Out with the old

Many apologies for my lack of posts recently… apparently Wellington (my mothers house) is still in the dark ages when it comes to internet access. But all is fixed and the world can keep spinning!

Like many girls, I was given a charm bracelet when I was younger and over the years it has become increasingly full! Pretty much all my charms have a story, whether it be birthdays, overseas trips, or academic accomplishments! Unfortunately as my bracelet got bigger, it became more uncomfortable to wear – so I stopped wearing it. 

Then my brilliant brain came up with the idea to turn it into a necklace! This way I can wear it wore often, and the charms are much easier to see! Plus it’s something most people don’t have! Bonus.

I don’t really wear short pendants, so I got the bracelet attached to a longer chain so it sits on my chest. Love love love.

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DIY Studded Headband

I love me some DIY, but I seem to come up with 101 ideas but never actually get around to getting it done! A good friend of mine is crafty craftsman when it comes to leather, (I’m talking wallets, pouches, book covers and even a pair of leather boots)!! Its crazy genius. He ended up leaving Dunedin and let us less skilled plebs rifle through his leather off-cuts! Yay! Rather than writing ‘DIY’ in my diary and hoping it will magically happen, I decided to actually make something! My first creation? A headband – not as fancy as boots, but it totally still counts!! 

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[ I went with a blue leather, and both small and medium sized black pyramid studs ]

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[ What you will need: A headband (around 2cm in width), fabric shears, a hot glue gun, leather or thick fabric, studs (I used 3 medium and 4 small pyramid studs ]

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[ Measure the leather to fit the size of the headband and cut to fit. NOTE you don’t want the leather to overlap under the band as it will feel uncomfortable! ]

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[ Measure and mark where you want your studs to sit! Stab them through the leather and fold down backing. If any look dodgy, add some glue! ]

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[ Glue along the top of the band, pressing each stud in place at a time. Fold under and lightly glue along the underside. NOTE for a clean look add felt or ribbon on the underside to hide the raw edges ]

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BOOM and you have a new accessory made especially by you! xo