Four ways with crys­tals

Cre­ated by Vanessa Nouwens. Pho­tog­ra­phy by Wendy Fen­wick.

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PUSH PINS

Give ba­sic gold push tacks a stylish new look by adding crys­tals to the front of them. Use liq­uid nails to glue your tack to the back of the crys­tal and leave to dry. Then pin your favourite bits and pieces to your pin­board. Sim­ple yet so ef­fec­tive.

JEW­ELLERY HANGER

Keep your dresser free of clut­ter by cre­at­ing a sim­ple jew­ellery hanger. This is su­per-quick and easy to make; you can do it within an hour. Paint a small piece of pine (we used a small test­pot of Re­sene ‘Al­abaster’ paint). Once it’s dry, use Liq­uid Nails to glue the crys­tals onto the pine, spac­ing them out evenly. Leave to dry for 24 hours. At­tach two flat pic­ture hang­ers to the back of the pine and hang on the wall.

FRAMES

Crys­tals look great on dis­play but equally beau­ti­ful when framed. Take a ba­sic white pic­ture frame, re­move the glass and put in a piece of white card­board which sits un­der the pic­ture mat. Use liq­uid nails to glue the crys­tal to the card­board in the frame and leave to dry for at least 24 hours. If your bud­get al­lows, a clus­ter of frames with crys­tals would make for a great wall dis­play, but if not, mix crys­tals with framed prints, or sim­ply pop your frame on a book­shelf or side­board.

BOX TOP­PER

Give a sim­ple box a new stylish look by adding a crys­tal top­per. We took a plain wooden box from Kmart and painted it us­ing a test­pot in Re­sene ‘Ebb’. Once the paint is dry, glue the crys­tal to the top of the box us­ing Liq­uid Nails. When glue is dry, pop on your dress­ing ta­ble and use for stor­ing jew­ellery and other bits and bobs.

3 All crys­tals from Waihi Beach Mar­kets. 1 Crys­tals, $3.40 each. Felt pin­board, $129, from pin­pals.co.nz. Os­trich neck­lace, $60, from Shut The Front Door. Kris chair, $249.95, from Mocka. Mul­beri Ly­ford throw, $75, from Crave Home. 2 Amethyst crys­tals, $4.50 each. Nava con­sole ta­ble, $189.95, from Mocka. Smith & Co tabac and cedar­wood can­dle, $30, from The Aro­mather­apy Com­pany. Hazel tas­sel neck­lace, $30, pyrite and sil­ver ring, $95, and rose quartz and sil­ver horse­shoe pen­dant, $135, all from El­e­men­tal Jew­ellery. Ruby and Jet Frida crys­tal bracelet, $29.99, from Shut The Front Door. Elk bangle, $59, from Crisp Home. Lily clutch, $210, from Crave Home. 3 Frames, $6-$10 each, from Kmart. Art prints, $12 each, from Etsy/The Printable Con­cept. Amethyst crys­tal (in frame), $14. Cush­ion, $29.99, from Shut The Front Door. Livi seat, $199.95, from Mocka.

4 Crys­tal, $12. Oxx gem­stone EDT, $8, from Kmart. Hous­ton neck­lace, $29.99, from Shut The Front Door. Om­bre mir­ror, $19.99, from Spot­light. Stella + Gemma ear­rings, $35, from Crisp Home. Other items stylist’s own. Wall painted in Re­sene ‘Ebb’.

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