How to Make Custom Jewelry with Upcycled / Repurposed Supplies

How to Make Custom Jewelry with Upcycled / Repurposed Supplies

Designing and creating my own custom jewelry from any number of vintage or thrifted items is one of my favorite pastimes. In fact, I can’t even recall the last time I bought fashion jewelry at a big box store! I love the feeling of wearing cuff bracelets or cute necklaces that are one-of-a-kind to me.

To give you an idea, here are a couple of the upcycled jewelry projects that I’ve made. First, a pearl and hemp bracelet made from a strand of pearls from the thrift store…

How to upcycle a pearl necklace into boho jewelry or beach jewelry as pearl bracelet with hemp cord by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And these wooden pendants made from upcycled tennis rackets, of all things!

Boho jewelry or bohemian jewelry made from the handles of vintage tennis rackets into a wood pendant by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Learning how to make bracelets, how to make earrings, upcycling leather bracelets from old belts, or any kind of custom jewelry or boho jewelry that you can imagine is easy when you upcycle and repurposing vintage jewelry or other jewelry making supplies. And by all means, don’t stop there- vintage sewing supplies, game pieces, belt buckles, and other “bits” are perfect for upcycling into custom jewelry.

To say “the sky’s the limit” is putting it mildly when it comes to handmade jewelry from upcycled supplies.

So, I’ve gathered some of my favorite custom jewelry, handmade jewelry, and boho jewelry ideas around to spark your imagination – bracelets, necklaces, rings, you name it!

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So, what kind of custom jewelry will YOU be making in the near future? Here are some other ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Create couple necklaces by upcycling a pair of vintage earrings or using the same pattern of antique silverware
  • Bracelet making using unusual elements, such as old guitar strings
  • Make a heart necklace or cross necklace from vintage buttons
  • Locket necklace paired up with antique rosary beads

Remember when I said the sky’s the limit when it comes to handmade jewelry or custom jewelry of your own imagination? I wasn’t kidding, was I? Hope this inspires you to look at jewelry making supplies differently- and to grab broken jewelry when you see it on the cheap! You can always salvage parts from that, as well.

Now that you made your own handmade jewelry, you need to organize it! Get all kinds of upcycled jewelry organization project ideas here before you go!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Little says

    I love these ideas! Especially the bent spoons and spools. Very creative!

  2. Fonda Rush says

    I really like the smashed metal button bracelet! I think I have the supplies to do that one immediately! What fun!

  3. You are very creative and talented! I’m off to visit your Etsy shop…
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  4. magknj72 says

    These are so pretty…very creative! Thanks for sharing on Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    http://www.mylifeinprogress.org

  5. These pieces are so beautiful! I am especially crazy about that smashed button “coin” bracelet. You are very talented! Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Thursday! Hope to see you next week.

  6. Great ideas! I love the leather pendant 😀 Thank you for sharing!

  7. These are beautiful. I really like the little clock and metal buttons pieces. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  8. I love every one of these ideas, but my favorite are the adorable thread spool and fabric necklaces! They’d make adorable key chains too…I might just have to make myself one! Thanks for linking up at Create. Dream. Inspire. Link.

  9. Jannn Olson says

    Lots of fun jewelry! I have made a hammered spoon necklace and it was fun. hanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  10. so many great ideas and all so lovely! I am seriously going to have to hit the thrift stores and yard sales so I can create my own line of jewelry 🙂 I hope you come back Friday and link to our upcycle craft challenge link party!

  11. I love all of these! I can’t even pick just one favorite! Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to make some beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry!

  12. Love these jewelry projects! Especially the coin bracelet and the pulley pendant. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

  13. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love those boho bracelets!

  14. Love these jewlery pieces. I used to make beaded crochet bracelets, I dont have time any more. but Where do you find the time. Its amazing what you do.
    Maria

  15. Lots of great ideas! I love the one with the key, and the mini book! I think I have a thing for old keys. 😉

  16. Nannette Scott says

    Luv your blog. You have given me inspiration for some new projects. Thank you

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