"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
Vincent Van Gogh

Hello! My name is Alexis, I'm seventeen and from southern California.
I'm a reader, an admirer of art, a makeup and fashion history fanatic...
An aspiring costume designer, with a burning need to show off my take on characters. And a part of one to many fandoms.
A lover of reviews and an avid opinion giver...
Basically, I like old stuff, I love to read... Also, animals. I like those too...

I should have a youtube channel at some point. I'll keep you updated on that bit.


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Happy birthday Lena Beana!

"A girl who wore a long sliver chain around her neck, with tons of stuff dangling from it - a plastic ring from a bubblegum machine, a safety pin, and a bunch of other junk…"

So this is my Lena charm necklace… 

My tips for making Lena’s lovely necklace are:

  • Shop local! A local bead or craft store is much more likely to have eclectic looking things (mine was a lot cheaper too!).
  • Look in unlikely places.  I found my flattened penny in a coin collecting store (ok so, it wasn’t that unlikely I’d find it there, but you get my point). 
  • Add your own things! Not everything that Lena has on her necklace is described in the book. I added a few little random things; a tiny gold donkey, a Met pin, and an old key. 
  • Making a paper clip star will be the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do. Ever… just as a note.

I did my necklace by getting a big sliver jump ring and adding all the charms with varying sizes of smaller jump rings, just because I liked the way it looked on the jump ring better. I think I spent twenty-five dollars on everything; the chain and the findings being the most expensive thing I bought. I got the instructions for making my necklace Here.  

I hope you guys like this! There’ll be more to come!

Also don’t forget to check out part one of my Beautiful Creatures inspired shoot!

The Sisters.