Sunday, 30 November 2014

DIY Snowman Tea Light Ornament

diy snowman tea light ornament
As mentioned in my previous festive DIY this year I'll be sharing Christmas projects perfect for those on a budget. Today's clever idea was inspired by Pinterest where I stumbled across lots of variations of this snowman ornament made from a white battery powered tea light. The glowing orange/yellow of the faux flame is perfect for creating the snowman's carrot nose and makes for an adorable decoration!

To make your own you will need: a white battery powered tea light, a glue gun, a black permenant marker, felt, ribbon & paper scraps, and scissors

diy snowman tea light ornament

1. Start by drawing eyes and a mouth onto the tea light using a permenant marker

2. Cut a length of ribbon (approx. 15") and tie a knot at around halfway to create the hanging loop

3. Use your glue gun to attach this around the outside of the tealight - make sure the loop is at the top and glue about halfway around each side leaving a length of ribbon loose at the bottom

4. Knot the remaining ribbon under the bottom edge of the tea light to create a 'scarf'

5. To finish create a hat using scraps of felt and/or paper and glue on to the front of the tealight

As always I'd love to hear from you if you try out this or any other project from my DIY Archives - if you liked this project don't forget to Pin it!
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Friday, 28 November 2014

November Reads & Reviews

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The Maze Runner Files, James Dashner (2013)
This short companion to James Dashner’s popular Maze Runner series gives fans an extra insight into the Flare, WICKED and more. The first section ‘Confidential Files’ includes correspondence between WICKED employees as well as a transcript of an early conversation between Theresa & Thomas. Part two ‘Recovered Correspondence’ covers interesting information on the Flare and the final part ‘Suppressed Memories’ revisits some of the series’ most popular characters Thomas, Minho & Frypan.
A super quick and quite enjoyable read, my only complaint would be that there wasn’t enough of it! I would have loved to have seen this book doubled in length to include more ‘behind the scenes’ snippets and character insights like those in part three however after hearing about The Fever Code, a planned full length fifth book in the Maze Runner series, I'm looking forward to finding more answers there. ✯✯✯1/2

The Testing, Joelle Charbonneau (2013)
After the Seven Stages War the world is a very different place and the government needs the help of the next generation to rebuild it. Cia learns that she has been chosen to take part in the Testing, a process that determines which select few students go on to attend the prestigious University. Warned by her father to trust no one Cia must follow her instincts and make some huge decisions along the way.
This quick, well-paced read was full of interesting ideas that left me wondering where smart and likable protagonist Cia's jounrey will end. Although perhaps not my all-time favourite title in the YA dystopian genre I enjoyed The Testing a lot more than I had expected to and will definitely be picking up the sequels soon! ✯✯✯✯

Also read in November...
  • The Secret Diary Of Lizzie Bennet, Bernie Su (2013) ✯✯✯✯
  • Horrorstör*, Grady Hendrix (2014) ✯✯✯✯ 
  • The Best Of Miranda, Miranda Hart (2014) ✯✯✯✯
Reviews to follow on Blogger's Bookshelf soon!  
  • Beaded Jewelry: Knotting Techniques, Carson Eddy, Rachael Evans & Kate Feld (2015)
  • Beaded Jewelry: Wirework Techniques, Carson Eddy, Rachael Evans & Kate Feld (2015)
Reviews to follow on Eight & Sixteen in the new year! 
  • The Queen Of The Tearling, Erika Johansen (2014) ✯✯
Reviews posted in November...
Books marked with a * c/o Netgalley, cover images via Goodreads
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Thursday, 27 November 2014

DIY Inspiration - Studded Hats

diy inspiration studded hats

Today's designer inspired trend is perfect for an autumnal DIY that requires hardly any supplies! To make your own studded hat take a strip of grosgrain ribbon, faux leather or other fabric and add on your chosen claw studs. Wrap this around your hat and secure in place with a few stitches or a dab of glue to join the ends of together - et voilĂ  a designer inspired hat on a budget!

Luckily if you don't fancy a project there are some more affordable versions available, my favourite being the H&M number with spiked studs for just £14.99.

Wool Hat With Studs, H&M £14.99
Women's Star Hat Black, Jimmy Choo via Coggles £221
Rosa Stud Trim Fedora Black, Missguided £14.99
Studded Hat, Sensi Studio via Farfetch £154

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Library Haul #6

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It's been all of three weeks since my last library haul... why do the books always all turn up at once?!

The Best Of Miranda: Favourite Episodes Plus Added Treats - Such Fun!, Miranda Hart (2014)
As a big fan of the sitcom Miranda I couldn't resit picking up this new book which shares scripts and other snippets from behind the scenes. With the show due to come to end with this year's Christmas specials the book seems like a nice way to relive the best moments.

More Than This, Patrick Ness (2013)
Although I unfortunately didn't get on so well with A Monster Calls and have been putting off reading the Chaos Walking series for a while now, the Ness hype has once again drawn me in as I've heard so many great things about More Than This - fingers crossed!

Killing Mr. Griffin, Lois Duncan (1978)
Thanks to the online catalogue and reservations service I rarely stop to actually browse the YA shelves at my local library, however on a recent visit I took ten minutes to look at the current selection. Having read I Know What You Did Last Summer, another of Lois Duncan's famous suspense novels, I picked up this 260 page novel as another quick-read.

The Queen Of The Tearling, Erika Johansen (2014)
Having heard good things about this newly released Fantasy novel, the first in a planned trilogy which is also due to hit the big screen starring Emma Watson, I'm keen to find out what all of the fuss is about!

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

DIY District 12 Necklace (Hunger Games Inspired)

diy district 12 hunger games inspired necklace

Welcome to the final day of Hunger Games Week! As it's Sunday, aka DIY day here at e-elise etc, I thought I would finish up the themed posts with another jewellery project!

Once again inspired by main character Katniss this necklace is designed to represent both the character and the district where we first meet her. The arrow and pearl charms reflect Katniss' journey through the two arenas whilst the miniature bottle charm has been filled with dark beads representing the coal trade of her home district. Here's how to make your own...

diy district 12 hunger games inspired necklace

You will need: a miniature bottle, an arrow charm, a faux pearl bead, 'coal' bottle filling (e.g beads, sequins, glitter etc), two jump rings (1 small, 1 large), two headpins, strong glue, a pin, flat & round nose pliers, an assembled chain

diy district 12 hunger games inspired necklace

1. First up we're going to turn the bottle's miniature cork into a charm so that it can be attached onto the necklace chain. To do this push a headpin through the centre of the cork, so that the remaining length of wire is at the top. It's a good idea to pierce through the centre of the cork with a pin first to make sure the headpin won't be off-centre!

2. To turn it into a charm use round nose pliers to curve the remaining wire into a loop. Trim off any excess wire if necessary.

diy district 12 hunger games inspired necklace

3. Next fill the bottle with your beads or other faux coal - for this tutorial I've opted for a mixture of seed beads plus a few sparkly black nail art gems but for a more realistic look try imitation coal usually used for model making.

4. Secure the cork in the top of the bottle with a little dab of strong glue and set aside to dry.

diy district 12 hunger games inspired necklace

5. As an extra embellishment in contrast to the black 'coal' I also added on a faux pearl bead. To turn this into a charm thread onto a headpin and use round nose pliers to create a hanging loop just like you did with the cork in step 2.

diy district 12 hunger games inspired necklace

6. Use pliers to open up a small jump ring, thread on your arrow and pearl charms, then close.

7. Open up a larger jump ring, thread on all of your charms as well as the chain and use pliers to close completing your necklace!

diy district 12 hunger games inspired necklace

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

6 Hunger Games Inspired Projects To DIY!

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1/ The Katniss Cowl - Free Sewing Pattern (via See Kate Sew) - looking for your own version of Katniss' unique accessory from Catching Fire but not a keen knitter? This tutorial shows you how to transform an old jumper into a cosy cowl.

2/ Katniss' Arrow Earrings (via Being Geek Chic) - these stylish leather earrings with arrow design are a subtle nod to main character Katniss and are a really affordable project for those on a budget.

3/ Girl On Fire Backdrop + Giant Mockingjay Pins (via Hostess With The Mostess) - hosting a Hunger Games themed party? Here's some last-minute decor ideas, complete with free printable templates, that will impress your guests!

4/ Hunger Games Tote Bag (via Whimsey Box) - show off your District 12 roots with this awesome tote bag tutorial, again with a free printable. This one would also make a lovely gift for any Hunger Games loving friends too.

5/ Seneca Crane Beard Necklace (via Jacquie Longlegs) - perhaps the most unique of today's picks this quirky necklace puts a Hunger Games twist on the popular trend for moustache accessories. Once again the tutorial includes a free template so there's no excuse not to get crafting!

6/ Mockingjay Cookies (via At Second Street) - if DIY jewellery and accessories aren't for you why not try some themed baking instead? This tutorial shows you how to create piped Mockingjay decorations which could be used to top cookies or cupcakes.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out this week's Eight & Sixteen posts!
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Friday, 21 November 2014

Character Style Inspiration - Katniss Everdeen


Images via imdb.com
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Welcome to another Character Style Inspiration post, today featuring The Hunger Games' main character Katniss Everdeen. Although not a typical style icon Katniss' post-arena style really caught my eye with it's earthy tones, mix of textures and cosy layering, all of which are perfect for this time of year. Here are my top picks for a chic way to recreate Katniss' look...

katniss everdeen style inspiration


Zip Shoulder Jumpsuit, Warehouse £55 | James Lakeland Pointe Mohair Cardigan, House Of Fraser £75.20 | Belmondo Snood, Zalando £42 | Hannah Faux Leather Biker Jacket, Oasis £50 | Violeta By Mango Elbow Patch Waterfall Cardigan, John Lewis £34.99 | BLK DNM Metallic Colour Block Jumper, Boutique1 £68 | 8040 Tali Zip Skinny Jeans, My Theresa £203 | Gestuz Hailey Leather Leggings, Jules B £118.99 | Aldo Brooklyn Round Toe Lace Up Boots, House Of Fraser £57.60 | Tan Casual Skinny Belt, Dorothy Perkins £4
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

DIY District 4 Earrings (Hunger Games Inspired)

DIY district 4 inspired earrings

For today's jewellery tutorial I've taken inspiration from district 4, home to Panem's fishing industry as well as fan favourite Finnick Odair. To reflect these fishing roots I've combined pearls, blue glass chips and shells to create a pretty pair of earrings with a subtle nod to all things district 4!

To make your own you will need: two small spacer beads, two bead caps, two faux pearl beads, six blue gemstone/glass chips, two shell charms, two eyepins, two ear wires + flat & round nose pliers

DIY district 4 inspired earrings

1. Thread your beads onto an eyepins starting with a spacer followed by a bead cap, faux pearl and three chips

2. Use your flat nose pliers to bend the end of the wire at a right angle below the beads, then switch to round nose pliers to create a hanging loop for your shell charm.

Tip! To make the final earring hang nicely make sure this loop faces the opposite direction to the one at the top of the beads!

3. Use the loop above the beads to attach on your ear wires. Although you can buy these ready made, for this tutorial I created my own - check out this tutorial on how to use eyepins or wire to make them from scratch!

DIY district 4 inspired earrings

hunger games week
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cover Colour Inspiration - Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

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hunger games week
In keeping with this week's Hunger Games theme today's Cover Colour Inspiration is all about the Mockingjay blues. With the winter weather now upon us I wanted to focus on cosy pieces and luckily whatever shade of blue is your favourite there's a stylish long sleeve piece to suit your wardrobe. Here are three top picks...

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Tuck Stitch Jumper in Pale Blue, John Lewis £59
Long Sleeve Skinny Rib Crop Top in Blue, Topshop £10
Turquoise Wool Raglan Linia Jumper, Rejina Pyo via Avenue 32 £395

Image of Mockingjay via Goodreads
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

DIY Wire Arrow Necklace (Hunger Games Inspired)


For my first of three Hunger Games Week jewellery DIYs I've created a tutorial for this pretty Katniss inspired arrow necklace!

To make your own you will need: a 12" piece of jewellery wire (0.8mm), flat nose jewellery pliers, wire cutters, 12 seed beads, 2 jump rings & an assembled chain

diy wire arrow necklace inspired by the hunger games

1. Take your piece of wire and bend it in half using your pliers, this bend will form the point of your triangle. Bend out the two ends of the wire so that you are left with a V shape then turn this into a triangle by bending each of the ends inwards.

2. Use your pliers to create right angles out from the triangle leaving a gap in between the two lengths of wire to allow space for the beads

diy wire arrow necklace inspired by the hunger games diy wire arrow necklace inspired by the hunger games

3. Thread your seed beads onto one side of the arrow then use your pliers to bend both lengths of wire outwards at right angles ready to form the 'fletching' or diagonal points of the arrow.

4. To create these take one side of your wire and use pliers to bend it outwards at a diagonal angle, then fold the wire back along this line. Leave a small gap and then repeat this process so you have two shapes creating the points. Repeat this process on the opposite side to complete the arrow shape.

5. To finish off you'll want to hide any sharp ends. You can do this however you like, but for this tutorial I have just wrapped them together so it looks like a small knot. For a neater finish you could try and incorporate the ends into one of the diagonal points created in step 4 so it becomes part of the design.

diy wire arrow necklace inspired by the hunger games

6. Once you have your finished pendant use pliers to open up the jump rings and thread the arrow charm and chain onto them. You may need to use your pliers to gently open up one of the points a little to allow you to fit a jump ring through the gap. Alternatively hang the arrow as a vertical pendant using just one jump ring. Close up the jump ring/s and your Katniss inspired necklace is ready to wear!

diy wire arrow necklace inspired by the hunger games
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Monday, 17 November 2014

Welcome To Hunger Games Week!

hunger games week
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but the three titles in the Hunger Games trilogy were not only the first books I ever re-read but also the reason I'm a book blogger. Back in 2012 I read the series and definitely count the books as part of the reason I now read on a daily basis. Starting to read more again made me think about discussing books here too and so I became part of the book blogging community alongside Ria & the rest of team BB... Honestly, this series has a lot to answer for!

This week sees the release of Mockingjay Part 1, the third film adaptation in the Hunger Games series. So to celebrate I'll be sharing Hunger Games themed posts over the next week - I hope you're going to enjoy them!
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

DIY Cookie Cutter Ornaments


For this year's festive season I've decided to keep things simple here at e-elise etc sharing DIY projects that are both easy to recreate and perfect for those on a budget. I'm kicking off the series today with a cute project inspired by Martha Stewart's 2011 book Crafts For All Occasions. These unique ornaments are a great project for those trying to be thrifty this season - for this tutorial I picked up a pack of five festive cookie cutters from my local Poundland store and used items from my crafting stash to complete the project!

To make your own you will need: metal cookie cutters, scrapbooking papers, scissors, a pen, ribbon, wooden beads, craft glue/Mod Podge, a needle with a large eye

1. Place your chosen cookie cutter on top of your scrapbooking paper, draw around the outside edge & then carefully cut out the shape

2. Draw a thin line of craft glue around the edge of the shape on the front side of the paper cutout then carefully place the cookie cutter on top and set aside to dry

3. Take a your needle threaded up with a length of ribbon and push it through between the edge of the cutter and the paper at the point you wish to be the top

4. Tie a knot then thread on a bead for a more decorative finish. Leave a small length of ribbon then tie one last knot to create the hanging loop and trim off any excess.

5. If necessary re-glue around the top area of the ornament and you're done!

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Cover Colour Inspiration - We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

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One of the most talked about books of 2014 was E. Lockhart's We Were Liars, a mysterious tale about a group of four teens brought together every year on the family's estate. Although everyone was talking about this unique book, the actual plot was kept secret by most as it's one of those stories it's best to go into knowing nothing at all. With that in mind I won't be giving away any more details about it!

Mystery aside, the subtle pastel tones and dark grey text found on the cover seemed to lend themselves well to a little Winter nail inspiration. Here are my top three picks...

wear the cover we were liars

Blueberry Muffin by Models Own, £4.99
Bittersweet by Eve Snow, £14
Maximillian Strasse by Essie, £7.99
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Style Inspiration - Dainty Earrings By BVLA

style inspiration BVLA EARRINGS
Personally I love the look of small dainty earrings, especially for multiple piercings, and am always on the look out for pretty sterling silver designs that aren't too big for my little earlobes! With that in mind today's style inspiration comes from LA-based company Body Vision, who stock a whole range of small but pretty designs like the ones shown above, many of which are now firmly on my wish list. Unfortunately I don't know of any online stockists based in the UK, or that ship here - if you know of any please let me send links my way!

Styles pictured: Flat Teardrop (various sizes) | Feather (10mm) | Paloma Swirl (6 or 11mm) | Flat Lotus With Bezel (4.5mm) | Fleur De Lys (5mm) | Square Pyramid (2.2mm) | Infinity (5mm)
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Monday, 10 November 2014

What I've Been Watching Lately #3

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The Maze Runner (2014) : via cinema release
Based on the first instalment in the popular book series by James Dashner The Maze Runner is the latest YA dystopian adaptation to hit the big screen. The story follows Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) as he finds himself in a maze with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Up until his arrival the Gladers, or other boys living there, have been trying to find a way to escape with no success, but can Thomas help them find freedom?

Personally I thought the film was an impressive feature length directorial debut from Wes Ball, who is best known for working in other areas such as the art department. As a fan of the books I really enjoyed seeing the Maze itself come to life and his background experience in the creative side of things seemed to shine through onto the screen with a spot on visual representation of the Glade, Maze and Grievers. Just like the books the adaptation follows Thomas' point of view meaning that it was an intense watch as you're thrown into the action alongside the characters. From watching a few cast/director interviews I also learnt that the film was shot in just 42 days, making this debut even more impressive, and I'm keen to get hold of a copy of the DVD at some point as I'd love to learn more about how the film was made - hopefully there will be a featurette sharing the process of creating the visuals. I'm also already really looking forward to seeing how Wes brings the Scorch to life in the sequel! ✯✯✯✯1/2

American Horror Story: Coven (2013-2014) : via Netflix
The third season of this popular and innovative horror series is all about witchcraft. This time we're introduced to Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) who discovers that she is a witch and is sent off to a special school. The main arc of the season revolves around the search for the next Supreme, the one who will replace Jessica Lange's Fiona as the most powerful witch of her generation.

In the world of American Horror Story it seems that for most people Coven is the huge disappointment. Whilst I can understand why it may not be as popular as Murder House or Asylum I still feel like it was a pretty good watch, although perhaps after hearing so many negative reviews my expectations were lower?! As with every TV series some episodes and story arcs were stronger than others and right from the start I didn't enjoy the odd and unnecessary camera angles which were more distracting than stylish. Plot and camera angles aside, Coven was also very generous on the fashion side of things - look out for Zoe and Madison (Emma Roberts) Character Style Inspiration posts next month! Although there were definitely parts I didn't like so much, overall I actually really enjoyed Coven, plus it was the perfect thing to watch on the run up to Halloween! ✯✯✯✯

The Lost Files: 10th Anniversary Extras (Season 1, ) : via NowTV
Put together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of LOST's mysterious pilot episode that won over audiences this series features a look back at some of the show's most popular, shocking and exciting moments.

As someone who was a big fan of LOST at the time but who hasn't since watched it all the way through from start to finish, I quite enjoyed revisiting key moments through this series. Having said that the episodes were often repetitive sharing the same clips and recaps (a little annoying if watching them one after the other) and I can only assume that they were shown as standalone features in between the seasons when they originally aired. The thirteen episodes recap the entire six seasons each focusing on a different aspect such as the mystery of the island or the survivors stories. Although not a substitute for watching the original series - six seasons of information doesn't fit easily into a thirteen episode recap - it may be an enjoyable watch for fans looking to revisit the show. ✯✯1/2

What have you been watching lately?
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Thursday, 6 November 2014

My Top Three Most Popular DIY Tutorials

When recently brainstorming ideas I took to my blog stats page to look over what type of posts have been most successful in the past. Things move so quickly these days that old posts can be forgotten or lost in the busy shuffle so I thought it might be nice to share, or re-share some with you today. So, here are the top three most popular DIY tutorials I've posted on e-elise etc... enjoy!

DIY embellished floral sunglasses

3/ Embellished Sunglasses (Part 1) - originally posted June 2nd 2013


2/ Five 1-Minute Washi Projects - originally posted May 26th 2013

DIY simple wire ear cuff

1/ Simple Wire Ear Cuff - originally posted August 19th 2012

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Library Haul #5

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The Secret Diary Of Lizzie Bennet, Bernie Su & Kate Rorick (2014)
An expansion of popular webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern day reimagining of Pride & Prejudice, this diary style book has received some great reviews. As a fan of the YouTube series I was keen to pick up this one and relive Lizzie's journey!

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (2010)
I'm a little bit late to the party only just picking up this circus-themed fantasy title that was released back in 2011 and honestly from the description I feel like it could go either way. The final unread book left on the list of five I vowed to read in 2014 over at Blogger's Bookshelf this one has been recommended to me multiple times so although I wouldn't have necessarily picked it out myself I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about!

Rooms, Lauren Oliver (2014)
The first adult offering from the author of the popular Delirium trilogy, Rooms is a mysterious tale featuring ghosts. Although overall I've found them a little hit and miss for me I'm always intrigued by a new Lauren Oliver release. Plus, I'm really loving the matte cover of this hardback version... perhaps you'll see it feature in a Cover Colour Inspiration post soon!

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (2011)
Another popular title amongst the book blogging community, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is supposedly a fantasy novel uniquely mixed with vintage photography. From just flipping through the book the black and white photographs definitely have me intrigued and I'm looking forward to finding out how they tie in with the mysterious story itself.

The Testing, Joelle Charbonneau (2013)
Honestly I've heard very mixed reviews about both this book and it's sequels so it seems to be a bit of a love it or hate it series. To me the concept sounds fairly interesting but having read so many YA dystopian tales I'm really hoping it will have something unique that makes it stand out.

Have you read any of these books?
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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Style Inspiration - ASOS Hair Brooches

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Today I wanted to share another unique accessory that caught my eye recently; hair brooches. These delicate metal brooches from ASOS are the perfect hair accessory for A/W, a chic way to clip back your hair on a windy day. Often hair clips can be boring but these designs make them a feature, helping to create an effortless but eye-catching hairstyle in seconds.

Moon Hair Brooch, £8 | Triangle Hair Brooch, £8

What do you think of these unique accessories?
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Sunday, 2 November 2014

DIY Faux Paperclip Earrings

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Today I've got a rather geeky accessory project to share with you; faux paperclip earrings! They may be stationery inspired but they're also subtle enough to wear with any outfit and would make a cute handmade gift for any writer friends.

The key to this project is making the most of the conical shape of round nose pliers, using the different thicknesses to create the classic paperclip spiral. It's a little bit tricky to put the process into words but hopefully the images below are easy to follow!

To create your own you will need: jewellery wire (I used 0.4 gauge sterling silver), flat and round nose pliers, wire cutters

diy faux paperclip earrings

1. Start by cutting a length of your wire, approx 2.5" should be enough to create the earring size shown

2. Approx. 0.5" from one end of the wire, curve around the largest part of your round nosed pliers, then take the other end of the wire and curve it around a smaller part of the pliers (as shown above)

3. Rotate again, making one final curve using the smallest part of the pliers (as shown below)

4. Finally, take the remaining part of the wire and bend it outwards to create the earring post and file any sharp edges if necessary

diy faux paperclip earrings

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