In the past few weeks I’ve encountered many instances in which I have been referred to as a DIY Jewellery blogger. I don’t disagree with this as such but I always thought of myself in the more simple guise of “DIY blogger” and not wanting to pigeon hole myself into such a specific category made a conscious effort to branch out of jewellery from time to time. I often wonder why I come back to jewellery so much. At uni I studied textile design and I’ve always had aspirations of making my own clothes. I have a huge appreciation for embroidery, printing, weaving and surface design. I fawn over interior DIY’s I want to fill my small flat with, but for some reason jewellery is my go to. The funny thing is I don’t even wear that much!
Perhaps it’s the little details and embellishments. The interesting shapes, forms and effects that can be produced. Jewellery can make an outfit or change the look entirely depending on the materials and details used. But maybe most of all it’s because it’s easy! Anyone can learn to make jewellery pretty quickly and as soon as you have the basic skills they can be applied in so many different ways. My style is usually to err on the minimal side, but every now and then I love something a little more… well, decadent. Like these crystal necklaces.
2. Use strong jewellery glue to adhere the bead cap to the gemstone and leave until fully dry.
3. Attach the gemstone to the chain using a jump ring.