Don't Forget to Floss!

In these days of Pinterest and up cycling the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" has never held more true. If you're like me and feel bad wasting craft materials you probably have tons of leftover embroidery floss that is not quite long enough to start a new project. Now you can use those scraps to add a fun pop of color to an ordinary charm à la Urban Outfitters!

What You'll Need:
Embroidery floss
Jump Ring


First, twist together your embroidery floss and thread through the jump ring. Pinching the floss together, wrap the wire around the embroidery floss (approximately 10 times) at the base of the jump ring.

Lastly, cut off the excess wire. Undo your necklace and slide on the new jump ring!



Cameo Appearance

It is no surprise that Miu Miu, better known as Prada's quirky little sister, would take an Edwardian classic like the cameo and reinvigorate the age-old staple with a modern spin. The Cammeo Cristal Collection features silhouettes vaguely reminiscent of the 1920s. Women in cloche hats and flapper headpieces are set against oval backdrops of cherry red, cerulean blue, and hot pink. Add a pair of head-turning earrings to denim cut-offs or a bejeweled necklace to a cotton shift for an Art Deco vibe. You can bet if Daisy Buchanan were on the summer party circuit this is exactly what she'd choose!

What You'll Need:
Miu Miu printout
Pendant necklace
Mod Podge
Hot glue gun


First, print out the image of the cameo. You will have to play with the size of the image to get the silhouette to fit on your existing pendant. Cut out the oval around the cameo. Next, paint the Mod Podge on the surface of your old pendant and apply the oval cut out on top while taking care to smooth any creases.

 After the paper applique has dried (usually about 5 minutes), paint a layer of Mod Podge over the paper to give the cameo a glossy finish. Once dry, use a hot glue gun to reassemble your pendant. My outdated "Juicy" pendant had a cloth backing and rhinestone setting that I ripped apart, but you can make earrings, bracelets, or rings using this method!