Tuesday August 7 2012
Another jewelry trend are threaded necklaces and bracelets, sometimes referred to as friendship bracelets. These accessories are wrapped with thread to give them any color possible. And again, not that hard to recreate this trend, right?! Check out these tutorials by Studs and Pearls, Pretty Quirky Pants, I Still Love You, I Spy DIY, Honestly WTF, Boat People, New House Project and Crochet Clouds.
Are you into designs like these or the rope jewelry trend? Or is this all a bit too bold for you? Just take a look at these gorgeous examples, including some designs by Kenneth Cole and Dorothy Perkins… More on my threaded jewelry pinboard:
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Monday August 6 2012
Unraveled rope necklace by Woonwinkel
Have you noticed all the rope necklaces and bracelets all over the internet lately? Great inspiration, and most of them are really easy to recreate… Have you successfully tried to make a rope necklace yet? Please let me know, as I’d like to add your project photo(s) to this post! And of course I’d like to hear your failures as well, so we can all learn from them. More inspiration on my rope necklaces pinboard:
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Wednesday July 4 2012
Gassan bracelet converted into necklace.
This morning, when I actually had to hurry big time to get to work on time, I was still comfortably settled on my cough, reading the latest edition of Vogue NL Magazine. My eye was drawn instantly to this photo, and especially to this gigantic gold chain necklace: “Gassan bracelet with diamond in the closure EUR 20.538,-”. The price is absurd, but the idea of a bracelet worn as a necklace certainly inspires me. I already have a few potential candidates for transforming into a necklace on my mind…
Monday July 2 2012
“Not Square” styled with Viktor & Rolfs Fairytales
When I was in Amsterdam last Saturday, my dad bought me a gorgeous brass bracelet as a souvenir at Restored. The bracelet called “not square” is designed by the Dutch Bernadette van de Braak of B-Made and produced in Kathmandu, Nepal. I first saw her designs last time I was in the store, and I instantly loved them! I’m definitely putting her “not square” necklace on my wish list. Interested in where she gets her inspiration? Follow her on Tumblr or Facebook.
Thursday May 3 2012
The other day I bought a few gems to turn into a simple bracelet: large, pink, rectangular and real gem-stones (no glass or plastic) was all I knew. So I had to dig deep in my knowledge on gems. Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Rhodonite, all three are pink stones, but what are the differences, and what did I buy that afternoon? Read on and learn all about these pretty gems…
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Thursday March 8 2012
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