Category: How to Wear it

Thrift Does Not Equal Low Quality

=A year ago, I made a pledge to buy 90% of my clothing from thrift/secondhand spaces. I wanted to make an impact in my wardrobe, something that is such a big part of my identity. Yet, when I tell people that I thrifted an item they are in awe or do not believe I got it from a thrift store. This is highly problematic for three reasons and we must work to end this phenomenon.

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DIY: Faux Terra Cotta Vase

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through social media for what should have been just a few minutes but ultimately turned into an hour or even more? Well, that’s exactly what happened to me when I stumbled upon a TikTok video showing the ease and affordability of creating faux terra cotta pots and vases using inexpensive glass vases and common art supplies.

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Goodwill Of Greater…Art Glass Jewelry!

And while traditional jewels — made of gemstones, glass, and other materials — have their place, art glass has a special place in my heart. Especially dichroic (two-color) glass. Art glass is usually handmade and comes in every shape, size, color, shade, metallic, pattern, texture, and translucency (from perfectly clear to completely opaque); many art glass pieces combine two or more colors and/or other aspects. You can actually make art glass at home, especially small pieces like jewelry, if you have a space that is well-cooled and well-ventilated enough.

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