I’ve been pretty excited about this blog post for a while now having got my hands on a copy of Studs and Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion a couple of months back!
New Yorker Kirsten Nunez is the author of creative DIY Fashion blog Studs and Pearls. Nunez shares her creative flare through her blog DIYs and scored her first book deal in her 20s. She has had countless fashion features in Mollie Makes, Cosmo, CNN and tons more. This girl is one to watch!
Studs and Pearls the book is pretty impressive for a first title. If you like DIY fashion you will definitely find something to create. Each DIY is laid out in a simple, clean way followed by pages of variations and further inspiration.
The book offers DIY jewellery projects, customisation for your favourite clothes and shoes and tons of DIY accessory ideas. Nunez shares her tips and tricks as well as her inspiration and you get a feel for her passion and drive right from the beginning.
Suggested suppliers for the UK and US are listed in the back of the book which is an added bonus and Nunez explains which tools she prefers to use when crafting.
If you are a DIY beginner, there are some great projects that require very little skill (think gluing and cutting) and in contrast, some that require a little more experience such as wire wrapping and sewing. This handy index of projects by difficulty level is at the back of the book.
I tried out a couple of projects from the book in the accessories section (of course!).
Now I just need to book a summer holiday so I can wear these floral embellished sunglasses!
Fancy winning your very own copy of Studs and Pearls? All you have to do is enter using the widget below. The giveaway is open worldwide and a winner will be drawn at random and contacted after the closing date. Good Luck!
If you can’t wait for the giveaway to end, you can also purchase a copy of the book via Amazon when it is released on 5 May 2014.