#BLOGTOBER Day 15- Jewelry Making Tutorial- Memory Wire Bracelet

I love jewelry. I love accessorizing. I think it’s such a creative form of expression. With just a few key pieces of jewelry you can transform any outfit. I have draws full of jewelry and then because of the nature of my job, I was able to take on a new hobby of jewelry making. In order to educate others, I had to do a bit of research. Shout out to YouTube!

FINISHED WIRE BRACELET

(Due to the wire type, and the style of the bracelet, you can have different looks, just two rows, or many rows- creating a multi bangle bracelet look with, essentially just the one bracelet that wraps around your wrist several times. The wire also allows for it to be adjusted to your wrist, basically a one size fits all bracelet.)

I made this bracelet back in March or April I think. I made it with earthy colors- a mix of glass and clay beads- some with tribal designs on them. I made it like so, because it fits my personal style. However, I just feel like it has such fall vibes to it, and I wear it now, so I thought I’d share it. (You can customize this bracelet to your style and use any style beads, or colors/patterns/designs.)

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I followed this Jewellers Academy tutorial on YouTube.

^Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial starts @ the 9:48 mark. However, I suggest watching Parts 1 & 2 of this Beginner’s series because it will teach you all about the tools and how to use them for specific techniques- such as cutting memory wire and looping- both used in this project.

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All supplies were purchased from blick.com

^Just look under jewelry making.

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I didn’t really have any specific pattern. I just knew I wanted an earthy color scheme, and a junky multi bracelet look. So I just added beads randomly, trying to create a unique, bohemian look.

I’ve made various jewelry pieces by following these tutorials (and various others). I’ve made earrings, bracelets, necklaces, chokers, pins, etc. I still have yet to conquer any rings, but hopefully soon. It’s super fun, and it’s even cooler to be wearing something and be able to say, I made this. And they can be great gift ideas too. If you package it nicely and add a little “made with love” sticker…and Voila!

 

^ Here is a pair of earrings I made and packaged for my Mom as part of her

Mother’s Day gift. 

 

 

If you make any jewelry pieces of your own, let me know in the comments below!

*I do not take credit for the videos used as tutorials.*

*All photos are my own.*

-<3-

#BLOGTOBER Day 14- Fall Themed Gift Basket Idea

My best friend recently got married this Summer. So each of the bridesmaids created a seasonal themed basket for her Bridal Shower. I chose Fall, because the feels and obsession is real. I love the cozy fall vibes and colors. And knowing the color scheme for her new place, I really tried to tie all that into the pieces I purchased for her basket.

THE FINISHED PRODUCT:

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The basket was actually lent to me by the bride’s mother. It was my best friend’s grandmother’s basket so it was really nice to have that special touch added in for her.

ALL THE CONTENTS & WHERE I GOT THEM (as best as I can remember): 

Fall/Thanksgiving Tea Towels (Amazon)

Halloween Towel Set (Amazon)

Throw Blanket (Lakeside)

Coaster Set (Pier 1)

Thankful Candle & Pumpkin/Apple Candle (Bath & Body Works)

Apple Orchid Hand Soap (Bath & Body Works)

Chevron Pumpkin (Lakeside)

Metal Pumpkin (Pier 1)

Amber Glass Pumpkin (Pier 1)

Wine Glasses (Pier 1)

Place Mats (Pier 1)

Seasonal Napkins (Oriental Trading)

Fall Chalk Wall Design (Lakeside)

Rug (Pier 1)

Harvest/Autumn Gatherings Sign (Amazon)

Give Thanks Tin Sign (Amazon)

Foliage and Grass (Various Dollar Stores) 

 

Making a fall basket as a gift?

Hope this helps!

*All images are my own.*

-<3-

 

 

Fall 2017 Bucket List

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Decorate my house for Fall, Halloween, & Thanksgiving

Watch Halloween Movies #Halloweentown #Halloween #HocusPocus

Catch up on The Walking Dead (still on the fence)

Buy Bath & Body Works Fall Candles & Hand Soaps

Experiment with some Fall fashion trends

Research and make Thanksgiving recipes

Try a bunch of pumpkin treats/pumpkin flavored things/drinks

Make pumpkin soup/or butternut squash soup

Go Pumpkin Picking with family

Pumpkin Carving/or Decorate a Pumpkin

Host a Stranger Things Premiere Party

Halloween Movie Night with friends

Pumpkin Party-with pumpkin flavored treats

Dress up for Halloween

Come up with creative projects for the holidays for the classes I teach at my job

 

I know often times we all make bucket lists and rarely get to do everything we want to. However, if I can have at least one perfect Fall day this year, I will consider myself a very happy girl! Now time to just put my plans into action. 😀

 

What’s on your fall bucket list? Did I miss anything? 

-<3-

*I do not take credit for any images used.*

 

 

 

Fall 2016 Fashion Wish List

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air, the crunchy leaves, the apple cider,

the pies, the pumpkin flavored goodness, the pumpkin patches,

Halloween and most of all I love the fashion!

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Flannels

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Fitted Leather Jacket

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Longer Trench Coat Jacket

Bomber Jacket

Long Denim Shirt

Jogger Pants

Black Jeans with rips at the knee

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Boyfriend Jeans

Leather Leggings

Leather Skirt

Tulle Skirt

T-shirt Dress

High Top Converse

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Loafers

Booties

Vans Slip On Sneakers

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Choker Necklaces

Beanies

Big Floppy Hats

Head Scarves & Big Hoop Earrings

Dark Nail Polish Colors

Tuxedo Dress *Fancy

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There you have it, the fall fashion looks that I have my eyes on.

What’s on your Fall Fashion Wish List?

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*I do not take credit for any images used.*

-<3-

 

 

2015 Fall Fashion Inspiration

Fall is literally right around the corner. And I’m going to be extremely common for just a second when I tell you this is my favorite time of year. My favorite things about fall are the crisp air (even if you wouldn’t know it because it’s still hot in NYC. I can feel the weather wanting to change.) I love the darker colors. I can wear black, and not bake in the heat. I love the promise of fun filled holidays and fun events. And last but not least I do love me some pumpkin flavored stuff. I’m not a fanatic about it, but I do think it’s a fall staple. So let’s get down to business here, shall we?

My 2015 Fall Fashion Inspiration

Beanies, Leather Jackets, Flannels, Converse…

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Cozy Sweaters, Ripped Jeans, Boots…

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Black on black outfits…

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Birkenstocks with socks…

I normally cringe at the idea of wearing socks with sandals. However, I bought a pair of knock off Birkenstocks this summer and I feel like I only wore them a few times. So I would like to continue to wear them through the fall. In fact the styling of the fall look is super cute. I can’t wait to give it a try.

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Scarves are my stable for the fall. I have one for every outfit. And they are just a really simple way to add some fashion sense to your outfits, and keep you warm at the same time.

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Big floppy hats…

I love the look of these hats and seeing as how it’s often too hot for me to function in the summer for me to leave hats on for too long, fall is much more suitable to rock these. I gotta get one!

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The darker nail polish and makeup tones…as we speak my nails are black and I can’t wait to paint them Essie’s Wicked next!

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The tulle/ballerina tutu skirt, I have always been in awe of the Carrie Bradshaw fashion. She manages to pull off the most bizarre things. And these skirts are so beautiful to me, getting a nice black one and pairing it with some nice pumps for a night out would be gorgeous!

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Tori Kelly Curls…

Oh my god I am OBSESSED with this girl, with her voice, and her laidback fashion. BUT her hair is in a league of it’s own and I have been trying to replicate it, but I think I need a crimper. It’s just not big enough. For this look; the bigger the hair the better.

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Laidback dance rehearsal style outfits…

I’m not gonna lie, I have an obsession with dancer wardrobe. When Bethany Mota was on Dancing With The Stars two seasons ago, I would always love her rehearsal outfits. She always looked so cool and comfortable, but still really cute. Same goes for Jenna Dewan’s character in Step Up. I was always so in love with her outfits. In fact I’m a big fan of leg warmers, and I wear them a lot. The only ingredient missing is…I wish I was a dancer. I mean I love to dance and used to be in dance class as a kid, that counts, right?

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So there you have it, my Fall Fashion Inspiration.

What are some things you are excited to try this fall, let me know what I missed!

-<3-

*I do not take credit for any images used.*