We’ve outlined our exact steps – carving, “glitterizing”, tattooing and more (tattooing the candles, that is) so my fellow gypsies can recreate these looks with their own candles. And tip – use cheap dollar store pillar candles. Don’t spend big bucks – you’ll have them lookin’ all luxe and expensive after you give them their makeovers!
Below is my quick photoshoot showing some ideas for these candles – use them as decor, as centerpieces, or as simple pops of color and sparkle around the house. Thanks to Bianca for that sick Ouija dish too – matches perfectly with the candles, my Skully necklace (see more here) and some tarot. Peace!
My pretties….these DIY Hair Ring Charms come together in minutes – but add a bohemian flair to any braid or updo.
I quickly added them to my braid for this pic – but I love adding them to buns as well. The rings simply twist open and closed and are lightweight – add charms or keep them plain depending on your outfit.
This tutorial is a no-brainer – soft aluminum wire is the perfect base for these flexible rings (which are essentially large jump rings!) allowing for a variety of styles. Twist the wire for texture – keep it plain for sleek chicness.
With the rise of festival fashion and Coachella, hair jewelry is definitely up-trending. A lot of hair clips or jewelry only work on long hair – if you’ve got short hair, create a small braid and add these puppies in. Check.
Are we ready?!
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are: jump rings (4mm or 6mm), an assortment of bohemian charms, a sharpie or marker (to mold the wire around) and 16g / 18g wire. I used aluminum wire – it’s easy to bend. You will also need wire cutters for snipping the wire.
Step 2: Wrap 16g aluminum wire around the Sharpie – wrap 4 or 5 times.
Step 3: Remove the wraps from the Sharpie by gently sliding them off. Cut at the top of each wrap to create the rings.
Cut at the same spot on each wrap for perfect rings!
Step 4: To make the twisted rings, cut 8″ of 18g wire. Fold in half, and hold this halfway point with the pliers. Twist the wires together, holding strong and making the wraps tight.
Step 5: Wrap around the Sharpie….
Cut the twisted wire to create more rings.
You can choose to leave your rings plain or adorn with charms – I say, adorning with charms is always preferred! Simply attach 6mm jump rings to each charm.
Slide the charms on the wire rings and then bend to close. Don’t ever PULL the rings! TWIST them to open and close – it will keep their shape. Promise me you won’t pull!!! 🙂
Create these in a variety of themes and colors for every outfit. They are totally reusable too.
Took me much longer to actually write this tutorial than it did to create these sparklies. If you follow this DIY and create your own – post a pic to insta and tag me @quietlioncreations – I’ll repost you!
Skulls and bones and the deep mahogany tones of this necklace – complete with fire opal sparkles courtesy Swarovski – mean this might be one of my favorite pieces yet.
The inspiration started with this shimmering tiger’s eye skully pendant. Tiger’s eye is one of my most favorite stones, as each stone transforms, depending on the angle of light.
To compliment the caramel colors in the pendant, satin pearls and 14k gold plated beads were knotted into a long mala. Adding a feather drop for a bit of whimsy finished off the piece.
To recreate the look yourself, start with a large gemstone skull pendant. You can find similar small 20mm stone skull charms here, or can get larger ones on eEbay for pretty cheap.
I used Swarovski flatback crystals in 3mm, 4mm and 5mm (plus the focal Flame stone in Fire Opal) to create the headdress. You can find Swarovski clear crystal flame flatbacks here, and Swarovski mixed color flatbacks here. I used Gem-Tac glue to adhere the crystals.
After decorating the skull with your desired crystals, knot a mala necklace using 8mm pearls, crystal accents, and golden bead caps. It’s super important to use nylon cording here for a strong mala, but make sure the beads you have can go through this cord. I used 1mm nylon cord (similar here) in brown.
I actually slid on the pendant first, then knotted each side around it. For me, it was easier to gauge how long I wanted it (ended up about 28″ long).
Make sure to have even amounts of beads on each side of the skull – close the necklace either with clasps or a sliding knot closure.
Finally, add a bronze or gold feather charm with a 10mm or 6mm jumpring to the nylon cord between the pendant and bead next to it.
For fun, glue some Swarovskis onto it for extra sparkle. You can’t go wrong with extra sparkle.
These would be amazing in an array of colors and themes – try different stones and use the stones as the color inspiration. Aquamarine would be gorgeous with silver beads and milky white crystals. Try a black obsidian skull with deep garnet crystals and black pearls. Mix and match, it’s up to you!