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DIY Shell Bracelet

DIY Jewelry

Summer may be almost over but that isn’t preventing us from taking a piece of the beach with us into fall. With a cute cowrie shell, colorful tassel and some brassy beads, this easy to make bracelet is what endless summers are all about. You’ll need: a cowrie shell a yard of chinese knotting cord a half yard of embroidery floss a strand of brass spacer beads 2 cord crimps with loops 1 heavy jump ring 1 spring ring clasp scissors pliers Start by cutting a 5 inches off the knotting cord – set it aside for later. Then thread half of the knotting cord through...

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A Glimpse Inside the Elegant World of Carolina Herrera

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Beaded Flip Flops DIY

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Even though the temperature is rising, you don’t have to compromise comfort or style. The lazy days of Summer are almost here. Whether you want to admit it or not you probably have at least one pair of flip-flops in your closet. While thankfully the whole trend of wearing them everywhere has passed (that’s so 2005!), but if you’re vacationing at the beach or just bumming around on the weekend you definitely need a fancy pair of flip flops to take your casual beach look up a notch and this DIY tutorial to make your own beaded flip flops, is just...

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DIY Barefoot Sandal + Shoe Enhancer

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A simple and fun way to add a little drama to your bare feet... however, I love the barefoot sandaleven more when worn with a pair of classic pumps! Simply wrapped around my foot and ankle, I can wear any shoes {even ballet flats} and give them an entirely new look at relatively no cost. What You'll Need... * Leather lace {I'm using a black suede leather lace} But a bright pink, purple, lime green orwhite would be fun too! * Scissors Steps... * Cut two pieces of leather lacing depending on how high you want them to wrap on your leg. I made mine just over 60" each....

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DIY Beaded Lace Choker Inspired by Downton Abbey...

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I recently {and finally!} started the Downton Abbey series... and not 2 episodes in, I was itching toDIY a fabulous choker inspired by their attire. For this particular look though, I was inspired more by the high necklines of many of their dresses rather than a necklace specifically. But I've already got ideas for more statement types of necklaces as well. I'm feeling a high neckline return on the horizon, and I'm betting it's all thanks to Downton. And the 90's revival, of course. Here's What You'll Need... * Lace or lace trim with scalloped edges {look for lace that is soft to...

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