DIY Accessories

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Making your own accessories can be so easy and inexpensive (really inexpensive if you compare it to the mall prices). Besides, you can create designs that suits your taste. =)

I am just so overwhelmed at the thought that I’m making accessories/jewelry again. I remember doing this at around the age of 10 to 12 and selling bead bracelets and clips to my friends. This is a hobby for me. I find it very easy and very fulfilling to do. I just love doing crafts or tinkering with small items around.

I found tools and supplies in Exo- Souq Al-Sharq and Exo-Flamingo mall, so I started immediately! 🙂

Anyway, here are some of the earrings I made last week:

“I love Paris ” earrings.
BIG LEAF earrings
KEY earrings
FLOWER earrings
WHITE CRYSTAL AND STONE earrings
SMALL LEAF earrings
SMALL LEAF earrings
STONE STUDDED stars
I love you -star earrings
black pearl earrings
Green pearl and stone earrings

This collection of the stud earrings that I’ve made is simple but elegant to look at. Check them here:

Stud Earrings

Sometimes, I also make necklaces, not for me, but for friends who ask me to make one for them. Like here below:

Necklaces

So if you are in Jeddah, here’s a map of Souq Makaronah where you can find beads and supplies:


Business

Starting a jewelry/accessory business is easy and requires very low capital with much gain. You can browse the following pages below where you can find helpful resources for this kind of business. =)

Interested in Jewelry Making? Here are some great sites for tutorials:

Jewelry Making Journal: http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/category/free-tutorials/


If you are in the Philippines, you can check out these online stores for bead supplies. =)

Beadsph-  http://www.beadsph.com

Beadsph
Beadsph

Lazada – http://www.lazada.com.ph

Lazada PH

NBeads- http://www.nbeads.com

NBeads

Beads & Findings – http://www.beadsandfindings.com.ph/products/beads

Beads & Findings
Beads & Findings

If you are in Jeddah, you may want to check out these posts of where to find beads and jewelry supplies in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. =)

Al-Esayi (EXO)- Jewelry Making Tools in Jeddah


 

 

*This post was originally posted May 9, 2015 and has now been updated.

15 thoughts on “DIY Accessories

  1. I used to make mine as well, i get the supplies from Quiapo… Oh how i miss going there and splurging, they have it all there! It’s one of my happy place. Great pieces you got there by the way!

    1. Thanks. I tried Quiapo before but with a friend. I think I need to go there one time with someone who knows where the suppliers are coz I can easily get lost there. =)

  2. About 8 years ago, I got hooked to beading/jewelry making that I scoured Divisoria and Quiapo finding the tools and the beads, as well as going through all the shelves at Booksale to find beading/jewelry making book or magazine that wouldn’t cost me an arm and leg. LOL! I got the basics and I was able to make a few simple beaded earrings, some of which I wore, some I gave away. Unfortunately, the hobby didn’t last long enough for me to improve the skill. Maybe I’ll try it again. I still have a box of beads stashed away but I no longer have the tools.

  3. I attended a free workshop in making jewelry but I did not pay much attention because I’m not into accessories or baka excited na kasi ko maglunch. hehehe! Your DIY accessories are all nice and it is also a nice gift to your friends and families. 🙂

  4. When I was still single and was working in a 9am-6pm job, I used to make chandelier earrings. People would even buy them. The other day when I was cleaning my closet, I saw my beads from Quiapo and became wistful. Now this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! We could really do a lot and a lot more beautiful if we only try to be creative and trust ourselves that we could do them. But then, you are so talented. Iba rin talaga kapag talented. Ehehe.

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