DIY Statement Earrings

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DIY Statement Earrings Earrings are such a fun way to work with FIMO because there are so many options for what you can create. From solid colors, to interesting patterns, different shapes and more, the possibilities are endless. All you need to know are a few simple tips and you’ll have a new accessory wardrobe in no time. Seriously, it’s addicting! Here’s how: Continue reading…

Colorful Statement Earrings

Colorful Statement Earrings for SpringBecause of the Nor’easter we had last week, and the fact that we gained an extra hour of daylight, all I can think about is spring.  The sunshine, fresh flowers, and of course, new colorful clothes and accessories! What I wouldn’t give to put my garbage bag of a winter coat away for good. The weather might not be warm enough for that just yet, so I decided to start small and focus on colorful statement earrings. Because even if there’s another snow storm tomorrow, your ears will already be in spring. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Beaded Drop Hoops

2. Metallic Foil Earrings

3. Vibrant Life Linear Earrings

4. Pink and Gold Horseshoe**

5. The Bead Goes On

6. Lucite Earrings

7. Lemon Drop Earrings

8. Pink Pom Poms

**Huge congrats to my dear friend Sarah Hearts on launching her first earring line this week! Everything is so cute and under $20!

DIY Glitter Hair Pins

Add some flair to your hair with these DIY glitter hair pins! Click through for video tutorial.If you couldn’t tell from the pink, I’m a firm believer that life is too short for boring hair. Of course, I know that not all situations allow for you to have colored hair, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t have a little fun. And what says fun more than some sparkle?! You can whip up a whole set of these glitter hair pins in no time at all. Here’s how:

Time: 15 minutes + set time for resin and dry time for glue

Bobby Pins
E-6000 Glue
Silicon Mold
– Plastic cups + stir stick

Add some flair to your hair with these DIY glitter hair pins! Click through for video tutorial.You can of course use any size/shape mold that you want. Just be sure that it’s made of silicon so that the final product pops out with ease. Continue reading…

DIY Paper Wrapped Bangles

Learned to make these paper wrapped bangles in less than 30 minutes!I love fancy paper. So much so that I would have one of those stationery walls in my house if I could (but then again, who wouldn’t want that?!). Instead of letting the paper sit around rolled up in a basket by your desk, why not wear it with you everywhere you go?!  Here’s how you can make some paper wrapped bangles for yourself and everyone you know:

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: bangles, paper, decoupage, scissors, brush

Learned to make these paper wrapped bangles in less than 30 minutes! Continue reading…