Monday, July 23, 2012

Revealing, sources and all...


"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."



While incredibly smart, I don't know how well Einstein would have achieved in modern schooling 
if he stood by this and never used references! 
Today I bring to you the first of the necklace projects I started working on during the holidays.
For these I was inspired by the great pieces by Susanna Galanis (you may have seen some on Gossip Girl).
Unfortunately my student budget is not near enough to be able to afford any of her jewelry 
or the materials to make some, so i had to get creative...




I used a combination of video tutorials of youtube on creating rock lookalikes using fimo.
This particular piece uses methods such as fake turquoise (for the veining) and lava rock texture (using salt for the pitting/edges). There are a lot of tutorials like this around, so if you want to give making some jewelry a go just combine some for the look you'd like!
Overall I was pretty pleased how this turned out, and when I get more time there's a couple of other ideas I'm planning to try out.



Necklace and Jacket - made by me
nail polish - Jaffa by Butter London
Lipstick - Neon Orange by MAC








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36 comments:

  1. lol. Einstein was a genius, but he didn't know everything. I heard he was lousy with the ladies.

    Beautiful necklace.

    Beauty, Fashion and Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

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  2. love the necklace!
    Following you now, would love a follow back ;)
    x

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  3. AWESOME!!!VERY CREATIVE!!!
    XX



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  4. Wow it truly looks amazing on. I think I need to make some time and look into this wonderful world of making jewelry! :o)

    Have a lovely day!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  5. That is such a gorgeous and unique necklace ♥

    Trendy Teal

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  6. The necklace is so damn gorgeous! I love it! Can you make an DIY on it?

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  7. The necklace is really super pretty. It looks completely professionally done :) Good job girl :)

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  8. Great post :)

    Love your necklace so much such a statement piece !!

    You look amazing

    Just stopped by your blog!
    Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

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    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  10. So chic, so fab....I just love it!
    :)

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  11. So pretty! What a gorg color!!

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    davie+erica

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  12. You're such an artist!! I wish I know how to sew a jacket like that. I usually do DIY, but by the moment I only make necklaces and jewelry... I think I'll try soon to make other things.

    See you!
    Amanda
    http://somethingfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. What a fabulous necklace! I can't believe you made it! Gorgeous!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  14. Love this!! You look fab xxx

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  15. Fab! :-)Love your blog.

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    Pls follow mine too

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  16. You made the necklace AND the jacket? Great pieces, absolutely love it.

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  17. Are you sure that's not rock?! I seriously wouldn't be able to tell the difference, cannnot believe you made that! It's a gorgeous piece. You could sell them and make a fortune :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. this is a gorgeous necklace, love it!

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  19. Great Style. I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.

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    A.

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  20. Your blog is purely awesome, following now ^^

    xo, L
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  21. That necklace is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing such a lovely DIY.
    I absolutely love your blog! I would love for you to stop by mine and let me know what you think of my new post!

    xoxo
    Meera

    http://momentswithmeera.blogspot.com

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  22. Looks very cool!

    Would be lovely if u visit me too,
    Alex

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  24. it look great :)

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  25. love the necklace!
    can't wait to see you on my blog!
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  26. wow u look gergous outfit
    love u necklace ...........

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  27. Great necklace dear! What happened to you hand? I hope you're doing okay!

    Arra
    The Princess on the Brink

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