Rings, necklaces and bracelets, oh my! Whether you prefer minimalistic or bold, jewelry can transform any look or outfit into a statement. This summer, achieve the easy, breezy feel to match the fun, lightweight fashions of the season. Show off your summer sundresses, shorts and tanks with these DIY jewelry projects. Instant style boost and awe-inspiring worthiness guaranteed.
Draw attention to your wrists with lovely beaded chain bracelets
. As suggested per the tutorial, play around with bead colors and chain metals to find the right summer jewelry look for you. In any color and with any beads, these bracelets are still light, loose, and delicate —
perfect for summer! Bead them up, finish with closures, and you're good to go.
With the boho-chic trends this year, go feathery fierce with these spray-painted feather earrings
. With the color of the feather peeking through the metallic paint, these earrings achieve a cool marbled effect. Amp up the boho flair by attaching the feathers to the earring hooks with velvety leather cord. Quick, inexpensive and easy, these earrings are fun for summer.
Layering jewelry is trendy, eclectic and pretty, so try out this layer-worthy beaded tassel necklace
. To give this silver chain necklace a pop of color, use your favorite color for the little beads. The tassel is on point with the fringe trend, as well. This simple statement necklace will complement all of your summer looks so well that you'll never want to take it off.
Hummingbirds are soaring, and songbirds are chirping a summer tune. Channel your love of these flocking, feathered beauties into a wire bird's nest ring
. Add little egg-shaped beads, work the wire into a nest, create the ring, and wrap and crimp the nest and ring together. Intricate and simply summery, this one's for the birds.
Look like a lacy goddess this summer with a DIY golden lace cuff
. Using actual lace for the cuff, shape it according to the size of your wrist and stiffen with glue and spray paint. This bold, flirty and feminine accessory pairs perfectly with denim cutoffs and maxi dresses alike.
Rosettes are timeless and seen around all year long, so translate this classic into a ribbon bib necklace
. For a DIY summery statement necklace, create the rosettes using fabric, sew little beads into the middle of each flower, mount the flowers onto a felt background, and glue your gorgeous creation onto ribbon ties. You'll love and appreciate this handmade piece as much as anyone who catches glimpse of it.