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DIY jewelry ideas using PandaHall beads
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Hi friends!

To start 2016 off with a bang, I’m looking at stocking up for many projects on the horizon. (It’s going to be a huge year in many ways!!) Here are a couple of my favorite projects for the New Year (with [affiliate] links to the beads you need):

1. J. Crew Beaded Rose Bracelet

Such an elegant little bracelet, you could make it (and the similar necklace) using this brass link bracelet as the base, these Rose Quartz Gemstone Cabochon drops as the petals, and these rhinestones as the centers.

2. ModCloth How’s the Feather Up There? Necklace

A pretty and delicate layered necklace with feather charms, you could make this using these Electroplate Glass Bead Strands and these Tibetan Antique Gold Feather Pendants.

3. Anthropologie Valence Drops

These refined gemstone earrings could be DIY’d in a similar method to these DIY Illusion Jeweled Rhinestone Chandelier Earrings that I made, and using these supplies: Mixed Acrylic Rhinestone Montee Beads, Brass Lever Back Hoop Earrings, Glass Rhinestone Montee Beads, and clear PVC vinyl.

4. Free People Luxe Triple Necklace

Another layered necklace, this could be made with the Black Agate Bullet Big Pendant, Howlite Round Gemstone Bead Chain, Tibetan Style Latin Cross, Natural Black Rutilated Quartz Beads.

5. Pearl and Chain Spike Choker Necklace

Last time I worked with PandaHall I created this tutorial using their Non-Magnetic Hematite Rectangle BeadsSilver Color Aluminum Twisted Curb Chain, 6mm White Glass Imitation Pearl Beads, and Aluminum Twisted Curb Chain. See the full DIY tutorial here.

Hope these ideas prove inspirational to you!

What’s on your to-do list for fabulous jewelry this year? Do tell!


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April Sponsor Spotlight: The Plaid Barn and a Giveaway: Goodie Box Stuffed with $50 Worth of DIY and Crafting Supplies!

The_Plaid_Barn_giveawayIt’s April already – which means a brand-new sponsor for Chic Steals and an amazing giveaway too!

The_Plaid_Barn_logoThis month’s sponsor is The Plaid Barn: a one-stop destination for daily sales of crafting and DIY supplies, all highly discounted from 60% off and higher.  With items ranging from 5 cents – around $40 at the very most, all the supplies available on the site are super-affordable…and are of extremely high quality, rivaling that which you can get at retail stores (for a huge markup in the stores, that is).  They have offered sales on washi tape bundles, mini clothespins, flower barrettes, printed scarves, pretty cabochons, and typewriter earrings (just to name a few), as well as DIY kits and grab bags full of lovely supplies. (Even after the Daily Deal has expired, you can still purchase supplies and kits here.) You can also hear an interview with founder Lindsay Edens that I did in my last Creatively Chic podcast here.

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Giveaway open to anyone, WORLDWIDE!

Giveaway period is open from now until Sunday, April 14, 11:59 PM PST.
Winner chosen by The Plaid Barn representative and notified by email.
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Meet My Newest Sponsor: 80/20 Jewelry!

iusb_760x100.10626875_cn10I am so excited to announce to you my newest sponsor for January: 80/20!

Cristina Rose makes the most beautiful, on-trend neckwear and armwear out of high-quality gemstones.  She works out of her studio in Brooklyn, NY, sourcing all materials locally.  And her price points are super-affordable!  The line is also sold at Art on Dean, Built in Brooklyn, Gowanus Girls, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Williamsburg Fashion Weekend plus The Love US / Manufacture NY Holiday Shop.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from her shop:


1. Peter Pan Collar Necklace in Black (also comes in white), $30  /  2. Spiked Rocker Necklace with Wood and Swarovski Crystal Beads (you can also choose a pink bead instead of purple), $38  /  3. Uncut Crystal Quartz Necklace, $40  /  4.  Asymmetrical Amethyst Necklace with Hexagonal Bead and Copper, $37

Besides sponsoring Chic Steals for the month of January, she is also offering a discount code to all my wonderful readers:

15% off any piece until February 10

Use discount code 15OFF8020 at checkout

Cristina Rose kindly sent me a necklace to style in an outfit…check back later this week to see one of her pretties in action!


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And if any of you are interested in sponsoring Chic Steals, there are still sponsorships open for this month.  If you are a seller of DIY supplies, crafty goods, sewing books, jewelry, clothing, beauty products, or home wares that are chic, affordable, and on-trend, then you would be a perfect fit for my readers!  You can purchase an ad here on my site through Passionfruit’s integrated ad system, or email me if you’d like more information, including current stats.  Thank you!


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