twistedchic

March 13, 2014

Favorite Things of Winter

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Fashion,Food,Gifts,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 1:31 am
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This winter’s been a season of storms here in Chicagoland.  Thank goodness it’ll be over soon.  Right?! Soon???

So my favorite things of winter?  Lots of warm~

1. Land’s End Coat:  Let’s face it, you need a puffer coat up here, frostbite is not a good look for anyone.  But it’s nice to have on that’s not the ubiquitous black that I see on everyone else~

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2. Born Boots: These I got years ago, they’re lined in flannel and so warm!

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3. Gold Owl Earrings: I inherited these from my grandmother.  Adorable gold owl studs~

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4. My crockpot and this recipe~

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5. Cozy foxy flannel pajamas.  (No idea where these came from, they were a gift.) Toasty warm!

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December 11, 2013

Beautiful Thing of the Week

Filed under: Accessories,Art,Fashion,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 7:37 pm
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Oh WOW.  I need these all.  BECAUSE. REASONS!

These are so beautiful I am literally struggling to find words to convey how wonderful they are!  Have a closer look at the jewels in the rings. (they have tiny tiny cities inside them~)

December 10, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide

Filed under: Clothing,Gifts,Inspiration,Jewelry,Shoes — by twistedchic @ 11:55 pm
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‘Tis the season!  I’ve got most of my holiday shopping done, so I’m passing along the inspiration in case anybody else needs some.  Here are some great presents for anyone in your life.

These slippers are incredibly comfy!  I’ve got a pair myself and I love them~

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These geode earrings are unique and gorgeous!

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These winter hats say women, but I think they’d be great for anyone, and so warm! (I live in Chicagoland, so that’s key)

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Or how about this cool wallet?  Very organized, and I guarantee they won’t have one like it~

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Of course, there’s nothing like a home-made gift.  I’m giving a couple of fleece scarves out this year (shhhhh, don’t tell!) That post to come!

September 10, 2013

Three Bridesmaids Bracelets

Filed under: Accessories,Art,DIY,Fashion,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 8:48 pm
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Remember the bridal necklace I made for my friend H?  Here’s the latest update on her bridesmaids jewelry: I finished three bracelets, all white moonstone and silver spacers, with colored pearl or citrine accents.

H’s wedding colors are blue and yellow, and her flowers are going to have a mix of different hues.  So for the jewelry, each piece is unique and the jewels range in tone from pale yellow to sunny yellow to peach yellow.  There will be five necklace/bracelet sets in all, for five wonderful bridesmaids~  (What a thoughtful gift, H!)

September 6, 2013

September Inspiration

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Fashion,Inspiration,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 9:34 pm
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September is all about the remix!  Pattern, texture, hue: mix it up~  let’s see the unexpected…

So here’s what’s inspiring me:

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Image credits: theartofanimation, youlookfab, aforestssonariversdaughter, pinterest, altamira

This month is going to be very creative~

August 28, 2013

Some Things Old, Some Things New

Filed under: Accessories,Art,DIY,Fashion,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 8:04 pm
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So I’m finally getting around to posting all my uploaded earrings photos, like I’ve been meaning to do.  My friend K asked to see some pics of a pair of blue pearls, and I promised I’d send her the link, so here is all the jewelry I’ve been meaning to get around to showing off~

August 26, 2013

Beautiful Thing of the Week

Filed under: Accessories,Art,Fashion,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 6:33 pm
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I’m always looking for jewelry inspiration, so here’s something from an independent artist that really struck my fancy~

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I really love the artist’s use of nature forms, rich colors and unexpected details.  Just gorgeous!

 

August 22, 2013

August Projects

Filed under: Accessories,DIY,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 2:53 am
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August has been very empty here, because I’m currently working on filling several commisions~

My friend H is getting married, but couldn’t find anything she liked to wear with her dress.  So I stepped in to the rescue!

Here’s her necklace:

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It’s mother of pearl, seed pearls, and some beautiful aventurine rectangular beads.  Sweet H wanted something a little bit funky for her country-themed wedding.  She’s also wearing cowboy boots with her dress, which is just adorable~

I’ve also made her earrings and a bracelet to match, and am working on necklaces for each of her five bridesmaids~  Her accent color is yellow, and finding that in pearls has proven quite a challenge.  I’m thinking of substituting honey opals instead, if I can find some.

Updates to come!

 

May 27, 2013

DIY Spoon Earrings: 2 of 3

Filed under: Accessories,DIY,Fashion,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 3:21 am
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Spoon Earrings 2: Electric Boogaloo!  No, but seriously, these are my favorite.  I loved the embellished middle part of the spoons, and couldn’t wait to try making earrings with these pieces.  They look lovely with some little rectangular chips of malachite I got right here in Chicagoland.

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For this project you will need: earwires, eyepins, spacer chain, the middle section of your spoons, and two beads.  Plus the assorted tools, plyers, snippers, etc.

You’ve already drilled the holes for the spoon mid section, before you chopped up the spoon, so to finish this part, just round out the top and bottom edges, then sand and finish as in the above picture.

Thread your first bead through the eyepin, then make a large loop at the bottom, leaving some space to wrap the excess wire around.  Before you start to wrap, slide the spoon bit onto the large loop, then wrap the top so this piece is secured.

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 Thread the next eyepin through the second bead, then put a loop at the bottom.  Attach your two beads with the spacer chain, and fix the entire length onto the earwire.

Voila!

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May 17, 2013

Beautiful Thing of the Week

Filed under: Accessories,Angst,Art,Fashion,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 2:22 am
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These earrings are just making me drool…

LAF Swan EarringsGorgeous and whimsical, two of my favorite things~

Check out the artist, she’s damn talented!

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This necklace isalmost  mesmerizing-ly beautiful~

LAF Jaunty EarsAaaand yet more earrings to lust after~

 

 

 

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