Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simple Jewelry Fixes- DIY

Since I didn't got to MegaCon over the weekend, here's a quick Jewelry update:
The necklace on the [below] right I've had for ages. I didn't wear it often because it didn't lay properly. At over 3' long it wasn't working for me. I took off over 1.5' and now its an adorable bib-style necklace. This isn't the first necklace I've adjusted this way. Such a simple solution!
PS Don't discard the remaining links- use them again for another project another day!
Next up, a cheap looking, junky and chunky heart pendant. The cute crown tarnished but I held on to it to repurpose. Finally got around to it. The little pink deer is from a pair of earrings, sadly the earring hooks tarnished.

I pried the crown off easily, then sanded down the residue from the epoxy.

Finally, I stacked my pieces on top and super glued them into place.

And just like that, without spending a dime, using what I already had- I now have TWO "new" pieces of jewelry. *happy dance*
Tell me, what have you repurposed lately??

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ich Liebe Dich... Liebster Blog Awards!

Thank you to Ashley over at Not Your Average Ashley for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award.

1. Why did you start blogging?
    I had a lot of free time and needed something to fill it. I follow a couple of great bloggers and thought "I can do that!"
2. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
    It's a short and silly story, but I have a blanket from Halloween that has skeletons on it. Viola.
3. What's the best place you've ever visited?
    Oh gosh, that's tough, I recently went to the Dominican Republic. That place is definitely high up 
    on my list. What a beautiful place!
A sample of the shore at the resort Riu Bachata.
4. Do you have any hidden talents? If yes, what are they?
    I don't think so...
5. What's your favorite thing about yourself?
    My creativity.
6. What's a hobby/activity you would like to learn but haven't tried yet?
     Needle-felting. Sad to say I haven't made an effort to really try it yet. Instead a browse etsy all day
    for other people's cute creations. Like Felt Me Up
7. Do you have any pets? If yes, what are they?
    Two bunnies. People are always surprised by this. Indy is a blonde/golden color, and Nero is
My protector and constant companion.
8. What's your favorite piece of clothing?
    Do my pajama pants count? Yoga pants? Fine, my long skirts. So easy to put on but I can look put
    together in minutes.
9. Read the book or watch the movie? Explain your choice!
    Read the book (first) and then watch the movie. The movies never live up to the books, but no
    matter I enjoy watching them for a visual reference.
10. What's your favorite type of music and why?
      I don't have a favorite type, my mood determines the genre. Some days it's pop, some days
      alternative, and others its rap. Conversely, music changes the mood- so if I'm on my way to work
      I try to listen to pop so I go in in a more positive mood.
11. When was the last time you had a day that was "The Best Day Ever?" What did you do?
      My brother's wedding was probably my most recent "Best Day Ever." It was an amazing       
      experience. I wish we could do it all over again.
Not from the wedding, but from the Bridal Shower I threw for my Sister-In-Law.

Now for my nominations:

Can I re-nominate Ashley?!

1- Jen at EPBOT
2- Jen at Bloggess
3- Margeaux at 365 Journey
4- Dana at WonderForest
5- Mel at Felt Me Up

I know its a short list, but I'm going to curl back up on the sofa for now.

Tell me, who would you nominate?!