I saw these gorgeous Vanessa Mooney Tassel earrings on Nasty Gal and decided to make my own. The original cost $45, versus $3 for floss and earring hooks I had on hand.

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April 3, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

I’ve been making a bunch of patches as I’ve been inspired by a lot of bomber jackets with embroidery and sassy logos, they are really fun to make, and the possibilities are endless.

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April 3, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

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If I find a good bargain on basics I tend to buy a bunch and plan on painting/sewing something extra to make it unique… Took these sweatshirts I had for about a year and decided to update them. I was going to attempt to make instructions but I never finished half of them, so here are just some process shots: (CLICK TO READ MORE)

April 5, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

I have an ongoing quest to recycle any clothes I have bought into something new and different. Here I took an old scarf and my love for black graphic prints and mashed them together.
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March 30, 2015 clothing, diy, tutorials No Comments

Long time no see, blog! It is summer time though, so that means I should get to crafting. Summer tends to lead me to DIYs and designing! I’ve had a long slump, but I went on a europe trip for 2 weeks! It was inspiring! I stepped into this amazing leather bag store in Rome called Il Gancio. They had an array of handmade leather bags. I deeply regret not buying one at the time… but I was packing light! Ahh!

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Working on a bag! Live in action!

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July 9, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Some construction images of my weekender bag. I am in need of a new photo set up so I can photograph the bag. I finally finished the bag and I’ve been testing it out. There are a few things I would like to change, but is nice to finish the first prototype in this project. Some photos of my process below:

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March 12, 2014 bags, design process No Comments

Happy new year! Glad to say hello to a new year, and ready to continue this blog! I really enjoyed my brainmade holiday crafting and will continue to document my design process, and DIYS. When I wasn’t making crafts on Brainmade, I was also making gifts for friends. Now that they’ve received them, I can post pictures! Here are a few of the gifts I made for three of my good friends. I decided on the theme of travel.

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Each person got a kit! (I had the other blue contacts lens case! All of us are vision impaired!)

I tried out a free t-shirt pattern from Maria Denmark, and I really liked the fit. The pattern was only made of 2 pieces. I decided to extend the the t-shirt and make an A-line pocket dress.

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On that note, Here’s a pic with me squinting in the sun! Hopefully more design updates soon!

January 7, 2014 diy No Comments

Welcome to part 5 of Brainmade holiday! Before we begin, I just wanted to say you can now visit this blog through the URL www.brainmade.co to make it easier! WoooOooOo.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a pair of earrings out of an old zipper. I’ve made these in the past, but it was time to write a quick tutorial for them. I really love these earrings. They are simple and easy to make. If you have any old clothes you are about to throw away with zippers, you can easily swipe one up to make this. I love the look of it because it looks clean and minimal and can be worn with a t-shirt and jeans or a LBD. I think they would make the perfect gift for any friend or family member. You can easily change the look by using a silver zipper or a plastic zipper, changing the length to create a daring look or even add any extra doo dads like feathers. Enough rambling, on to the project!

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Hope you liked it!

December 19, 2013 jewelry, tutorials 1 Comment

Happy Friday! It is round 4 of Brainmade Holiday! A DIY notebook is always a great gift for anyone. You can even customize what type of paper you use for the person: Watercolor paper, grid paper, dot paper, etc. I really like this DIY because you can customize it to whomever you give it to. If you want, you could even design and print a special header for each page!

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Side note: I used 10 pages of 8.5×11.

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I keep using so much felt in my DIYs lately. Felt is nice because you don’t have to finish the seams, but you could of course try this out with any other material. I think a waxed canvas would look extremely nice or a thin soft leather. You can also change the color of the elastic or use elastic string instead. The possibilities are endless, which is what makes this item a great gift. You could really churn out a bunch of these, as this only took me about 1 hour to do (but I was also stopping to photograph it as well!)

I hope you enjoyed this notebook!

December 13, 2013 diy, tutorials 1 Comment

Welcome to part 3 of the Brainmade Holiday series! I was in need of a nice key holder so I could cover my keys and keep them safe from scratching my phone. I have seen these great key holders around but I thought it would be fun to add a familiar shape to it. At the end of the craft, I have attached more shape ideas to get you started! Also, be sure to check out the brainmade shop! Use code 25OFF for 25% off everything!!!

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Remember that you don’t have to sew, you can also glue the pieces if you would like.

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Here are more shape ideas to give you an idea of all the possibilities. (popsicle, succulent, bear, bunny). You can also change the material you are using to leather or vinyl. Happy crafting! Thanks everyone!

December 10, 2013 diy, tutorials 1 Comment