Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

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MODEL: @MISCHABLOOM

JEWELRY/PHOTOGRAPHY:  QUIET LION CREATIONS

A quartet of four looks this time for me and Mischa, spanning everything from flowy bohemian to slightly Southwestern – variety is key. We usually have so much to shoot, we just incorporate ALL the themes into one! This time was no different.

Our first ensemble is as free as this insane Florida beach breeze – why is it always a windstorm during our shoots?! I think it was a little worse last shoot, tbh, so hopefully next time we’ll just be dealing with a gentle, balmy day (key word: hopefully…). Fringe kimono: check. Flower in hair: check. DIY Dreamcatcher necklace: a definite check! I made this mini dreamcatcher by wrapping thread and leather around a large “O” jewelry component – web the thread in the middle, then finish with charms and feathers.

For Look 2 we went with a pop of color and complimentary accessories. My Edelweiss necklace (named after the Swarovski Edelweiss stone featured in the design) combines labradorite chip beads, chain and of course, that statement pendant. Add a few sparkly stacking bracelets to match, then finish with a dainty hand chain.

Look 3 was all about an edgier vibe – I mixed my Curb Chain Choker and Stardust Sparkler Necklace for a layered, luxe vibe. The spiky appearance of the Stardust necklace gives it just a bit of a hard edge – perfect for the mood. Again, add stacking bracelets (kind of my go-to for wrist bling) in complimentary colors to finish.

Finally, we ended with a Southwest-type getup featuring one of my Boho Bandanas – read more about those here! – and crystallized purse. I took a vintage bag and added modern bling with some turquoise cabochons and flatback crystals – it could not be easier to recreate at home! If you’ve got old purses that are in need of a makeover, I say add sparkles!

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography
Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography
Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography
Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography


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DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com

Equal parts steampunk and victorian glam, this DIY beaded collar is what I would expect Marie Antionette’s goth cousin to sport at those fancy af tea parties. Not that she had a goth cousin (well, that I know of)….

I started by cutting a choker-length piece of large curb chain. I took round gunmetal chain and wove beads inbetween the links with monofilament, looping in the curb chain, to connect them both. Then it was time to add the dangles – cut varying lengths of chain (longest in middle) and attach with jump rings. Add crystal drops for that necessary sparkle. Mine are from a vintage chandelier – seems like that chandelier keeps on giving, I’ve used crystals from it for multiple projects. The gold watch hands were an unexpected find, yet work perfectly as dagger-like drops.

I’d pair this with a black tunic, skinnies and boots – maybe add a leather (faux) jacket too. If you want to go boujee in spirit of Marie, feel free to dress it up with a fur (faux again) coat instead. The tea is served.



DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com
DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com
DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com
DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com


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DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

This candy-colored DIY sugar skull garland is super cute for the Halloween season and beyond! If scary-spooky skulls aren’t your thing, this is a colorful alternative to your decorating.

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

I’ve simply taken some metal ornaments from Joann and decorated them with nail polish and Swarovski crystals. Create this garland in any color scheme you desire. This tutorial is great for kids and beginners as well, as it’s basically a matter of just painting and gluing. Scary simple!!!

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

Step 1: Gather materials. You’ll need small sugar skull metal ornaments (I got these at Joann! They have a variety of different Halloween shapes), Swarovski crystal flatbacks, nail polish, fabric and Gem-Tac.

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

Step 2: Use the metallic nail polish to paint the ornament however you’d like.

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

If you have spots where the polish has leaked or overflowed, use a Q-tip and nail polish remover to quickly fix. Let the ornament fully dry.

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

Step 3: Use Gem-Tac to glue on crystal flatbacks (especially around the eyes!) to your ornament. I used contrasting colors for a “pop”. Repeat painting and gluing crystals to the remainder of your ornaments (I had 4 total).

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

Step 4: Once all your skulls have fully dried, use strips of recycled fabric for a bohemian look to create the finished garland. I cut an old tie dye skirt into long strips and let the edges fray.

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

String the skulls onto the fabric and use smaller pieces of fabric to tie knots, holding the skulls in place. If you want a cleaner look, you can use organza or silk ribbon to string the skulls. You can even use jute!

DIY Sugar Skull Garland - Quiet Lion Creations

Simply tie or tape the ends over your windowpane for a cool sun catcher effect.


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