Kw-logo-smaller

How to Make Your Own Accessories

Bead your own bracelet or necklace.
DIY Accessories
Pin a pretty flower in your hair like Paris Hilton does.
Courtesy of Fox

With all the summer beach parties and BBQs comin' up, you may feel as though you need to spend a lot of dough to buy a ton of new outfits. That's where accessories come in cuz everyone knows that clothes may make the person, but accessories complete the outfit! Since accessories can get pricey, try creating your own unique styles by making them yourself.

Beaded Bracelets and Necklaces

Jewelry is an important part of your outfit, so try experimenting with different beads and crystals. You can go funky with eclectic beads for a beach bash, and go classy with pearls for a dinner out with your parents.

Materials:

  • Assorted beads.
  • Beading wire (a soft, nylon-coated wire).
  • Clasp.
  • Wire cutters.

Instructions:

1) Measure the length you want for your bracelet or necklace. Then add two inches to that and cut it.
2) Secure one end of the clasp onto the wire, string on the beads and secure the other end of the clasp.

Floral Hair Pin

Even if you're not a celebrity, you can look like one by pinning a floral pin in your hair, just like Paris Hilton does. Try out different colors and types of flowers - wear a white lily in your hair one day and a red rose another day!

Materials:

  • Fabric flower.
  • Barette or elastic band.
  • Needle and thread.
  • Beads, crystals, sequins (optional).

Instructions:

1) Cut the stem off a fabric flower.
2) Sew the barette or elastic band to the back of the flower.
3) Decorate the flower as you like.

Leather Wrap Watch

Create a cool new watch by putting a modern twist on an old one. Once you're done, just wrap it around your wrist!

Materials:

  • One 22" strap of leather with tapered ends.
  • Two 10" straps of leather.
  • An old watch face with top and bottom handles.
  • Glue-on rhinestones or metal studs (optional).

Instructions:

1) Tie the two thin strips of leather to the top watch face handle.
2) Loop the straps under the center of the thick leather strap and attach them to the bottom watch face handle.
3) With the watch face secured to the thick leather strap, wrap it around your wrist.
4) If you want to jazz it up, glue rhinestones or metal studs to the leather strap.

Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

nazygirl

nazygirl wrote:

i love it i make most of my jerlerly (is that how you spell it)
commented: Mon Apr 16, 2012

mz.divalicious
Umm im qunna stay with storees
commented: Sat Jan 07, 2012

TT_Twin_Girl

TT_Twin_Girl wrote:

kool but i wouldnt make my own jewelry, they'd suck if i made them
commented: Fri Jul 01, 2011

there are 8 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

Poll

Which Jewelry Item Do You Wear Every Day?

  • Ring.
  • Earrings.
  • Necklace.
  • Bracelet.

related stories

Micro_micro_driftwoodholder
Have you ever had your jewelry in such a tangle you decided to give up untying all the knots and ...
Micro_micro_buttonbbpins
Bobby pins may be one of the most useful hair accessories you can find, but they're not always th...
Micro_micro-lipbalm
If you ever thought lip balm was only something you could buy at the drugstore you were very mist...

latest videos

Dear Dish-It in the forums

Jelly3
Jelly3 posted in Style:
Neither. 
reply about 2 hours
CandyDreamer
CandyDreamer posted in Style:
50/50 idk im sorry
reply about 2 hours
cute_amy18
cute_amy18 posted in Style:
Kind of a mixture  :)
reply about 2 hours
jdawg47
jdawg47 posted in Style:
It doesn't effect me,  really. I mean come on, people should have some freedom in what they wear. Clothing is used as a way to express oneself. Without any words being spoken.
reply about 3 hours
RawrImacat
RawrImacat posted in Style:
If it's not exposing anything, then why not?
reply about 3 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...