|So, I've been DIYing for a long time & have always wanted to start
blogging about it but never got to doing it. Finally, now that I can
dedicate some time to do it, I decide to start off with the simple ones
This time, it all started when I decide to make a short visit at Grammah (Modparade's new sister store) one lazy and cooling Saturday. The first floor was amazing already with their one piece only vintages & corner of oh-so-reminiscent childhood snacks corner. To my surprise, when I went upstairs, not only were there more one-of-a-kind vintage-inspired pieces, there was a corner selling DIY materials of buttons, studs and more! I immediately grabbed a tin plate and start picking out those I want to take into my collection. The best thing was, these little things were very affordable too.
|From Grammah: assorted coloured studs and Eiffel Tower pendants in five pastel colours|
A lover of the colour gold, I went for chains and parts of varying gold shades. With a rough idea of what I want to make, I was ready to get it started the moment I reached home!
|From left to right: Teal Indian pom pom embellishment, gold chains, leaf pendant, accessories parts, stash from Grammah.|
What you need:
Chain of your desired length
Accessory hoops (the little gold circles to connect parts together)
Simply cut off your desired length of chain after measuring on your wrist, then add the hoop and clasp to either ends of the chain. Test them before you move on as sometimes the clasps can get stuck when first used. Then, simply attach the pendant you have to the middle portion of the chain & you're done! Simple & no fuss at all. Here's mine (the old version)- I personally find it chic and versatile for all my outfits.
|The old version- I have since added another hoop to the tip of the leaf and joined it to the chain, making it lie horizontally on the bracelet (below).|
|On left: double loop bracelet, Eiffel Tower bracelet, greek leaf bracelet. Right: pom pom necklace.|
The best part about DIYing is that I get to satisfy my desire for unique pieces of clothing and accessories (or whatever I can make, really) without having to pay exorbitant prices. Moreover, it's really a good hobby to pass time and practice my creativity. So here's all for the accessories galore for now but definitely more to come as I have more exciting DIY projects to reveal. I'm especially excited to share how the studs i got from Grammah literally transformed a piece of clothing of mine (soon!). Now it's time to paint some Christmas gifts!