DIY Up-Cycled Bag with Old Belt
DIY Up-Cycled Bag with Old Belt
DIY Isabel Marant Fringe Boots Overlay Tutorial from Make My Lemonade here. I traslated the instructions from French to English with Chrome. Two really cute GIFs of the boots in action.
DIY Chanel Inspired Vintage Leather and Chain Bracelet Tutorial from Wobisobi here. Top Photo: $958.03 Chanel Vintage Leather and Chain Bracelet here, Bottom Photos: DIY by Wobisobi. *I bought my leather punch tool at Ace Hardware for about $13 and using a coupon at Michaels it may be cheaper.
I have spoken before about my nephew’s wonderful woodwork skills. He turned thirteen recently and although I love giving presents, I do hate giving useless ones. My husband and I don’t particularly like giving vouchers either. On this occasion we did indeed give him a voucher for his favourite hardware store, but we put it in the pocket of this workman’s bag I made for him. The thick cotton bag with a deep gusset and a big yellow leather patch pocket with wide straps is perfect for carrying wood scraps we collected from the renovation happening on our property.
My first post of 2013 and it’s a really good one! DIY Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina Inspired Crystal Bib Necklace Tutorial from Smart N Snazzy here. Top Photo: $79.50 Banana Republic’s Lace Bib Necklace from their Anna Karenina Collection here. Photo Credit: Style Blog here. Bottom Photo: DIY by Smart N Snazzy. Really good knockoff and easy to follow tutorial from Smart N Snazzy. Lia said this “big bang for your buck” statement necklace cost about $15 to make.
DIY Kate Spade Inspired Ostrich Bow Bridge Bracelet Tutorial from inspiration & realisation here. Top Photo: $88 Kate Spade Ostrich Bow Bridge Bracelet here, Bottom Photo: DIY by inspiration & realisation here.
Really clever tutorial using a recycled plastic bottle as the base for the bracelet. Also, if you have a question about tools or supplies used etc… there are links for everything. Ribbon crimps just make everything look better.
DIY Spiked Beanie for the more Adventurous Tutorial from FaSHionRoLLa here. Sometimes I see a DIY I’m not going to make but really appreciate - and the transformation of this cheap beanie to custom trend setting fashion statement is one of them.
DIY Leather and Washer Necklace Tutorial from diyearte here. If you have any problems figuring our knots I posted a link to the 12 basic macrame knots here. If you read my blog you know exactly why I love this necklace so much. *Find more hardware store jewelry posts here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/hardware
DIY Leather Cord Bead Bracelet Tutorial from Happy Hour Projects. There are certain jewelry findings that make jewelry projects look so much better and are so easy to use like end caps or ribbon crimp ends (projects here and here). You could also use this design for the Morse Code Bracelets I posted here.
DIY Leather and Bead Bracelet Tutorial from Lebenslustiger here. What is different about this bracelet is that there is no evident closure. You can slip it over your wrist because you use elastic when you string the bead part of the bracelet.
DIY Leather Stacked Triangles Ring with or without Pearls Tutorial from behind my desk here. These are really easy and cheap to make for gifts or a stocking stuffer.
DIY Leather and Rhinestone Bracelet Tutorial from Wobisobi here. I’ve mentioned many times that I own a leather punch. They run about $15. What I like about Wobisobi’s tutorials is that she has links for everything.
For more of Wobisobi fashion restyles and really great DIY jewelry go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/wobisobi
DIY Leather and Rhinestone Triangle Pendant Tutorial from Thanks, I Made It here. Top Left Photo: $205 Sandy Hyun Crystal Triangle Pendant Necklace here. Top Right Photo: $118 Juicy Couture Breast Plate Necklace here. Bottom Photo: DIY by Thanks, I Made It.
The AW bucket bag carry-all…
+ the bags pictured are made from all reclaimed 100% wool blankets
+ lined in painter’s canvas, with two internal pockets for your phone and other easy to reach items
+ straps are made from softly worn reclaimed belts
+ circular bottom and edge trim are made of leather
+ look forward to seeing more of these bags in different patterns -all one of a kind- at the sale!
+ see more at: www.AWbyAndreaWong.com