A Smart Way To Pack Your Jewelry

I have always had problems with packing and one of the most annoying things to pack are jewelry. If you put everything in a small purse or makeup bag you usually end up with a big lump of jewelry making it impossible to take out that one necklace you need. I love organizing, space saving storage and smart ways to pack so I am always looking for the best ideas.

A few years ago I got this idea:

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I made myself a jewelry roll up to keep my jewelry in while I’m traveling and although it might need some improvement I love using it and it’s super easy to find what I’m looking for.

I added pockets (one with a zipper), loops with buttons to add bracelets and necklaces, fabric pieces to attach earrings and a stuffed long “pillow” for my rings. It’s actually a fun process to add everything and then you just roll it up, tie the ribbons and add bangles and bracelets to make sure they keep their shape.

If you have any ideas of how to pack smart please share in the comments, I love to try new things. If you liked this post please follow, like and share!

DSC_0014 (26)DSC_0012 (21)DSC_0007 (26)As you may know I have gotten ready for Malta the past couple of weeks and tomorrow is the day we’re leaving. This means that I won’t post here on my blog for a while but if you’re interested you can follow me on Instagram where I’ll post daily (maybe even more than once a day) all about what we’re up to while we’re there. Once I’m back I’ll share my photos, experiences (and new things that I have bought.)

I hope you have an amazing couple of weeks!

-Frida

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DIY Fridays: Monochromatic Painted Earrings

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Today I’m going to showing you how to make these white monochromatic earrings step by step. You can paint your earrings any color you like using either acrylic paint like I ended up doing or nail polish which gives a more glossy finish.

I started to paint with this white nail polish in the picture but I didn’t like the way it looked so I used white acrylic paint, which I painted on with my fingers to avoid too much texture. The pieces I used for my earrings came from old cheap jewelry from Asos, H&M and Forever 21.

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I started by adding the eye pins to the stud pieces (if you want you can use wire) and what’s so great is that you can use pieces that are tarnished because those will be covered up anyway.

I also added eye pins to the bottom of the stud pieces which I forgot at first and then I connected all the pieces using (tarnished) jump rings.

Then I moved on to painting and I did need a couple of layers to cover everything, I used a clear nail polish to seal the paint and I also painted roughly at the back.

That was it! So much fun to make and they look so cool. If you already have a pair of earrings you can paint those instead but because I have a lot of pieces from old jewelry I decided to reuse them.

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I hope you liked this DIY, don’t forget to follow! Have a lovely day!

-Frida

Late Graduation Gift & My Bikini

As you may or may not have noticed I didn’t post anything yesterday because I have decided to use Sundays to plan coming posts. I just wanted to let you know in case you were wondering.

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On Friday after my graduation I got a delayed gift from my parents which was this beautiful necklace from Bjorg. I love everything about this necklace and I have wanted it for a long time now. Instead of me telling you about it; the description reads:

“18 K gold-plated secret carrier necklace. Elegantly crafted to resemble a natural twig, opens on top so you can put a secret message inside; a small letter or photo to your love or anything that can fit inside the twig that you would like to carry close to your heart.”

I haven’t decided what to put inside it but for now I’m gonna wear it when I get the chance or just sit and admire its beauty (does that sound cheesy?)

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As you may remember; I have been looking for a bikini and I have been having a lot of problems trying to find one. I finally decided to order this turquoise bikini from H&M. It hasn’t arrived yet but I hope it’s as pretty as it is in the picture. I’ll let you know when it arrives.

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Have a lovely day!

-Frida

DIY: Spiral Wire Earrings

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Hi! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! I know I wrote yesterday that I would post pictures of the outfit I wore last night but things didn’t go as I planned, but on the other hand I ended up creating these beautiful earrings last night.

A while back I made a post about my love for wire wrapping and I thought I’d show you how to make these simple earrings using a basic technique within wire wrapping; coiling wire. Basically it means you wrap (usually) a thin wire around a thicker wire.

This technique is very easy but it can be time consuming. Here is a closeup of what it looks like:

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To create these earrings you will need:

  • Thick and thin wire
  • Ear hooks
  • A set of pliers
  • Something to shape your wire around, I used makeup brushes.

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The first thing I did was to cut a piece of thick silver wire about 25 cm long and the gold thick wire about 45 cm long.

Then I made loops at the ends of the wire, I only did on one end at first but since I ended up making loops on both ends you might as well do it right away. One loop will be attached to the ear hook later and the other is to keep the end of the wire from snagging on your clothes or hair.

Then I started with the silver earring by coiling thin wire around the thick piece of wire and you’ll need a lot of thin wire (at least 2,5 meters) but I took about 130 cm at a time. As long as you make sure the ends doesn’t poke out it doesn’t matter if you have one long wire or a few shorter ones.

Once the coiling was done on the silver wire I shaped it around my makeup brushes and then attached the ear hook.

For the gold earring I only coiled about halfway (partially because I was lazy I’ll admit) to do something different.

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I then shaped the wire like I did on the silver earring and then I attached the ear hook, but on this one I added it to the other end of the spiral.

That was it and if you want other shapes you can look around your house and see what you could use to shape the wire around. The sky is the limit!

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If you liked this DIY don’t forget to comment, like and share!

Have a lovely day!

-Frida


 

 

Easy DIY: Flower Choker

 

 

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Let’s face it; chokers aren’t going away anytime soon and there are so many different options. To keep it interesting I like to think of new types of chokers, or get inspired by others and make my own. One way to change things up a bit is to make a choker like I am showing you today. You can use any color and pieces to make it your own.

This is a super easy but gorgeous choker that anyone can make, YES anyone. If you want to see how to make a choker like this keep reading.

You’re going to need:

  • A fabric choker (If you don’t have one I’ll show you how to make one here.)
  • A fabric flower, a pom pom or something else you would like to add (temporarily.) If you would like to use a brooch instead then you probably won’t need the next item.
  • A safety pin.

Start by adding the safety pin to the back of your flower (or whatever you’re adding to the choker) and leave some room on the safety pin. Then attach the safety pin to the choker where you want it to be. If you need to you can add more safety pins.



That’s it! And you can easily remove the flower whenever you want to add something else or if you want to wear the choker as it is.


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Have a lovely day!

-Frida


DIY: Statement Feather Earring

I was unsure from the beginning whether this earring would just look like a mess and maybe it does a little bit but somehow it works. I can imagine this earring is not for everyone but if you like unique statement pieces or you would just like to know the process; keep reading.

When I began to make this I did have some idea of what I wanted it to look like but I wasn’t sure of what I would incorporate. These are the things are the ones I ended up using:

The first thing I did was to take my feather trim, cut two pieces and then wrap them around the aluminum wire. I bent the ends to keep the trims in place.

Then I bent the wires to shorten them and to give it more volume and then I tied the red ribbon and cut it off leaving a piece hanging.

Then I wrapped some wire around and added the red feather.

Then I cut off a piece of wire and created a loop by twisting the wire. Make sure you have some wire left at the end of the loop so that you can attach it.

Then I wrapped the ends of the loop around the whole piece.

Finally I added the ear hook and the jump ring. Then I tried it out and adjusted the loop to make sure the earring would hang the way I wanted it to.

That was it and I’m so excited to wear it, I’ll probably create some outfits to give you an idea of what sort of looks I had intended it to be a part of, but this is it for now.

Frida

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The Ankle Chain

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Above I’m wearing these jeans, this top and these pumps (the other photo is Pernille Teisbaek and I swear did not look at this photo before I took my pictures although the jeans might suggest so. Although I do know she takes many pictures sitting in that particular spot.)

Something I really love right now is the ankle chain and you will see me wearing this a lot during summer. I’m so inspired by Pernille Teisbaek and her gorgeous ankle chain tattoo and I certainly wouldn’t mind having one myself. This trend is so beautiful, simple and anyone can wear it. You can add it to any outfit (preferably one where you show your ankles) whether it’s with sneakers or pumps, jeans or a dress it always looks good. In fact right now I’m considering whether you can wear it over tights.. I kinda like it. Another awesome thing about the ankle chain is that it’s easy to make; the one I’m wearing is just a gold chain with a clasp, super easy.

If you’d rather purchase finished ankle chains (or anklets) you might like these I am particularly fond of this one. Forever 21 has some options as well and so does River Island.

I love this trend, how about you?

 

Frida

#fashionpsychic #fashion #trend #anklet #tattoo #asos #forever21 #riverisland