Faux enamel pendant – Pendentif en simili émail

Inspired by this Faux Enamel Necklace, I decided to try making my own. I didn’t have the flat discs that Alicia used but I did have a plain washer sitting on my table. Hmm, why not? I cleaned the surface (I had picked up the washer from the street), applied two coats of nail polish, a coat of clear nail polish, letting everything dry properly in between. I picked some contrasting flat gemstones and glued them to the surface with E6000 glue and also glue a piece of wire to the back for hanging purposes. I let everything dry for … Continue reading Faux enamel pendant – Pendentif en simili émail

Thimble flower pot – Pot de fleurs dé à coudre

A tutorial I bookmarked last year: the thimble necklace! I only had a plastic thimble for this and I used E-6000 glue. Not a good idea! At first, everything was fine but two days after making the necklace, I wore it to go shopping and the plastic started to melt inwards at the bottom. The glue and the plastic were probably reacting to the sun and heat. So now, I will try it differently. I have another plastic thimble so I will try it with hot glue instead. And for the metal and porcelain thimbles that my mother gave me, … Continue reading Thimble flower pot – Pot de fleurs dé à coudre

Safety pin earrings – Boucles d’oreilles épingle à ressort

Here is a project done from a tutorial in my bookmarks: safety pin earrings. It’s really not that hard to do if you have the right tools. And you have a unique pair of earrings when you’re done! I used berry beads that CeeCee had given me. They are light so having three of them on one earring is fine. I wore the earrings for a full day and they didn’t bother me at all. And I was proud to tell people I had made them! Voici un projet fait à partir d’un tutoriel dans mes favoris: des boucles d’oreilles … Continue reading Safety pin earrings – Boucles d’oreilles épingle à ressort

Zipper bracelet – Bracelet fermeture éclair

One of my projects this summer is to do things inspired from my art books and the tutorials I have in my bookmarks. In fact, I have crossed a few off my list this week. One of them being this zipper bracelet. For my first try, I used a plastic zipper which was removed from old Adidas pants. Next time, I’ll definitely look for a metal zipper and will also add charms. For now, I’m satisfied with this simple yet fun bracelet… Un de mes projets d’été est de faire des choses inspirées de mes livres d’art et des tutoriels … Continue reading Zipper bracelet – Bracelet fermeture éclair

>Project ReStyle #12

> On Saturday, my mom gave me more jewelry to restyle including this set. I love the necklace as is but the earrings were a bit too big for my taste. So I turned one into a statement ring and the other one into a hair clip. I’m still working on my postcards for the swap and a few other things. If all goes well, I will have a special announcement at the end of the week. Samedi dernier, ma mère m’a encore donnée des bijoux à restyliser, y compris cet ensemble. J’aime le collier tel quel mais les boucles … Continue reading >Project ReStyle #12

>Project ReStyle #10

> This week, I decided to use the sleeves from the purple t-shirt from my ReStyle #6. And I made another necklace, this time with fringe. Very simple, this project took less than 30 minutes from beginning to end (I didn’t time myself but it really didn’t take long.) Cette semaine, j’ai décidé de me servir des manches du t-shirt pourpre de mon ReStyle #6. Et j’ai fait un autre collier, celui-ci avec des franges. Très simple, ce projet a pris moins de 30 minutes du début à la fin (je n’ai pas calculé le temps exact mais ça n’a … Continue reading >Project ReStyle #10

>Project ReStyle #9

> While sorting through boxes of stuff in my mom’s studio, I found this little rooster from Fisher Price. I decided to turn him into a pendant. I drilled a hole on his back and then, using some beads and wire, transformed him. Now that I know how to use my father’s drill press (thanks mom!) I have new ideas popping in my head. En fouillant dans les boites de matériel dans l’atelier de ma mère, j’ai trouvé ce petit coq de Fisher Price. J’ai décidé de le changer en pendentif. J’ai percé un trou sur son dos puis, avec … Continue reading >Project ReStyle #9