October 23, 2012

Meow! DIY:: Rhinestone Cat Ears




Wearing:: Joe Fresh Sweater

I'm super excited to wear these out for Halloween, but I'd probably where them to school on a normal day, because I'm just that cool. I saw them on the cover Nylon Magazine and knew I wanted my own pair, finally tracking them down on the ASOS website, only to find out they were sold out; it was time to put my DIY skills to use (as mentioned here)! They're super easy to make and sure to look adorable with any outfit you pair it with. You can still get the pearl version of this on the ASOS website, but personally, I'm more of a rhinestone and sparkles person. I'm kinda of like a magpie....anyways, continue reading for instructions!

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Materials: 
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Plain silver headband
  • 24 gauge beading wire
  • 12 gauge aluminum wire
  • Rhinestones
  • Permanent marker (not shown)
  • Glue gun (not shown)
I was able to find all my supplies, minus the headband from my local craft store (aka Michaels). I found the headband in my accessories pile, but if you're not able to find them at a craftstore or Dollarama, you can try Etsy.
 












 



Steps:
  1. Cut two pieces of 12 gauge wire for the ears
  2. Bend these pieces to your desired cat ear shape
  3. Mark where you want them to go on the headband
  4. Bend the ends into loops and cut the excess off
  5. Take the 24 gauge wire and wrap it around the ear frame pieces to secure it to the headband, use pliers to help you.
  6. Disassemble your rhinestone chain (if you have singular rhinestones, skip this step)
  7. Layout where you want the rhinestones
  8. Take your glue gun and glue the rhinestones on. It's not an ideal solution, but hey, if you're handy with a soldering iron, go ahead and do that, it'll be more secure.
  9. Wear them out, you're DONE!

19 comments:

  1. You did SUCH a great job...WOW! o:
    Awww, I love it. Pretty.

    ♥♥♥

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  2. lovely post!

    maybe we can follow each other?
    let me know ;)

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  3. So sweet!!! :D
    Nice blog! would you like to follow each other?? :)

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  4. nice look!

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  5. I love it. You have great blog! <3

    Would You like to follow each other?
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  6. The cat ears are way too cute! You did such a great job with the DIY!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
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  7. Liked your blog! Follow each other on GFC?

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  8. SUPER cute! They aren't garish either so you could wear them everyday if you wanted to channel your inner feline. Darling.

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

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  9. love love this tutorial..and your sweater...Can I find it online?
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  10. stumble upon your blog looking for a d. i.y nekomimi =) thanks for sharing =) would you like to follow each other?
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  11. So nice. LOVE it sis!

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  12. LOVE THESE! do you still wear them even though its not halloween? i totally would!
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  13. I wish you could make me one.

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Cute! Not as complex as I thought it would be...Great idea, thank you!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I read through each and everyone of them, lots of love!

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