Monday, November 25, 2013

DIY - Jewelry Making



Over the past month I have developed somewhat of an obsession with DIY projects. 

My favorite project lately is jewelry making. I've never done it before, not even as a little kid. So to be honest I felt like a little kid when I ventured into The Bead Shop and bought two ginormous rolls of gut, my first pair of dainty red pliers, a packet of crimps and hooks; as well as an abundant supply of beads and charms.

The lady in the store literally had to teach me the entire process but once I'd gotten the hang of it I was confident enough to go home and fiddle around with my beads and charms. 

Here are a few of the things that I have already made (there are thousands of bangles and anklets lying around my house right now!):










Then I started getting more creative and making anklets and headbands - I've only made one headband so far but once I get some more beads I'm hoping to make a whole lot more! 




This is such a wonderful, fun hobby and it's cheap too! The great thing is that I've gotten into it just before Christmas - guess what everyone's getting as gifts this year!? 
I've always said that something you make and create is a far more special and personal gift to someone anyway... when I make someone a bangle or an anklet, I'll choose the charm, colors and beads I think best suits that persons personality! The best thing is that no one else will ever have the same thing because it's completely unique.

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead! 




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51 comments:

  1. Very pretty, not bad for someone who never did it before! I fiddled a lot with beads when I was little. My mom is an artist so she always made sure that I had some creative stuff to work with. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some clay too, which I thought was incredible experience.

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    1. Lucky you to have a mum as an artist - must have seriously fueled your creativity.

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  2. I haven't done this in a few years! I need to get back into it! Love your creations and your lovely photo featuring your anklet. Hugs! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  3. The Jewelry looks divine! I especially like the ankle bracelets.
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  4. I love the idea of making your own jewelry, but have never actually tried it... I love the peace anklet Jade, it's beautiful and creative.

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    1. Thank you so much honey!! I love it too - hardly ever take it off! Couldn't bring myself to sell that one ;)

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  5. I absolutely love those!! Good on you for doing a DIY and it actually working out for you! I have heard about too many failed attempts with DIY's!! I absolutely love those. I think the peace sign anklet and the very first bracelet is your best work!
    My sister in law Erin, is a lot like you. She's really artsy and a free spirit herself. She is really into making her own crafts. Right now she's knitting Alina's Christmas stocking. I always encourage her to make my Christmas presents because it is cheaper AND they are so much more special to receive!

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  6. What a nice post =)
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    1. Thanks so much lady just followed you! Loved your latest outfit xxx

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  7. Lovely jewerly! Nice blog!
    Would you like to follow eacht other?

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    1. Checking out your blog now! Thanks ;) xxxx

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  8. beautiful jewelry! such great diys :)

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  9. You are just so crafty! I loove that adorable anklet :)<3 http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com

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  10. wow these are amazing! I remember I started to make bracelets for myself, this has inspired me to start again x


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    1. Ahhh I LOVE hearing that I inspire people to DO something!!!! :D
      Thank you for the wonderful little comment xx

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  11. I'm a co-founder of a jewellery online bouqtie (tresjewellery.com) So I know a lot about jewellery. I can tell you you're doing a great job with those bracelets of yours. Good luck!

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  12. This looks so beautiful! You're such talented lady! Ahh lucky peeps getting your creative DIY into their Christmas stocking! Why don't you start an Etsy?

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  13. chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :)

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    1. Thank you am checking your blog out now too xx

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  14. lovely blog :)
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  15. Wow, you´re really talented! I never have the patience for things like that...keep up the good work :)

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    1. Aww thanks Jezz!! I love it.

      Like to keep my mind busy! :)

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  16. The red one is my fav!!! <3
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    1. thank you!! red one is actually a pressie for my sister in law for xmas!

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  17. so beautiful!
    xx

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  18. I loved making jewelry when I was younger too, wonder why I stopped. Love yours! Very bohemian :)

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  19. Thank you very much for following! I follow back now :)

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  20. Great ones, love it!
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  21. These are so cute and you have the beautiful long legs to make them work!

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  22. I am really fascinated with you anklet with a peace sign. It is really cute. I wonder how long it took you to make such a lovely anklet.
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