Diy Floral Cuff

Today’s diy is a floral cuff, I will show you two ways to add a pretty little floral touch to any cuff that you may have lying around!

This first diy is fairly simple all you need is a cuff and fabric paint or acrylic paint. If you don’t have any cuff  or fabric paint you can get a cuff at Micheal’s that’s where I got mines on sale for less than $3 and that’s also where I got my fabric paint.For the cuff you can also probably purchase one at any store that sells accessories/ jewellery.

Step 1: Grab your fabric paint and cuff and start painting and then let dry and then you have a pretty floral print on your cuff! I chose a cherry blossom inspired print.

Diy floral cuff

This second diy just requires some spare floral materials and crazy glue/glue gun, I chose this pretty black rosy print scarf that I had lying around from the Talize thrift store.

Step 1: Grab your fabric and cut out a strip as thick as you want, and then glue it diagonally and voilà there you have it!

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Spring Where Art Thou?

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Spring Poetry, a few words that express my thoughts.

Spring oh spring, where art thou? your essence follows my trail, but as I turn with excitement at the dawn of morning all I see is snow, but no!? why have thou not arrived? for your beloved awaits your arrival.

The shattering cold still haunts me and enters my bones and weakens my soul, I await for the day that cold turns into a warmth that enters my bones and strengthens my soul. Pure bliss is what your glorious rays give me and nourishes my body and soul, you give me hope, hope is what fills me and an exhilarating new reality is what you give me

Diy Belt Choker/ Bracelet

Here is another diy choker, except this choker is made out of a belt and can also be worn as a bracelet.(2 in 1 for all you diy lovers)

Grab a old medium sized or small sized belt, you can get any colour, I chose navy blue. It’s because we are going to splatter some acrylic paint on it to give a pretty artsy flare, and the navy blue backdrop is suited, because it’s dark and will make the colours pop more! Adding the pop of colourful paint is optional, but it definitely makes the piece more of a unique statement piece.

Step 1-2: Get your belt and cut it down to about 6-7 inches. Then get some acrylic paints, fabric paints or nail polish you can go with whatever you prefer or have.Make sure you have a newspaper or anything that you don’t mind getting paint all over, cause it can get messy!

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Step 3-4: Grab a paint brush or nail polish brush and start splattering. Although I did use all of them, I did find that the nail polish did give a more pigmented, vibrant look. Get a ribbon clasp/ crimp closure and use pliers to clamp it down between the belt.

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Step 5: Last but not least, get some chain and attach it to the closure with pliers, and attach the necklace hook, and there you have it voila! It can be worn as choker and bracelet, the photos below, will show the different ways it can be worn.

Belt Choker
Belt Choker
Belt Bracelet
Bracelet can be worn showing the gold chain
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Bracelet can be worn with the chain hidden

 

Art- Spring Wonderland

Spring Wonderland is a piece of art I created inspired by a collaboration of ideas that resulted in this pretty little acrylic painting.

Influence:

Spring: This one is an obvious one, because the title is called ‘Spring Wonderland’ the flowers and roses scream spring. The abstract floral shape is actually  made by using a piece of lace as a stamp, which I thought created an beautiful effect.

Easter Eggs: The colours are also a inspiration of Easter eggs and Easter candies, yum!

Psychedelic 60’s: The wonderful swirls are reminiscent of the 60’s art and lava lamps, I thought this would make the art piece more playful with a touch of magic.

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Spring Choker DIY

This diy is based on 2 current spring trends that I love, romanticism and chokers.

Romanticism, revolves around femininity, lace, jewels and sensuality and chokers a 90’s trend that has come back, has been in trendy for some time now and has transitioned from winter to spring. I came up with this diy choker idea when I realized there were very few options for white lace choker,so I thought why not create my own!

Most of the supply items that I used can be found at an art store like Michael’s and sometimes Dollarama. Here are the following steps:

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 Getting supplies and creating the tassel pendant.

Step 1: Get some white lace, pearl pendants, white thread, gold chain, ribbon crimp closure, pliers and scissors.

Step 2: This step is optional if you want to add the tassel pendant, other wise you can go on to step 3.Get the white thread, cut a piece of thread ( 2-3 inches) centre it at a level, at which size you want the tassel bulb to be. Then start tying 2 or 3 knots till it feels secure. Cut the remaining threads at the bottom at a length you prefer.

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 Attaching pearl pendant to tassel and attaching it to lace.

Step 3: Get a pearl or diamond pendant, I got my pearl pendant from Michael’s, I personally think that they have the best selection for craft pendants. Grab your pair of pliers and open up the metal ring and place it in between the knot made previously on the tassel and clasp it and close the opening.

Step 4: Cut some of your lace based on how long you want it to be, or like me you can cut it short, and show more of the gold chain, which I thought looked a little bit more edgy. Then take your ribbon crimp and clamp it down at the edges of the lace.

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Last step! Attaching the chain.

Step 5:  Last but not least, attach the chain to the ribbon crimp with the pliers and add the closing necklace hook, and your good to go, there you have it your very own spring lace tassel choker!

Art Throwback- Colors of Life and Death

Colorful Art

Here is an art throwback of mines from last year, a bitter sweet piece (more sweet than bitter) called Colors of Life and Death.

The Meaning

This art piece is dedicated to the ying and yang in life, the duality of life, the balance of good and bad, love and war, happiness and sadness, beauty and the ugly and life and death. It is filled with color to evoke an excitement, and the variations of colors, reflect the variations of the human experience and situations in life. The bad is needed to know what good is, in other words we need to go through pain and sadness to truly know what happiness is, that is the balance that is needed, for us to truly appreciate life. The skull represents death and pain, while the flowers emerging out of the skull’s mouth represents life, joy and happiness.The merging of these two ideas in my eyes creates something beautiful and stimulating because it’s unexpected.

The Medium

This art piece is a mixed media art piece it consists of a mix of black ink pen, pencil, markers, acrylic paint and magazine cutouts. The skull is drawn with both a pencil and a black ink pen. I also used the pen to draw the background design and used colorful markers to fill them in. The acrylic paint was used on the portion that almost resembles dripping or oozing paint. The flowers coming out of the skull were colorful magazine cutouts and that’s why that particular area looks vibrant  that portion was laid out in that area as a collage.

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The Skull and Floral Collage
Acrylic Painting
Acrylic Paint

 

 

 

 

Current Fashion Faves

I hated the winter weather, but loved the winter fashion. Farewell to winter, here are some of my fashion favorites!

1. Ladue in Bordeaux Suede, Aldo ($38.00 on sale!)

I love this stunning burgundy beauty from Aldo, the color is gorgeous and was one of the most trendiest color’s for fall and winter. The purse’s flap is this soft velvety suede, and the other half is faux leather with sides that have this faux crocodile textured skin. The gold chain and accents, complemented the color well, so I decided to do a tiny DIY. I added my own gold accent piece, which was previously an earring! I crazy glued this gold lion knob, which I thought it gave it a nice extra gold touch to the purse.

Burdundy Purse

Gold Lion

 

2. Deer Statement Necklace, Ebay (under $6.00!)

When I saw this necklace on Ebay it instantly caught my eyes, with it’s quirky rustic feel; I definitely knew I had to have it, because it was a unique, beautiful center piece. It’s one of my go to necklace’s that spruces up any simple/casual outfit, I always get asked where it’s from!

Trendy Statement Necklace

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