Apr 3, 2017 | DIY
I was beyond thrilled to be invited back to Oregon’s KATU Afternoon Live show last month – to demonstrate how to make these beautiful DIY gemstone-topped jewelry boxes (for Valentine’s Day…or any other gift-giving occasion really!)
Watch below as I demonstrate with host Tra-Renee how to make your own to rival those $45+ boxes you see at the home decor stores!
How to DIY Your Own Gemstone- (or Agate, or Geode) Topped Jewelry Box
DIY Supplies for Making Your Own Agate Jewelry Box That I Mentioned in the Video:
Gold Calligraphy Pen: this is the type I used
for painting the raw edges of the boxes; it creates a lovely metallic finish
you can use any kind as long as it’s clear, I used this one
and it’s never EVER coming off that box!
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
(for a glossy, resin-like finish): Michael’s, Jo-Ann Crafts, or online here
May 22, 2014 | DIY, Fashion, Life
Hello friends! I am back from my trip to Arizona to see my Dad, and am so pleased to announce that my recent DIY project for Darby Smart has launched! Woohoo! I’m officially a Darby Smart Designer!
Inspired by all those chic lacquer boxes I’m seeing everywhere lately like on Joss & Main (and that just so happen to cost a fortune), I crafted this with some great supplies from Darby Smart. And the kit is now available for everyone to buy – only $29!This would be an amazing graduation gift for someone special, a wonderful birthday present, or a cute addition to a bookshelf or vanity.
Check out their version! Which one do you like better – blue agate or purple??!
Thanks so much to Darby Smart for the collab!
P.S. Oh, and if you end up making this DIY, please share your version with hashtags #DARBYSMART and #MADEBYME on Twitter and Instagram!