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Woven Spectacles

Behold the tapestry spectacle design by textile designer Chloë McCormick in collaboration with Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare. It’s a bit of an experiment in tapestry weaving that we find mind-bendingly beautiful. 

(Photo: Chloë McCormick. Text by Jauretsi)

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DIY Stone Rings

By Jauretsi

The folks at SwellMayde, a DIY blog site, recently tipped us off to a very simple yet striking idea. Here is how to make a gold gilded geode ring for yourself and loved ones this Holiday season. eBay has all the products you need to create this homemade mystical ring. Ingredients include small geode rocks or pyrite rocks along with some e6000 jewelry glue. Last but not least, don’t forget to select your brass ring blanks that will house that rock on your hand. Websites like Emily Gems will help you break down the meaning of all those crystals and gemstones that will suit you best.  

(Photo: Courtesy of SwellMayde)

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A Life in Miniature 

By Jenny Bahn

Maybe it’s just because I live in New York City (a place notoriously strapped for space), but I am obsessed with the idea of tiny planters. Seashells, thimbles, wine corks, even light bulbs - if it’s tiny, it’s plantable. Throw a tiny succulent in there and you’ve got yourself a miniature garden. The plants are inherently low maintenance; they’ll never grow to unruly proportions, require minimal watering, and can be whipped together in a snap. It’s the perfect starter plant project for a girl with gardening commitment issues.

(Photos: Courtesy of Furnish Burnish)

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Just a little peek into an arts & crafts drawer with infinite potential. To fill up your own drawer with rubber stamps, or brass stencil letters, go to the eBay closet. Image via ReeseRushers. — Jauretsi

Just a little peek into an arts & crafts drawer with infinite potential. To fill up your own drawer with rubber stamps, or brass stencil letters, go to the eBay closet. Image via ReeseRushers. — Jauretsi