Saturday, 10 March 2012

Ebay Bargains & DIY Bracelet/Ring

Hello :)

Hope everyone is having a fun filled weekend- I'm working both nights so no fun for me, boohoo! I can't wait till Sunday so I can just chill out on the sofa and catch up with all my favourite T.V shows - Glee, New Girl & 24 ! Geek!

I live in Manchester & this weekend I came home to the Lake District to see the fam and work two nights for some extra cash. Whenever I come home I'm always excited to see what post I have got and anything I order I always order to my mums house. I live in a flat and it's such a pain receiving parcels when your not in for the postman when I have to trail to the post office to collect it!

I was excited to see my recent jewellery purchases lying on my bed when I got back and my H&M S/S catalogue (more shopping...yay!). I'm an Ebay addict and the other week I was browsing some rings and more earring cuffs...I love them! I managed to pick up a 'cross double finger' ring, which I know is selling in Topshop for about £7/8 for just 99p with free P&P ! How good is that?! It's not exactly the same, but pretty much...



I also got a new earring cuff for just £2.49, also with free P&P! I thought it was really cute with a little 'peace sign' hanging from the stud (sorry my camera was playing up- it's a bit blurry!)...



So basically I spent £3.48 on jewellery pieces that would probably cost more than triple the price on the high street. I'm telling you, Ebay is the way forward!

As you can see I'm on a bit of a jewellery thing at the moment and I have seen loads of D.I.Y's on Blogger, so I fancied having a go at one myself. I picked up some jewellery chain from a craft stall on the market at home and jewellery clasps to make my own bracelet/ring pieces. I have made a few before but I had extra charms and beads to add on which looked really good and I ended up giving away as presents. I will have to make more! Basically I have just made some really simple ones that literally anyone can do. I know you 'should' use special jewellery pliers to make these types of pieces, but I couldn't be bothered forking out for this as well so I just used tweezers (does the job!). Here is everything I used ... so cheap and easy to do!



Chain: £1.50 p/m
Clasps: £0.75 for a pack of 5
Tweezers

It really doesn't take a long time to make and I think they are really cute. Basically all you are doing is opening and closing parts of the chain to make whatever shapes and lengths you want with the tweasers. Here are two I made...




Has anyone else made these before? I'm off to work soon so I'm getting a nap in before a looong shift ! have a lovely Saturday night!

xoxo
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    1. thanks chick ! I'll make it my next post :) xoxo

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  2. Ahh I love the jewellery you made! It looks really good

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.com

    xx

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  3. such a good idea to make that jewellery. could even go as far as to make body chains and head chains. awesome stuff!

    xx

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  4. Thanks chick ! Yeah I'd seen a girl do head chains and body chains :) they look really good :D xoxo

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  5. Thanks doll ! I'm going to make them a bit fancier next time :) even though I quite like the simple ones too :) xoxo

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    1. Thank you ! yeah course I will follow back :) xoxo

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  9. I LOVE the cross ring it is gorgeous :) and the chain thing is fab xx poppymale.blogspot.com

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  10. love the stuff you made! I'm such a dork with making jewellery..got a right stash of beads haha! x

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    1. Thank you ! I loved it when you made the head chains and body chains so thought I would give it a go ! I know I am collecting all sorts of crap as we speak ! yay for cute jewellery ! xoxo

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  11. I HEART THAT CROSS RING LOTS!!!!

    Love Nails. Love Obsession-Lacquer.

    obsessionlacquer.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Thank you ! It was such a bargain as well ! xoxo

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