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How to Make Your Own Accessories

With all the summer beach parties and BBQs comin' up, you may feel as though you need to spend a lot of dough to buy a ton of new outfits. That's where accessories come in cuz everyone knows that clothes may make the person, but accessories complete the outfit! Since accessories can get pricey, try creating your own unique styles by making them yourself.

Beaded Bracelets and Necklaces

Jewelry is an important part of your outfit, so try experimenting with different beads and crystals. You can go funky with eclectic beads for a beach bash, and go classy with pearls for a dinner out with your parents.

Materials:

  • Assorted beads.
  • Beading wire (a soft, nylon-coated wire).
  • Clasp.
  • Wire cutters.

Instructions:

1) Measure the length you want for your bracelet or necklace. Then add two inches to that and cut it.
2) Secure one end of the clasp onto the wire, string on the beads and secure the other end of the clasp.

Floral Hair Pin

Even if you're not a celebrity, you can look like one by pinning a floral pin in your hair, just like Paris Hilton does. Try out different colors and types of flowers - wear a white lily in your hair one day and a red rose another day!

Materials:

  • Fabric flower.
  • Barette or elastic band.
  • Needle and thread.
  • Beads, crystals, sequins (optional).

Instructions:

1) Cut the stem off a fabric flower.
2) Sew the barette or elastic band to the back of the flower.
3) Decorate the flower as you like.

Leather Wrap Watch

Create a cool new watch by putting a modern twist on an old one. Once you're done, just wrap it around your wrist!

Materials:

  • One 22" strap of leather with tapered ends.
  • Two 10" straps of leather.
  • An old watch face with top and bottom handles.
  • Glue-on rhinestones or metal studs (optional).

Instructions:

1) Tie the two thin strips of leather to the top watch face handle.
2) Loop the straps under the center of the thick leather strap and attach them to the bottom watch face handle.
3) With the watch face secured to the thick leather strap, wrap it around your wrist.
4) If you want to jazz it up, glue rhinestones or metal studs to the leather strap.

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hugebear posted in Family Issues:
You doesnt have to come out to your family until your ready and until they is ready too.  If you blurt it out it could be the shock.  You says that you think your Mums side of the family will be more supportive.  Has you got an Aunty or Uncle what you could discuss this with?  An adult member of your family what is most likely supportive  could probably give the best advises on how to tell your family and when and how and prepares you for how they will react. Good luck mate and takes your time :angel
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Mrawsomegamer
I think my mothers side of the family would be fine with it. It's my dad's side I'm most concerned about. My dad says some dreadfully terrible remarks about homosexual people. I think I'm not gunna tell him at all. Ever...  Either way. Thanks for the advice!
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Kirsteeeeen
If you don't think that you'll be in a safe situation (for example, your parents try to kick you out, or hurt you physically or emotionally) than you should definitely wait to tell them. I think you'll know when the time is right. We can't tell you how they'll react, but I bet you can sort of figure it out from how they feel and act about these topics.  Remember, you are not obligated to tell anybody at all. It's personal. Wait until you're for sure ready to tell them. And when you do, tell them the way in which it's easiest. Get your point across, offer resources, reassurance, and give them time. 
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Mrawsomegamer
Hey guys, so I do kinda have a personal issue, but I need to tell my family about it. Truth is, I'm not even sure how they'll even react. Very few of my friends know, only the ones I trust anyway... I'm gay. Or at least bisexual. I kinda had a thing for girls, but that was a long time ago. I think I'm fully gay. I have a very supportive boyfriend, who loves me with all his heart. But that's not what it's about; it's actually coming out to my family, whom I know some of them are quite homophobic. Homophobia runs in my family. Sorta...  It makes my stomach turn when I think about it. I sometimes look into the mirror, look at myself and think if my conscience suddenly made me decide I was gay, or if I was born with it. Science tells us that we are born that way, due to lack of man chemicals entering a boys brain when in development. I feel like I've chosen it (even though I know deep inside I haven't) to be gay, probably because of my family almost forcing me into getting a girlfriend and such. I come from a Catholic family, to make things even worse. I'm like the only practising person in my family, but somehow I feel that they'll use my Faith against me if I come out.  So, should I just wait until I'm older? How do I know when the time is right? How will they even react? How should I even say it?  Please help!
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