Thursday, 9 August 2012

bracelets

i made this jewellery frame when i first moved into my current flat, and have to say it's one of my most used and practical diy's to date.
i thought i'd show off some of my bracelet collection as i get a lot of comments on them and have recently added to the collection. 


left to right: multi-star bracelet:ebay, (when i was around 15!) antique charm bracelet:gift, shamballa bracelet:c/o cutey, silver heart bracelet:sawyer&scout, grape soda badge:gift, turquoise bracelet:gift

left to right: leather strap:fat face, pink friendship bracelet:gift from kate, green charm bracelet:gift, buckle bracelet:diy, shamballa bracelet:mum's, sewing charm bracelet:diy.

the main issue i have with bracelets is that they never fit me. i have stupidly bony little wrists and have spent years having watches and bracelets resized to fit, hence a lot of the bracelets shown are either diy'ed or elasticated. my mum gave me my first shamballa bracelet years and years ago (as you can tell by how faded it is!) and i love that they are adjustable. 

the shamballa bracelets from cutey are definitely more eye catching than my old one, and when they offered me the chance to pick one i instantly fell for the simplicity of the black and white design. it's been part of my go-to bracelet pile ever since. whilst the multi-coloured one is too bright for me, (i'm discovering how much i love monochrome every single day) i think these would make lovely gifts, as this one will be very soon. 

it's funny, i don't know if my love for these bracelets is partly nostalgic because of my mum's bracelet, but there is something about them that just makes me feel like a teenager again. i can't remember if they were particularly popular then, but that's what they remind me of, and i love them! 

10 comments:

  1. I love bracelets & yours are all so pretty! I also love how you display them, so lovely! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awh thank you jennie :) i used to have them in jewellery box & i forgot how many i had! x

      Delete
  2. I love your bracelets, and that DIY frame/jewelry holder is on my list of projects to do :) I just ordered a bunch of bracelets from eBay so now I definitely need to get going on that DIY project.

    www.thewholespectrum.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you :) it's such an easy diy but so worth it, it's great being able to see everything on display x

      Delete
  3. I love they way they're all hung up :) I've awarded you a liebster blog award :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks! thank you so much for the blog award too :) x

      Delete
  4. This is such a lovely idea to display jewelry! I currently keep mine all hidden in a very old jewelry box so I may have to take some inspiration from you and have a little revamp. I have the same problem with skinny wrists and big bracelets too, a good pair of pliers comes in handy many a time! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that's how i had mine before but i just used to forget about it all! i love being able to see it all. pliers are a lifesaver i agree! :) x

      Delete
  5. Just stumbled upon your blog and I think it's wonderful =) Love all your nail DIYs and you take the most beautiful photos.

    PS do all these bracelets have clasps? If not, how do you take them off of the wire??

    ReplyDelete
  6. thank you so much :) that's so sweet of you!
    no they don't, but i just unhook the string which is looped on to a nail at the back of the frame :) xx

    ReplyDelete

i love reading your comments (but hate the blogger commenting system!) so if you'd like to chat you can find me on twitter @skye_pennant :)