If you’re not strict about wearing only precious metals, and numerous examples of fine craftwork impress you, maybe you should give do-it-yourself manufacture a try. You’d be surprised how you can recycle the old pieces and breathe in a new life to them. The leftover elements, regular and cheap items and some inspiration are required to design and produce the most amazing of trinkets to wear on many occasions. Here is our selection of ideas and easy step-by-step explanations.
For this warm-up DIY project you’ll need: thin bendable craft wire, hairpins, nail polish in several tints, earring hooks and tape. Use Styrofoam to keep them in place, and tape for borders. Straight or slanted lines, it’s up to you. Let the enamel dry properly. Take two pieces of wire, twist it, add around bobby pins (experiment!) and attach it carefully to the earring hook. Voila! It has a great Native American vibe for the summer!
We have a selection of two for you this time. For the poop deck fashionistas, he have a spiked marine kind. You’d need a fisherman’s rope (some cool knot style) and variety of spikey studs. Unscrew them, position and put back again tightly wound up.
Another model we have in store is the cheerful, polychromatic safety pin bracelet. For this lovely trinket you’ll need pins (mind the wrist circumference), kaleidoscopic beads, super glue and elastic cord (above .7 mm). Thread all pins with beads. Leave space for fastening. Glue it. Guide one 12 inch piece through the top, the other through the bottom. Connect it. You did it!
All you need for this striking and elegant hair ornament is a plumbing ring, a hairbrush and elastic bands for the setup. Do a ponytail hairdo and partition the rest with bands to make it straight. Pull up the plumbing ring. That’s it!
If you need a statement ring for the party, these are the supplies needed: golden/silver colored glitter, varnish glue, adjustable ring with a large empty base, toothpicks and paper cups. Mix ½ spoon glitter with ¼ spoon glue, blend it nicely. Transfer it to ring base with toothpick and wait till it dries. Done!
Take an old or dull neck piece and spray it with popping hue, neon yellow or pink, or even dark blue or brown to accommodate the season’s requirements. Wow!
Our next choice is brass ring tricolor, and here are the ingredients: patches of material in three shades and brass rings. Interweave it, braid the edges and clasp it to finish.
To close the DIY jewelry workshop, we opted for vintage style button extravaganza. Glue the buttons to the cloth, and cut out the excess. Sew in the chain as the last step. Classy, isn’t it?
DIY – Just Do It Yourself
We showed you the pieces we fell in love with for their originality, and the manufacturing process is a breeze. No excuses, get crafting!