Our Favorite DIY Statement Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings
Statement jewelry is having a major moment on the runway, but like the designer duds they accentuate, these pieces can get pricey. Happily, on-trend jewelry is very simply made at home. A handful of our favorite bloggers show us how to be savvy when it comes to both our baubles and our budgets.
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Neon Rope and Chain Necklace
Combine neon rope and a chunky chrome chain for a look that gives big-box jewelry stores a run for their money -- without dipping into your own hard-earned dough.
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Gemstone Statement Necklace
Store-bought statement necklaces typically wield an equally stunning price tag. Save your dollar bills for the craft store instead, and make your own at a fraction of the cost.
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Although the bangle silhouette will always be in style, last year’s patterns might not be faring quite so well. Modernize old bracelets by wrapping them in new, on-trend fabric.
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Painted Wooden Beads
Who knew that you could get adult-appropriate inspiration from the kids’ craft section? Playful wooden beads get a mature makeover thanks to colorful paint.
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Get to the point with a glittery gold chain necklace accented by an unlikely charm -- a mini pencil!
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Painted Leather Cuffs
Crafters are no strangers to leftover materials -- leather, for example. Put your own surplus to use as pretty painted cuffs.
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Paint Chip Bib Necklace
This dainty pastel bib necklace, which could pass for a high-end splurge, is actually made from a handful of free paint chips from the hardware store.
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Emerald Tassel Earrings
Tassels are making a major comeback -- not only in the interior design world, but in the fashion realm as well. These ultra-feminine DIY emerald earrings make the most of the trend.
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Golden Stone Rings
Put an ironic twist on the idea of delicate bits and baubles by incorporating stones. Held in place by gold wire, it's hard to believe that these rings are anything but a budget-buster.
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Studded Wrap Bracelets
Tulle is the main material in this wrist full of rocker-inspired stud bracelets. This project requires just two materials and two tools to complete!
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Clay Bead Strands
Beaded necklaces are another potentially pricey buy from the jewelry store. Cut costs by firing up the oven and make your own using clay instead.
Next Slideshow Dos and Don'ts of Statement Necklaces
Dos and Don'ts of Statement NecklacesLove the look of statement necklaces, but not sure if you can pull them off? Or do you love statement necklaces and need new inspiration on ways to wear them? We asked Grace Wainwright, author of A Southern Drawl blog and statement necklace aficionado, to give us her best tips. Click through for 10 fabulous statement necklace ideas!Begin Slideshow »