ABC Family/Jane by Design Style Challenge #6 - Pretzel-Inspired Designs

Sunday, January 01, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve, and I wish you all a blissful 2012! For my NYE, I spent it at my cousins' house with a feast of food & treats, chat, laughs, and my boyfriend even stopped by to ring in the New Year with us.

I planned to publish this post tomorrow, but I will be with my cousins on a shopping spree all day! So here it is now :) As you can see, here is the next ABC Family/Jane by Design challenge! (If you're just catching up, I'm one of the participants in this challenge & ABC Family/Jane by Design sent each of us a trunk full of goodies that are numbered, corresponding to the specific challenge, and we get sent an email twice a week letting us know what to do with it!)
Task #6: Find the bag of pretzels in your trunk. Get inspired and create something that will amaze me. Post a photo to your blog and write an entry explaining your design. Ask your readers to share ways in which they were inspired to make fashion out of unexpected items here and mention the name of your blog.

I was really drawn to the pretzel sticks and the snaps rather than the original shaped pretzel. I incorporated both into great jewelry pieces. First up, this pretzel grid necklace :)

Having limited resources, I simply used a black Sharpie and colored in the pretzel sticks after scraping some of the protruding salt. I used black thread and tied the three pieces together. Then, I simply just put the necklace chain through the two outside pieces.
With the sticks, it reminded me of spikes. I've been seeing this spiked cuff around lately, and well I thought, why not make my own? Like the pretzels from the necklace, I scraped off most of the salt and colored it black. Along with some white speckled branches I pasted it onto this tortoise cuff.

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P.S. I have yet another exclusive clip from Jane by Design, which will premiere Jan 3!
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Share with me & Jane by Design in what ways where YOU inspired to make fashion out of unexpected items are here & remember to mention Audrey Allure! Help me get to the end, and I'll be able to choose one of YOU as ABC Family's Trendsetter of the Week!

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62 comments :

btd. said...

These are really nice!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Ha I love that! I've actually been eating those pretzels all day, funny enough! :)

Hope 2012 is off to a great start! xoxo

Katrina said...

Love the necklace idea!!!

>'.'<

Harija said...

Neat post =)

Happy New Year 2012!!

My Lyfe ; My Story

VintageDanielle said...

You're so creative, the necklace is something I would so rock! Happy New Year doll!

Squared said...

wow, this is really cool! your blog looks fun!
Thanks for coming by ours! We're following you now <3

Clara Turbay said...

Happy new year, i wish you the best love this post!

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Karina Dinda R. said...

I'm in love with the necklace :) You have a great blog dear, mind to follow each other? ^^

Cheers,
Karina Dinda R. ♥
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Kirstin Marie said...

This is crazy creative and both designs look amazing! I love the bracelet. I would so wear that.

Grace said...

Those are both so cool! I absolutely love the first necklace. :)

Bravoe Runway said...

Another awesome take on the challenge Audrey! You are doing great :D

frank said...

Great looking pieces, very artistic and elegant!

Slamdunk said...

Interesting look. I hope you enjoy your shopping Audrey.

Saphira Thenalia said...

Happy New Year dear...hope all of your wish in this year become true ;)
LOVE, saphira

E said...

Oh my gosh, you are so creative!! I wouldn't know what to do with pretzels, beyond eat them that is.

P.S. Thanks for commenting on my blog. It means a lot!

Dale said...

Wow, this post is such a fun idea. At first I saw the bags of pretzels and was wondering what you were gonna do. This is so much fun and I really like the black. I'd definitely wear that necklace and the bracelet. It's so creative.

Thanks for stopping by
xoDale
www.savvyspice.net

Tara said...

Happy new year audrey, nice post :)

Fátima Payán said...

truly unexpected! really unique, now i'm craving pretzels haha

Picali said...

Very creative. Actually, i will never think about using pretzels for making jewelery. Looks nice. ♥

Francesca R said...

Girl you once again impressed me!!! I am loving the necklace and the cuff!!!

Gigi Lam said...

awesome job ~ :)

& Thank you for stopping by my blog as always! HAPPY NEW YEAR <33
xxx
Gi

♥ lis ♥ said...

interesting and creative ideas!
happy new year

DailyGlamour said...

happy new year !

Jacqueline Ashley said...

This is lovely!

xx

Dirt On The Rocks said...

Audrey you did a fantastic job with this challenge. I honestly wouldn't even know what to do. I mean really bags of pretzels? That's so crazy! I love the necklace it's got to be my favorite

Call me M said...

Love what you did with the pretzels! Really impressive! Congratulations! I especially loved the necklace!
Thank you so much for your comments on my blog! Sorry it took me so long to reply! Happy new year! :)

Fictitious Fashion said...

wat are these??? din get it!! n glad u had a gr8 time :)
Happy New year to you <3

Thanks fr ur sweet comment..
Love
Akanksha

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool, darling!
Love the necklace!

xoxox,
CC

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Beautiful pieces! Happy New Year! <3<3

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

That cuff's a dream .x hivennn

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what a fabulous idea, Audrey! I am so loving the necklace! :)

Maddy said...

Wow!! Who knew you could create something so beautiful with pretzels?! Good job!! And happy new year to you too!! Hope this year brings all sorts of wonderful experiences your way :)

fashionismyh2o said...

I love how inspiration comes from the most unusual of places! Gorgeous!

Sarah
http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
xx

Kimberly Capeto said...

Hey !
That necklace is awesome ! I would never would have though that those are pretzels, it looks like a normal piece of jewelry ! Good job

xoxo

Andy Santana said...

Adorei o colar..
beijos

cinzee said...

Wow! that's a really creative idea!!! I would have never thought of that! I only just knew about your challenge!! Look forward to seeing more of them in your future post!:D

and wishing you a very happy new year!!!

Cinz
http://cinzee.wordpress.com

Be Inspired! said...

Hey wow, so creative!!!! So unique! The necklace is something I'd wear any time. Good going sweet fashionista gal!

Lovely New Year - I am sooooooooooo glad to have you in my life!

ediot said...

what a fun idea.
thanks for sharing this
x

S said...

Wow! I'm so impressed!!!
Wishing you a great 2012!
xxx
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

Under the Fluorescents said...

you are so creative! when do they pick the winner?

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kristina said...

oh my gosh = HOW CUTE!! and i am a big big fan of pretzels!! happy new year 2012 audrey, so glad that we've met!!
xo, kristina

Kristin said...

You are so darn creative! That pretzel necklace is adorbs!

Fabiana said...

lovely necklace!My best wishes for this new year!
xoxo
Faby
Maybe we can follow each other?
www.adreamcalledfashion.com

Style me bad said...

Love that necklace! I would rck it!

Happy new year!!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

now that's creative! first i was like, what an awesome pretzel necklace--but then i saw the cuff--even better!

have fun on your shopping spree.

my republic of fashion said...

That necklace is just so cool. Love it!! :)SarahD

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Beautiful & creative pictures! Happy new year!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh I totally love that necklace. Good job!

Joyce said...

These ideas are so creative! I love the necklace a lot :)

Bonnie said...

I love the pretzel necklace! It's so much fun, and it is totally appropriate because I love me some pretzels. :)

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Lizzie said...

Thanks so very much for the wonderful comment :D

This is amazingly creative....that necklace is awesome!

Happy New Year!

xo
Lizzie
placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

Loretta said...

lovely post. xx

&thank you for your lovely comment on my blog hun. x
www.vintagewalls.blogspot.com

Sam said...

Hi Audrey, have fun on the shopping spree. You continue to amaze me with your creativity. Who would've thought pretzels would look so stylish as a neck pendant!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Happy New Year!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Brilliant Audrey! Good luck!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Shutterbug said...

i love pretzels!

veronika said...

you are very talented and I love your creativity

Veronika

www.livinginwinterpeg.blogspot.com

★☆AdamAlexMommy☆★ said...

these are very creative, and i love your design. :) i am so DVRing this show, and wishing you best of luck. :)

happy new year to you!
jasmine

Brookelyn said...

Wow, that necklace is cool- what a creative use of pretzels!

Elle Sees said...

they turned out great!

Oh my Dior! said...

Happy enw year hope you have a great one!!

http://www.ohmydior.org/

Sal Zailani said...

that is very clever! xx

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