Does your stash of accessories need a little kick? Try out some of these DIY upcycled jewelry projects!
Doesn't the right necklace or pair of earrings just make any outfit feel extra special? The trouble with store-bought jewelry is that it's often produced in a sweatshop and shipped all over the world. That means a big dose of cruelty and a side of greenhouse gas emissions. No, thank you!
The good news is that it's simple and fun to make your own DIY jewelry from all kinds of materials, from magazine pages to beans. Yes, beans! Here are a few DIY jewelry ideas to get you started.
1. DIY Statement Necklace
The beautiful, bold statement necklace pictured above is made using beans instead of beads! Pretty awesome, right?
2. Gift Card Necklace
Who needs shells when you have used gift cards? You can turn that single-use plastic into a super adorable necklace!
3. Nail Polish Key Necklace
Do you have a key with no lock to open? Instead of tossing it out, grab a bottle of nail polish and transform it into a hip necklace.
4. Magazine Page Bling
Grab an old magazine or some junk mail and use it to make a 1980s-inspired jewelry set.
5. Wine Cork Earrings
Is there any end to useful ways to repurpose wine corks? Slice them up, paint them, and create super sweet stud earrings.
Have you guys made any fun, upcycled jewelry lately? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!