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Embellished Gloves

Hello fellow DIYers, looks like another week has started again, and that means it’s time for another DIY! As you must have noticed the world (and the digital world) is slowly preparing for festivities like Thanksgiving and Christmas, the blog posts are getting wintrily (lots of turkey stuffing and hot beverage recipes) and pumpkins have mostly disappeared from my Pinterest boards (thank god). And since we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Europe, the real world is busily preparing itself for Christmas time:

Lights are installed in the trees, Christmas markets are already set up (yummy glühwein!) and the stores supply the people with Christmas decoration. Sadly the temperatures are not playing along at the moment, so getting in the mood for the holidays proves to be rather difficult.

Nevertheless I try to think ahead to cold times, and adapt my projects accordingly. Remember the Hot Chocolate on a Stick from last week? That was my first step towards winter, and today I show you my second step, which actually arose out of a moment in the metro. Although I hate using the metro it proved to be a wonderful inspiration for me this time since I was able to observe the people around me and saw a woman wearing a pair of gloves embellished with a few studs. And just like this, an idea was born:

You need:

  • Two pairs of black wool gloves (or just one if you want to craft only one)
  • Golden studs (small size)
  • Sew-on rhinestones
  • Needle and yarn

glove-1

glove-2First the edgy glove: Prepare needle and thread by taking the thread double, make a knot at the end of the yarn (you know the drill). Start at one corner of the glove and thread one of the studs on the yarn, sew it on and start right with the next one. Vary the gaps between the studs to make them look randomly scattered. Or you think of your own pattern and sew one the studs accordingly. Repeat with the other glove.

glove-3For the glamorous version: Since the rhinestones have different shapes and sizes, the trick is to co-ordinate them when sewing them on. Start again in one corner with a rhinestone (mine was in a rectangle shape), and then choose another one in a shape that fits. Repeat this process until you’re satisfied with the design, and do this again with the other glove.

And that’s about it. It only took me about 20 minutes for one glove, so this whole project was a matter of about 80 minutes. That’s a good diversion for a slow Saturday in front of the TV, right? I find it fun to wear some extraordinary gloves which also serve as hand jewellery on cold winter days. And you can easily defend yourself with the studded one! Hope you are inspired!

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Jude & Yara
    16th November 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Wow that’s great, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Jude & Yara

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      16th November 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    16th November 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I like this project because it elevates something commonplace into a personal statement.

  • Reply
    andy
    17th November 2015 at 6:31 am

    very cool 🙂

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      17th November 2015 at 7:31 am

      Thank you!

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    Trang Do
    17th November 2015 at 8:31 am

    Love these gloves! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      17th November 2015 at 11:44 am

      Thanks a lot!

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    Seyra
    17th November 2015 at 1:49 pm

    These gloves are so chic!

    Kisses from the Philippines!
    – Seyra
    http://www.pavementsarerunways.com

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      17th November 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Oh thank you!

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    Anne
    17th November 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Quite the attention catcher this pieces are! I love them and with all the crystal and stud designs out there, the possibilities are endless!

    http://www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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    welovefur
    17th November 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Stunning idea. Thanks for sharing
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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      17th November 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you very much!

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    vanessa
    23rd November 2015 at 12:19 pm

    super cool idea!

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      23rd November 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks a lot!

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    michaela jean
    30th November 2015 at 8:18 pm

    How cute are these!? Those jeweled ones are right up my alley!

    xo

    Michaela

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      30th November 2015 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    3rd December 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Such a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
    Alexandra ~ ArtMandy.ro

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