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Birds of a Feather

When M and I were commenting on all the Spring trends earlier this year, I purposely left one out because I didn’t think I’d ever wear it. However, now that I’m seeing it pop up more and more in stores, it’s beginning to grow on me.

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Spring Cleaning

Today was my day off and of course, the weather has been rainy/cold all day, so I decided to get some Spring cleaning done and organize my jewelry.

Now, I would love to be able to buy something like this:

Available at Amazon.com for around $115

Or this:

Available at homedecorators.com for around $289

However, both are out of my price range at the moment, so I decided to do a bit of DIY organizing. Also, I wouldn’t mind taking a crack at this DIY from Martha Stewart (good ole Martha) for converting a vintage medicine cabinet into a jewelry cabinet, but I figure a vintage medicine cabinet may be hard to find/expensive.

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Wire Rings

I have been using wire for a while to make necklaces, however i just started using it in ring making! All you need is some silver/gold plated wire and some needle nose pliers, both of which can be found at your local craft store. I went to Michael’s and they had so many options, from different beads and jewelry to add, to an assortment of  wires to choose from.

Once you pick out the materials you would like to work with its time to get started!

The first step in creating the basic wire ring is to figure out what you want it to say. The message should be short and sweet. Below are a few examples I created for some inspiration.

initials:  b <3 m (b heart m)

cute sayings: top:  one love (one <3)

initials: bottom: b <3 m

nicknames: cler (middle finger)

cute sayings: one <3 (index finger)

Once you have an idea of what you would like to say, cut off about 3 inches of wire to start bending/twisting. The words you twist your wire into will obviously be in cursive since they will be connected. I found it helps to sketch out your word on paper first so you have an idea in your head of what the ring will end up looking like. After you have your image, take your needle nose pliers and start creating!

Once you have finished wrapping, you will need to attach a band for the ring to stay around your finger. Measure out the wire long enough to fit around whichever finger you would like to wear the ring on. You will need a little extra wire to hook the band on to your design.

It may take a few times before you get it right, but once you get it they’re fun and easy to make! Let me know if you try it out or have any questions!

x

m.

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Layered inspiration

I love any kind of layers, but an easy way to give an everyday outfit something new is to add some layers in bling!

Whether it’s jewelry or apparel, adding layers is super easy and fun to do with both new and old items.

This week I decided to layer some necklaces. The jewelry you choose depends on the look you’re going for. I went for a casual everyday look with sort of a beachy feel. I picked out the necklaces below not only because they have all different lengths, but they also have similar neutral colors that reminded me of the beach.

Whether you dress it up or decide to go casual, it’s up to you. The possibilities are endless here!

Try it out for yourself! We want to see your layered inspiration!

x

m.

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