So in lieu of an outfit post(s), i'll share a recent DIY endeavor i've taken on.
I'm currently an unemployed student, and as such I can't afford to do much shopping lately. At Christmas I got a gift certificate to Michael's from my brother, so when my need for new clothes was too much to bear - I instead decided on getting some new accessories to spruce up my wardrobe. And save some money by making them myself!
I love these fabric rosette necklaces. You can find them all over etsy.
So I opted to try one out for myself.
I ended up with little tiny rosettes. A good start I think. I'd like to end up with some bigger rosettes, to make more of a statement piece, like this.
But for now all I can manage are little rosettes. I still wanted to get a necklace out of all my work, so I put this little number together:
(Ignore the crooked ribbon, it's been fixed but I've been too lazy to take another picture.)
I'm not in love with it, as it's not exactly what I want, but I think it's an ok start. Now that I can make little rosettes I can move on to big ones! Hopefully i'll get a few made during the rest of the break.
Here is a tutorial on how to make rosettes.
Here is the tutorial on how to make a necklace.