You’ve seen how much jewellery op shops now have well here’s some inspiration to make you look a little longer at them and in a new light or to look in the other aisles to get creative to suit your own personal style. Here is my top 10 upcycled jewellery ideas, hope they get your creative juices flowing!
Lockets could be modernised with a little spray paint or nail enamel to look like these from Alder and Co
These Constellation lockets were created by Astrid & Rose who have a shop on Etsy.
Here’s some super cute pendant ideas, the first is from a great shop seen on Etsy called The Broken Plate Pendant Company
This is just stunning! It’s a whimsical antique spoon creation made by Anomoli Jewellery in South Africa.
Head to the kids corner in many op shops and you can find a sad box of coloured pencils, we have a tin full of them now but this makes me want to get my craft on!! You can also see variations which are also stunning on Etsy and Pinterest but this one which I liked for its raw appeal and texture is from Angela Design
Paper based jewellery is cost effective and can look really modern. This ring is by Just For Who on Etsy and is beautiful and colourful.
Getting all technical now with some gadget based upcycling, beautiful inverted triangle earrings. These are made by Upcycled Jewellery who as the name suggest specialise in recreating everyday items into must have accessories. Geek swoon alert – Level HIGH!! I love them.
These classic earrings believe it or not are made from upcycled milk bottle plastic, I saw them via Pinterest and are designed by Mud Horse Art who sell via Etsy.
I love comics, I don’t read them so I don’t buy them but I love the graphics. Here’s an idea I may try if I stumble across a stash in the op shops soon.
This Comic bracelet was sold on Etsy by Custom Comix who does craft with this media.
Tin cans get a makeover here, this was found at Fat Cat Studios who specialise in one of a kind pieces made from vintage in cans. This shop is amazeballs!!!
Which one if your favourite?
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these and if you have any tips. I’d also love to hear from any upcyclers, recyclers or vintage peeps who’d like to write about their projects or be featured on I Love To Op Shop, just drop me a message here.