Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jane by Design Style Challenge 1

It feels good to complete the first style challenge for Jane by Design. Hopefully my shopping finds are impressive enough to move on to the next round. Also I mentioned that if you have a haul video to share, you can post them on the Jane by Design Facebook page HERE. If you do, it will actually boost my chances of continuing to the next challenge. I hope you guys can help. Just tell mention that Amanda from One of Each Blog sent you. Thanks so much! <3

Thursday, December 15, 2011

DIY Hardware Necklace

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Here are the close ups of my DIY Hardware necklaces.

The supplies include:
-Brass Hexagonal Nuts
-Pipe Nipples-Connectors (Yes they were really called nipples)
-Thin rope

Just string on different pieces in interesting patters, and ta-da you have an amazing statement necklace.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Personal Style: DIY Poncho

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker


Hello again. This is my DIY Jane By Design Style Challenge #1 – poncho in action! I felt like styling it sort of hippie dippie like. Hope you guys enjoy!

PS Don’t forget about my GEMEG Jewelry giveaway!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Do you pin?

Pinterest

Follow Me on Pinterest

Do you Pinterest? If you do, give me a follow… if you don’t you should start! Basically it’s on online pinboard. Instead of having 1000 bookmarks on your computer or saved images all over your desktop, you can compile a virtual pinboard of all of your favorite things. I have a category for pomeranians, home deco, style, jewelry…and a bunch of others. It’s also a great site to search for cute DIY projects and unique recipes.
Go get your pinterest on.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

DIY: Christopher Kane Inspired Galaxy Tee

christopher kane galaxy inpsiration

diy galaxy tee

shirt in action

shirt in action

 

I’ve been a fan of these galaxy prints from Christopher Kane for ages, so I took it upon myself to try and recreate the galaxy effect. It ended up being so easy, and I think it turned out to be pretty rad.

What you’ll need:
* Black Cotton Tee (or try a skirt or dress)
* Spray Bottle
* Bleach solution (4 parts water, 1 part bleach)
* Blow Dryer (optional)

Step 1:
In a well ventilated, and able to get messy area, lay tee out flat. Spray with bleach solution in a random “galaxy-like” pattern.

Step 2:
Scrunch tee and repeat spray. This will help to make the pattern look more organic.

Step 3:
Dry. I used my blow dryer to accelerate the bleach. You could also toss tee in the dryer, or lay the tee out in the sun.

Step 4:
Run your tee though the wash with cool water. Or rinse with cool water by hand.

Step 5:
TA-DA! Your done! Wear your new rad galaxy t-shirt.

inspiration

flip-flop-diy

vacuum belt flip flop diy

Whoever said nothing good can come from a vacuum, well besides clean floors, was wrong. I recently got inspired by Chiara of The Blonde Salad and her cute Valentino flip flops.
The cost: $295.00
One of Each Blog DIY cost: PRICELESS…or about $20.00 (maybe less if you have some black flip flops laying around)

What you’ll need:
* Vacuum Belts – 4 total (Wal-Mart)
* Black Duct Tape
* Silver Square Brads (Michaels / Craft Store)
* Nail Polish Remover
* Q-Tips
* X-Acto Knife
* Super Glue for Rubber
* Black Flip Flops

Step 1:
Open up your vacuum belts. They should come 2 per package, and you will need a total of 4 belts. I used Hoover Style 190. Take a Q-Tip dipped in nail polish remover, and remove any white text that is on the belt.

Step 2:
Cut belts in half. You will need 2 strips measuring 8 1/2”, and 2 strips measuring 7 1/2”. (Keep extra scraps for later)

Step 3:
With the strips laying horizontally, slice holes vertically every inch for brads to fit in, leaving a spot open in the middle. The small strips should have 4 brads, while the longer strips should have 6.

Step 4:
Insert silver brads into cut slices. Then flip the belt strip over, and pull the legs of the brads open, to lay flush with the belt.

Step 5:
Using a small piece of duct tape, tape belts into small bows. They should look the the infinity symbol or a figure 8.

Step 6:
Using another thin strip of duct tape, tape the small and large “bow” together for each flip flop. I did mine a little bit diagonal, instead on directly on top of one another, to be able to see both bows.

Step 7:
Repeat Steps 3 & 4, with the flip flops. Space slices evenly. I managed to fit 8 brads on each flip flop.

Step 7:
Place a drip of glue on the flip flop where you are going to place the bow. Then with a long piece of thin duct tape, wrap bow in place.

Step 8:
With the left over scraps of the vacuum belt, make 2, 2 1/4” strips. (Also make sure this fits over the duct tape that is holding the bow to the flip flop.)

Step 9:
Add one brad to center of strip, like in previous steps.

Step 10:
Add glue to small strip and place over bow. Hold in place until glue drys. (approx. 1 min)

Step 11:
Put on your fancy new flip flops and head out on the town. You’re done! TA-DA!

Monday, July 18, 2011

DIY: Bleached Dipped Jeans

leached-inspiration-diy

bleached-diy-steps

I’ve really been into anything dyed dipped recently, and with this one being super simple, I had cooler jeans in no time.

What you’ll need:
*Jeans or Jean Shorts (any color…i think pink would be too cute)
*Bleach
*Rubber Gloves
*Large Bucket
*Water

Step 1:
With rubber gloves on, pour 1 part bleach, 1 part water into the bucket. Make sure you are somewhere that can get messy, so if the bleach spatters, it’s no big thang. (Also I added more bleach when I did the darker jeans. 2 parts bleach, 1 part water)

Step 2:
Submerge jeans into bleach solution until it saturates up to the bottom of the pocket. The solution will rise a bit higher than where the jeans are submerged. Keep in bleach for 10-15 mins. You should start to see the color fade right before your eyes.

Step 3:
Pull jeans out of solution and lay in sun to dry. (Either on hangers or flat on the ground) If your jeans are not the desired shade, repet steps.

Step 4:
Don’t forget to run your fancy new jeans through the wash. I’d recommend running them alone because they have been saturated in bleach.

Step 5:
Wear your jeans

Check out how I wore this, and other looks at Lookbook.nu

lookbook

ENJOY <3 Amanda

Monday, February 28, 2011

Stolen

stolen girlfriends club

stolen girlfriends club

stolen girlfriends club

I know everyone is all buzz over the new autumn/winter fashions, but I like to look at all the spring/summer stuff. Especially since I hear it’s going to be warm this week. Spring weather starts early in the desert! I love these spring looks from Stolen Girlfriends Club. Although I did sneak one new fall look in. I couldn’t help it! Do you see that spiked belt??? I do believe I’ll have to make a DIY one. Speaking of doing it yourself, I’ll be doing my very own DIY post this week. I’ll give you one hint of what I will be making: stylestalker snakebite. Maybe that’s considered two hints. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cute Cake Topper DIY

Cake Topper DIY

Amanda Cover

I’ve been peeping at the wedding blogs again, which was once a dangerous addiction, to inspire me in crafting my friends wedding centerpieces this weekend. That’s when I stumbled upon this cake topper! How cute is that? To follow this DIY project, head over to Arizona Bride Magazine for all the steps.
…Oh fancy that! I just so happen to be on the cover of Arizona Bride. Yes, I’m beautiful enough to be a part-time model. (Hopefully you caught that reference) But, like I was telling my friend the other day, I’m just a career woman over here. 😉