☩DIY☩ Faux-Bullet Shell Crystal Necklace

Things you need for this DIY:

✝ small crystals, find some here or here or if you are in the Los Angeles area visit Spellbound Sky

✝ large cord caps, find some here or here or at your local bead store

✝ glue

✝ cord, I used faux suede

✝ jump rings

 

Total time:

15 mins

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Crystal bullet shell necklaces are all the rage but to make them, you have to cut, file and drill the bullet shell. Who wants to do all that? Get the look without the work!

Pick a few nice-looking crystals that fit inside of your cord caps.

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Carefully glue each one into a cord cap.

When your glue has dried, attach your jump rings and string your baubles onto your cord.

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Tie a little knot around each jump ring to keep everything in place. 

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That's it! So easy and quick. Wear it as a necklace or a bracelet. Try using different color crystals and make sure you make extras for your friends! 

☩DIY☩ Sparkly Tube Necklace

Things you need for this DIY:

✝ rubber tubing (from the hardware store)

✝ cord caps that fit on the end of the tubing

✝ glue

✝ sparkly filler (I used copper leaf and silver beads)

 

Total time:

30 mins

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I changed my hair a bit...

I started by tearing my copper leaf into tiny pieces. 

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Cut the tubing to your desired length. Glue one of your cord caps to the end of your tube so your filler doesn't fall out.

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Start filling...

When your tube is filled, glue on your second cord cap and attach a clasp. That's it!

☩DIY☩ Eddie Borgo Pyramid Stud Choker

Things you need for this DIY:
✝ 27 1/2" studs (or however many whatever sized studs that make 16")
✝ jump rings
✝ a clasp or wire to make a clasp
✝ needle nose pliers

 Total time:
1 hr

 Total cost:
$5 ish

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So, I have a million studs left over from a project I'm working on and I've become addicted and am tempted to stud everything I see. I really shouldn't do that so I am looking for as many ways to use up the studs as I can find. This Eddie Borgo Pyramid Stud Choker retails at Bergdorf for $365...are you joking?

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I make it!!

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Use the pliers to loop the stud tines.

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Attach them with jump rings.

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I made a little hook out of the wire and that was it. So darn easy!

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☩DIY☩ Bo[w]ne Tie

Things you need for this DIY:

✝ Sculpey or other oven-bake clay

✝ pliers

✝ wire

✝ chain

✝ clasp+jump rings

✝ brown paint

✝ a paint brush

✝ a little water

✝ wax or parchment paper

 

Total time:

35 mins

 

Total cost:

$2 for the Scupley

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I didn't go out for Halloween this year and I still feel the hole it left!!

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I love all the inventive "bow" ties I have been seeing lately. This is my version.

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 Making a clay bone is hella easy. Roll it into a ball and roll it skinny in the middle.

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To make the end of the bone, just stick the fat part under your fingers and squeeze.

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Voila!

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Bake according to the directions on the package.

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To give it a realistic color, paint the bone with a little bit of diluted paint and then wipe it off after a few seconds.

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Use three inches of wire to wrap each side and make little loops.

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Add some chain and a clasp.

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