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~Adorn'd~ DIY Madness: Necklace Inspiration and More Earrings!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

From the minute I saw this necklace on Etsy..I wanted it. Its the perfect blend of neutrals with earthy feel to it. I immediately "favorite"'d it in hopes of a future purchase. However I was inspired to try to DIY it. I had some polymer clay in neutral shades from failed attempts of the DIY clay bracelets, some suede cord and....some time.:)

Here is my inspired DIY necklace. I took the polymer clay, shaped them in small, medium and large hoops, then baked them on parchment paper on a flat pan in the oven on 275 for 20 minutes...then took them out and let them cool. I thought about glazing them, but I like the natural sheen of the clay for these necklace...
I strung each loop, sorta in a haphazard way on the suede cord and I had my necklace! I wore it today and love it the feeling of it....I'm very happy on how it turned it. I guess that's nature of DIY...sometimes it comes out good, sometimes it doesn't. lol!
I also played around and made earrings. I got these cone shaped shell beads from Walmart for a $1 a bag.... I love these...can't wait to wear them.

Then....I ran into rhinestone sliders and beads in a smaller dimension ala Basketball Wives earrings. Now, let say this....I have new respect for these ladies who out here hand making these type of earrings and selling them on websites and Etsy. The sliders were $3 for 8 ( I bough two packs) and the beads were $3 for 5 ( I bought two packs)...that only makes one pair of earrings. I have wire and earring I spent $12 to make these earrings. I've seen them sold as low as $20 and as high as $75 and those prices include the labor to make them plus listing prices if you don't own your site.

I still like the ones that have all sliders like my girl Katrina over at Kinkabands makes.....but Walmart didn't have enough sliders to make that sort of earring.

So what do think of my DIY creations?? Let me know in the comments:)

~Fresh Coat~ mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Lacquers in Sure Fire Infallible and Meltdown Fusion....

I'm so excited for Fall...its not even funny! I got some great things from .mark that I will introducing as part of their Fall color collection. mark. always comes out with great, on trend goodies ( Thanks to Nicole...these colors are NOT Fall but part of Holiday for mark)....

mark. Nailed It Trend Nail Lacquers in Sure Fire Infallible and Meltdown Fusion

Sure Fire Infallible-  two coats... you can actually get away with one....very opaque. The small brush was very workable, I didn't have problems painting with it. The bottle is so small...I'm afraid it will get lose in the abyss known as my polish collection! lol!
Meltdown Fusion- two coats, very opaque, went on smooth, no brush problems.

The wear with a base coat and quick top coat lasted for me up to 4 days with minimal chipping.

These are available September 2011. They are retailing at $5 a piece.

What you guys think?

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

~Haul!~ $1 Dollar Jewelry....

I haven't bought any $1 in a while since I make most of my own...I love my own stuff. :) So I popped into my favorite hometown boutique, Almost Pink and the BSS ( Beauty Supply Store) for some $1 and $2 goodies....

Bracelet-$2...I know its late in the summer for bright colors but who
Can believe these were a dollar?...I something similiar to these on Etsy for $40....
$1 Jesus pieces. lol
$1....I've worn these twice since I bought them Saturday...
Oh....feathers....I'm crazy about them...
So the Owl necklaces I got at the BSS for $1....can you believe a year ago when these were a huge trend, they were going for wayyyy more than a $1? I have a vintage sterling silver chain I use the pendants on and save the chains for crafting purposes.
Bracelet-$2 Rosary-$1...I see alot of guys wearing the rosaries....the bracelet...I layer for "arm candy like the picture below where I'm wearing the same bracelet but in a nude color.