JEWELRY

DIY | Clay Initial Bracelet

DIY | Clay Initial Bracelet

What do you get when it’s too cold outside, cats that want to cuddle 24-7 and you are in between projects? Yes: many new creative adventures! These adventures include: – A new jewelry collection – A Lana Red Studio webshop!!! – A tutorial of one of the jewelry pieces, because you can DIY-it or BUY-it ;) –…

DIY | Concrete and Gold Leaf Pendant

DIY | Concrete and Gold Leaf Pendant

Today I am so pleased to share my new project with you: a concrete and gold leaf pendant!! You might recognise this pendant from my Etsy shop collection. Yes, that is right you can make one yourself with this tutorial or if you don’t have the time, resources or energy to make one: you can…

DIY | Embroidered Copper Bracelet

DIY | Embroidered Copper Bracelet

Take your jewellery making skills to the next level with this surprisingly easy copper bracelet project! If you have visited the blog in the last month, you may have noticed my copper origami brooch DIY and since the brooch is so tiny and delicate, I had a lot of material left over from that project.…

DIY | Copper Origami Brooch

DIY | Copper Origami Brooch

I guess you can say that I have gone origami crazy! After my origami embroidered book cover DIY, I started to make even more projects with this fantastic technique! Today I am sharing my new jewellery DIY project with you: an origami swan made out of copper foil. Copper foil is a material that always…

ADVANCED DIY | Soldered Flower Necklace

ADVANCED DIY | Soldered Flower Necklace

A few weeks ago I already mentioned on Instagram that I have found a new hobby: Soldering! I absolutely love it! I always thought that it would be too hard to do, and that it would require many expensive tools and supplies. But my Pinterest page was filling itself with many gorgeous glass pendants, lamps, terrariums and…

DIY | Tassel Necklace

DIY | Tassel Necklace

I can’t really remember when tassels officially got back in style, but I am a big fan! I have already made a tassel earring project in the past, and I have been wanting to use the tassel trend for something new for a while now. That is how I came up with this necklace. I…

3 MINUTE EARRING DIY | Hoops to Squares

3 MINUTE EARRING DIY | Hoops to Squares

How do you turn your dollar- or euro- store earrings into trendy square-shaped ones? Easy! Just use a set of pliers and nail polish and three minutes later: you look fabulous! Here’s how: Supplies: Hoop Earrings | Pliers | Nail Polish 1. Buy cheap earrings (mine only cost 6o cents!) Or find some old ones…

DIY | Sweater Clips

DIY | Sweater Clips

When I was in New York, I visited the Wiliamsburg Flea, which is always so much fun! And I found these beautiful vintage clip-on earrings that just had to find it’s way into a new DIY project.  Because I realized that people don’t really wear them anymore, even tough there are so many pretty old…

DIY | Leather Rings

DIY | Leather Rings

Always wanted to wear a ring that’s: comfortable, pretty, adjustable, matches with everything and can be made in under 5 minutes? Well, today is your lucky day, because I have ring tutorial for you that is just all of the above.   My sister mentioned that a friend gave her a leather ring and that…

HOLIDAY DIY | Pearl Necklace

HOLIDAY DIY | Pearl Necklace

Here’s an easy necklace DIY that won’t take too much of your time during the Christmas holidays and will be perfect to wear with you little black dress. Or you can make a last minute one as a cute hostess gift :) I always wanted to have a pretty pearl necklace that would look classy…

DIY | Fancy Stretchy Pearl Bow Bracelet

DIY | Fancy Stretchy Pearl Bow Bracelet

With the holidays in sight, it’s time to start crafting fancy items!    I always love to make my own accesories and outfits for christmas and new years eve, remember my dress last year? Well this year I am starting a bit earlier, so I’ve already been pretty busy with new festive tutorials! And not…

DIY | Bottle Bracelet

DIY | Bottle Bracelet

It seems like forever since I did an upcycle DIY project, so I’m very excited to share this new one with you!   It’s a pretty low cost and easy tutorial, and I personally really loved making it! The fun part is that you can alter it to your own taste, so please share your…

DIY | Delicate Feather Rings

DIY | Delicate Feather Rings

There is this gorgeous trend going around that involves wearing simple delicate rings, and I just love it!    But after a while I really felt the need to add a personal touch to the trend and that’s how I came up with this fun DIY: Delicate Feather Rings.   It’s very simple and you…

DIY | Bangle Watch

DIY | Bangle Watch

I don’t know what it is about the watches that I buy, but the wristband always seems to break within a week! So it’s time to find a solution to not let the watch itself go to waist. I have been thinking of different ways to create a new watch, and I just love this…

DIY | Bow Earrings

DIY | Bow Earrings

I just love earrings! But I always have a hard time with matching them to my outfit. So one day I just thought, let’s use a piece of my outfit and create a pair of earrings out of it! This way the colors and materials will definitely match! What did I use, you ask? Well,…

DIY | Wire Letter Necklace

DIY | Wire Letter Necklace

Well, this must be the easiest DIY ever! It was so fast to make, that I even had time to start another DIY project today:)   Maybe I am also lucky that the ‘L’ is a pretty easy letter to have your name start with, but I cannot imagine that other letters will be that…

DIY | Wire Ring

DIY | Wire Ring

In the need of a cute ring, but don’t have the funds or much time for it, like me? Not to worry, because this is the easiest an most affordable way to make your own heart ring! And the fun thing about it, is that you can reuse it to create a different shape!   …

DIY | Upcycled Tights Necklace

DIY | Upcycled Tights Necklace

I own a lot of tights as you may already know from my Tidy Tights post :) It’s because I almost always wear skirts or dresses. This means that I am constantly looking for new ones because they tend to rip pretty fast, as tights often do:)   It just felt so wasteful to throw…

Name Necklace DIY

Name Necklace DIY

Thought shrink plastic was just for kids? Oh, how wrong you are. It’s also perfect for making cheap and easy grown-up *bling*. Check out my new Name Necklace Tutorial over on Buzzfeed!  Have a lovely friday everyone!

DIY | Pom Pom Necklace

DIY | Pom Pom Necklace

I just love pompoms! I already made two tutorials with them ( cushion & lamp), and I have always wanted to incorporate them in a jewelry tutorial.  And now that neon is totally in fashion ;) I decided that it’s time to finally create my PomPom Necklace!  Anthropologie already made a fabulous version last year,…

UPCYCLING DIY | Retro Chandelier Necklace

UPCYCLING DIY | Retro Chandelier Necklace

Today is Part 2 of the Chandelier Necklace DIY’s! Yesterday I showed you how you can use an old and forgotten chandelier piece and turn it into a modern necklace. I used a bright nail polish to give the piece a new look and I really loved how it turned out.   Today I would…

UPCYCLING DIY | Chandelier Necklace

UPCYCLING DIY | Chandelier Necklace

I found a couple of these chandelier pendants at the thrift store and immediately felt a new DIY project coming up!  I just love to repurpose things, and to give them a second live. And these beauties just seemed perfect for just that.   I decided to make two different tutorials for them, because I wanted…

DIY | Tassel Earring

DIY | Tassel Earring

I have a lot of earrings, but always seem to forget to wear them. But lately I have been in the ‘earring wearing mood’, and that called for a new crafty tutorial featuring earrings! I found these tassels on sale in a store that sells about anything (xenos for the Dutch people among us). And…

DIY | Shrink Plastic Snowflake Necklace

DIY | Shrink Plastic Snowflake Necklace

Christmas doesn’t just mean that you should decorate your house, you should also treat yourself to something pretty to wear!  And do I have the perfect solution for you! I am really fond of the the shape of snowflakes, and thought it would be perfect as a necklace. Combine that with some white shrink plastic and…

UPCYCLING DIY | Button Rings

UPCYCLING DIY | Button Rings

My supplies of buttons just doesn’t seem to get any smaller. After making the Bow button shirt, I still had loads left. And because I’ve seen some button ring DIY’s on Pinterest and Craftgawker, I felt like making my own button rings!   Here’s how: 1. Get your supplies: Buttons, adjustable sizes rings, super glue,…

DIY | Printing Leather jewellery

DIY | Printing Leather jewellery

I already posted a sneak preview on my facebookpage about this tutorial and I finally got the chance to share it with you! I am very excited about this tutorial, because I think it’s one of my favorites so far. I’ve made many DIY’s for my blog and I have enjoyed doing each and every…

DIY | Shrink Plastic Rings

DIY | Shrink Plastic Rings

About a year ago I visited the Saatchi gallery in London. Besides having some incredible art pieces, they also have a very impressive store. They sell the best art books you can find, and a lot of accessories from some pretty amazing designers. That shop is where I stumbled upon these rings from Soop. I…

DIY | Engraving Nametag Necklace

DIY | Engraving Nametag Necklace

My dad got me this engraving tool from lidle which is pretty cool! It engraves in basically anything, so I have been searching for all kinds of things to personalize and engrave my name into:) Today I decided to engrave my name in a name tag. On the front I wrote my name, and on…

DIY | Bottle Necklace

DIY | Bottle Necklace

(This giveaway has expired. Thank you all for joining!)   Here is a treat for you: I am having my first giveaway! I made these fabulously cute necklaces and not only did I make a DIY, I am also giving you the opportunity to win one in case you are feeling less crafty!   To…

DIY | Fork Ring

DIY | Fork Ring

Yesterday I promised to post another ringdesign made out of a fork.  The fork was actually really hard to bend and I was figuring out a way to make it in the shape of a regular ring, but when I tried it on during the process I really liked the shape that still looked like the…

DIY | Spoon Ring

DIY | Spoon Ring

Here is a fun and ridiculously easy tutorial for you about making your own pretty ring! The hardest part is actually to find the perfect spoon.  No you didn’t read it wrong, I did say: spoon. This ring is gonna be made from the backpart of a spoon! (or fork, knife, etc.)  Here’s the tutorial:…

DIY | Anthropologie Inspired Accordion Strands Necklace

DIY | Anthropologie Inspired Accordion Strands Necklace

I was browsing the internet looking for inspiration to make something special, when I saw an amazing tutorial on Yellowblackbird. I just had to try it!  I didn’t want to completely copy her necklace so decided to use 2 different colored ribbons. Each ribbon is about 5 meters long. I also used a silver colored chain instead of gold. Pictures…

DIY | Old Shirts into Stretchy Necklace

DIY | Old Shirts into Stretchy Necklace

  Oh my! A new necklace with braids and a flower for free! Just reuse an old stretchy shirt and start crafting!  Perfect for the holidays or as a gift! Tutorial on how to make this necklace:   1. Cut strips of fabric from an old shirt 2. Braid the strips into three different braids…

DIY | Shirts into Braided Bracelet

DIY | Shirts into Braided Bracelet

  A stretchy comfortable bracelet that is also made out of recycled material? Yes!  All you need is an old stretchy shirt, or two or three!    I loved doing this project, because you can make endless variations with colors and thicknesses.    Let’s start:   Materials: One shirt, cut into strips | Glue Gun…

DIY | Shirt into Braided Necklace

DIY | Shirt into Braided Necklace

Make this simple braided necklace out of just one shirt! It’s very soft to wear and easy to make!    Here’s how: 1. Take an old shirt. 2. Cut the sleeves of and cut the shirt into long strips. The width of your strips depends on how thick you’ll want your necklace to be. I…

DIY | Easy Bracelets

DIY | Easy Bracelets

  I was feeling nostalgic and thought about ‘the good old days’ where you would make you’re own bracelets  during those boring classes in school. But I forgot how to make these simple but fun bracelets. That’s why  I searched the internet and found some very easy DIY’s by my fellow bloggers.   I made…

DIY | Big Bow Necklace

DIY | Big Bow Necklace

Yes, I know I already did a Bow Button Shirt DIY a couple of days ago. But I just really seem to like bows these days! That’s why I just had to make a bow necklace to wear with my summer dresses. It was actually really easy to make, so I am very excited to…

DIY | Peter Pan Collar

DIY | Peter Pan Collar

When I saw this leather peter pan collar necklace diy on Love Meagan’s blog I had to make one. She made such an easy to follow DIY and I love her for even putting a pattern online for everyone to download! I still had a piece of fabric lying around that my mom gave me, (it actually…