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DIY Hair Chain

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

We are so sorry for our blogging absence as of late. We've been pretty busy bees with new jobs, house hunting and flying off to foreign lands. But today we thought we would provide you with a little DIY on how to make this hair chain. We've seen a lot of them on the high street recently, and with a little time and concentration you can make one for yourself using colours, beads and chain of your choice. 

To give this a go you will need:

2 mini hair comb slides
2 sizes of antique black chain
Black and silver beads 
Fishing wire
Metal crimps
Beading pliers
Antique black jump rings

1. Attach the jump rings to the hair comb slides. Using the pliers, twist the jump rings to open and close.
2. Cut various lengths of the small and large chain approximately from 35cm to 25cm
3. To make the beaded strands, cut a large length of fishing wire. Thread on a crimp and jump ring and feed the end of the wire back through the crimp and pull tight. Using flat-nosed pliers, squeeze the crimp flat to hold the loop in place.
4. Thread on your chosen beads. Once your strand is of an appropriate length to sit between the chains, fasten it in a similar manner to step 3. Feed on a crimp and a jump ring and loop back round before closing the crimp in place.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create as many beaded chains as you wish. Lay out all the strands in size order and attach to the jump rings on the hair comb slides.

So what do you think? I think this will make a great addition to an outfit and is a nice alternative to the usual necklace or bracelet accessory.
Let us know if you give it a go!

DIY Studded Flats

Monday, 9 June 2014

Today brings the newest of our 'Maleficent' inspired posts, and I have been inspired by the gothic glamour style of Maleficent herself to create these black and gold studded flats.

You will need: A pair of flats and some studs (I bought my studs off of ebay, you can buy them in several metallic colours and varying sizes. They're super cheap too!) 

Step 1. Start by placing the studs on your shoes in different arrangements to find a pattern that you like. The pattern I had in mind when I first started didn't look as good when I tried it out beforehand, but then after a quick play around with the studs I was able to find an arrangement that I was was more happy with! So it's always a good idea to do this before you start! You can always take a picture at this point too so you can remember your pattern. 
Step 2. Next you simply need to attach the studs. Depending on the type of stud that you use you may need to use glue here. For example, if your studs have a flat bottom side, you can glue them on. Or if, like mine, they have claws, you can simply press them into your shoe.

Repeat on both shoes and voila!
A super easy make to add a little gothic inspired detail to a plain pair of shoes, and you can even use the technique on handbags, clutch bags or heels. Get experimenting!  
Love Em x

Thistlewit, Knotgrass & Flittle

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Today we are blogging for Disney, yet again! We have had such a good time coming up with and creating Maleficent inspired DIYs for you all and we really hope you've enjoyed reading them. As you all know, the famous story of Sleeping Beauty (which is what 'Maleficent' is based on) includes three fairies, called Thistlewit, Knotgrass and Flittle. And we thought, soon as there is three of them and three of us, we would do a fairy inspired post for you all. You can see where we got all of our dresses from by clicking the little dress icons at the bottom of the post. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has voted for us in the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards. We really appreciate all of your support and we can't thank you all enough for taking time to vote for us and reading our blog.
Lost of Love,