Making a Pair of Earrings from Extra Beads

Making a pair of earrings from extra beads #upcycle #refashion #sewing

Jewelry and I get along pretty well, and I especially like necklace and earring sets.  I am not a big fan of bracelets or rings, though, because they bother my hands during the day.  (It’s REALLY annoying to hear the clack-clack when I am typing!)  So I try to figure out ways to make sets even if I don’t have a set, like this lone necklace.

Making a pair of earrings from extra beads #upcycle #refashion #sewing

Cut off the top wire, and be sure to file down (with a metal file) the end poking out. Continue reading “Making a Pair of Earrings from Extra Beads”

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Refashioning a Dress Into a Peasant Shirt

Refashioning a peasant top from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

So I read that red was supposed to be a hot color (pardon the pun!) for the summer.  I picked this up at the Salvation Army thinking to be in style, but I hate maxi dresses.  (I look like a drowned rat in them!)  Time for some restyling.

Refashioning a peasant top from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

I was perusing the mall … and came across this cute little top at NY & Company. That chain is so cute!!

Refashioning a peasant top from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

I had to have it.  So I cut the top of my dress off and then sewed up the side, leaving some room for the armpits. Continue reading “Refashioning a Dress Into a Peasant Shirt”