Metal Mermaid

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Hello everyone and welcome! 🙂

My outfit today is a combination of mermaid and doom metal (that’s my beloved Ghost shirt I’m wearing), and the headband is new!

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It’s made out of buttons and felt fabric. I’ve never worked with felt before, and I really love how it turned out! Mermaid vibes!

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To match, I wore my gigantic made-it-myself seashell statement ring. ❤

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Ghost just released a new single this past week called Rats, and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It’s been on repeat in my car for the past few days. I can’t wait for their new album in June!!!

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My friend and I went to a fancy fruit stand late this afternoon, and I matched the interior. Nice photo opportunity or what?

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Someone on Etsy sent me a message asking if I could make one of my rings into a pin. I decided to make my first pin this weekend, and I like it! It’s in the shop now, and I’m currently sporting it on my laptop bag:

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Pretty, no? 😀

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! ❤

 

DIY Statement Headbands

And a new week begins! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend and you’re well-rested. ❤

I notice that many headbands have the metal base, and that will give me a headache within five minutes of putting it on. So, I have to pass on many cute headbands because I don’t want to wear something that’s going to hurt my head.

That’s why I’ve been on a roll making my own headbands that are pain-free! I make them on fabric headbands, which don’t hurt. These aren’t in my Etsy shop or anything; I just make them for myself to wear.

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Some days I just want to be a mermaid, honestly. Taking some seashell buttons I bought at Joann’s, and some little flower buttons, I glued them onto the headband.

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Et voilà! I can feel like an inland California mermaid whenever I feel like it. (I think Tracy’s blog post on The Tote Trove with mermaid-inspired fashion is what got me thinking about mermaids).

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Since the sunlight makes seeing the details on the ring difficult, here’s a picture of the seashell ring I made a few months ago! Probably my favorite statement ring I’ve ever made.

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This is off-topic, but this shirt!!! I have to explain what I did. Originally, it was a T-shirt shape. Saturday night I couldn’t sleep, so I was looking through my clothes and decided to try altering the shirt. I took scissors to it and thought, Let’s see how this goes, which is typically how I think when it comes to altering clothing, hahaaa! It was a success and I re-made it into a flirty, off-the-shoulder top. ❤

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For this headband, I used some unusual pieces! The small flowers were actually old rings that were wearing down (I removed the ring backs), and the large, colorful flowers are earrings my mom wore in the 80’s. I don’t wear earrings, so I included them on the headband to really make it pop.

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I really love how this headband turned out! I’m getting into bolder headbands, and this one is one of my favorites so far. Headbands can really perk up an outfit, very easily. 🙂

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This is what I used for the glue! It holds really well. Just make sure to let it dry overnight, and it doesn’t budge. I use this for making jewelry, as well. Good stuff!

I hope you enjoyed reading! I love to make my own stuff if I’m able to because it truly feels original and one-of-a-kind. Good luck and have fun making your own DIY projects! The sky’s the limit. 😉

Enjoy your Monday! ❤