I have been planning this DIY for some time and then saw that PS. I Made This had done one similar but had used a totally different technique. It’s always good to have different ways of doing things anyway. Here is a look at the Shourouk cap on the market at the moment:
This is my version shot by Courtney Holloway at Many 6160:
The shoot we did was just magical at one of my favourite retail spaces ever (and that’s saying a lot seeing as I have lived in shopping capitals like Singapore and Dubai), Many 6160. The old Myer building in Fremantle has been converted and now houses a mixed retail space on the ground floor with everything from affordable vintage like The Gossamer Project (where I got the amazing lookalike plaid Stella McCartney coat you may have spotted on my Instagram) to handmade hats like Kate and Abel and even spaces for Studio Bomba to run their Skillsmithery workshop series where I will also soon be teaching a DIY Jewellery class. More on that to come.
I am wearing grey coat by LaLecca in Nedlands, top by Country Road, necklace by J.Crew, skirt by Bysi Singapore, shoes from Forever 21 in Dubai and holding a green bag from Rummage located in Many 6160.
It was so much fun to shoot and make. Super easy and I even upcycled the last piece of that broken necklace that I used for this brooch and woven necklace. Cool and good for the environment, me likey!
I began by using the pliers to remove the edges from the necklace piece that were still hanging on.
Lay out your design on the table.
Glue the central piece in first so you can centre the design and place your gems symmetrically from there.
Once the full design is done remove the excess glue and strings.
Leave to dry over night and your piece is ready to wear!
Thanks to Courtney Holloway Photography for the images and Many 6160 for letting us shoot there. They are open Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and are a must visit!