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DIY keyboard clutch

I’ve seen pictures of several great keyboard clutches so when I decided to make my own I wanted to make it with a twist. Instead of the traditional black and white combination I used a bright blue and white combination πŸ™‚

I measured out the clutch size and drew they keys on the fabric.

I set the sewing machine on the lowest zig-zag option and I outlined the keys.

Once the front was done I sewed the zipper to the front and the inner lining.

Sew the sides together. Make sure that you leave one side open as you will need to flip the whole thing inside out once you’re done. Insert two pieces of cardboard to make it more sturdy. You’re done πŸ™‚

 

DIY: Kristen Stewart’s jacket…

…from the Ms photoshoot πŸ™‚

So far this is my 3rd Kstew inspired jacket. The first two are pretty much identical to the photoshoot one with the exception of the second one being light gray and with a red and white pinstriped lining. This third one, however, is slightly different. It was made for wearing mainly with pencil skirts. It’s slightly shorter and the neckline is more round. I still love it. Let’s be honest, I just couldn’t find the original pattern and this was a compromise.

Enjoy the pics:

DIY Caroline Channing’s Chunky Crystal Bracelet

Someone once suggested that I should make a DIY version of the bracelet Caroline often wears in 2 Broke Girls. I decided that today is asgood a day as any and went to get supplies. And since I got my hands on a decent camera I was able to take some pictures and write a tutorial πŸ™‚

Things you’ll need:

Round nose pliers

Wire cutter

Different sized chain (I chose only gold colored chain)

Necklace closing thingie (beats me what it’s actually called…hehee)

Gold wire

Tear drop shaped glass beads

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How to:

1) Start by measuring a short length of thinner chain, it should go half way around your wrist. I decided to cut the piece in half and attach the closing thingie πŸ™‚ and a jump ring.

2) Start attaching the chains. I made them all different length so that they would look a bit layered.

3) I used gold wire to attach the two crystal like beads that I found at a cool shop called Karnalux.

4) Voilaa, your bracelet is ready for wearing….it matches Caroline’s Chunky Pearl Necklace πŸ˜€

DIY Olympia Le-Tan’s book clutch

Hey ya’ll, so for a very long time I’ve been obsessed with Olympia Le-Tan‘s clutch designs.


Needless to say that I can’t afford the original. I believ that the cheapest ones are around
900 €. I’ve been hunting around for the perfect box to use for a dupe which proved to be
a difficult task. I’m not at home with wood work so I didn’t even attempt to make a box
myself. Last week I was browsing around at a fair and my little sister won a perfect box at
raffle.

Things you’ll need:

Gold spray paint
Green felt
Needles
Scissors
Black and stitching yarn
A glue gun
Box hinge
A tiny drill
Screwdriver

How to:

1) Pick out the perfect box to use.
2) Spray paint the sides gold
3) Measure and cut out a perfect piece from the felt
4) Draw on the desired design
5) Embroider
6) Use a tiny drill to drill holes in the box. Measure carefully where you want to put the
hinge.
7) Use a screwdriver to screw the hinge on the box.
8) Once you have finished emproydering the cover glue it on the box with your glue gun.
9) Voila, your book clutch is ready for a night out πŸ™‚

This entry was posted on December 10, 2011, in DIY. 1 Comment

DIY: Chestnut necklace

Yesterday I collected some chestnuts and decided to use them to make a funky necklace. I got some brown pearls to go with it and I had some chain leftover from another DIY.

The hardest part was to pierce through the chestnut to pull a wire through for loops on both ends. I decided to use a thick needle and round nose pliers. Be careful when you do that. I managed to stab my finger and it hurt….A LOT!

Once you’ve pierced the chestnut you can pull wire through it and create loops on both ends thus turning the chestnut into a massive bead πŸ˜€

From then on it’s up to you, whether you want to make the necklace entirely from chestnuts, adding beads or chains or whatever else you like. That’s the beauty of a DIY project, you can change it as you see fit πŸ™‚

 

I went for the natural look, used brown beads to match the chestnut color and slight chain. I actually used double to give it a more bulky look.

 


My mom and my sister loved this necklace so much that I’mΒ alreadyΒ commissioned to make them their own versions. And I’m also gonna add a listing to my Etsy shop πŸ™‚

Caroline’s Chunky Pearl Necklace

PS! I have the item on sale on ETSY

Lately I’ve been slightly obsessed with a new TV show called the 2 Broke Girls. There’s a character who wears and awesome pearl necklace and I wanted one just like it. I Googled and researched my little ass off but I couldn’t find anything. So, I decided to go ahead and make my own.

Here’s my inspiration:

Enjoy my tutorial πŸ™‚ Sorry that it’s not very detailed, but I’ve never really written one before so go easy on me πŸ˜€

I found the pearls at this super cool store in Tallinn, it has everything a crafter could ever need πŸ™‚

At first I wasn’t too sure about the chain as it was super gold….way over the top, but I’m happy with the final product πŸ™‚