ART_Bone Paintings + New Art for Sale!

DSC_0963 I just finished this whimsical little bone series last night and I am so happy with how it turned out! When I found these small canvases, I was inspired to do some quick and fun little paintings on them and this is what I came up with.

These paintings are now available for individual sale on my Etsy shop so check that out if you are interested!

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Bone Heart

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Skeleton Legs

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Triple Skull

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Ribcage and Skull

I have also added another item to my shop--this ribcage deck that I wrote about a while back. It was on display for a competition for the past few months, but I am now selling it as well.

You can check out the listing on my shop here or check out this post to see more images of the deck.

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Thanks so much for checking out my work! You can keep up with my work here: instagram / facebook / tumblr / bloglovin' / twitter / pinterest / youtube

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The hardware trend is one that I don't think should die out any time soon. DIY projects with supplies from the hardware store are inexpensive, industrial, and tactile in a very interesting way. I like that the supplies for this project are accessible to anyone, and create a great finished project.

Today's project is created by sewing on nuts in a grid with a needle and thread to a plain clutch that you already own, or picked up for cheap. I hope you enjoy and will please share with me your own projects if you decide to make one!

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The supplies you will need are a zip top clutch (I used a makeup bag from a department store freebie), 20 silver nuts (or however many you would like), thread that matches the clutch, needle, a ruler, a pencil, and a sheet of paper. You will also need scissors although they are not pictured.

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Begin by tracing the outline of the clutch onto the sheet of paper in pencil.

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Using the ruler, draw a grid onto the shape of the clutch. Decide how many nuts you are going to use. I decided to use 20 to fill the entire face of the clutch, with 5 columns and 4 rows.

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After cutting out around the outline of the clutch, lay the template over the bag. Using your needle, pin poke each hole onto the bag. This will make sure your grid is straight and even, but won't leave behind a noticeable mark on the clutch.

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Begin sewing each nut onto the clutch. I suggest doubling up your thread and tying the knot at the bottom to create a stronger stitch. Come up from the back of your clutch with the needle through a pre-marked pin poke. Note how I sewed on each side of the nut. I did about 3 to 4 stitches on each side to secure.

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Continue sewing on each of your nuts. This will take some time so work on it while watching your favorite movie!

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Here is the finished product! I'm very excited about my new clutch, especially because it will add a great pop of color to monochromatic outfits! Thanks for reading and good luck with your own projects!

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DSC_1022 I'm finally back with a new outfit post, and even better, I am home in Arizona (I took the above photo in my backyard)! I'm loving how this outfit came together. I sometimes find it hard to style this denim vest because of the short crop, but pairing it with this long tunic was the perfect solution. After figuring out the silhouette, I wanted to add some polish so I accessorized with my sparkly Toms and some shiny details with my statement ring and the detailing on my clutch. These outfit can also be easily transformed for cooler weather by throwing a neutral colored hoodie under the vest!

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On top of loving this outfit, I'm also proud about how inexpensive all of the pieces are! I encourage you to go thrifting and also to hold back on purchases sometimes until you can find a killer sale. Sometimes you'll get really lucky like I did with these Toms--they would normally retail for $54 dollars, but I found this pair at my local consignment store and paid for them with the credit I received from donating my old clothes!

Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!

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patched denim vest_DIY, from Savers, $5, see my tutorials for similar vests here and here

black tunic top_Nordstrom brand from Last Chance, $1.90

black corduroy zip jeggings_Forever 21 sale, $6

silver Toms, Plato's Closet, trade in for clothes donation

envelope clutch_Target sale, old

rosary_eBay, $1

skull ring_Betsey Johnson, gift from TJ Maxx

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Part of the fun of coming home from college is getting to rummage around in my closet and see what kinds of things I left behind during my last move. This heart purse is definitely a statement piece, and is from one of the designer collections from Target years ago!

red flannel_Target, similar here

leather skater skirt_Forever 21, similar here

black leather angle boots_Target, similar here

red heart purse_Erin Fetherston for Target, i love this one by Vans

polka dot knee socks_Forever 21, very similar here

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