How to DIY 4 bracelets and 3 necklaces (photo heavy)

Apr 27, 2015

When it comes to jewelry, If I can do it myself instead of buying it, I'll probably do it. I like buying supplies on Etsy and whenever I go to a local craft show. I have a little collection of beads, cameos, cords, and chains; so I have all I need if I feel like DIYing.

I made 3 super simple how-tos, that you can use to make the 4 bracelets and 3 necklaces I'm showing, but if you use different beads and chains you can come up with many designs. And the best thing is that nobody will have what you're wearing!

Here are photos of the pieces I made and the how-tos. Feel free to Pin!

1. For this necklace I used a metallic cord and a thick gun metal chain.

2. For this one, I used a coral suede cord and gun metal chain.
3. Here I combined the necklace above and a pink suede cord with huge pink beads.
You could play with lengths and the size of the beads to create different designs.

I super glued both cords to the jump ring

4. This  is how I make most of my bracelets. I used mint and chocolate brown suede cords.

5. I used chocolate brown suede cord, and I added just one jump ring without a clasp, because it was a gift. This way she can just tie a know to wear it as tight or loose as she wants.

6. Now, here we are just adding beads to the cord in the middle.
You could use beads in different sizes and colors in the same bracelet/necklace.

7. Here we just tight a knot. That's it, super easy and it looks pretty rad.

I hope you like these DIYs, please show me what you make with these ideas. You can leave a comment or tweet me a picture @Batzy.

Have a rad day!

7 things to try this weekend (ideas and resources)

Apr 22, 2015

Some of us have 2 or 3 or more jobs Monday/Friday and we want to have fun and do everything on the weekend, but Saturday comes and we don't always know when to start, what to do... besides sleeping a couple of extra hours. So I have here 7 things to try this weekend, these are things I'm definitely going to try, maybe not all this weekend but you get the idea.

1. Pressing flowers. The weather is so nice these days, so why not going for a walk and find pretty flowers and leaves to press? 
You can then use them as props for your photos (see image above), you can frame them, or use them as reference to create a nice drawing or painting.

2. Try a new coffee flavor or coffee shop. If coffee is not your thing you can always try a new tea or maybe a smoothie!

Snap a few photos, try to capture the light in the place, or maybe do some people watching!

12 things I'm doing to add more color to my life

Apr 20, 2015

One of the simple goals I set for myself for April, is to add more color to my life. The things I've been doing to accomplish that are pretty simple and fun, and I thought you might like to try them too. So here are 12 things I'm doing to add more color to my life.

1. Buying fresh flowers

2. Adding more fruits to my diet

3. A new desktop background

Disney princesses wearing iconic dresses

Apr 10, 2015

I got to work with the Hello Giggles girls on this rad post of the Disney princesses wearing iconic red carpet dresses... it was SO MUCH FUN!

If you haven't check out the 8 princesses on HG, and you can also buy prints of them on my S6 shop 

Let me know if you liked them!

Have a rad day!

Happy Easter (warning! contains cute cat photos)

Apr 5, 2015

Happy eat-all-the-candy-you-can-find day! 

Today will SO be a cheat day, I'll go for all the chocolate that has some kind of mint in it :3 What about you?

Stiletto nails, tattoos & zombies -New art

Apr 2, 2015

These 3 are some of my newest illustrations. I looove tattoos and... tattooed dudes, so that's basically the inspiration behind this one. I'm also obsessed with stiletto nails.