Make Your Own…

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Making jewelry does not have to be hard or require a lot of precision! I made these earrings to go with my Jeweled Leather Skirt. I used pieces that I had left over of clear plastic vinyl as the foundation, and I added my gem stones on the vinyl.

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The Materials:

  • Gem stones/beads in your favorite color
  • Scrap piece of plastic vinyl
  • All purpose glue
  • Earring backs

How-To:

  1. Take your scrap piece of vinyl and place the beads/pearls in pattern that you like
  2. Glue the pearls in place
  3. Cut away excess vinyl around edges
  4. Glue on the earring backs
  5. Wear it!

 

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Thrifted Lace Dress – Work in Progress

I found this amazing dress at a thrift shop in the East Village. I immediately fell in love with the fabric, it is made in 100% cotton lining and lace. And the edges are all finished of by using bias binding. But as you can see the fit isn’t very modern, so my plan is to make this dress into a crop top and a tight fitted pencil skirt to go with it. Any other ideas?

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Make Your Own…

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My vinyl-obsession started about 6 months ago, when I first started experimenting with the material. I bought some clear vinyl and started cutting and sewing. I was so surprised that it was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. There is no seam finish needed to be done, and it worked fine with a regular machine needle. So I started off figuring out how I would cut out the pieces to make the assembling as easy as possible.

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Shourouk Satchel Bag

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The Materials:

  • Clear Vinyl
  • Sewing Machine
  • All-purpose Glue
  • Gold Chain 1 yrd
  • 6 Rivets
  • 2 Buckles/snaps

How To:

  1. Cut out the vinyl according to the measurements above.
  2. Sew the bottom side seams. Make sure to leave a little bit of room, about 1/4″ on each side.
  3. Sew the 4 side seams on the bag
  4. Use glue to attach the two straps on the bag
  5. Cut small rectangles of the left over vinyl, and use the glue to attach the gold chain as well as the buckles/snaps.
  6. Attach the rivets
  7. Wear it!

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Make Your Own…

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I love this project because it is so easy, and is really easy to personalize. Every time I’ve worn my skirt out I’ve received so many comments for it ! You can buy your skirt or make your own. I bought mine in faux leather from H&M. This is the perfect way to pimp up your old skirt that you have become tired of!

 

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Erdem Resort -13

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The Materials:

  • Gem stones
  • Skirt
  • Fabric/All purpose glue
  • Needle and thread

How-To:

  1. Lay the skirt on a flat surface and play around with the gem stones until you find a pattern that you like.
  2. Use the glue to secure the stones
  3. Hand sew the stones in place
  4. Wear it!

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Swedish Midsummer Celebration

Every year in June, Swedes celebrate “Midsommar”. We make flower crowns, dance around a may pole (majstang), sing songs and dance different dances. People also dress up in traditional clothing, and everyone no matter age participates. I had so much fun celebrating my Midsummer in NYC this year, introducing the tradition to all the non Swedish friends that I have here. We had a blast listening to Swedish songs and dancing around the may pole together. We spent half of the day at my friends terrace making the flower crowns, and later we joined the Swedish Midsummer Celebration in Battery Park.

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Make Your Own…

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Matetrials: Flowers and wire

Step1.1Step1: Start your crown by securing 2 flowers using wire

Step 2.2Step 2: Add more flowers as you go, wrapping the wire around the stems  Step 3.3Step 3: Continue until you reach desired length

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Step 4: Measure your flower crown so that it fits your head. Close the flower crown by joining the stems with the beginning of the crown

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Wear it!

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