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!