6 December 2012

DIY: bejeweled accessories

"He's always asking: 'Is that new? I haven't seen that before.' It's like, Why don't you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet."

- Michelle Obama -

I've always loved her style, but I just fell in love with Mrs. Obama for that quote. ;)

This post is featuring such an easy DIY project that you just must try it! With all the statement necklaces and earrings that have been trending, I was sure the next progression would be embellished waists. Skinny belts really cinch your waistline and draws focus to the smallest part of your body. So, after wearing a belt in another post from a dress I bought at Mendocino, I said 'Hey! I can make that!'. 
So here goes...

Belt shown here as a headband

1 yd 1" black elastic
1 yd 1" wide black satin ribbon
assorted beads, pearls, stones or gems
 needle and thread
                               Cut elastic at a length long enough to go around your waist. 

Next, sew stones, beads, pearls, or gems on to middle of elastic.
* (tip: make sure to knot the thread after 6 or so stones to prevent fraying) *

Finally, sew satin ribbons at ends to form as closures.
 (optional step- use hook and eye fasteners in lieu of ribbons as closures)

Same headband worn as belt

With an asymetrical neckline it is best to bring attention to the waist and wear long earrings in lieu of a necklace. - (Google sourced image)

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Thanks for reading! .... drop me a line if you are going to try this project; an easier way to make this is to pin a brooch in the middle of the elastic for less work. 

Happy Thursday! Wait, didn't the week just start? :/



  1. great DIY, so creative


  2. ha ha i love that quote ! Great job on the diy. I am not crafty, how I wish. You look awesome girl. Wow our son's name is the same.


    1. Aww thanks Hun, but you don't need to be crafty for this DIY, soooooo easy! ;)

      Thanks for stopping by.


  3. I love the quote, I thought it was just my husband who did that! I'm inspired to finally try a DIY with all my spare time.

    1. I know right! That quote is so real, gotta love them.... This DIY is so simple, you gotta try it!

      Thanks for stopping by.


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    1. Hehe I finally figured out how to reply to each comment! Lol.

      Thanks Yolanda!


  5. Lol I love that quote too guys... For some reason I can't reply to individual comments anymore.... I appreciate the love in your comments; the headband option was for some Tweens and teens that follow my blog, and for all the teens at heart like me! ;)