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DIY: Jeweled Beanie

DIY: Jeweled Beanie

Jan 06, 2017

Full disclosure: I have an obsession with bedazzling. I never actually owned an official Bedazzler (they lost some popularity during my younger years to other little-girl-fads; here's looking at you Easy Bake Oven!), but that didn't stop me from embellishing anything I could the old-fashioned way: some gems, some glue, and something to glue gems to! A DIY-er was born.

I had my ups (gem stoned jean back pockets? Made 'em, Rocked 'em, Jewel-Collared Chambray Top? Oh yes.), and my downs (a Michael Jackson-inspired studded jacket that went horribly wrong...) but even so, fast forward some years later and not much has changed - my love for bedazzling remains strong. And now, you're gonna have a hand at it. Because this crazy cute beanie is too easy and too adorable not to make! Plus, as per usual, I'm going to walk you through every step ;)

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You'll need:

A beanie of your choice 

Aleene's Jewel-It Embellishing Adhesive

Some gems, studs, old jewelry pieces, whatever you want!

DIY Jeweled Beanie || theviewfromhere.is

 

First, plan out your design. I decided I would flip the bottom of my beanie upward and decorate the underside since this is how I usually wear this particular beanie (you may want to consider doing the same if your beanie is particularly long - just try it on and see what works best for you). Lay out your gems/stones/studs and play with some patterns until you find a design you love.

I just pulled a bunch of old jewelry out, use some jewelry pliers to remove a few pieces that may compliment each other and just went for it. Get crazy, kid.

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Remove your pieces and place them directly below your beanie, to serve as a reminder of where they should be placed.

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Use your Jewel-It and put a blob of glue where each gem/stone/stud will be placed. AND THEN DON'T TOUCH IT FOR TEN MINUTES. I know. I'm sorry. But this is a special kind of glue and it needs time to set and get tacky or else it won't adhere your gems. Do a face mask. Or a 10-minute workout. Or both. Just don't touch the glue! 

DIY Jeweled Beanie || theviewfromhere.is

 

Once the glue has set for ten minutes, push your pieces securely onto their glue blobs. 

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Let your beanie sit overnight to make sure the glue has completely set, and then you're free to wear it.  Also, wait a week before washing it (shhhiittttt, am I supposed to wash my beanies? Am I gross? Don't answer that.)

DIY Jeweled Beanie || theviewfromhere.is

DIY Jeweled Beanie || theviewfromhere.is

 

Have a warm (and stylish) weekend everyone!

xoxo,
   clarissa
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