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By: Elizabeth on June 20, 2012
Styles from the 1950s have come back for round two this year. From the pin up look to round collars, everyone from Taylor Swift to your best friend is wearing a piece inspired by this era. To celebrate this 1950s trend, we found a fun do-it-yourself project on stylehive.com for a classy pearl collar, which is a very trendy necklace look right now. Here are the supplies and steps you need to create this gorgeous collar. Are you excited? You’re four steps closer to being a part of the 1950s trend!
1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11 crème piece of felt
2 yards of strung pearls.
1 foot of white or crème colored ribbon
1 piece of paper
Fold your piece of paper in half and sketch half of your collar on the sheet. Think about when you would cut out a perfectly shaped heart when you were little by folding a piece of paper in half – it’s just like that (confession: I still do that)! Once sketched, cut the collar shape out with your scissors. This step is so you will have a stencil to cut your piece of felt that is actually going to be the base of your necklace.
Place your homemade stencil on top of your felt and cut out the collar shape one more time. Use your steadiest hand! This is the piece you’ll be wearing every day. Once your felt is cut, use your glue gun to put glue on most of the felt.
Carefully place the rows of pearls on the felt, one row after another. You can cut the end of each strand as the rows get smaller. Use the left over strands to fill in any gaps that are missing pearls.
Punch holes at each of your collar and thread your ribbon through them. Make a knot at each hole so your collar always stays in place and WALAH! You made yourself a pearl collar necklace. Yay
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By: Elizabeth on May 29, 2012
I don’t know about anyone else but my personal jewelry inventory is starting to get pretty serious. More specifically, my necklace collection is what’s getting out of hand. My standard jewelry box is no longer doing the trick. Between my variety of cuffs, watches, and earrings, my necklaces seem to have no place in what should be there home. Also, they get longer and more elaborate by the day and frankly, they need a better spot than a 4x12 jewelry box. I’ve done some research on necklace stands and most of them bore me and seem like they won’t fit my entire collection, so I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands! I found a great DIY project for necklace holders on the Budget Babe and I am going to share it with you. All you need a nice frame of your choice, paint of whatever color ... read more!
By: Elizabeth on May 17, 2012
Last year the big nail trend was to paint eight nails one main color and throw everyone off with painting two nails, one on each hand, an opposite color. Though we are still seeing this trend for spring, there is a new nail style that we find to be much more fun: nail art! Glamour’s June edition showcased Zooey Deschanel’s latest tuxedo manicure. If you’re not one to pay a little extra for a salon manicure, this is perfect for you. It’s very cute and very easy to do. If you’re a novice at doing your own nails, we suggest calling a friend to help with that shaky hand that’s not used often. Before you start your nail design career, you’ll need these tools: base coat, top coat, at least two nail polish colors and a thin, pointy paint brush. If you don’t like too many colors on your nails, ... read more!