Make the Most Stylish and Trending Jewelry YourselfNovember 9th, 2016 in member junk
From time immemorial, jewelry has been an integral part of dressing up, a manifestation of our attitudes and preferences. With rising focus on fashion, we witness jewelry designs and styles change with every season. While it is not possible for you to own every piece of beautiful jewelry you see on the glossy pages or the runway, you can make quite an envious collection of jewelry yourself through some simple DIY hacks.
Described below are some of the simplest and quickest ways to make jewelry that will surely set your fashion quotient soaring.
Bohemian Bobby Pin Earrings
What You Will Need:
- Craft Wire
- Earring Hooks
- Bobby Pins
- Acrylic Paint
- Nail Polish
Collect all those big bobby pins lying around. Buy a pair of earring hooks, and rolls of craft wire. Pin your pins on to something that will keep them stationary.
Scratch off the areas you want to paint, do color blocking by filling it with solid color, or paint patterns like chevron, diamonds or polkas. Acrylic and metallic paint will be great, but this is where you could also use those leftover nail polishes. Use it to add effect and color to the modest bobby pins.
As the paint dries up, cut two strips of metal wire and twist them around each other. Slowly start slipping the pins on to the wire. Fold and shape the wire, and clasp the earring hook. Wrap the wire once more to double check that the pins are nicely bound. Cut the excess wire off. Repeat the procedure for the second earring. And just like that you will become the owner of a seriously cool pair of Bohemian earrings.
The Trendy Tassel Bracelet
What You Will Need:
- Embroidery Thread
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Ribbon Converters
- Jump Rings
- Lobster Clasp
- Pieces of small cardboard
Cut a piece of cardboard. Cut a length of embroidery thread and lay it on the cardboard. Now start wrapping the remaining thread around the cardboard piece. You will approximately wrap it around 18-20 times.
Tie the initial cut thread (laid on the cupboard) into a knot. Cut the tassel at the bottom and remove the cupboard. Your tassel is absolutely ready. Now secure the top of the tassel by inserting it in the ribbon connector. Use the pliers to press and flatten it down properly. Tie a piece of thread around the head of the tassel.
Attach a jump ring to each tassel and then add the lobster clasp. Attach each tassel to the chain. The very colorful, very trendy tassel bracelet is ready. You can use the same methodology to make a tassel necklace as well.
The Layered Geometric Necklace
What You Will Need:
- 50 gms of Sculpey
- Necklace Chain
- Metallic and Acrylic paints
- X-acto knife
- Fine Sandpaper
- Paint Brush
From Selena Gomez to Rihanna, everyone is sporting these cool, long geometric necklaces. While these might cost you a bomb, when you go to buy them, you can actually make these yourself without burning a hole in your pocket. Just follow the instructions.
Buy 2 oz packs of sculpey and a long metallic chain. You can always choose to buy two separate chains and then splice them together. Stock on some metallic, acrylic and gold paint.
Keep an X-acto knife, fine sandpaper and paint brush handy. Let’s begin!
Take small amounts of clay. Roll them and make them any size you want, just make sure they support their own weight and stay sturdy around the necklace. Secure them safely around the necklace. Make as many clumps as you would like, taking into account, that you will be scraping away a substantial bit of the clay to get that flat faced surface look. Next, bake these clumps in your oven at 275 degree Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Let it cool for a while.
Once, it is cooled, start the carving with your X-acto knife. Carve slowly and patiently to get the flat surface look. Once the flat surfaces have connected, rub them against a sandpaper till the clay is smooth and the edges are sharp.
Then comes the most fun bit of the project. Once happy with the shapes you have carved out, color them with metallic gold paint, and acrylic paint in colors you would like to sport. Once the paint dries out, touch up with a wet cloth around the edges to give it a dull finish. And voila! Your super cool layered geometric necklace is ready.
To Wrap it Up!
I hope the post has got your creative juices flowing and satisfied the artist and fashionista in you. To keep up with the latest jewelry and fashion trends, check out, and buy some fashion jewelry online. Also take inspiration from various sites and books, and create your own fabulous DIY jewelry.
Pattern or design used: Fashionable Junk
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