Guest post: 5 festival-inspire DIY jewellery ideas

Festival season might be coming to a close, but you can still make the most of the end of the summer with these DIY jewellery ideas inspired by festival fashion. Making your own jewellery is the best way to make sure no one is ever wearing the same thing. You can also customise your jewellery so you know it’s exactly what you want. Follow these easy DIY jewellery ideas to keep up with the festival trends this summer!

Necklace chokers are back

They were huge in the 90s, and now they’re back! Make your own choker necklace using a piece of black velvet ribbon and your favourite charm. You can make your own charms using Swarovski beads and a simple pin finding. Then all you need is a clasp to hold it on and you’re good to go.

For an easier version, try this suede cord wrap necklace from Me & Mr Jones.

choker

Beads, beads and more beads

Get the perfect boho chic look with long layered bead necklaces with a flowy blouse and round sunglasses. If you’re looking for an easy first project to introduce a range of jewellery making techniques, a simple bead necklace is the way to go. You can get creative with your choice of beads and really express your personality.

Accessorise a floppy hat

A wide-brimmed floppy hat is essential for summer. You can pick up a plain floppy hat from most high street retailers and then customise it using ribbon, beads, charms or feathers. You can keep it simple with a plain piece of suede cord tied around the hat, or you can add a string of beads.

Floppy hat

Charming with hair charms

Hair jewellery is a fun way to make a statement in the summer. The key to this trend is subtlety, so try not to go overboard. You could try iron in hair charms for a playful look, or increase the drama of a simple braid by threading beads into your hair.

Hair charms
Image credit: http://www.brit.co/12-90s-hairstyles-to-rock-after-coachella/?crlt.pid=camp.oROsqaPC4wXY

DIY Chain headpiece

If you’re new to jewellery making, the idea of cutting chain and creating a festival inspired headpiece might seem terrifying, but it really is very simple. All you need is a few pieces of chain, some jump rings and any crystals, charms or beads you want to include.

Headpiece
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