt that I wasn't doing anything with myself.  After graduating high school, I had this plan in my head.  I had hoped that by this age I graduated college and had a degree.  I love clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories.  So I thought why not, I should go into the fashion design world.  Unfortunately I had to take a brake from school; And even though I still want a degree in fashion design.  I have decided that my major will be Business Management. (Irrelevant? Just a bit) ;)

But for now, after being sooooo tired of the same routine (and a bit of a fashion rut).  I decided to give blogging a chance.  One- because I want to be more social & 2- because I am hoping this will take me in the direction my original plan was about.

Before I continue, I want to apologize for any grammar errors. (Im a bit of a freak with trying to write correctly)-However, I don't always get it right.  But who really focuses on the gramatical part? I hope instead you (readers) (I hope someone is reading this) enjoy the content along with my run-on sentences, just as much as I enjoy writing it and capturing it all.

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Steal of the Day!!!

As much as I would Love to splurge on these Miu Miu shoes. I am on a tight budget and instead have to settle with the Fabulous steal.  When I saw these on my local ad paper (Kohls).  I immediately went online to look for the Miu Miu's to compare.  To the normal eye (like mine & my moms) they look very similar. & so I wanted to share it with everyone.

Of course the color is different but to me its a very slight difference..

Also while I was shopping at Kohls for for these fab shoes, I came across these other wonderful shoes and I am really looking forward to wearing them (when it gets a little warmer). Outfit posts coming soon.

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Keep posted I have a fun DIY coming soon!!!