CRYSTAL DIY: 13 Ways to Bling in 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012
Sparkle and New Year's go together like cake and frosting - there can't be one without the other.

Since it the weekend, and New Year's Eve is on Monday, there is plenty of time to embellish something fabulous, festive, and best of all fashionable!

First of all, you'll need to stock up on supplies. Visit your local craft store, go to the fashion art aisle and pick up:

Tulip Glam It Up Crystals
Tulip Crystal Heatsetting Tool
Tulip Tweezers

Once you have those, you're set to crystal up anything and everything. Here are some ideas!

1. Evening Clutch by PattieWack. Take a plain black clutch, pin on a brooch or silk flower and add crystals at random!

2. Shoes! Use a pair from your closet archives or buy a new pair. Here are directions for these!

Photo credit: Cat Morley.
3. Name choker. This is from the wonderful Cat Morley at Cut Out + Keep. to make this, you'll need some wood or acrylic letters, glue them together, or if you're lucky, find a name pendant ready-to-go.

4. Sculptural choker. Use stuff felt to cut out a sculptural choker design and then accent it with crystals and micro glitter! This one is by yours truly!

5. Knitted Earrings by Vickie Howell. What a clever way to liven up an old pair of hoops!

6.  Crystal Ribbon Headband by Gabriela Delworth! This has to be the easiest and fastest way to brighten up your outfit - in a boho glamor kind of way!

7. New Year's Eve Sparkle Mittens by MayaInTheMoment. Anything goes, right? You can pick up a pair of gloves at most any department store. An hour of gluing and you're ready to rock!

8. Frilly Feather Sparkle Earrings! Take a pair of store bought feather earrings or make your own and add a row of tiny crystals!

Other ideas to add crystals: :
9. To the top of a black sweater.
10. To a pair of black or white leggings.
11. A headband.
12. A scarf.
13. A fabric wristcuff.
Happy New Year!!