Chicken-less Soup For the Soul, DIY For Sanity

Pardon the title, I was "under the weather" as they say... But I'm feeling much better today after cooking some of mother's chicken soup recipe sans the chicken!

Channeling the need to create once again I decided that it was time for another FASHION TALES DIY session. I'm uncertain if I had mentioned before, but there was a time when I used to participate in costume designing (with dramatic show detailing) at a couple of theatre houses. I later left the costuming sector to pursue my passions in production & men's wear, in addition to other avenues within the industry.

However, there were still influential traces left from those unglamorous "lights, camera, action" experiences from beaded trims, and you probably already guessed it ... FEATHERS!

Here's a small dose of what I have been working on, of course there is far more to to be served in this delicious course. But, let's start with a couple of hors d'œuvres or three before our main course shall we? 

I do hope that you like these as much as I do, especially given the fact that I was inspired to create my own earrings after browsing many sites where they were being sold anywhere ranging from 18-45 USD online! It's easy, quick & affordable.  Enjoy the rest of your week my lovelies!
                          
As you may know I adore asymmetrical things, so it's no surprise that each earring is a tad unmatched.
Sequins elastic headband with beads, I just hand stitched a small design on the elastic & attached remnant fabric on the edge & gathered together.

Yes, I still have loads of peacock feathers, remember this? Howver, I sold the previous ones. For this piece I added snaps and metallic beads, in addition to chain that I purchased from the wholesale market (will definitely wear soon).

I enjoy wearing unique accessories, so I wanted to design something for my vintage wool blazer. I started with cutting strips of jersey on the bias, them rolled, twisting the pieces and knotting the ends. Making a larger knot creation as the focal point (one that I was pleased with) I then started to intertwine the chain, wrapping it around sections of the knot. Afterward, I tacked down a few of the loose ends to keep the chain in place and used hot glue to adhere the beads to the ends of each piece. Here is the result. 


Happy Friday! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and continue to be inspired!

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  1. This is so cool! You have totally influenced me to making something for this weekend! great job. I just hope my pieces come out as great as yours. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Wow...love the stuff you made. I hadn't thought about making feather earrings. I just bought a peacock headband at Target. Looking at your post it would be a piece of cake for you to make one. The peacock feather is just attached to a thin, black band. The peacock belt you made was unique and original. Inspiring post.

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  3. Awesome DIY's!!! They look like lots of fun, you are very creative :)

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  4. You are so creative!
    Love the close up photo of you.
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. Fabulous DIY. have you changed the format of the blog???
    It looks fantastic.
    I thought I had you in my blogroll, now adding you for sure...
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  6. very nice diy's! I like peacock feathers very much! I wanted to buy some earrings from Accessorize but I settled with some turqoise and pink feathered earrings instead!
    Oh and I like the knotted brooch! I think I'll try that!

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  7. I am obsessed with fashion. This post got my attention
    Lee x
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  8. Thanks! I'm happy tbat you liked it, I love the colours in peacock feathers... :)

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  9. Sacramento!!!! Thank you so much!
    No, actually my format is the same. Happy weekend dear! xxoo

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  10. Thanks Lauren,
    I needed this DIY time & was inspired immensely, it saved me a great deal of money ! So happy that you liked it, cannot wait to see your projects. :). Havd a lovely weekend!

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  11. Thanks Ofelia, I wanted some inspiration & got completely inspired... there wil be more projects to come. Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  12. STOP IT!!!! I love your selection of feathers and that rope situation is genius! Diys are the best :)

    Thank you for the sweet b'day with Madison. I heart you!

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  13. wow i need to start some DIY projects i've only got as far as changing jeans into shorts lol

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  14. Ooohh.. the brooch is cool! Has like a nautical bent to it- but not too preppy!!!

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  15. Im glad youre feeling better!

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  16. haha! Love DIY! It's so therapeutic for me. -xxoo

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  17. Thanks Jamillah! Hope you had a great one! I had tons of this rope left, still have a few more to make! Glad that you like it!

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  18. Great Lee! I'm happy that it got your attention... Enjoy the weekend! ;) Thanks for your comment!

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  19. Yes do try it, it's entirely easy to do, just a bit of patience and Voila! Thanks! :)

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  20. Thank you Kirstin, this was exceptionally fun for me, + alot of patience and work, but that's just becausue I must work on at least 5 things at once! lol ;)

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  21. Gorgeous! I love the feather earrings :)

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  22. ohh I like the feather earrings a lot, lately I've been in such a feather crazy hehe. It looks great on you :D

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  23. Love the DIYs especially the last one!

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  24. Oh no. Glad you're feeling much better now. Awesome DIY doll!!


    xoxo,
    melrod

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  25. Thank you Mel! Yes, feeling much better. -xxoo

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  26. Thanks Alexis! Yes, I wanted it to have a different feel still nautical inspired. -xo

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  27. Hi Audrey, Thanks! They are my favourite as well!

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  28. I love feathers, thanks to my mother & grandmother, always will love them! :) Thanks.

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  29. lauren felix03 May, 2011

    i love DIY projects! what a great use of feathers-- i've been dying to get one of the hair feathers put in!

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  30. I agree, & do love DIY, a friend mine recently was feathered,in her hair. it looks pretty nice. ;)

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  31. I love the peacock belt, so cute! These are so neat.



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  32. Thanks so much, have a great weekend. :)

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  33.  Amazing! I love those feather earrings ;-)

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