Dear readers , today’s post , as you can see from the title , is about summer jewellery which you can make yourselves, upcycling your old accessories and necklaces .
I always try to store old and pre-loved items and use their beads , tassels, ribbons, chains etc. to create a new piece.
I have recently created two summer necklaces using material from different sources and I’m really glad with the final outcome, that’s why I want to share them with you.
For the first one, I used a bead in the shape of a star fish which was one of the items in a necklace I bought some time ago. This necklace was a real treasure as it consisted of lovely semi -precious and glass beads, which were though put together in an non-appealing way.
I sometimes buy accessories or pieces of jewellery at low prices which I may not like, but which have a good potential in terms of upcycling!
It is cheaper to buy a necklace from a charity shop or street market and use its beads for a new creation, rather than buying them from a ‘bead-shop’ where you need to buy larger quantities than the ones you are actually going to use .
Anyway, as I needed a new pastel-coloured necklace to go with my golden pink hand bag , for the holidays, I combined old and new beads , using the star fish as the focal point and I ‘m now the proud owner of a new necklace in pastel shades of pink, gold and white. Do you like it? I’m thrilled with the outcome and I’ looking forward to wearing it!!!
I also used the same upcycling method for the second piece of jewellery I’m presenting you today.
This one has the colours of summer: aqua , light blue, and yellow. I used a small yellow tassel here and some metal items I sourced from an old necklace.
I’m satisfied with how the beads in different shapes and colours are combined and I think the tassel gives it a lovely final touch.
Use your imagination dear readers and I’m sure you can come up with lovely things that you can make and wear to brighten up your summer outfits and your spirits!!!
Happy creations to all!!!!!!