January 26, 2015

DIY Pipe Cleaner Statement Necklaces

Hey little cuties! I have such a fun DIY inspired post for you all today. As you can tell from the title and images, I have created some pretty cool statement necklaces using pipe cleaners! I have been wanting to do a pipe cleaner crown how-to for a few months, but decided to scrap that I idea when I saw just how many bloggers have actually come up with their own tutorials on how to make them. I started brainstorming other fun uses for pipe cleaners, and that's when I came up with these necklaces. 
The necklace above was inspired by the collar necklaces that have been popular for the past couple of years. To make it, I started with two gold pipe cleaners. I took one end from each, and firmly wrapped them around one another to form one long pipe cleaner. I tried it on, and adjusted it to the length I wanted by cutting off a bit at the ends. Then, I bent two pink pipe cleaners to look like a pointed collar, and twisted each end around the gold necklace base. I topped it off by creating a gold bow, which is attached to the center. 
This silver, black, and white one is somewhat a cross between a necklace and scalloped collar. I used two silver pipe cleaners to form the base, using the same method as above. I tried it on, and established the necklace shape. To form the scallops, I started from the middle and worked my way out to the sides. The scallops are made by twisting one end of a black pipe cleaner around the silver base to secure, then forming the "u" shape, wrapping the next bit of pipe cleaner around the silver (to secure the other end of the scallop,) and then forming another "u" shape.  Once I had enough scallops to my liking, I glued pom pom balls on top. 
This last necklace is super fun and over the top! This time I used 3 pink pipe cleaners to form the base. I then wrapped magenta and silver pipe cleaners around  the sides of the base to form color blocking. The middle is made from various pipe cleaners cut in 2 different lengths. I twisted the longer pieces on first, and then the shorter ones. I wanted to add a little extra sparkle to the middle, so I glued on matching sequins in different shapes and sizes. 
I did not bother putting pictured steps on how to make these, and gave pretty loose directions of how to create your own, simply because they are incredibly easy to construct! I do want to mention that all I did to secure them for wear, is twist the ends together a few times. 

I think these would make perfect photo booth props, unconventional fashion accessories, or even a fun rainy day activity for kids. They are also a wonderful craft, because all you really need is an assortment of pipe cleaners, and a little bit of imagination to make your own! 

Would you ever consider making your own pipe cleaner necklace? If so, what would you use it for? Comment below and tell me what you think! 


xxoo Jené

January 21, 2015

WTC On IG

Just wanted to share a few snapshots from my Instagram account! I have been really trying to one up my photography game this year, and Instagram is so helpful in doing so. I always find such inspiring people and images on IG, which in turn makes me want to create and inspire people with my photos. You can follow @wearthecanvas to see more behind the scenes action, my personal inspiration, and fun life bits!

xxoo Jené

January 14, 2015

Party Perfect Confetti Hair

I found this pin of an amazing glitter hair part the other day, and just had to save it to  my "Get Your Hair Did" Pinterest board . I have pretty much been obsessing over it ever since. I really want to give it a try, but have been limited with time and supplies. While doing a photo shoot the other day that involved confetti, I had the idea to try out something similar using the itty bitty confetti I had made. I sprayed my part with firm hold hair spray, sprinkled on confetti, and then sprayed a little more hairspray on top. 
A while after I was already done taking photos, the confetti started falling down throughout the rest of my hair, and on my shirt. I actually liked how that looked too, and wish I would have been able to take some photos. This look is whimsical and fun, and is perfect for getting you noticed at a party!
Would you ever give this look a try? Or have you ever done a look similar to this? Comment below and share! 

xxoo Jené


January 10, 2015

See You Soon, Miami!

I'm headed to Miami tomorrow, and the trip to my colorful hometown has inspired me to create these photos. I'm so excited to bask in the sun, actually be warm, and wear minimal clothing! The sunglasses in the first photo are actually the last pair from my shop, which I just had to keep for myself! They're just perfect for a beach getaway, don't you think?

xxoo  Jené

December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve! I hope you're all ready for 2015. I know I sure am. The start of a new year always makes me so happy! Not knowing what's in store is half the fun, and the other half is planning out all the things you want, and hope, to happen!
I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off today, and I can not wait to take a breather tonight and celebrate. I have my outfit all picked out, and I'm so excited to put it on! This glitzy gold 1960's dress was in my store, and since no one bought it, it is now mine! I haven't worn it yet, and I knew New Year's Eve would be the perfect time for it!
 Do you have a perfect outfit for tonight? Comment below and tell me all about it!

xxoo Jené

December 30, 2014

Huge End of Year Sale

I'm having a HUGE end of year sale in my Etsy shop! I've marked items down 30, 50, and even 75% off! I have some different plans for 2015, and want to take my shop in a new direction. I'm hoping to clear out some room in order to do so, which is a big bonus for you guy! If you've had your eye on something in the shop, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to it before it's all gone! Click here to shop all sales items! 

xxoo Jené

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Hello lovelies! I hope you're all having a fun and relaxing day. I hope you're spending it with friends, family, and tons of food! I'm taking this time to reflect on this past year, and trying my best to leave all my stress and worries behind me, and focus on what's to come. I know I've been kind of silent with my blog posts, Instagram, and Facebook accounts, but with a new year comes a ton of new plans! Thanks for all your support through 2014, and stay tuned to see the fun stuff to come in 2015!

xxoo Jené


Outfit Details:
Blouse: Vintage
Skirt: Vintage
Socks: Forever 21
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell 

December 10, 2014

Shop Update


Sorry for the lack of posting lately! I have been super busy with work that's not Wear The Canvas, have been in a sort of funk lately, and I've also just been really trying to upload all my vintage to my shop before the new year. I hope to get back to my regular posting soon! Until then, enjoy looking at these goodies I just added to my store.

xxoo Jené


Retro Grey Wool Hat With Bow  





November 27, 2014

Cheers to You

Hello lovelies! I am offering 40% off everything in my store from now until Monday, December 1st! And just a reminder, I always offer free shipping to the US. You can't beat this kind of deal, so hurry on over to the Wear The Canvas shop to snag yourself some awesome goodies!

xxoo Jené

November 15, 2014

Pretty Pretty Poncho

Do you ever come across a lost article of clothing that you absolutely love, but somehow just sort of forgot about, until you unearth it from the deep, dark, depths of your closet? That's how I feel about this poncho. I've had this baby in my Etsy shop for quite some time now, and it somehow faded from my mind. I took it to the vintage market I was selling at last month, and I just can't believe no one has bought it yet! I think it's one of my favorite things in the shop.

Even though I sell pre-loved vintage items, I like to keep them really clean  for my customers, so I never really wear them myself. They hang in my shop closet only to be rotated and lightly cleaned periodically to keep fresh. I decided to give this poncho a spin around the old block because it's way too cute to not be worn! I wanted to show you guys one of the ways it could be styled, and also wanted to get some updated photos for my store gallery. If you want more info about it, you can find it at this link here!

xxoo Jené

Outfit Details:
-Poncho: Vintage from my shop
-Dress: Vintage
-Glasses: Ray Ban 
-Necklace: Terikk Designs
-Socks: Nordstrom
-Shoes: Nine West

November 14, 2014

Flamingo Frock Now in Stock

You guys, I'm doing it. I'm finally switching over my Etsy shop to handmade items only! EEP!
OK, well, I will be starting the transition in January, but will be done listing vintage items in December. This Flamingo Frock is the first new handmade item in the shop. It's WAY overdue, but I like to think of it as fashionably late! You can find out more details about it here.

xxoo Jené

November 11, 2014

Beautiful Blurs

I just had to post these photos! They were taken with my camera while I was shooting product photos, and even though they definitely won't be used for my Etsy shop listings, I just had to share them somewhere. The auto focus on my lens adjusted too much which is what made me look blurry. They are also kind of creepy, but in such a pretty way. I don't know why, but I really like them. What do you think?

xxoo Jené

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