Tuesday, March 10, 2009

every girl needs a little bling.......



My 13 year old daughter LOVES Juicy!!!! She saw this necklace on their website for $48....she showed it to me and I thought it was cute too....not $48 cute, but really cute....she dissappeared for a while and showed back up with this....



Apparently living with the treatgirl is rubbing off on her!!! The thought," I can make this for waaaaayyyy less" must have run through her Juicy loving/gotta have it mind!!!!!



A while ago I saw these cute little Altoids cases while on a trip to Florida....they were in a boutique for $65....of course the ones that I saw had real Swarvorski crystals and the ones I used are from Michaels....but you know what the treat girls favorite last words are..."I could make that!!"



And you can too, with just a few blingy rhinestones, Aileene's Jewel-It glue, a paper clip, some chapstick (I borrowed mine from Cubby's chapstick collection :) a cute little tin of your favorite mints or gum....and some patience and time.



Working with the glue around the top edge of the tin run a thin line of glue about an inch or two....don't put down too much at a time...it dries too quickly and placing the rhinestones takes a little bit of time. The stones are quite tiny and I had to figure out a way to pick them up and place them accurately...the paperclip and chapstick now come into play. Tap the opened paperclip into the chapstick and then tap it onto the top of the rhinestone. It will stick and then you'll be able to place it where you need to. Continue working around and around until you have reached the amount of bling that you want. And as always, the possibilties are endless.....my niece and I spent an afternoon "blinging" our cellphones once too!

7 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

Cute! and the chapstick thing is brilliant!

Joy Beadworks said...

Chapstick! How did you come up with that?

Katie said...

I'll definitely be keeping that chapstick tip tucked away for future projects!

Stephanie said...

very cute and clever!

Leanne said...

Sooooo cute! My girls will love it!

Kimba said...

Too cute! I love what your daughter did. Smart girl!

And thanks for the chapstick tip! I always hate working with small bits of bling because they're such a pain. That makes it way easier!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

bling makes everything better!