I love coffee. But I’m really picky. I can’t just open a can of any old grocery store coffee and make a pot. Oh no. It needs to be something really delightful and exotic. And, really, it should go without saying that fresh roasted coffee is just about mandatory. While I often prefer an elaborate frou frou coffee drink, if I’m going to have brewed coffee, I like mine from a French Press.
Do you love beaded bracelets? We all know that stacks of bracelets and beads are both very in right now. Beaded bracelets can be very expensive, though. Luckily, it’s not hard to make them yourself! This bracelet tutorial will teach you how to make a beaded bracelet, even if you've never stepped foot in the craft store.
Beading Supplies Needed
- Tigertail beading wire
- Focal beads – in this project, we’re using vintage glass pearls as the focal bead. I used 10 for an 8 inch bracelet
- Accent beads – the red crystal beads used. I needed 10 for an 8 inch bracelet.
- Seed beads – a size 10 or 11 will be the best for this project. These are the tiny white beads used.
- Crimp beads – they’re what finishes the wire.
- Split rings or jump rings – 4-6mm
- Lobster claw clasp
Sarongs go by many names. Pareos, lava-lava, mundu, reddi, and lungas are all names for sarongs in various parts of the world.
I’m sure you’re familiar with sarongs and pareos. During the summer, sarongs are one of my go to pieces. That’s mostly because I am a water baby and I love to be at the pool, the lake or the beach. And when you’re at the beach, you need a good cover-up for traipsing in and out of the stores or going into a restaurant. Believe it or not, storekeepers aren’t always the happiest when you’re wandering around in just a swimsuit and flip flops.
How do you incorporate these great, colorful pieces into your everyday closet, though?
Here's a roundup of fantastic ways to wear scarves!
I am particularly fond of this with a pair of oversized sunglasses. Especially when I'm feeling dramatic. Or dramatique!
Scarf Style Needed: Square Scarf. Use an Oblong/Rectangular scarf for added drama
Tying the Scarf:
Take the square scarf and fold it diagonally from one corner to its opposite. Place the scarf over the head with the folded edge facing forward. Bring the folded corners down under the chin and cross them, pushing the points back around the neck on each side.
In the back of the neck, gather the folded corners and tie them together, making sure to catch the loose corners of the scarf under the knot being formed. Leave the ends loose, or tuck them under as you prefer. Add a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses and you'll be ready to slip past the paparazzi.
Very chic! Perfect as an alternative to a necklace. I particularly like this with a button down blouse.
Scarf Style Needed: Rectangular (Oblong) Scarf (at least 80 cm long)
Tying the Scarf:
Take the oblong scarf and fold it twice to create an "S" fold. Drape the scarf around your neck so that the ends hang down the back. Cross the ends in the back and bring them back to the front. Loop the one end around the other in front and pull the ends back around to the back once more.
Knot the ends at the back of the neck and tuck any remaining length down the back of the blouse beneath the collar. The finished look is sleek and sophisticated.
A great video from the ever fabulous Michelle Phan
And perhaps the mother of all scarf wearing vids. So fantastic!