DIY: Faux Suede Choker

Happy FriYAY!

I am not a jewelry designer nor do I have the skills even near to their talent, but when I saw a suede choker that I absolutely adored tagged at $60  I just couldn’t justify spending that much on basically a string and some charms! So… I took a shot at trying it myself and it was so easy that I can’t help but share with you!

What you will need:

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1.Faux Suede Cord (Walmart)

2.Two Charms (Hobby Lobby)

3.Beads (Hobby Lobby)

4.Scissors (Hobby Lobby)

5.Glue Gun (Hobby Lobby)

How to:

Step 1: Decide on the length of the necklace you want. I wanted mine to wrap around my neck twice and hang pretty long so it ended up being 75″. Once you decide on the length, cut the cord 2 inches longer than that so you have room to tie the beads and charms on.

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Step 2: Take one end of the string and pull your beads and charm through.

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Step 3: Tie one knot where the charm meets the string.

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Step 4: Glue  right above the knot so that beads will stay secure when you slide them down.

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Step 5: Pull beads down so that they are touching the charm

Step 6: Cut the extra piece of cord. **cut as close to the bead as possible to get a clean edge.

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Step 7: Repeat steps 1-6 on the other end

And…VOILA! You’ve got yourself a faux suede choker necklace! Easy right?!

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With this much ease I will definitely be making more!

Will you?! 🙂

Again, thank you guys so much for taking the time to read the blog! Stay tuned for some site updates coming soon! Crossing my fingers for no down time, but we will figure out as we go!

Again, Happy FRIDAY because that can never be said enough! 🙂

xo, Roselyn

Personalized Gifts Made From The Heart

I LOVE making gift baskets for people. It is really like my go-to thing! If anyone is still in need of the perfect gift this is a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them without having to pay rush shipping fees! Plus it is a really great way to incorporate many of the individuals’ favorite things!

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The above basket was inspired by and made for the Champagne lovers in my life! In addition to 2 bottles of their favorite champagne I found ways to incorporate many other things they like. This fun basket consisted of the following:

  1. Two bottles of champagne
  2. Gold polka dot flutes
  3. Cabernet Truffles
  4. Champagne Jelly Belly
  5. Cute mugs (they also like Star Wars if you can’t tell 🙂 )
  6. Starbucks Tea
  7. Hot Cocoa Mix
  8. Star Wars Jelly Belly
  9. Twizzlers
  10. Christmas themed candy corn

I accessorized the basket with tinsel and ornaments. The boxes of tea and cocoa were used underneath the tinsel to ensure everything on top was able to sit at different heights and be stable. Putting this together was so much fun and the recipients loved it! I promise yours will too!

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This gift started around the serving platter. My sweet coworker always made comments about my platter when I brought things in for potlucks so I knew exactly what I wanted to get her. I dressed this one up with Starbucks coffee, cute coffee mug, hot cocoa, a bunch of ornaments and garland.

See! Super sweet gifts that are super easy to make and can be personalized for everyone in your life! I hope this helps with any last minute gifts you need!

Okay, on a side note though, who watched Miss Universe last night?! Holy moly! I was going through all sorts of emotions for everyone on stage and I was just on my couch! Poor Steve Harvey he is getting so much crap for this. I know the contestants were all filled with nerves on that stage but I’m sure he was too on LIVE TV trying to ensure he did everything 100% right. Towards the end (before the final 3 were announced) he started stumbling his words already to make me believe he was just nervous as well. Poor Ms. Colombia for having to go through all those great emotions just to find out they announced the wrong winner and poor Ms. Philippines that she didn’t get “her moment” to celebrate. I’m sure she felt bad for Ms. Colombia and also all those people yelling things because they were upset about the mistake. OMG! Well, they all did so amazing and looked so fabulous!! A huge congrats to my cousin (not really my cousin) Ms. Philippines!

Thank you so much for stopping by beauties! Cheers to a short week! And if you have already started your vacation, I’m already a little jealous LOL!

xo, Roselyn