tulum turquoise earrings

Pretty hues of turquoise blue, beige, antique copper and gleaming gold mix here to create a totally tropical-bohemian look! This chic fiesta of hippie goodness just reminded me of something you’d wear on the sandy beaches of Tulum (or really any other oceanside getaway!)….. These chandelier-style earrings are surprisingly light, and surprisingly easy to make. … Continue Reading

Dior potion bottle necklace

I adore Dior. With the same spirit as my other Chanel Potion Necklaces, this Dior Potion Bottle combines a luxury perfume bottle, crystals, gold flake, chain and more to create what I think is the ultimate form of recycling! This bottle was from a mini sample of Dior perfume- I knew this could not just go … Continue Reading

Modernist Hand Bracelet

Simple silver, hematite and copper tones mix in this modern – style hand bracelet. Because of the minimal materials, it’s super lightweight and delicate, and has a ton of movement to it. The secret here is the recycled headpins – more on that later – which are grouped together to create metallic tassels. I’m using … Continue Reading

Chanel Potion Necklaces

OMGGGG……. SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS + GOLD AND SILVER FOIL + VINTAGE PEARLS + CHAIN + CHANEL = INSANE That’s how we do math @ The Quiet Lion.  My newest necklaces take upcycling to a whole ‘nother level.  Old empty Chanel perfume bottles are redesigned into super sparkly pendants, and hung from metallic chain. I’ve chosen a … Continue Reading

Cheyenne Feather Necklaces

I’m lovin’ the mix of bohemian and glamour that these necklaces bring! This is a simple tutorial which allows for a lot of customization. I also will show you a quick way to “dust” these feathers with a bit of metallic nail polish for a subtle shimmer. What’s great about these is that they can … Continue Reading

Supernova Necklace

A prismatic array of full-specturm color. I found this amazing Aurora Borealis Quartz Crystal at the Lizzadro Lapidary Museum and had to have it. The multicolored coating (read more below) is a statement on its own.  I didn’t know at first what I wanted to make out of it. I had some ideas but ultimately decided … Continue Reading

Christmas in July- Cousin ‘Tis the Season Part 3

Deck the halls with a statement necklace made with pearls, rhinestones, rose beads and chunky chain! For Project #3 in the “Christmas in July” theme is my Mrs. Claus Necklace. Cousin’s new line of 2014 ‘Tis the Season products can be found in craft stores like Michael’s, JoAnn, AC Moore and more! I’ve made simple … Continue Reading

La Boutique Chic- Vase Necklaces

Fresh flowers and sparkly adornments…..what could be better??!! Peonies are in full bloom, which inspired me to take ordinary glass vases and jazz them up with a bit of Cousin brand crystals and chains.  What’s great about these vase “necklaces” is that you can customize them to fit a special occasion (like a wedding or … Continue Reading

Grinning Geisha Bracelet

What a doll! For this tutorial, I took inspiration from this little Geisha bead from Beadmixer. The clean whites but pops of contrasting red/pinks and greens.     I decided to mix materials by weaving cotton and a mix of glass and porcelain beads through flat silver cable chain from Cousin. How perfect are these porcelain … Continue Reading

Handmade Chained Heart Appliqués

Super sweet!  Gather up all your beads, it’s sewing time! In this tutorial you will learn how to make a hand-sewn beaded appliqué, perfect for adding to basically anything: sweaters, hats, gloves, jeans, socks, whatever your heart wants! My chained heart appliqués use a cool technique of chain draping and tacking so that it seems … Continue Reading