LASSO: FLAT-PACKED SLIPPERS

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It’s still winter in many parts of the world (or some weeks it is, and some weeks it isn’t – hello, global warming!). Lasso came about when Gaspard Tiné-Berès went off to school and needed slippers to tolerate the cold stone floors. Taking a piece of spare felt and a sneaker lace, the first pair of Lasso slippers were born.

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After 164 prototypes, the design was perfected and Tiné-Berès brought Ruben Valensi on board to help get the company rolling. Now made in Paris with the help of a company that provides work for people with special needs.

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Lasso slippers are made from a single piece of wool felt, a leather sole, and cotton lace in five different colors. The slippers come flat-packed and easily take shape when you lace the edges together.

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They are currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, so help them out with some cash while helping your feet get some warmth.

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

 

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DIY: Sequin Bracelet ..by Erica all the way from “Honestly …WTF”

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After purchasing an abundant (and unnecessary) amount of sequins for last week’s tutorial, I mulled over ways to repurpose them into another project. Inspired by those beautiful African necklaces made from recycled vinyl, it was obvious that a bracelet DIY was in order. Simple and fast . . . I dare you not to make just one!

You’ll need:

 

Cut 12 inches of elastic cord and tie a double knot at the end.

There’s a quick and easy shortcut for adding sequins rather than threading them on one at a time. Pull a bunch of sequins off the strand. Keep the sequins in place between the pads of the index finger and thumb. Thread the elastic cord through the sequins.

Continue stringing on sequins, in any pattern, using the same method.

Wrap the strung sequins around the wrist to check for size – remember to account for the bracelet stretching. Knot the elastic cord into a double knot and pull tightly to tighten. Trim the ends.

Cut the embroidery floss into a few 2 inch pieces. Fold them in half over the knot. Take another 2 inch strand and tie the floss together into a double knot at the top.

Trim the ends. Use a needle to comb through and unravel the floss. Trim the tassel.

And that’s it! *Note: I prefer using flat sequins versus faceted sequins for this particular tutorial.

Stack, stack away . . .

Ladies all the way!

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Printed Clutches!


Amazing Artwork

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Amazing Artwork Painted On Nude Models

Realistic landscapes, detailed paintings of animals, and emotionally charged abstract artwork? *snore* Nekkid ladies? Where? Under the the paint? Oh snap! Why didn’t you say so in the first place? Artist Craig Tracy paints beautiful artwork on top of human canvases (aka nude models) creating breathtaking living artwork. At first glance it can be difficult to spot the person in the painting, but upon careful inspection their form becomes apparent. Tracy says that most paintings usually take about a full day to complete and that none of his work is ‘shopped.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Month 4 * Week 1

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hey y’all, happy new month..my saturday didnt really go quite well, but thats last month!! . Well, this week”s DIY is also a bracelet, i think bracelets are the reigning accessories these days…enjoy..and learn…(thanks to Kristie Kingston from United Kingdom, for the pics)

DIY Wrap Bracelet

 

You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board!

You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :

* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions).

 

Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. The loop should fit around the hex nut, which serves as the clasp. Run the tip of the waxed linen upwards along the leather cord and towards the loop. Then wrap around the base of the loop at least 5-6 times, working downwards in the opposite direction. This secures the waxed linen cord and is the start of the bracelet.

Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Holding the ball chain against the leather cord, wrap the linen around tightly.

Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist.

When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Tie a knot with all three strands.

Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.

Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!!

The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. For a single or triple wrapped bracelet, divide the measurements by 2 and multiply by accordingly. Experiment with crystal or other types of chain!

It’s a party!

 

 

الجيل shamballa سوار

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Shamballa is sanskrit “bliss” sham-ba-lla transliteration. It is buddhist jewelry.

It meaning a kind of macrame bracelet and necklace with the semi-precious stone or gemstone ball beads and the crystal pave ball beads.

If it is a real shamballa bracelet it should have these symbols and I will explain them. The philosophy is incorporated in each of the designs through ancient Buddhist and Tibetan symbols – for example our thunderbolt which is said to symbolize enlightenment, the Kartika dragon which is said to symbolize the severance of all material and worldly bonds – or the signature double thunderbolt, the Star of Shamballa, which is a reminder to each and every one of us that we are unique just like the stars in the sky. Just like a star the human being can emanate light and heat. This way, a deeper meaning connected to the main philosophy is to be found in each of the pieces.

Shamballa bracelets have become the hands-down biggest accessory trend of 2011. Hip hop and rap artists like Chris brown, Jay Z, P Diddy, Busta Rhymes, and Dr. Dre have all been spotted wearing Shamballa bracelets, and that’s not all. Female celebrities like Beyonce and the Kardashians have also been photographed wearing these Buddhist-inspired bracelets. No other accessory is so hot right now! And the great thing about Shamballa bracelets is that there are so many different styles and colours to choose from, so you can accessorize while keeping your personal tastes and preferences in mind. 

 

The word Shamballa comes from ancient Tibetan and Buddhist traditions. Also spelled Shambhala or Shambala, Shamballa was known as a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia that was said to epitomize the notion of Pure Land. This was a place where the physical and geographical didn’t matter—only spiritual and visionary concepts. For that reason, Shamballa bracelets represent highly-personal, ancient symbols like karma, inner peace, tranquillity, and happiness. Many people have begun to wear them during yoga session, martial arts practice, and meditation, although most buy them as a way to express their personal spirituality—not to mention mimic their favourite celebrities.