Friday, August 15, 2014

August 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box

I was away on a family trip for a few days and just couldn't wait to get home. The flight back was long and tiresome but I was so excited to see my PopSugar box waiting for me when I arrived home.  
Inspiration Card
Here are the contents of this month's box:
Must Have Fashion
Must Have Home
Must Have Beauty
Must Have Food
     $ 12.99
Must Have Extra


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Promo Code: "Refer5" this code will take $5 off a monthly box 

Friday, August 8, 2014

D.I.Y. Golden Seashell Necklace

I love when summer time comes around because nautical themed fashion always seems to come back in style. I saw the following necklace on Darby Smart and decided to recreate it myself. I already had most of the supplies at home and it seemed a waste to buy a pre-made kit. I hope you enjoy. This project was very quick and simple plus the end result is a fun piece of jewelry.
Supplies needed:
  • Seashells
  • Krylon Gold Leaf Spray Paint
  • gold jump rings (1 big and 2 small)
  • gold lobster clasp
  • gold chain
  • Jewelry making tools
  • a drill

Step 1: Mark where on the shell you would like the jump ring to be and then drill a hole into your seashell. Remember to be careful!

Step 2: Spray paint your seashells with the gold leaf spray. You will need to spray both sides. So do the back of the shells first and then after it dries spray the front of the shells.

Step 3: Once your shells have completely dried. Take your jump ring and open it. Loop the seashell through the ring and then close the jump ring. You should have a pretty seashell pendant now.

Step 4: Now take another jump ring and your lobster clasp and attach them to one end of your gold chain. Next thread your pendent through your gold chain and attach the final jump ring to the other end of your chain opposite of your lobster clasp.

Seashells have been drilled and painted.
Plus the chain has been turned into a necklace.
Step 5: Boom! Your done! Now all there is left to do is enjoy your new jewelry creation.

If you are interested in purchasing the original necklace DIY kit, click here. The kit sells for $24.00 on Darby Smart.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My Collection of PROJECT DIY Projects

UPDATED: Added pictures of all the completed projects.

As promised, here are all of the Project DIY items that I have completed. I am sad to see this subscription box stop but I am hoping to see great things from them in the future. If all goes well there should still be one more box being sent out for the month of March.

September 2013 "Autumn in New York"
Equestrian Charm Necklace (subscribed after this month, so no project to display)
Horseshoe Wrap Bracelet (subscribed after this month, so no project to display)
Suede Tassel Keychain

October 2013 "Punk Revival"
Luxe Punk Collar
Oversized Chain Pin
Spike Tassel Pendant.

November 2013 "Joan of Arc"
Warrior Cuff
Shield Necklace
December 2013 "Baroque 'N Roll"
Lace and Gem Turban
Baroque Hand Adornment
Belle of the Ball Earrings

January 2014 "Film Nior"
Femme Fatale Convertible Belt
Dark Romance Charm Bracelet (no project to display)

February 2014 "Cold as Ice"
Crystal Clear Statement Necklace
On the Rocks Bracelet Duo