Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer jewellery!

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!!!!!!
My love,
Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Δεν είμαι καθόλου καλή σ'αυτές τις χειροτεχνίες και έτσι θαυμάζω αυτούς που δημιουργούν τόσο όμορφα πράγματα.
    Να περνάς όμορφα Τίνα!

    1. Σ'ευχαριστώ Ολυμπία μου και εσύ να περνάς καλά.

  2. Both look fantastic and the colors are just perfect for the summer!

    1. Thank you for your comment.Have a good time!