Before I started this blog, around about when I was 17, I started making my own jewellery. When it comes to fashion, i’m in two minds. I love on season trends but then I love having items that no one else has. I’m not quite dedicated enough to shop in flee markets, garage sales or thrift shops for one of a kind items. But I do tend to stick to places that are a little less known in order to avoid walking down the street and bumping into this girl I knew from college wearing the exact same shirt as me.
Jewellery can really make an outfit and when I was younger I didn’t have the money to spend on a necklace that would transform a single outfit. So I started making them myself and I wanted to share that with you today.
My all time favourite pieces i’ve made over the past couple of years are these two necklaces, which I broke out of my jewellery box this summer for festival season. They’re made from reclaimed wood which I hand cut, sanded and varnished before attaching the brushed gold chain. I love the tribal look that and would go perfect with the metallic temporary tattoo’s that i’ve been seeing everywhere.
I’ve actually been thinking about setting up an Etsy shop and trying to sell them for a little extra cash, maybe if I made 5 or 10 of each necklace so they’re still unique and if you bought one the chances of you meeting someone with the same necklace would be slim. I don’t know, it’s definitely something to think about. I haven’t done anything creative since handing in my final project for my art degree so getting back in making my own jewellery would be great. It’s definitely someone i’d recommend you try to, if you have a little cash and some spare time.