So some of you may know that I am working with Dove as an ambassador for Dove hair:
The lovely people at Dove have decided to team up with me at Cheapnchic.net. To win one of 5 amazing Dove Hair Fall Rescue packs and selected DIY projects from my DIY Archive here is what you have to do:
1) Follow me on Instagram @simoneheng
2) Comment on any of the recent Cheapnchic.net projects which do not have existing comments. Tell me why you love the project.
3) You must be a UAE resident to enter.
4) When you have done the above, please leave your email and name below in the comments section.
Competition closes on December 6th.
A few months ago I was flattered to be asked to be part of TheCurve-me.com’s expert academy. The Curve is all about courses and learning and allowing learning to continue long after school ends. It’s so in line with my “self-improvement” philosophy.
Learn how to make fabulous, fashion-forward curb chain-based accessories using embellishments and simple crafting techniques!
This class is suitable for all ages and abilities, no prior crafting expertise is needed. All supplies come included with the course cost. Celebrity broadcaster and DIY maven of the blog Cheapnchic.net, Simone Heng, will take you through the class and punctuate it with her usual approachable spunk. Every participant will walk away with a gorgeous accessory to wear for the party season!
This class takes place at the gorgeous new Elken Community Cafe overlooking the marina and includes food and beverages for each student. Advanced online booking is required.
To register you must pre-pay, so do check out the site to reserve your place.
This was one of the first chain necklaces I’d made and it was surprisingly easy. Apologies for some of the bad photography, when I get really busy, it does get hard to curb my enthusiasm to just “make” and deal with photography later:
You will need a chain necklace (this one is from H&M), embroidery thread, crystals, pliars, jump rings, glue gun, studs and a wool needle.
Start with threading the embroidery thread into a wool needle (if you don’t have a wool needle, you can also wrap the ends in magic tape to weave it in and out). Tie a knot at the end of the chain:
From there use a blanket stitch to weave into the chain:
Continue to do this until the the chain is woven all the way around:
From here create the tassels like below:
Using the crystals and the tassels, arrange them in the sequence you like:
Using the pliars and the jump rings connect the necklace together like this:
The finished result in my latest press pictures:
I love this DIY because it solved a few problems in one. I get gifted lots of stunning shoes and I keep the boxes in plain black as I know they’d be good storage but wondered for a while what to do with them and not waste them. On top of that I have loads of mismatched accessories I needed to conceal.
After I did my decorating course at the Chelsea College of the Art I knew exactly how to make the whole storage work in my favour as I had a colours scheme worked out:
So you will need for this: shoe boxes, fabric of your choice (non-stretch), PVA glue, glue brush, fabric scissors:
Start by laying your box in the fabric with this much excess:
Glue the box to the base in the position above then make splits like below with the scissors:
Glue these sides down against the box and then cut the fabric to about 3cm higher than the side of the box:
Using the glue and brush “varnish” the raw seams and glue everything down securely. The glue will dry clear:
Repeat this process with the lids of the shoe boxes too!
So easy and so “neat” when it’s all put together.