DIY Tila Bead Bracelet

Second to the daily chain bracelet, the Tila bead bracelet is my favorite summer accessory. Not to mention they are insanely easy to make. Miyuki Tila beads are little square and rectangular glass beads and…

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DIY Mother of Pearl Jewlery

Summer is just weeks away and although we don’t quite know what the near future will look like just yet, I’m looking forward for easing up on just about every aspect of life. I recently stumbled upon these adorable mother of pearl charms and the idea of incorporating them into some necklaces tickled me pink. They’re just perfect for summer!

DIY Doodle Embroidered Sweatshirt

Mastering the art of embroidery has pulled me out of some dark and anxious moments these past couple of weeks. One late evening last week, I picked up an old embroidery hoop, my trusty box of embroidery thread, one of my son Quincy’s old sweatshirts and just started doodling using a stitch I know all too well . . . the stem stitch.

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DIY Denim Shorts 2 Ways

Salute your shorts! Summer is in full swing and I’m sharing two insanely easy ways to elevate denim shorts with my friends at Zappos. First up is a pair of denim Bermuda shorts – the polished…

DIY Enamel Tube Necklace

I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover these candy-like enamel tube beads. Not only are they vibrant and colorful, the metal and coats of enamel makes them feel wonderfully luxurious and weighty.…

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DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet

Honestly, is there anything happier than daisies?! I was desperately needing a dose of happy over the weekend and whipped up a few colorful bracelets to soothe the soul. Making daisy chains from seed beads might look complicated but honestly, it’s not difficult at all! It’s a cinch as long as you have the right materials. I dare you to stop at one, it’s that addicting. Just be sure to pay attention to the size of the beads and stringing cord before you purchase the supplies.

Supporting Black Artists Part 1

Shaina McCoy I love the way Shaina McCoy applies layers upon layers of oil paint in her portraits. Using her brushes as sculpting tools, the Minneapolis-based artist uses bold textures and featureless faces to evoke…

Supporting Black Designers Pt 1

Wow, guys. The world has taken a turn this past week. Last week, we were all stunned by yet another Black life unjustly taken in America. And finally, after one too many familiar, tragic and…

Currently Crushing On: Denim (Yes, Really)

When Zappos asked me if I would share of my favorite new denim looks, I immediately thought “Denim?! What’s that?” It had been nearly 8 weeks since I had slipped on a pair of jeans.…

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DIY Tissue Paper Tie Dyeing

I recently stumbled upon a dyeing project, using tissue paper (gasp), on Pinterest and for days, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It seemed too good and easy to be true. After much experimentation, I’m…

DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet

Honestly, is there anything happier than daisies?! I was desperately needing a dose of happy over the weekend and whipped up a few colorful bracelets to soothe the soul. Making daisy chains from seed beads…