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DIY Art – Turning School Supplies to Art

3 Sep

I found this DIY idea by an accident and it really caught my attention.  A simple way to create art using school supplies, like wax pastels (crayon).

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Pictures: DIY Melted Crayons Wall Art Creation 

 

The steps:

  • Glue the wax pastels (crayon) on a white paper image
  • Use a heater to let the wax pastels melt slowly

 

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Picture: DIY Melted Crayons Wall Art Creation 

 

The result is amazing and it is really easy to do it!

Remember, your imagination has no limits!

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DIY – Shoe Makeover

27 Mar

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YOU NEED:

Black shoes, strong glue ( I used a special glue for shoes), felt ( I used the color dark red), yarn, round needle (It is easier to sew with a round needle) , scissors

YOU DO:

  1. Measure the size of the felt so it covers the part of the shoe
  2. Double the felt and glue it
  3. Let it dry completely over the night
  4. Sew both ends of the felt on the shoe using the round needle

THE RESULT:

Black Shoes Done

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DIY – Picture Collage

22 Mar

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YOU NEED:

Pictures from a Fashion Magazine, Frame, Plastic Flowers, Scissors, Glue, Tesa Tape

YOU DO:

  1. Look for pictures in a Fashion Magazine. I chose an old advertisement picture of the designer Bluemarine
  2. Cut the pictures out and glue them on your picture collage
  3. Place the transparent protective film over the picture
  4. Choose flowers you want to place it on your picture and stick them by using a tesa tape

THE RESULT:

Flower Picture

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Trendy DIY Bags Ideas

19 Mar

Are you bored with using regular bags? Are you looking for something special?

Here is some inspiration for you:

Designer brands and grocery brands? This is hip right now. Designers create bags with the grocery labels on them. The results are great. If you don’t want to buy a designer bag, create your own bag.

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Recycling is THE trend, so if you are short on cash, make a Capri – Sonne Juice bag. You just have to drink a lot of Capri – Sonne Juice and sew all the small bags together.

Looks pretty cool and is the perfect bag for the beach!

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Source:  tellandshow.blogspot.com

You’re clutch is too boring. Pimp it up with a little smiley face made out of Lego pieces.

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As kids we had a star glitter plastic cup.  As grown ups we prefer to wear a butterfly glitter globe clutch. Get the box clutch on darbysmart.com and create your own butterfly glitter globe clutch.

Kotur Social Butterfly Glitter Globe Clutch $395 at Shopbop

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You can pimp up your bag by adding some fun accessories like the Minie Mouse or Daisy Duck.

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Another idea is to use a plastic gummy bear as a clutch.

You can get the clutch from the designer Charlotte Olympia or a cheaper version from the website thinkgreek.com and decorate it as you want it.

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Last but not least, just take an old black leather bag and write the message that comes up in your mind with a different color.

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The only thing that counts is your creativity!

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DIY – Leather clutch with ribbon and pearls

13 Mar

Pimp up your leather clutch with ribbon and white pearls

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STEP BY STEP:

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YOU NEED:

white leather clutch, white ribbon, white pearls, transparent wire

YOU DO:

  1. Measure your wrist so that you know how big you need to make the hanger
  2. Cut the transparent wire based on the measured size
  3. Make a knot and start putting white pearls into the wire
  4. Connect both ends of the wire and place the white ribbon at the end of both ends (you can also make your own ribbon)
  5. Connect it to the leather clutch by using a charm or a link

READY is your beautiful leather clutch with ribbon and pearls!!!

THE RESULT:

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Pop-up stores at the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week

26 Feb

At the 080 Barcelona Fashion Show I had the opportunity to not only enjoy the designer Celia Vela’s show as you could see in the previous post, but also could explore and meet local designers at their pop-up stores.

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Here are some of my favourites that I discovered:

Formentera Lady & Co

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The designer Claudia D’ Anca was inspired to create jewellry on the island Formentera. She lived there for many years and the magic island helped her to transform her emotions into forms and colours. That is why she created her first jewellry collection inspired by the beautiful small island Formentera.

And since then, all Formentera Lady & Co jewellry collections have been inspired by the natural beauty of the island and its flowers and colours. Her designs are also influenced by her love for Art-Deco, Orientalism and African Art.

Every single piece is made with great care and attention, which makes them special and unique.

To find out more about her, have a look at the website: http://www.formenteraladyandco.com/ or her Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/formenteraladybisuteria

Tass Joies

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The designers of Tass Joies find inspiration from many different places for their collection, and the breathtaking results can be seen in their jewellry creations that are shaped like islands, trees, dreams etc.   The unique jewellry is made of high-quality materials like silver, gold and is designed and made in Barcelona.

If you want to see more of their amazing designs check out: http://www.tassjoies.com/es/joyas#!joyas/c1p9k

Alexia Grustan

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Alexia Grustan brings old and used textiles back to life.

Alexia Grustan wanted to do something to symbolise a protest against the throwaway society we live in and give used clothes a second chance. With her ambition and her creativity she started to recycle used textiles and to create something new out of them.

All her exclusive items including bags, necklaces, bracelets, belts and accessories for shoes are recycled and handmade.

I felt in love with her designs and I totally support the idea of recycling. I myself recycled one necklace. You can find the post:  La Kukita’s style – Handmade Recycled Jewelry

To find out more about her, have a look at the website: http://www.alexiagrustan.com/

La Juana

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Nowadays if you want to find high-quality shoes that are still 100 per cent handmade, you have to search hard.  So it’s good that the Spanish brand La Juana offers handmade quality shoes. The story behind the brand is amazing as well as the designs themselves.

In 2010, when the crisis hit the country, many people lost their jobs and so did Juanvi, Alex and Natalia. To fight back against the crisis, the three friends had the brilliant idea to make high-quality shoes. They went to study and practice traditional shoemaking processes and their origins. Finally, the brand La Juana was born.

Since then, the shoes have been produced entirely in Spain, using high-quality materials. The designs are a mix of Mediterranean and Modern style and come in any given colour.

If you stop by their little workshop in Salzadella, Castellón and pick the color and the type of shoe you would like to have, they will make a personalised and exclusive shoe just for you.

Have a look at their online shop: http://www.lajuanashop.com/shop/ or become a fan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lajuanashop

Milles

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Have you even wished to have one dress and transform it into several different ones? The brand Milles offers multifunctional dresses which you can easily transform into around 10 different looks!!

Next to the multifunctional dresses they have beautiful heart cut out shirts.

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Have a look at their online shop: www.Milles.es

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Macrame Design – Mamachavaya Style

30 Jan

You love handmade accessories? You like accessories in macrame style?  Mamachavaya macrame is the name when it comes to macrame.

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I met the designer of Mamachavaya while I was working over the summer in Intimissimi store in Barcelona. I saw her immediately when she entered the shop since she had her own style and this is what I liked about her. I started a conversation by giving her a compliment about her cool style and her accessories she was wearing that day. She told me that she is a designer and that she creates all the eye-catching accessories. Thanks to a friend from Brasil who introduced her in the world of macrame design she started to create and sell those pieces at different festivals.

Mireia sells her beautiful designs on different festivals in Europe but you can buy her selected pieces on Etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaMachavaya.

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