Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jason Cooper Pin

At the age of 14, I had a crush on the drummer from The Cure- Jason Cooper. I did the typical, posting his picture in my locker and on my notebooks, telling my friends to call me the future Mrs. Cooper. As I grew older, my crush for JC turned in to more of an admiration of. Admiration for his success in life, his hard work, his a cool person. So, together with another, I helped to dedicate a facebook page to Jason Cooper. The FB page has to date, 50 members...and growing. As a way to say thank you to those supporting me and The Great JC, I put together a pin one can wear to show their support. Minimal in design, I used masonary nails, bronze wire and gold embossing powder to make the following:
I am offering the pins for free (one only needs to cover shipping).

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Denim Bow from Jeans Leg

Very easy to make. Find a pair of used children's jeans. Leaving side seams intact, cut jean leg horizontaly on top and bottom (you want a nice frayed edge thing going on).
Distress, distress, distress! I used sand paper to rub out holes, bleach to add the splotches of white and added a bit of dazzle with the bedazzler. Whipstitched an equally distressed band in the bow center to cinch everything together.
Finishing the bow off with a metal hair comb in the back (easily sewn on).
I'm thinking I will wear this as an adornment to a messy bun or high pony tail.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Make white hairs FUN

With my 31st birthday on its way, I've been staring in to the mirror longer than I usual do, doing scans over face and hair looking for minute details of aging. All had been fine until my discovery of a white hair! I let the white hair stay, despite my urge to yank it. Over the following days, I noticed that the one hair started to multiply and the new,white hairs count ended in double digits! To make light of the current situation, I whipped out my pink Sharpie. For each white strand of hair, I ran the Sharpie up and down the length of the strand, saturating it in the bright hue. The depression of the bleak, white is now pink and cheery. This getting older stuff is a breeze (kinda). *Not sure how long the color lasts, although I would suspect the color would come out with ease after a few washes.