As you all know, I am back in Malaysia (pretty much for good) after 4 years in the UK and am currently having more time on my hands before I start working. I am missing Europe a lot, but being home is pretty great as well. For one, I am able to step in and out of the shower without a towel – and not be in uncontrollable shakes (due to the cold) :D I am however not liking the extreme heat and humidity here though but it does need getting used to…
Therefore ever since I’ve had more time on my hands, I’ve been able to indulge in more crafty things! So I decided to start a new project called “Project Revamp”!
“Project Revamp” definition: Transforming BORING into FUN!
Basically it involves DIY (Do-It-Yourself) work, but you reuse old things such as old jewellery, old clothing, etc. Things that one would not use or like and give away. However, one those things have been transformed it magically makes you want it… :D
I love walking into charity shops, vintage shops and finding lovely knick knacks at a fraction of a price! Therefore some of the things I have made were from such shops/my own which I later worked on to update its look.
So here are some of the works from my Project Revamp, my current obsession…SPIKES!
I had a necklace with only the leaf charms and it didn’t really suit my taste, so I added yellow suede & bronze spikes! This lovely necklace has gone to a new home now, yay!
If the necklace is not suiting you…why not turn it into a pretty bracelet? This has also gone to a new home now :D
I deconstructed a chain belt which I was not loving anymore, and turned a part of it into a bracelet! This has gone off to a new home now, yay! :D
A friend ‘commissioned’ a set of 4 pink bracelets for her and her 3 sisters after liking the yellow bracelet above! Luckily for them, there was some belt left over :D
I wasn’t a fan of the pendant at all so I made a new look for the chain!
This was the piece that started it all…a vintage chain from my exploring of Edinburgh, Scotland. I wrote a post on it here.
From plain to zing! I added suede and spikes :D
Another plain chain turned into an edgy necklace. This has gone to a new home :D
I had excess neon blue party chain and hey, neon is in now so why not make it into a wearable necklace?
The response to “Project Revamp” has been pretty encouraging during my mum’s garage sale, who said Borneoans aren’t fashionable and love the earth? ;) Thank you all who came, supported “Project Revamp” and my DIY goodies! Also, thank you for willing to have your nails painted by me too – it was really fun!
Lastly dear readers, I’d like to know your “Project Revamp” stories if you have any! :D Have a great mid-week everyone! xx