Recent DIY Projects

I’ve been so busy lately I’ve been neglecting to share things that I’ve made.  Here are a couple items that I’ve finished up and am enjoying:

Galaxy-Print Scrunchie

Make following this tutorial from some leftover self-designed galaxy-print fabric scraps.  I’m making a top with the fabric and since the tiny amount I bought was so goshdarn expesnive, I didn’t want to let any part of it go to waste.  The fabric is silk, backed in black mesh chiffon.  I should have made it twice as wide, but I only had so many scraps leftover.  It tends to slip out of my hair since it’s silk, so I wear it around a hair-tie.


Tribal Necklace

Made with faux bamboo-stick beads and faux coral beads from Michael’s.  I love the spiky organic-ness to it.


Bohemian Leaf Head-band (Head-dress?)

I’m not really a boho gal, but I couldn’t resist crafting this.  Take any flat-ish jewely finding that has a hole in either end, and string them together with jumprings to make an adornment for your brow.  The leaf findings I used only had one hole, so I drilled another one in the end of each piece.  Which took a $%##% long time, too.


Feather Earrings

Made in the style of Owlita.  (Theirs are much nicer, though!)  I just wired together some feathers and added a handmade ear-wire to them.  I love how they mingle in with my hair.

Have you made any projects recently that you’re dying to show off?  Do tell!



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18 Comments on Recent DIY Projects

    • carlyjcais
      5.27.2011 at 7:20 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Tali – you are so sweet!:-)

  1. Lindsay
    5.26.2011 at 12:01 pm (4 years ago)

    WOW!! You have been busy!! These all all beautiful projects you made. I LOVE the feather earrings..those are something I would definitely buy..VERY cool.

    Delighted Momma

    • carlyjcais
      5.27.2011 at 7:21 pm (4 years ago)

      LOL Lindsay you just made my day!:-D *blushes*

  2. Evelin
    5.26.2011 at 12:34 pm (4 years ago)

    The tribal necklace is so stunningly bright and straightforward – the red beads really add an edge to it!

    Also love the feather earrings – what a biig lovely bundle :) I’ve got some feathers stashed away to make something similar for the summer myself.

  3. Nury
    5.26.2011 at 1:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! those are amazing DIY’s! I love everything, the tribal necklace is so gorgeous with the bright colors you used.

    You are gorgeous and your skin is so glowy and pretty :)

  4. donatella
    5.26.2011 at 1:53 pm (4 years ago)

    beautiful print on the silk fabric, can’t wait to see the top! also like the necklace, as i’m a coral junkie. also like the feathers. well, i like them all!! :)
    donatella recently posted..rope &amp silver

  5. Alisha
    5.27.2011 at 6:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the top you are wearing with the boho head-band. Is it a DIY! Do you have better pics.


  6. Keis
    6.07.2011 at 6:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely work. But what exactly makes the necklace “tribal”? Thanks.

    • carlyjcais
      6.08.2011 at 11:12 am (4 years ago)

      It just seemed to fit the “tribal” moniker since it’s shaped like a collar, spiky, and uses beads that look organic and natural (as opposed to cast and precise). I didn’t mean anything by it.:-)


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