DIY: Metallic Chain Cuff

If you’re in need of a flashy statement accessory that will get you through the holiday season, from holiday party to New Year’s Eve, look no further than this DIY! This metallic chain cuff is just the piece you need to grab the spotlight without looking overdone. We used our flat snake chain to adorn a simple cuff, and the result looks like liquid gold! DSC_0001

What You’ll Need:

Metal cuff

6mm Flat Metal Snake Chain

Scissors

E6000

Syringe

Ruler

DSC_00051. Take your chain and cut seven 1″ pieces.

DSC_00072. Add E6000 to your syringe. Start adding glue about a half inch up from one side and ending one half inch up from the other side.

DSC_0015 3. Place one piece of chain at the top making sure one side of the chain is longer than the other side.

DSC_0018 4. Continue down making sure you keep making one side longer than the piece of chain above it. This will create an angle with the chain on the cuff.

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Color Story: Rose Gold

Precious metals have been making a comeback in all arenas, be it jewelry, fashion or decor. And while silver and gold have always been the most popular choices, there’s one metal that’s making its way into the limelight. We’re talking about a warm hybrid between gold and copper: rose gold. This gorgeous shade has the tiniest hint of pink, making it metal with a lot of feminine appeal.

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8a0db1be6492bc562c7bc44d767ecac4A popular choice for soon-to-be brides, rose gold is a fabulous base for engagement rings.

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6b19a465dbc9649a8e8f7be0cb41b305The easiest way to add rose gold to your home is through hardware, we can’t get over the beautiful selection of pendant lights available in this slightly peachy shade.

Project DIY: Baroque n’ Roll Unveiling

This December our monthly DIY subscription service, Project DIY, came out with a collection inspired by the Baroque Style. This popular runway trend emanates radiance, drama and luxury, and is perfect for the holiday season.

While we announced the theme earlier this month, we have kept the projects under wraps. After weeks of waiting, we ‘re excited to finally unveil the Project DIY Baroque n’ Roll projects!

Project DIY Baroque Pearl Hand Adornment

The Baroque Pearl Hand Adornment is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Our beautiful cameo and pearl rosary connects to an elegant filigree ring with a sparkling rhinestone chain. It’s adds an unexpected sparkle to your outfit.

Project DIY Belle of the Ball Earrings

These Belle of the Ball Earrings are a fantastic way to add Baroque-inspired flair to any look. These earrings combine some of the most beloved elements from this collection, from the pearls to the intricate gold detailing.

Project DIY Gem and Lace Headband

The Gem and Lace Headband from the Baroque n’ Roll collection is a true showstopper. This project allows you to dabble in a new skill, sewing! Crafters sew the gorgeous lace trim into a fashionable headband, and attach the jeweled adornment to make it a sparkling statement piece.

Project DIY Baroque n' RollYou can wear these gorgeous projects together for a decadent and glamorous look, or wear each piece individually for some understated elegance. Which project are you most looking forward to making?

The Gilded Age: Favorite iPhone Covers

Apple’s latest offerings, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, are flying off the shelves. Everyone is clamoring to get their hands on these new and improved phones, especially the coveted gold iPhone. In honor of Apple’s shining star, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite DIY phone covers that will have just as much sparkle without breaking the bank. Check them out below, and let us know your favorites!

Tinsel Town

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Check out these fun tinsel-coated covers from Design Sponge. They’re perfect for the holidays, and imagine how cool they would look with sequins!

Simply Studded

One of our favorite bloggers, Jenni from I Spy DIY, created this chic studded phone. We love the variety of shapes and colors in the studs, and we have a similar studded trim for easy application! The word fierce definitely comes to mind when we look at this phone.

Charmed

Take a cue from our Project DIY necklace, with this charm-ing phone cover we found at All Women Stalk. It’s a great way to re-use those charms from broken necklaces or bracelets!

Pearly White

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Pearls add a flirty and feminine touch to this cover made over at Sydne Style! We love the little pops of rhinestones for added sparkle.

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DIY NEON STUD IPHONE CASE

Everything that shimmers isn’t gold. Sometimes it’s neon! Check out our DIY on how to make this fun neon-studded phone! You can get those fabulous neon studs from MJTrim.com.

Feeling inspired? We would love to see the DIY phone cases you’ve created!

Upcoming trends: Accessories for Fall 2010

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Ready to start shopping for your 2010 Fall Accessories, check out what’s new on the runway and what is still sticking around for another season!

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Winter Fur Accessories, At the more luxurious end of the market are natural-dyed furs (faux and real). Try mixing hair lengths for added contrast, the prominent pelts are long fox fur, tufted rabbit and smooth mink.

In Number Order: 1. Chanel, 2. Michael Kors, 3. Just Cavalli, 4. Thakoon, 5. Oscar De La Renta, 6. Dolce & Gabanna , 7. Oscar De la Renta

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Sequin Accessories, This season low on prints and patterns, instead designers have played with a surface texture and embellishment.

In number order: 1. Issa, 2.Marc Jacobs, 3. Dolce & Gabbana, 4. Louis Vuitton

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Jewel Accessories, After too many seasons of studded accessories, we finally see a move towards more elaborate embellishments as jewel and beaded surfaces come into play for winter.

In number order: 1. 4.1 Phillip Lim, 2. Issa, 3. Bluemarine, 4. Oscar De la Renta, 5. Lanvin, 6. Mark Fast

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Gold hardware – Although we are finally seeing a move away from studding, gold hardware is still evident at designer level, more than likely continue in retail also. Instead of studs though we are seeing gold filigree work, charms, dangling pendants, and coins.

In number order: 1. Dolce & Gabbana, 2. Dolce & Gabbana, 3. Moschino, 4. Alexander Mcqueen

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Miltary – Here’s a trend that taking off in menswear also. The military boot is key item for women this winter. Look for sheepskin linings for an on-trend aviation direction, or try gold buttons for a vintage look. Key colors black, navy and khaki in leather or canvas materials.

In number order: 1. Reed Krakoff, 2. Burberry Prorsum, 3 Burberry Prorsum, 4. Moschino, 5. Mary Katrantzou

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Novelty – Characteristic heels will always have a place at designer level, usually used in fashion shows to help create the story, but many novelty are also appearing on the streets.

In number order: 1. BCBG Max Azria, 2. Balenciaga,  3.Dsquared, 4. Basso & Brooke,  5.Dsquared,  6. Sophia Kokosolaki