In my previously posted credit card earring
tutorial, I showed you how to chop up a credit card, add holes to it, and make a pair of sweet earrings with 0% APR:
I recently created a variation of these, which involves less hole-punching:
Wow, look at that close-up on the freckles. Yeesh.
This time, I cut my cards into large shapes and added a piece of a broken vintage earring. I love the image of Cinderella's castle on the Disney Visa Cards... along with a nice rate, this is one of the main reasons I got the card. I may have also ordered the Priceline Rewards Card because William Shatner is on there Kung-Fu style, but that's neither here nor there.
My mom & dad used to own a jewelry store in the 70's. They closed up shop with stock left over, so, eventually, I inherited all of these lovely pieces of busted-up jewelry. Most are real silver with beautiful stones, and the only broken parts are clasps, chains or jump rings. I've only been hoarding them for, oh, 15 years or so. Any time I can use them, I feel like a real hero.
While credit card earrings are a decidedly funky look, pairing the plastic cards with the metals and stones of vintage jewelry can give them a 'dressier' tone, fit for the office. Here I am, ready to conquer the world and earn more money to pay off the Disney Visa card that is still in one piece.
What do you think of my new spin on credit card earrings? Let me know on the DIY Fashion Facebook page!
Just when we start discussing fashion sketching here at DIY Fashion, I get a sneak peek at a behind-the-scenes fitting for Blacksail by Nautica. Note the sketches translating to designs for the show as model Chad White gets ready for a few photos.
you can see them working right from the draw designs for inspiration. Creativity in action! Thanks, Nautica, for sharing your dressing room with us!
Have you started your own fashion sketches yet? I'd love to see them!
Make a pair of ruby slippers with Rain's tested and fool-proof step-by-step tutorial.
Tonight on the Oscars, a beautiful tribute to The Wizard of Oz reminded me that movie magic can inspire in audiences of all ages.
Ruby slippers can always bring you home, but it's more fun to step out in them.
And Whoopie's high-heeled salute to Dorothy's ruby slippers reminded me that wearing a piece of the action can bring the silver screen adventure to life. When you make a pair of ruby slippers, you've got a piece of movie inspiration to take with you. Dorothy needed confidence, tenacity, and faith to get through Oz, and sometimes a day at the office needs some of the spirit of Dorothy Gale to back you up.
Make a pair of ruby slippers to conquer your own yellow brick roads this week. I've tried and tested this tutorial, and if you need any help, ask me personally on Facebook.
Learn how to sketch fashion designs with these five easy tips from Rain Blanken.
is not only a great way to carry a concept from paper to runway, but it's also fun for brainstorming. If you are interested in pursuing fashion design, it is important to keep sketching. Create outrageous costumes and office wear... sketching all kinds of fashion will help to keep your creative mind sharp.
Here are my tips on sketching fashion designs:
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