as always, when i discover something that i love, my initial burst of energy at it is incredible. except that when i do that, i promptly leave everything else stagnant for a while. :(
so, i am having lots of fun but i think i shall try to take it slowly for awhile.
This first day of July, i got myself a hair cut, some new highlights and 3 pairs of shoes. i hope you did something amazing and fun too!
it started when i was blog browsing as usual and then, landed myself in one diy craft blog after another and though i am really keen in many of the creative home improvement crafts, it seems a little challenging for me at this moment.
DIY accessories however is something that i was very interested to try my hands at and it helps that i could imagine completing at least one project due to the very clear instructions from the tutorials.
the blogs which i visited were all so amazing and they are a constant source of inspiration for me.
Daily life with a little bit of DIY is amazing. i come home from a busy day , shower and then sit down to complete a little something for myself.
you can decide the materials which you want to use.
after visiting the craft supply stores so many times, i realized that they do have many different qualities for the materials.
because i am really hoping for my accessories to last, i stick to using 14k gold plated materials and while they will ultimately tarnish if in contact with water or perfume, it should last a little longer than the ones which are not plated.
the first project i tried was with reference to cupcakesandcashmere where i learnt how to make the delicate necklace.
it's really simple to make and i love to layer it with my other accessories.
Making this took me a grand total of less than 10 minutes. try it!
and then, i came across littlemissmomma where i promptly fell in love with the pom pom necklace.
they are so sweet and fun to make and i love them so much i did a few of them and then got myself more fabric so that i can make it for my sisters and friends.
i think they look great on a casual day over a simple tshirt and i can see myself wearing this out for a tea session or a lunch date with my husband.
added a few pearls for this one.
the supplies shop i went to have so many different materials and i got very distracted there. thus, i went ahead to get some other supplies and then proceeded to make a few other necklaces.
a blue with gold one which will be nice for a day at the mall.
my inspiration for this came from ecabonline where i made the braided necklace too but forgot to take a picture before i gave it to my sister.
i used the tougher fishing line thread instead of a normal thread as i find it easier to pick up the beads like that.
making this necklace requires too many beads and the ones i am using are tiny. using the fishing line actually allows me to pick up more than one bead at a time with the most at six beads each time.
One with coral beads which i wore over a light pink top for a casual dinner session.
The most challenging one so far has to be this chain mail necklace. ( isn't it so pretty??!! )
the tutorial at honestlywtf.com is very easy to follow but it requires patience as every ring has to be prepared. i will either be prying it open or trying to make it close tighter and we are talking about over 300 rings to make a necklace but it IS therapeutic. hahaha.
i have ran out of the 14k gold one halfway :( and the supply shop does not anticipate it coming in anytime earlier than middle of July thus i went on to get a dark silver one which is rhodium plated. *construction-in-progress*
did you fall in love with neon colors like i did?
the below necklace was from H&M and i love it to death.
i paired it with a neon yellow top also from H&M and a jacket from asos.
it felt like the jacket was meant for the top and vice versa as there is a cute, neon green top button on it.
My outfit for a day of shopping and then steamboat dinner with my mum and G.
Have a good week ahead and the usuals, God bless our week ahead!