Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’
If I go too long without doing a flower DIY, I start to twitch a little bit. So, I thought it was about time for another…
Since summer is basically here, I wanted to create something colorful and fun that you can wear to the pool (though I wouldn’t wear it in the pool) or to an unconventional dinner party (the wine and donuts kind).
So, I put together a geometric flower bracelet that you can make in almost no time at all. 15 minutes max. Bonus! No one else at the party will have anything like it.
Want to make one? Let’s get to it…
Here’s what you’ll need to make a geometric flower bracelet:
Floral Wire // Floral Tape // Scissors + Wire Cutters // Fresh Flowers (I used Solidago, Delphinium, and Dianthus)
1. Start by cutting a piece of wire slightly longer than the shape you plan to create. I made a triangle, but you could just as easily make a traditional circle shaped bracelet if you prefer.
2. Create the desired shape and twist the ends of the wire together. Cut off any excess wire with wire cutters.
3. Next, start cutting flowers, leaving about 1/2 to an inch of stem, before wrapping floral tape around the stem and wire several times to secure it. I started with Solidago (the yellow filler) to create an even base. Then added in additional flowers.
4. Then, cover over your previous taped flower stem with a new flower using the same process in step #3. Continue this all the way around the wire bracelet until all of the wire is covered. Wear your new bracelet to a dinner party later in the evening or a meal out with friends.
Depending on the flowers that you select, your bracelet will last about 8 hours. You can prolong that timeframe though by placing the finished bracelet in the fridge.
This would be a fun accessory for a wedding too – maybe as an alternative to bridesmaid bouquets or something simple for the flower girl to wear, instead of a floral crown.
Photography by Sarah Eddy // Concept + Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Looking for more DIY flower projects to try? Check out the flowers tag on Paper & Stitch.
It’s been a while since I’ve worked with clay, so I thought it was time to give it another go. I ended up making these super simple kidney shaped clay rings and the minimalist in me is jumping for joy right now. Of course, the other side of me is screaming, “Add a tiny painted pattern or do a color block kidney ring“. But I do like the simplicity of these guys. Maybe next time on the patterns and color blocking? What do you think?
Here’s how to make your own clay jewelry…
Materials: Sculpey Oven Bake Clay // Ring Blanks // Craft Glue
How To: Warm up a small ball of clay in your hands and break off a small piece about the size of a dime. Roll it out with your finger to a cylindrical shape. Bend over the ring blank to get the proper curve. Bake in the oven according to instructions on the packaging. Glue the clay pieces to ring blanks. And enjoy! Super easy.
Take it Further: If you’re looking to make a version of these a little less plain, here are some ideas…Mix several different colors of clay together for a super easy marbleized look. Or paint patterns, like polka dots or stripes, on the finished kidney shapes before glueing them onto the rings blanks.
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff // Modeling by Jordan Brantley
What do you think? Will you be making any of these little bean rings?
As we get closer to the holidays (Thanksgiving is a week from tomorrow and then it’s jingle bells for the rest of the year), I’m starting to think about gifts for friends and family. And I want to send some gifty things to YOU too (you didn’t think I’d forget about you, did ya?), so I’ll be hosting a handful of giveaways now through the end of the year. Starting today!
Kicking things off in giveaway land for the holiday season is a $100 shopping spree/gift certificate to Edor, a gorgeous online jewelry shop run by Cindy Lee. And I have to say, $100 will go a long way in Cindy’s shop (the average price per piece is around $25). So you can grab a couple of things for yourself and find a piece or two for a friend as well. Yay!
I am kind of wishing that I could win this giveaway to be honest, because there at least four pieces at Edor right now that I want to add to my collection. I actually have a few pieces already and one of my favorites is the compass coin necklace, which I wear a lot. And seriously, every time I wear it, I get a compliment. It’s kind of crazy, but I’m not complaining. And I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by people’s reactions because Edor is hugely popular – with over 21,000 sales on Etsy and a 5 star review rating!
Here are a handful of pieces I’m loving right now…
Ready to enter this giveaway?
Good! There are seven, super easy ways to enter, which means more chances to win.
You can enter by leaving a comment below explaining what piece or pieces from Edor are your favorites or by following Edor on any of the following: Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest. Additionally, you can follow Paper & Stitch on social media for extra entries. Enter just once or up to seven times – it up to you (one entry for each method).
Just be sure to make your entries via Rafflecopter (the widget right below). Deadline for entries is November 29th at 11:50pm EST. International entries welcome! Winners will be announced on this post once giveaway has ended.