DIY: Lace Cuff

While I am ready to wear something lacy year round, there’s something about the holiday season that makes lace feel like a necessity. Since I already own one to many lace dresses, I decided to try my hand at making a classic gold lace cuff recently. I love that I can wear this with jeans and a tee shirt or dress it up in a date night dress. And since it is so simple to make, I plan to be making ones in different colors like silver and rose gold to give as gifts for all my girl friends.
Tools: Base of a kitchen towel roll, paper bags, cling film, floss, lace, fabric stiffening spray, fabric color spray, scissors, jewelry wire, jump ring + lobster clasp.

How to Do it:

Step 1: Wrap the base of a kitchen towel roll with a paper bag to thicken it’s size to fit your wrist.
Step 2: Wrap cling film over the mold.
Step 3: Tie the lace with a piece of floss around the mold.
Step 4: Spritz the lace with a fabric stiffening spray to help it keep shape. Let it set overnight.
Step 5: Cut a piece of jewelry wire to be just a little larger than your wrist and put it through the inside loop of the lace.
Step 6: Add a lobster clasp and jump ring to each end of the wire.
Step 7: Spray the cuff with a fabric spray in the color of your choice.
Step 8: Enjoy!

x Paris

DIY: Gold Rim Jewelry Tray

{Before}                                                                                                                                                      {After}

It’s pretty obvious to anyone who meets me that I am obsessed with gold. From gold jewelry {it took me a long time to warm up to silver, white gold, and platinum, though I adore them all now} to gold accent pieces around the house, there’s something about the warm, rich color that just adds a touch of pretty to any element. Since one of the things missing from my closet was a pretty jewelry dish, I knew I needed to create one and pay homage to my favorite interior design accent color. I decided to create a simple jewelry tray to help organize my things beautifully and corral my sparkliest jewels so that I can see their prettiness on a daily basis by DIY-ing a simple white appetizer plate. This tray helped organize my jewelry and leave my prettiest jewels on display, whether I placed it on my dresser, vanity, or nightstand. I loved that this simple DIY created a pretty punch of color {especially when juxtaposed to the basic white porcelain} that I find so appealing, and the best part is it cost me less than $5.
Tools: Appetizer Plate, Gold Leaf Pen

Step 1: Using the pen, line the edge of the plate. Don’t worry about how thick or thin the line is, or if it is even all around.

Step 2: Once it dries {my pen instantly dried}, go back around the tray with the gold. This time focus on evening out the thickness of the line and filling in any spots that need to be touched up.

Step 3: Using your nails, chip away at any of the gold that isn’t even.

Step 4: Corral your prettiest baubles and enjoy!

x Paris