Let's review some of the decorating bling I have already showed you before I illustrate my point in new ways.
Here is my jeweled headboard notice the hanging ruby chandelier teardrop:
Perhaps you will recall my bowl of crystal paperweights in all types of gemstone cuts:
How about the Bling Frame mounted over my couch:
The crystal finials for my new curtains, not to mention the silver sequin curtains:
This could go on and on...
Alright, I know you want me to keep going, so here are some new things you haven't seen. In my new place, I have a couple of bifold closets. Another opportunity to add bling! Really nice crystal pulls are very expensive. I'm a woman with a budget, so I got creative. In one word: Ebay. I found these awesome pulls from ebay. The only problem is that they came with european size screws (millimeters) and they weren't long enough. I went to Home Depot but they didn't have the size I needed. Long story short, this nice man from a local hardware store re-threaded the pulls, which I didn't know you could do, so that they fit US size screws. Great guy. Because the crystal is surrounded by the silver metal, the light refracts like a diamond instead of passing through like with a clear crystal. It's hard to capture the full beauty of these pulls in pictures so I am including the ebay picture too.
In my red bedroom on my closet doors and because I only needed two, I splurged and got these red crystal pulls from Klaffs:
In my old apartment in NYC, I had a bowl of acrylic gemstones. I was at Disney and they had an Aladdin shop, not sure if its there anymore, and they had a bin full of acrylic gemstones and you could buy a little pouch of them. I didn't buy them there, but that sight stuck with me. I wanted my own treasure! I thought they would be easy to find online but I could only find the gems that were flat on one side and often they had holes drilled in them. I went to the bead and trim district in NYC and went store to store until I found the mother load. I bought a whole bunch of different colors and different sizes. I pretty much cleared them out. Here's what they looked like in my old apartment. Excuse the dust.
Wow, that is a lot of dust. I had all sorts of ideas of putting the gems in between two pieces of glass and hanging it so the light would pass through the gems. I thought about using epoxy resin or some clear substance to pour over the gems and to suspend the gems in a lucite type of piece. I searched for a rectangular vase that was very slim but ended up finding this cute vase from Crate and Barrel. This is what the acrylic gems are up to now.
I have crystal lamps, rhinestone picture frames, a bling mirror on my dining room wall and more. I have to save some for later postings but I'll give you a few more visuals.
Thanks for stopping by and Stay tuned for more creativity!