diy jewelry

DIY – Accessories Organizers

Recently, I got some cheap supplies from the thrift store and the craft store and decided it was time to finally organize all my Fandom jewelry and, of course, my sunglasses. I’ve made a sunglasses frame style organizer before but it was time for a new one. Here’s how I did it all:

First up: Sunglasses Frame Organizer

What you’ll need:

  • Old frames (size depending on your need/use)
  • Spray paint
  • Ribbon
  • Super glue
  • Flat thumb tacks

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1.) I picked up some ugly bathroom art at the thrift store.

2.) Spray frames

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3.) Using glue AND thumb tacks, attach ribbon to the back of the frame. *Be aware of the space you’ll need for hanging the sunglasses. I attached one ribbon close to the top and another about half-way down the frame.

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Done. Bingo-Bango, you’ve got your sunglasses organized and easily accessible. (I have a thing for sunglasses…)

Next: Jewelry Organizers

What you’ll need: *This is really up to you and how you want to organize. I chose:

  • Cork board
  • Bulby thumb tacks
  • Small dishes/bowls
  • Hemp upholstered bracelet holder
  • Hemp canvases (small, matches bracelet holder)
  • Spray paint
  • Acrylic paint

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Necklace Display:

1.) To jazz up the cork board, I taped off the design I wanted and sprayed with gold spray paint.

2.) I also sprayed the bulby thumb tacks to match.

Bracelet Display:

3.) Using the acrylic paint (I chose teal), I painted a swirly design around the bracelet holder.

Earring Display:

4.) Using the same acrylic paint, I painted stripes on the small hemp canvases to coordinate and tie everything together.

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That’s really it. Just getting creative with some cheap stuff so I can easily accessories my Geek-Chic ensembles without having to dig through boxes of tangled jewelry. I keep the fancy stuff in a proper jewelry box but for all the fun stuff, I really like my new set-up.

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Plenty of space for even more jewelry like those I receive from my Fandom of the Month Club boxes each month… Oh, I haven’t told you about my Fandom of the Month Club boxes each month? Well, that’s a post for another day. 😉

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

D.I.Y. – Star Wars Jewelry

While shopping, I came across Star Wars epoxy stickers. Too cute to pass up, I chucked them in my cart. Once home, I decided that instead of using these all willy-nilly I would make some adorable jewelry with them! I had the supplies on hand but they can be purchased cheaply at any craft store.

First: I cut out each sticker, leaving the plastic attached to the back. These particular stickers didn’t peel easily from their plastic sheet to begin with so I didn’t have any trouble with them peeling apart on their own. (Should I encounter a future problem with the sticky side of the sticker being exposed, I’ll put a coat of clear nail polish on it.)

Second: To create a hole in each sticker for a metal loop to go through, I heated up a sewing needle and carefully pierced the top of each sticker. (The same method I use in my guitar pick jewelry post)

Finally: I decided which pieces would become earrings and which would become necklace pendants and attached the necessary metal rings and pieces.

The necklace pendants can be worn on any chain or rope but I decided to use some heavy duty, glittery ribbon that I recently found on clearance at JoAnn’s to make chokers a la 1994. I used the sewing needle again to create holes for the metal rings to loop through (attaching the clasps and pendants).

Here’s some pics of what I’ve made so far and my gigantic zit:

Stormtrooper earrings & Vader choker.

R2-D2/C-3PO earrings & Yoda choker 

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

DIY: Necklaces

Recently, I came across some jewelry making supplies in the clearance bin and couldn’t pass them up! The other night, I started putting together some of the pieces of jewelry and even wore my Guitar Charm/Pick necklace yesterday.

The supplies: clearanced jewelry making items, pilfered guitar picks and a sewing needle.

This charm was only $.25. I simply needed to add a hoop link and string a silver chain through it.

I heated up with sewing needle and made the perfect sized hole in the guitar pick that I chose to work with. I linked the guitar charm to the pick and put it on a silver chain.

This last piece I’m especially proud of. I made a two tier necklace with an antiquey theme.

Here’s the finished product!

Thanks for reading! I still have some supplies left over so I’m sure I’ll put another one together soon enough!

Love, as always, GK