Pastel spring jewellery

Spring might not quite be here yet but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead, and so I’ve been busying myself with making some new jewellery in pastel colours. I’m a total magpie and I have boxes of costume jewellery – everything from feathers to spikes…I love it all. Even though I do buy quite a lot of jewellery, nothing beats wearing pieces I’ve made myself.

It’s so easy to make a simple beaded bracelet, which is a great starting point if you do want to make your own jewellery.

It’s so easy to make a simple beaded bracelet, which is a great starting point if you do want to make your own jewellery. You just need beads and some nylon stretch cord (I prefer Opelon which you can buy from Ebay and most bead shops). If you’ve got a pair of scissors and can tie a knot then you’re good to go! I may do a tutorial on the blog in the near future so watch this space!

Pastel pearl bracelets

The earrings were an upcycle job using a pair of plastic hoops that were from a very old set belonging to my mum. I think they came with interchangeable hoops of various colours which you could attach to a clip-on earring. Very 70s! Anyway, they’d been kicking about in my bead box for years so I finally decided to do something with them. All that was required was a little bit of wire work and they have a new lease of life!

Turquoise earrings

Pastel pearl bracelets and necklace

Pearl bracelets

Do you like to make your own jewellery or clothes? Drop me a link in the comments so I can check them out!

 

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Wallis red coat Zara leopard print top Asos tartan scarf

Sometimes it’s fun to wear clashing prints. Wearing red, leopard print and tartan may sound like a hideous combination but used as accents they can co-exist peacefully. I tend to treat leopard print as a neutral as you can wear it with just about any colour, and a bold red coat is just the thing you need to brighten up a dull and grey day…especially when it’s a sale bargain! Ok I have to confess that when I bought the pale blue Wallis coat in the sale I also got this one too. Oh well, you only live once!

Red Wallis coat

Red Wallis coat and Zara leopard print topCoat: Wallis, top: Zara, trousers: Asos, bag: Modalu, boots: Lacey’s.

 

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Debenhams Editions trenchcoat

It may be a little premature but I’ve ditched the boots (temporarily at least) for shoes. I was looking through my wardrobe for some outfit inspiration (and where better place to start than with shoes?) when I remembered I’d bought these rather lovely Topshop snake print leather lace-ups ages ago. I don’t know why I haven’t worn them before because they are really comfortable. Anyway, I certainly won’t be letting them languish unloved in the back of the wardrobe for another three years!

I bought the jumper in a charity shop for less than £5 – it’s from Next and looks as good as new!

I bought the jumper in a charity shop for less than £5 – it’s from Next and looks as good as new! As I’m getting increasingly impatient for Spring I decided it was time to break out the trench coat again. A bit of positive thinking can’t hurt can it?

Topshop snakeskin shoes

Debenhams monochrome trenchcoat

Monochrome nails Kevia ringTrenchcoat: Debenhams Editions, jumper: next, jeans: Gap, shoes: Topshop, ring: Kevia, bag: Modalu.

 

Are you getting your wardrobe ready for a change in the season yet or are you holding on to the Winter woolies for a while longer?

 

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