Thursday, 21 November 2013

DIY Double-Sided Earrings

Hi Lovelees!

My heart literally stopped when I saw these Dior double pearl earrings. And when one of my favorite DIY blogs, A Pair & A Spare, posted a tutorial to make them, I dropped everything and started right away. Unfortunately, I didn't have the perfect size of pearl beads, and I was too impatient to wait to go to Michaels the next day. So I improvised! And sometimes, improv turns out even better...


- 1 pair of pearl earrings
- 2 rubber earring backs
- 2 wooden cube beads
- a CD

- e6000 glue
- sharp scissors
- marker

- optional: white acrylic paint and a thin paintbrush


1. Using a toothpick, put a small dot of glue into the hole of the bead.

2. Press the earring back into the hole. Repeat with the other bead. Let dry for 20-30 minutes.

3. You could be done right here, with a pair of pearl and wood double-sided earrings! But I went a step further by using a CD to make them iridescent/holographic. Cut the CD in half. Be careful!

4. At the cut edge, gently separate the CD into two. One side should be just clear plastic, and the other side will have the shiny stuff. Discard the clear plastic.

5. Trace the sides of the bead onto the non-shiny part of the CD with a marker. Cut the squares out. Remember, you don't need to cover the side with the earring back!

6. Glue the small CD squares onto the bead. Repeat with the other cube.

7. Let dry for at least 1 hour.

8. I painted the edges and the tops of the beads with white paint to polish it up, but that's up to you!


And now you have pearl and iridescent double-sided earrings! I love how they look perfect from every angle. I legit wear them everyday; they're casual, elegant and edgy all at the same time. Give them a try and let me know how it goes! Thanks for visiting!

@RachelleMLee     @MakeYouLoveLee

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

DIY Statement Beanie

Hey Lovelees!

So the weather here in Edmonton has taken a turn, which means it's time to bust out the beanies! Ah, something fashionable and cool. Statement beanies have been popping up everywhere, but I thought I would give it my own spin by adding some tasteful bling. Try this easy fix to spice up a plain, kinda boring, black beanie.

- beanie
- necklace (I used this one, and similar here)
- needle and thread (try using embroidery thread if you can, it makes things quicker and easier)
- optional: pliers

1. Slide the letter beads off of the chain. Depending on the necklace you choose, you may need to remove the clasp in order to take the beads off. The pliers should do the trick.

2. Lay your beanie flat and position the letters.

3. Once you're happy with the look, it's time to sew them on. I used about 2-3 stitches per letter with the embroidery thread. If you're using regular sewing thread, the more the merrier!

And that's it! I gotta say, I'm quite impressed with myself. So easy but it still looks so cool and chic.There are tons of other inexpensive pendants and charms out, so go crazy people (what do you think of using this?). Give it a shot and please let me know how it goes!

@RachelleMLee @MakeYouLoveLee