Embellishing Accessories with Repurposed Ribbon Belts

Embellishing Accessories with Repurposed Ribbon Belts

When I was a teenager, I had grand plans that involved collecting snippets of vintage jacquard ribbon (and non-vintage, if pretty enough) to decorate “all the things”, such as handbags, headbands, and t-shirts. But I quickly found out that the gorgeous ribbon I coveted so much was expensive…and my plans fizzled out. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I’m back at it with an alternative (and thrifty) plan: What if I repurposed ribbon belts from the thrift store to embellish all the things?Read more ›

Making Beach Jewelry / Boho Jewelry from a Pearl Necklace from the Thrift Store

Making Beach Jewelry / Boho Jewelry from a Pearl Necklace from the Thrift Store

The first time I saw my friend, Emily, after she had returned from a trip to France, she was wearing this amazing pearl necklace crafted from linen and pearls. It was positively gorgeous and had a great boho jewelry / beach jewelry vibe. And while I can’t just fly off to France to buy my own, I had a sneaking suspicion that I could recreate something similar by upcycling a strand of pearls from the thrift store. Read more ›