DIY // Clay Bead Necklace

If you haven't noticed yet, we're pretty DIY around here especially when it comes to accessories. Sometimes you need to buy them, but often times it makes sense to put your hands to work and just make it yourself if you've got an idea how to do so. This is a pretty simple clay necklace with very little supplies. Give it a shot if you're feeling crafty.

  • polymer clay, 3 different colors (we used Fimo
  • white cord 
  • scissors (for cutting string) 
  • bobby pin or toothpick to poke a hole in the beads 
1. Using the clay form round and square beads and then gently poke a hole in them. Bake according to the directions on the package of the clay you have. 
2. Once the beads have cooled, string them up and then wear it and impress all of your friends with your one-of-a-kind jewelry ;) 

Also check out our other DIY that are accessories:
Gold Leaf Headband // Handmade Bead Necklace // Beeswax Hair Pomade // Flower Crown Tutorial

Eating In // Roasted Figs with Honey

When Jon and I bought our house this spring, we inherited a really mature fig tree. The tree could be up to 50 years old for all that we know. This week was the first time that we had lots of nice ripe figs to harvest. They are delicious to eat raw but there are many other things to do with them to if you have a tree of your own. Megan and I roasted up some today with honey that my dad harvested in middle Georgia. It was really a nice treat. If you have some figs that you don't know what to do with, you should give this a shot! -Christina

  • 10 figs ( or how ever many you have) 
  • 1/4 cup of honey (or so) 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1. Set the oven onto broil. In the meantime, slice the figs in half lengthwise and place on a baking sheet.
2. Drizzle with honey and cinnamon. Broil for about 7 minutes until golden and caramelized. Serve with good cheese, ice cream, or greek yogurt. 

DIY // Golden Natural Leaf Headband

We needed to have a natural leaf headband for a recent shoot we did with Boonetown Story and so Megan and I decided to make one. Naturally, she thought of the best way to go about it and did an awesome job with executing the idea. One of the easiest things to do is find some vine in the backyard, you most likely have some around if you take a look. We used honeysuckle. Megan picked off about 3 branches and then formed them into a circle, intertwining the branches. Just play with it while testing it on your head to make sure it fits. Once you have the circle, gently wire it together with craft wire. Paint it gold either using gold spray paint or this wonderful gold leaf paint that we used. It really is so easy and the gold adds so much to it. Honestly, if you already have craft wire and paint, it's so much cheaper and more rewarding to make this yourself rather than buying one from Urban Outfitters or someplace of the sort. Plus it looks natural and wild. 

We'll show the crown in action when we get the pics from shoot. Have you ever gilded things from the yard? We'd love to hear about it!
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