Welcome to the latest installment of One Piece, Three Girls – where I feature a single article of clothing, jewelry, or an accessory from a local boutique, styled into 3 different looks for 3 different ladies. (See my feature with Portland’s Mabel & Zora boutique here!)
For this post, I had the opportunity to work with Flutter in the North Mississippi district of Portland. If you’ve never been to Flutter, you really must go next time you’re in town – because it is a treasure trove of amazing vintage, handmade pieces, eclectic ephemera, candles, papers, ribbons, books, masks, succulents, soaps, and home decor oh my! They operate their website on Flutterclutter.com and it is indeed a clutter….of spectacular finds! (more…)
Now here is another fun project using Epoxy Clay (and it doesn’t have to be Martha Stewart brand – any brand will do) and gold leafing, that produces a very chic and polished result. String these lightweight pendants on graduated chains for a pretty, layered piece. Here’s how:
About 20 people came during a 2-hour period to learn how to make a beautiful gold-dipped quartz necklace.
Explaining how to wire-wrap. Some of the quartz pieces were pretty slippery!
Comparing to my finished example of how to twist the ends of the wire.
Adding the liquid gold gilding to the ends.
It was so awesome! There were people of all differing levels of DIY ability and interest: some seasoned makers who were already quite experienced with wire-wrapping, and some who were just getting their feet wet.
Also: if your store or boutique or event is interested in hosting a DIY project event – drop me a line! I’d love to work with you:-)
Thanks to everyone who came to the event – and to Free People for hosting me! It was lovely to meet all of you!
P.S. And for anyone who wanted to stop by and couldn’t…I’ll be posting the tutorial on how to make one of these necklaces tomorrow! Stay tuned…
Reversible vinyl clutch: freebie from Vivi magazine December 2012 issue
Leggings with attached legwarmers: My Honey Bee
Scrunchy velour boots: GoJane (old)
I’ve had a horrible cold for the last week or so, and Hub went to the Japanese market and brought home a present to make me feel better: the latest issue of my favorite magazine Vivi, and the latest issue of Shibuya-109 Book with included Cat Hat Beanie freebie! (more…)
Hi, I'm Carly. I LOVE making things: all things, from clothing to jewelry, accessories, crafts, and home decor. I infuse my life and wardrobe with DIY creativity while staying on a budget. This site is about looking and living chic for a steal, and this is how I do it.