Monday, June 14, 2010

DIY Acrylic necklace

What you need:
One pack small clear faceted beads, approximately 1/4" in diameter.
Two packs of larger clear faceted sort of flat beads.
Stretchy cord.
Super glue.
Thread the beads directly onto the stretchy cord.  Alternating the smaller round beads between the larger ones.  After they are strung and tie off the stretchy cord.  Stretch it out to isolate the knot otherwise the beads will glue to the knot.  Add a couple of drops of super glue to the knot or it will un-knot itself.  After it's dried, trim the ends of the stretchy cord.
The finished necklace modeled by my daughter.
It's lightweight and fun. Love!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Full length mirror refurbish

I saw this trumeau mirror DIY on Susie Harris' blog and just loved it. I was at a local thrift shop and saw this ugly brown mirror but fell in love with it's detail and thought it had the same trumeau look and all I'd have to do is paint it, yay!
I taped off part of the mirror and started painting:

And morphed into this! I am very happy with the results and it looks great in my bedroom with the rest of the white painted furniture.