pisces season

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

FEATURING:

MODEL: NADYA SANTOS @NADYASANNTOS

MAKEUP: SCHAUMIN ALEXANDER, @THEJAMERICANBEAUTY

It’s PISCES SEASON fishes ♓?, and I’m channeling all our mystic mermaid vibes with my new Spring collection of shell jewelry. I have always loved chainmaille, and thought it would be the perfect compliment to seashells for an unexpected mix of edgy and feminine.

The lacy look of the 4 in 1 weave totally fit the bill – if you’re a beginner at chainmaille, I suggest learning this weave first. It’s super simple! Youtube has a lot of great tutorials, and is how I first learned as well.

The Byzantine weave is another fav – I used it in the golden lariat below in the post. It’s almost rope-like, with a scalloped look that mimics the shape of shells. A touch more difficult to learn than the 4 in 1, but still totally doable for beginners.

Freshwater pearls were a must as well – literally (along with shells of course) the most trendy thing rn in the jewelry/accessory world. Playing off the mismatched earring trend (which I admit I at first was not a fan of) seemed fitting with shells- they are naturally mismatched anyway! We are also all about the layered look, as usual, so dainty and chunky chains made an appearance in varying lengths….. Combining contrasting necklace styles as well is something I’m loving atm – like mixing a chunky necklace with a super dainty chain choker. The play in scale is definitely a modern take on bohemian style!

Check out the lookbook video at the bottom of the post as well, and if you don’t live at a beachy destination, sorry for the FOMO. It might be snowing or super cold by you because it’s February – but we’re chillin at the ocean, as mermaids do…..

Special thanks to boho beach babe Nadya and makeup magician Schaumin for this perfectly Pisces collab!

 

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations


Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations
Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Greenery-Wrapped Votives

DIY Greenery-Wrapped Votives

These garden-chic DIY Greenery-Wrapped Votives are perfect for backyard and outdoor weddings! I once again partnered with Beacon Lane to create these super cute votives, and am sharing the easy DIY with you all!

DIY Greenery-Wrapped Votives

The earthiness of the hemp cord wraps complimenting the greenery perfectly – and the best part is that they are quick and simple to make! They are also customizable – choose the greenery or herb that matches your wedding scheme!

Follow along on the Beacon Lane Blog for the full tutorial!

DIY Greenery-Wrapped Votives

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Sparkles upon crystals upon satin, oh my! If you love bright, statement-making accessories, you totally have to try out this tutorial!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

These DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses are totally customizable and a perfect weekend project. You can find all sorts of cool vintage (or not) purses and clutches at your local thrift store, for really cheap prices! When you decorate with glitter and Swarovski, they take on a whole new life and will quickly become your go-to accessory.

Follow along below for the full tutorial!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 1: Gather materials. You’ll need your chosen purse (I found mine at Goodwill stores in my area!), Gemtac or your preferred adhesive, a mix of Swarovski crystal flatbacks, glitter (if desired) and a wax stick or Crystal Katana tool.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 2: Start by placing small dots of glue on your bag, in areas where you desire a crystal. Use the wax stick to pick up flatbacks and place on the glue dots.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 3: Continue filling in the bag with crystals – it helps to start by placing the large crystals, then fill in with smaller ones. Once you have all crystals placed, let the glue dry for the recommended time on the bottle.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

Step 4: To add glitter (if desired) place small pools of glue around your placed crystals – sprinkle glitter on top and let fully dry. Dust off any excess glitter.

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

I like using crystals and glitter that match the fabric underneath them for a more seamless look. They will look like they’ve been part of the purse all along!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses

If you find a plain bag that looks good for decorating, you can add any pattern of crystals you like – try out adding your initials, or a trending symbol like a moon and star.  The sky’s the limit!

DIY Sparkly Upcycled Purses


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