Monday, July 16, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Parrots and Rainbows

So, still talking about honeymoon accessories, I wore some really cute parrot earrings by Betsey Johnson. Sad to hear she's going out of business. She has some cute as heck jewelry, although I was never too into any of the clothing. I also have cute octopi/squid and elephant earrings by Betsey.

I wore some beaded earrings I got from Halls. Very Mexico.

And, last but not least, I brought back the rainbow bracelet from St. Patrick's Day. 

DIY Carmelo Necklace

Months and months ago, this gorgeous Anthropologie necklace caught my eye. I actually considered buying it. The $48 price tag is pretty reasonable for Anthro. However, the sparkly bead reminded me of some that my mother-in-law had received as a gift from India.

I decided to give it a go and do-it-myself! I had nothing to lose!
I think it went pretty well. I'm not included instructions because I basically took all the beads and strung them together. I used fingernail polish, acrylic, and some spray paint to alter the colors of the beads I already had. I also used washers in between some of the large beads because the holes were too big. I could have made the main beads a little more yellow to match the Carmelo necklace, but I prefer the orange color for now.