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01-09-2010
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I'd almost be MORE apt to buying from eBay then, say, a bazaar or places around my town. On eBay you can track down the sellers that have stellar feedback (if they do, they won't rip you off with lying about materials, etc). You can ask them all the questions about the product/material you care to. You'd probably get it cheaper & more resources available to you.
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Just a little hint for cheap studs. I bought some studs on ebay a couple months ago very reasonably priced and I got antique brass gun metal silver for the color, so they weren't your basic. The only downside was, I bought them from the Philippines and they took 20 days to ship, but for the price you can't beat it. For random craft supplies, eBay is your place to go, you'd be amazed all the off beat things you can by at a very cheap price.

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A couple of DIYs I recently did:



Rodarte SS09 Inspired DIY



Mirrored Collar

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^ I have been obsessed trying to find ways to make a skeletal look work, and I love that rib cage look.

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And I forgot to post the instructions.
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FLAT BOW HEELS (inspired by Louis Vuitton)

Ingredients:
-Pointy or almond-toe pumps (we used Aldo's Rieber Pumps ($120); just look for a style with a sturdy heel)
-Textured leather ribbon
-Scissors
-Hot glue gun
-Velcro

Directions for one bow
1. Cut two pieces of leather into strips: the first one should be approximately 7" x 1.5", the second one should be approximately 4" x 1.5". (You can go bigger or smaller depending on how large you want the bow to be.)
2. The longer piece will serve as the base of the bow. Place this piece in front of you, horizontally, with the colorful side of the leather facing down.
3. Starting at the outside edge, fold the leather strip into thirds, gluing each side down with your hot glue gun. The final bow should be approximately 4 inches long, but again, you can make it bigger or smaller to your taste.
4. Next, you will create the bow's knot! To do this, take the smaller piece of leather and fold it around the center of the bow. When you've positioned it correctly (make sure the seam is in the back!), use your hot glue gun to secure it to the bow.

5. While the glue on the bow is drying, cut two small pieces of Velcro, measuring 2" x 1" each.
6. Using the hot glue gun, attach one small piece of Velcro to the back of the bow, in the center. Then glue the opposite side of the piece of Velcro to the center/top of your shoe, where you want the bow to be placed.
7. Repeat steps 1-6 for the second bow.
8. Finally, stick your new bows to your shoes and voila! Flat, ladylike bow heels à la Louis Vuitton!


KNOTTED BOW HEELS (inspired by Isabel Marant)

Ingredients:
-Pointy pumps (we used the Robyn Heels ($40) from JustFabulous)
-Scissors
-Glue gun
-Marking tool (like a silver Sharpie pen)
-Textured paper (try Momi paper, which is available at most fine art or stationary stores)

Directions for one bow
1. Cut one piece of textured paper into a rectangle measuring 10" x 4".
2. Using your Sharpie or other pen, mark and cut paper into an angled rhombus shape (see image above for reference!)
3. Tie a knot in the center of the paper. Feel free to trim the ends of the paper to achieve the desired shape and size.
4. Cut a small piece of Velcro, approximately 1" x .5", and glue one side to the back of the knot, in the center of the bow.
5. Using the glue gun again, adhere the opposite side of the Velcro to the heel, wherever you'd like the bow to be placed. For the most Marant-like look, go for the outer edge of the vamp, as seen above.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for the second bow.
7. Stick bows on the shoes—and look fabulous!

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Felt in love when i say the blazer at Taylor!
verkleind 04.jpg
so i thought.. why not making one my own?

verkleind 03.jpg

Verkleind 01.jpg

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all photos by me ( first one is screenshot )

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I did some DIY bracelets with leather belts and plumbing supplies



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those bracelets look awesome

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That's funny..
I made simillar bracelets 2 months ago aswel



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ha.. cool coincidence !; )

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What an amazing coincidence indeed.

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Those bracelets are awesome! so unique and trendy.

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i dont know if this has been posted here before but i just found this amazing DIY blog!

check it out!

http://psimadethis.com

there are really cool ideas!

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^what an amazing blog!!!nice found

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