You'll be grooving and shaking if you win these fantastic earrings!
Just leave a comment on any (or every) blog post between this moment and Monday, July 13th. I'll draw, at random, the winner at the end of the day on the 13th. Be sure to leave your email address, too, so that I can get ahold of you!
These earrings are made from vintage gold-tone components and are full of movement. The chains are beautiful little metal balls strung together and hanging from a tiny gold-toned bar. The most interesting part about this fringes is that they hang at an angle. Asymmetrical goodness!
Sorry for the delay on this. I was visiting some shops in Boston and didn't have full connectivity. Better late than never.
In any case, the winner of the current drawing for the Speckled Flower ring is Abigail. Yeah!
You're going to love this enameled little beauty!
Be sure to check back for this week's give-away on Thursday. I'm thinking something really flashing that would look perfect with your bathing suit...maybe some dangly earrings! See you back here on Thursday!
Hello! It's Thursday again...which means time for another give-away. Woot!
This week, in the spirit of Independence Day, I have a jazzy little red, white, and blue number in this Speckled Flower Ring.
Made from a delicate enameled flower, that used to be a clip-on earring, this bauble is genuinely sweet. The blue is a very dark navy and the red is a bright cherry red. I just found this pretty vintage goody while at an antique show last weekend. Perfect timing!
Remember to leave a comment on any blog post between now (that would be a good time) and Monday, July 5th. I'll draw, at random, the winner at the end of the day on the 5th.
There are lots of other adorable and sparkly cocktail rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces at http://twinkle-studio.com. Shop it up!
I'm going to start a weekly give-away for the lovely and fashionable readers of my blog...starting today!
Just check back here every Thursday for that week's item (hint: bookmark http://twinkle-studio.typepad.com).
To win, just leave a comment on any blog post from now through Monday. I'll draw a winner at random at the end of the day on Monday.
This week's give-away is a fun bracelet that I just made. The bracelet is made from a vintage stretchy watch band and perched on top of it is a bright white flower...perfect for summer! This sort of reminds me of a wrist corsage, which is downright fun and sassy. Plus it has a value of $49.
I love making jewelry out of unexpected vintage items...chandelier drops, items from tiny tea sets, miniature perfume bottles, eyeglasses, Barbie doll shoes, buttons and more. Such fun!
I'd love your suggestions on other vintage goodies I could incorporate into my pieces. Send a Twitter message (@twinklestudio) or leave a blog comment here by May 25th. I'll pick a random message or tweet and that person will get this Spot o' Tea Necklace ($59 value).
The girls on my holiday list this year are receiving adorable, one-of-a-kind jewelry (or treasure) boxes! So cute and functional. Here are the steps to make one of your own.
Leave a message on this post and you can win this jewelry box! Drawing will be held on December 12.
- Wooden box (This one came from Michael's for less than $5)
- Modge Podge
- Small sponge brush
- Decoupage sealant
- Fabric or paper (this size box used 1/3 of a yard of fabric)
- 2 squares of felt
Cut your fabric or paper into different sized shapes and size with your smallest one being about .5"x.5" and the largest about 3"x3". If you're going to use fabric, cut with pinking shears to minimize the fraying (I learned this the hard way!)
Remove metal hardware from the box and put into a very safe, covered container. The screws are very, very tiny and quite easy to lose if the container is spilled (believe me!).
With the small sponge brush, paint on a thin coat of Modge Podge approximately the same size as one of the pieces of the larger fabric. Place the fabric on top of the Modge Podge and push out the bubbles. Put a coat of Modge Podge on top of the fabric or paper. I like to use a lot of Modge Podge so that the fabric is basically soaked. You don't need that much, however, for paper. Repeat this step until the entire top and bottom are covered. Don't cover the inside bottom of the box as you're going to put felt here.
After the Modge Podge has dried for about 24 hours, spray with a decoupage sealer. You can find this in all kinds of finishes including super glossy and matte. This stuff is toxic! Be sure to go outside or, at least, in the garage to use it.
You'll have to do several sessions of spraying because you'll want to make sure all the decoupage is covered. Spray thin layers versus a single thick, globby, runny layer. Allow each coat to dry for at least 2 hours and the finished product to dry for about 24 hours.
This step is absolutely necessary because without it, the Modge Podge will get tacky anytime it's humid as it's water-based.
Put the hardware back on the box. I've found that the screws actually fit better and more firmly if you put a little bit of tackly glue on them before screwing them back in.
Cut pieces of felt that will fit perfectly in the bottom of the box. Glue these piece with basic tacky glue. Consider using a piece of contrast-colored felt for a special surprise inside of the box. I've also used crafting foam for the inside and that's really great, too. The foam is actually easier to work with than felt, but it's a bit more expensive.
TA-DA! You're finished. There are lots of fun extras you can add on the box at this stage including small letters to spell names or special dates, rhinestones, glitter, or sequins.
Remember to leave a comment to be included in the drawing for this fun jewelry box on December 12. Grazie!
Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments on my DIY for converting vintage screw-back earrings!
The winner of these beauties is Kate! Kate, I'll email you for your address.
Please check back here on December 2nd for my next do-it-yourself and drawing. It will be for a really posh (and very affordable) jewelry box. It's a perfect gift for all the fabulous bellas in your life!