Handmade Jewelry Ideas: Top 16 DIY Jewelry Projects
It’s springtime, and that means weddings, parties, BBQs, the beach . . . and time to clean out your closet. Don’t let all of that old, dusty winter clutter get you down, though.
Do you have forlorn, loose beads rolling around in a drawer somewhere? No worries, those can be re-purposed into fashionable hair pins. And don’t fret about your half-empty bottles of nail polish either, or any of your pretty earrings that may be missing their twins. All those items are eligible for a much-needed face lift that won’t cost you a lot of time or money.
Check out these 16 inspiring, do-it-yourself handmade jewelry projects, that are sure to make a statement. Re-purpose some of your old jewelry that’s been gathering dust over the winter and create some cool new gifts that your friends and family will be sure to love!
These easy going tassel earrings are perfect for spring and summer fashion trends. They are a breeze to make find out how here on Likely by Sea.
Boho Bead Bracelet
Always take a piece of nature with you with these beautiful and easy to make terrarium necklaces. This is a beautiful DIY and would make a lovely gift!
Bird’s Nest Necklace DIY
These cute little bird’s nest pendants can be finished in a half hour! This would be a beautiful Mother’s day gift that even a young child could help make!
Crystal Light Saber Hair Comb
Say what?! Yeah, these are totally as cool as they sound! Make a unique statement with this DIY crystal light saber hair comb.
Polymer Clay Ring
Polymer clay jewelry is so easy to make. You can create anything from a simple round shape, or square to a flower or something even fancier! See more polymer clay tutorials here!
Lace is feminine and chic
Who knew it would be so easy to use lace to make into an earring?
Beaded Hair Pins
Loose beads are kind of pointless to have laying around. If you’ve got a few minutes, you can give them a new lease on life as pretty, unique hair pins.
Colorful Beaded Bracelets
We love these color block beaded bracelets. These are a fun way to add an ombre color affect to your wardrobe. Check out the full tutorial here!
Wire Wrapped Bracelet
If you are boho girl this one is for you. Pick out your favorite chunky gemstones or crystals to create a trendy wire wrapped stack-able bracelet. Find out how to make it here.
Nail Polish Accessories
Got any old, half-used nail polish around? Preferably in pretty colors, of course. Put it to good use by painting some of your creative wire jewelry pieces.
Anthropologie DIY Necklace
Who doesn’t love a good Anthropologie jewelry hack?! As pretty as their jewelry is, it can put a hurting on your wallet. Find out how to make this replica at a fraction of the cost.
Washer necklaces are super easy and make very colorful statement pieces. A great simple project for kids too!
Easy Diffuser Necklace
If you are an essential oil lover you may be looking for a way to enjoy them throughout the day. Why not wear them in your own DIY diffuser necklace?!
We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add this fun piece of DIY jewelry to our roundup. Who wouldn’t want to wear colorful sprinkles on their wrist?! Find out how here!
So now that you have all this awesome handmade DIY jewelry where are you going to put it all? On a DIY chicken wire jewelry holder, of course. This is the perfect way to safety store and display your lovely new collection!
It is not at all hard or time consuming to find a place for your old jewelry odds-and-ends. And even better, it’s inexpensive, too. Re-purposing and up-cycling are great ways to stretch your creative muscle, delight family and friends with unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, and lower the impact of your carbon footprint. Be sure to take advantage of all these awesome and beautiful, handmade DIY jewelry projects.