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6 April 2021 | 6 min read

5 Fun And Easy Handmade Jewelry Ideas

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When I was in fashion  school, we used to have many DIY workshops over the weekend. While I enjoyed most of them, DIY jewelry  making was one of my favourites. I have always enjoyed making things with my own hands. Much to my delight, handmade jewelry gave me the satisfaction of designing and creating jewellery as per my liking and taste. I love most about making my jewellery, the freedom to experiment with different materials and repurposing and upcycling old items and crafting something new from them.

We all enjoy buying unique jewellery pieces from time to time. Still, there is a special kind of joy, a sense of achievement and specific sentimental value to making jewelry at home for yourself, a friend, or a loved one. If you have decided to create homemade jewelry and look for some inspiring jewellery making ideas, we have compiled a list of our top five favourites of handmade jewelry ideas. We promise you, and this is going to be a super fun experience! Time to bring out the pliers and glue start creating your very own handmade jewelry at home. Best part? You can buy all the items you need online; just use your digibank debit card, and you can always avail exciting offers as well.

1. Statement Necklace

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If there is one handmade jewelry piece that can instantly elevate your most basic outfit and add a dash of glam to it, it is a statement necklace. From tee-shirt to tunic to saree, a statement necklace can be worn with pretty much anything. Plus, it can be personalised according to your style, which is why it ranks top on every handmade jewelry idea!

What You Need

  • 2 Silver Ball Chain
  • 2 Long Hook Metal Chain
  • 2 Necklace Back Chain
  • 2 Shoelaces
  • 2 Lacy Trim
  • String Thread
  • Ribbon
  • Wire
  • Super Glue
  • Jewellery Clasp

How To Make

  • Use one long hook metal chain as the main chain. This should be twice in length for all the other items. It will be the main chain, and the braid will be centred on this chain.
  • Lay out the remaining chains, lace trims, one shoelace, ribbon and thread and separate things into three groups of four. Attach each group using wire. Then attach the three groups to the main chain.
  • Tape it to keep it firmly in place and braid.
  • Once done, braiding use wire to bind the bottom together.
  • Take the other shoelaces to seal the edges. Glue the shoelace to one side of the end of your braid. Press down firmly and wrap around the end of the braid until you can only see the main chain. Now repeat the same on the other side.
  • Add the jewellery clasp, and your necklace is ready.

2. Woven Chain Bracelet

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Like to have your wrist adorned with some eye-catching accessory? A DIY jewelry technique to help you make a chain bracelet is what you need. Easy to pair with Indian, western and fusion ensembles, a chain bracelet is ideal for those who prefer a distinct jewellery piece on their arm.

What You Need

  • 1 Curb-Link Chain (Measured as per wrist size)
  • 2 Different Colour Embroidery Thread
  • Two Bobby Pins
  • A Pair Of Scissors
  • Jewellery Clasp

How To Make

  • Cut two sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the bracelet’s length.
  • Tie all the threads into a neat knot at the top and leave about 2 inches of slack.
  • Sandwich each colour set of threads with a bobby pin to help you quickly weave the threads through the bracelet’s links.
  • Lay the threads to the left of the bracelet. Pull the first colour from under the first link and over the top of the left side.
  • Lay the second colour over the first colour. Pull the second colour from under the same link and over the top left again.
  • Repeat the steps, moving onto a new link. Put the first colour on top of the second colour and pull it out from under the 2nd link and over the top left.
  • Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the chain. Finish it with a knot, trim the ends and add the jewellery clasp.

3. Tassel Earrings

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They are fun, they are flirty, and they are never really out of fashion. You can wear it with your hair up and flaunt them entirely or leave your hair loose and let them peak through it. No matter what your style, a lovely handmade jewelery idea about earrings is something to try.

What You Need

  • Scissors
  • Needle And Thread
  • 6 Bundles Of Embroidery Thread (2 bundles per colour)
  • 2 Metal Beads
  • 2 Earrings Hook

How To Make

  • Start by folding the first bundle of embroidery thread in half and, using a piece of spare embroidery thread, tie it tightly.
  • Next, cut through the loops on both ends of the bundles so that you are left with a tied-up bundle of string pieces.
  • Fold the bundle in half and tie another piece of embroidery thread on top.
  • Once you have tied it tightly, trim the ends with your scissors and make sure the bottom is nice and on the level. Your first tassel is ready. Repeat this until you have all your tassels done.
  • Take a needle and thread, and from the underside, push the needle through your first tassel. Add the second tassel on top. Then add the final tassel and do a stitch to secure the tassels and make sure they stay in place.
  • Add the metal bead and the earring hook.
  • The needle and thread do a few stitches through the earring hook and bead into the tassel to secure them.

4. Rainbow Ring

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Rings may be smaller in size when compared to other accessories, but they are just as impactful. Sometimes, an outfit doesn’t need too much accessorising, and a colour pop ring is all it takes to polish the look. Plus, if they are a piece of handmade jewelry, it just makes the outfit more memorable.

What You Need

  • 0.8mm Silvery Brass Wire
  • 4mm Rainbow Colour Glass Seed Beads
  • Round Nose Plier
  • Flat Nose Plier
  • Wire Cutter

How To Make

  • Cut an 18cm length of brass wire and wrap it around a marker three times. Ensure the ring is large enough to easily slide onto the finger because post beading, the ring will shrink up a little.
  • First, you loop one end of the ring with the round nose pliers.
  • Next, slide the seed beads in the rainbow colour order onto the loop.
  • Last, leave around 1cm at the other end and loop it.

5. Colourful Bangle

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Bangles are one of the most popular accessories, and there is a wide range of designs, shapes, sizes and colours to choose from, depending on your taste. The best part is – you can mix and match a whole bunch of them and stack them all together to create your arm party. Trust us, the DIY jewelry idea does not get better than this.

What You Need

  • 1 Blank Wooden Bangle
  • Assorted Colour Origami Paper
  • Wood Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

How To Make

  • Start by slightly smoothing any rough edges of the wooden bangle with sandpaper.
  • Keeping the bangle’s width in mind, mark-up diamond shapes onto the back of origami paper and cut out diamond and triangle shapes from origami paper.
  • Apply a small amount of wood glue with a brush onto the outside of the bangle and start sticking the paper shapes in the desired colour pattern.
  • Once you have finished sticking all the pieces hang the bangle to dry until the glue is transparent entirely.

PS – Want to make your DIY jewelry process more fun? Play some fun music  in the background that will make the entire process more fun and memorable.

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