Friday, December 10, 2010

jeweled gloves tutorial

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I am noticing a trend this winter- jeweled gloves.


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From JCrew to Valentino to Anthrolopologie everyone seems to be making gloves full of "bling". I love the trend but lets be honest, am I really going to spend well over $100 (at least) for gloves?!?! Yeah right! In my opinion this may be the easiest trend to replicate at home on a budget.



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I started with a pair of chenille gloves for $4.99 but your could use just about anything- wool, leather, etc.

And acrylic jewels that have holes in them for sewing- but again lots of things could work- beads, sequins, crystals, etc.


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I then hand sewed the jewels to the surface. This takes time and patience and the more patience you have the more you can embellish.



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If you don't have patience there are a number of adhesive products that will also work and speed things up.


will all work for embellishing the surface.


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The result is a really pretty set of fancy gloves.


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I couldn't resist making another pair with all kinds of colorful beads for a different look.


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And there you have it- a pair of fashion forward gloves- perfect for a holiday party, night out on the town or even a handmade gift. So much better than spending $100!

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