I’ve started making pearl necklaces and bracelets. Some of my favorites are long pearl necklaces with colored pearls in between, and some are shorter, I love all of them…. so I decided to make them myself.
I adore my girlfriend’s beautiful pearl necklace. It is paired with freshwater pearls or colored pearls in semi-precious stone settings. Some places make similar, super nice – and expensive. But you could make something similar yourself! The challenge is to make a beautiful design with a nice color combination. Consider harmony, with a dash of color to add interest.
I’ve bought freshwater pearls and colored pearls like burnt rock crystal, rose quartz, black onyx, yellow jade, turquoise magnetite, and small aquamarines to make my own jewelry.
I only tie knots between every tenth pearl (the knots are hard). It looks nice, and if the chain breaks, only a few beads smoke. Of course, there is no fancy lock on, but I have bought some gilded balls to try.
DIY Pearl Bracelets
Make a modern pearl bracelet with semi-precious stones. I also bought jewelry elastic string and have persuaded myself to make some fine and modern bracelets.
So, I used rose quartz (4 mm and 10 mm) and burnt rock crystal (BRC) with freshwater pearls.
Bracelet with 4 mm and 10 mm rose quartz, burnt rock crystal, and freshwater pearls.
The next project is to update an old pearl necklace with small colored stones.
I also bought lava stone, matte black onyx, and tiger eye pearls for my husband’s bracelets.
The clever thing is that you can always redo them if you get tired of them.
You can get the materials online for a fraction of the cost. A few beautiful colored pearls each! DIY jewelry is easy to make if you are creative and can use your fingers.
This is so much fun, and you get to look beautiful!!!