I bought a necklace from Sussan and loved it. It went with everything. It featured 3 large crystal pieces linked together and I took it with me on a trip to Singapore where it promptly split while in transit. This really upset me and snowed under at work I’ve never had time to go back and get a replacement. I set myself a DIY challenge to make 3 upcycled projects from the 3 broken pieces. The first being my DIY Upcycled Grey and Silver Woven Necklace.
I have one more to create nearer to the warmer weather but for now take a look at this simple DIY. Images from the insanely talented Cody Roberts of Curbside Collection here in Perth:
The theme of our shoot was “My lover is Gone” which would explain my whole “I’m left at the bus stop!” expression. I am using a coat and stole from second hand shops. The shoes are a gift from Debenhams Middle East and their Ben De Lisi collection. My hat is from H&M and the suitcase belonged to the warehouse we shot in.
The whole look was inspired by Michael Kors pre-fall 2014 brooch and stole accessories.
So here’s how you can create this simple brooch from any broken pieces of jewellery around the house.
You will need: piece of jewellery, brooch pin with a flat back, pliars, UHU liquid nails contact glue (all supplies bought from Spotlight).
Dismantle your scrap jewellery:
Remove any unsightly metal or attachments:
Lay a strip of the glue on the back of both the pin and the scrap jewellery and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
When the glue becomes tacky and almost dry to the tough press the 2 together:
Leave to dry on its front for 24 hours.
I cannot thank Cody Roberts of Curbside Collection enough for their involvement in this blog and giving this post that “high fashion” feel, not easy to do when your model is a 5″1 girl who looks like a china doll. Do follow them on instagram here.