Sunday, December 22, 2013

HOW TO: Clean Silver Plated Jewelry

A while back I bought some silver plated bangles that now have this yellowish tint to them.
To clean them I used a trick I learned a way back when from good ole television. 
 I've done this loads of times and it works like a charm every time.
 It's fast, easy and cheap! 

What You'll Need:
It really quite simple, all you need is...
(I used colgate whitening) 

1. Grab your dull/discolored silver

2. Using an old toothbrush (soft bristles), brush on some toothpaste. Make sure you really get into those nooks and crannies.
(If the jewelry is smooth simply rub on the toothpaste)

3. Clean with water.

4. Dry with paper towel. 

It will shine like the first time you bought it! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Hi Guys! 

My little sister made this gingerbread house (with a little help from me).

Happy Holidays

Friday, December 6, 2013

DIY: Button Ring

Hi! Here is a DIY on turning an old button into a fancy statement rings =)

You Will Need: 
Ring Blank
E6000 Glue 
Nail File


1. Take the piler tool and remove the shank from back of the ring.

2. Make sure the back of ring is flat. If not, use an old nail filer and gently grind it down.

3. Apply E6000 glue to the back of button (or on flat area of ring) and attach.

4. Let it dry for 24 hours. 


Fabric Tape Headband

Hello There 
If you're on pinterest you've probably heard of washi tape but have you heard about fabric tape?
I purchased some by accident (thinking it was washi tape) a few weeks ago.
I'm glad I bought them, they are really great. 
They come in a wide variety of patterns and you can use it to decorate pretty much everything.

Here I've use it to revamp an old and very purple headband.

Fabric Tape

Its simple --Just tape on the fabric tape on to the headband =)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

DIY: Cleaning Slime

My keyboard is gross..I mean really gross. I can clean the surface but I can't seem to get rid of the crumbs between the gaps. 
I heard about this cleaning slimy gel sold on amazon which you place on the keyboard and it sinks into those gaps engulfing the dust and dirt. 
I was about to order it...then I thought can't I just make this stuff? 
Yes I Can and So Can You!

Step 1: Make your slime
Click Here for video on how to make the slime 
(it's really really easy! only 4 ingredients Borax, Water, glue, food color)

Step 2: Place on dusty/dirty surface. 

Step 3: Wait a few minutes. Then peel away and look at all the gunk it took out. 

Give it a try! What do you have to lose besides the dust/debris ?^__^


So I have this bad habit of buying nail polish and hardly using them >.<...

My excuse - I'm lazy and I have no time. 

No longer is that a good excuse. 

That's why i'm doing this nail challenge! 

I will try to create 7 nail looks for 7 days. 


Queen of Beauty (Sinful Colors) + Silver Nail Polish


Midnight Blue (Sinful Colors) + Innocent (Sinful Colors)


Dancing Nails (Sinful Colors) + Pink Nail Polish (So old doesn't even have a label)
Used bobbin pin to create dots

Last Chance (Sinful Colors) + Red Nail Polish (forever21)


Easy Going (Sinful Colors) + Black Nail Polish
I did 2 versions of this


Royal Rebel (Julie G) + The Golden Age (Sephora by OPI)


Grey Nail Polish (forever21) + Lights, Glammer-a Action! (Sephora by OPI)

If you would like a nail tutorial please let me know =)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Henna 2

After making the henna cones, I did some designs on my hands.

Since I don't have more hands, I did some more henna designs/doodles on paper.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to: Henna Cones

As promised...Here is a how to on Henna Cones =)

Here is what you will need

Cellophane Gift Wrap (99 cent store) 
Rubber Bands


Begin by cutting the cellophane in a rectangular shape. 
( Bigger the rectangle = Bigger the cone) 

1. Take one corner of the cellophane sheet and fold over until tip is at the midpoint of the sheet.

2. Continue to rotate with one hand while the other hand is holding the tip (as in 3.)

3. This is what your hand position should look like (i'm a lefty, so for righties it is the opposite)

4. If the tip is not tight,  pull on the free end of the cellophane to tighten.

5. Once you've done that, the tip should like like this. 

6. Tape the seams of the cone. 

7. Tape all the seams to prevent leakage as in the pic.

8. Now fill your cone with the henna and leave about 2-3 inches empty at the top.
( p.s. to make this easier and less messy pour your henna mixture into a small ziplock bag, cut the tip, and squeeze the mixture into the cone.) 

9. Use a rubber band to tie the top of the cone. 
( As the cone empties, simply roll the rubber band down to make the cone tighter)


To use : Simply cut the tip. 
The less you cut the finer the lines.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Earrings by Nurun

Guess what?
 I can make earrings! (and trust me so can you!)
 I didn't think I could do, nor did I think it would be this easy. But with some research, reading and practice I did it! 

 These are my very first earrings. =)

Flower Bead (reused from old necklace) + white bead
Bead on wire wrapped around eye pin + glued to plastic rose
Tassels + Gold Wire Wrap

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DIY Glass Stone Rings!

About a month ago I purchased some glass stones for a small fish bowl. Sadly I never got the fish and was left with a ton of glass stones. What should I do with them I thought... 
So as always I turned to pinterest for some inspiration.While browsing I came across some DIY rings ideas.  
I thought I could try it out with the glass stones. It turned out better than I expected.
Take a look below! ^.^

For this very simple project here is what you'll need:

-Glass Stones ( got mine from 99¢ Store)

- E6000

-Ring Blanks


1. Apply E6000 glue on to the flat area of the ring blank 

2. Put the glass stone on the glued surface. 

3. Let is dry for 24 hrs. 

DONE =) 

Summer 2013 Pottery

This summer I took a one month pottery class. 
Here are a few pieces that I've made. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

DIY: Safety Pin + Bead Necklace

I've seen a lot of safety pins bracelets on Pinterest. 
I decided to put my own twist on it by making a necklace. 
 (Btw i'm very very new to jewelry making >.<...)
(So if I can do this, trust me so can you!)

Here is the result! 

What you will need:


1. Insert safety pins into eye pin.

2. Place round nose plier at the straight end of the eye pin and twist around to make a loop.

3. Should look like this once complete.

4. Use round nose plier to open jump rings.

5. Using the jump ring to connect the chain and safety pins. Repeat on other side.

6. Connect lobster's claw hook to chain via jump ring. 


DIY Glitter Shoes!

Recently (via Pinterest) I came across a post from Le Fanciulle’s blog called “DIY Sparkly Boots”. Click Here to check it out. 
I fell in love with this idea!  I had to give it a try! 
I decided to try this out on a pair of old suede wedges that I rarely wear these days. 
Perhaps a little glitter will persuade me to wear them more often.

What You Will Need: 

Step 1: Place tape around the area to be glittered. 

Step 2: Mix Mod Podge and Glitter. Make sure there is a higher ratio of glitter to mod podge. 
( Clearly i didn't do that when i took the picture but i did add more later)

Step 3: Brush on the mixture evenly.

Step 4: Apply several coats ( I added about 5-6) and let it dry. 

Step 5: Peel the tape off.

DONE! ^.^