Saturday, 31 March 2012

Haneesa: Feathered Pin

Hi guys J

I’ve been wanting to make this next project of mine for quite some time now, and I’m so excited to show it to you guys. One of the main reasons why I make my own stuff is because I like things customized the way I want it. When it comes to fashion especially, I have these ideas in mind that are just booming everyday. A lot of times, these accessories simply have to be made because I just can’t find them anywhere in shops and malls.
Today I will be making a feathered pin, which is made of these items: some feathers on chains and a round head pin- it’s too gorgeous and too easy to make. I will also explain the many different ways you can use it at the end of the article.

First, I got a pair of DIVA earrings with feathers to make the pin. This is a bonus for me, because these earrings were the last pair. The colour and length was just perfect and I knew I had to have them the moment I saw them. The best part was… they were on sale.

Next, I took the earrings apart. This, to me, is the fun part because I got to use my new tools J I recently got a new mini combination plier and a mini round nosed plier…and I absolutely love them (DIY nerd alert).
Anyway, I used the combination plier to separate the earring hook from the chain. This was pretty easy and this time, I didn’t have to ruin my fingernails to bend the small pieces ;)

After that, I had to prepare a pin to link the feather and chains to. I got a normal round head pin and proceeded to cut off (only) the head.

Now it was time to use my other new tool- the round nosed plier. I used it to twist the top of the pin into a loop. Then I just continued to link the chain to pin- at this point I’m practically done.

This next step is optional. I took the second earring and removed one feather and linked that end to the pin I already have. Now I have three feathers on my pin and the difference in the length makes it even more prettier.
Voila! I love the way the feathers fall on my shawl and they add a soft touch to any kind of ensemble you are wearing.

Now the pin might be a little impractical especially if it is worn on something other than a shawl, so you can always replace it with a flat back pin. You can use some craft glue to fix the chain and the flat back pin together- just make sure you cover the entire surface of the flat back either with the chain itself or with another piece.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this tutorial J Have fun with your new pin, and don’t forget to comment on this post if you like it!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Farhana: Dian Pelangi Haul!!!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

So sorry for the long absence! I have been busy with masters and I have so many blogging ideas but just havent the time. However, here is an exclusive sneak peak into my recent shopping haul:) Dian Pelangi, young, beautiful and talented designer from Indonesia now has a new boutique right here in KL! The soft launch was just last week, so its pretty brand new. Located in Bangsar's chic shopping hub, you wont be able to miss it girls. Ok less words more pics!

Before you guys read on, I would like to clarify that the items below are a combination of my mother, my sister and yours truly's purchases:

hehehe too excited!

Special tudungs created by Dian Pelangi, One side long, one short. No need for any inner! just wrap the long side however you like!


Down below is a rather special one, I have seen this design before but its been really hard to find! Some people call it the Qatar Hijab. I am not to sure about that though!

It works like a hood!

This is a normal square scarf, but it soooo beautiful.

I wanted to wear these pieces and model them for you, but I just havent got the time yet, but no matter! I am sure you dont mind, hehehe

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