If DIY jewelry projects discourage you because you think they come out looking cheap (or like you did it yourself), fear not. This compilation features jewelry that has been upcycled from other materials and looks just as, if not more, fabulous than what you’ll find in the stores. Have fun and let us know how your pieces turn out. Happy crafting!

Woven Chain Bracelet


Who says friendship bracelets are just for little girls? Transform an old curb link bracelet into a modern, colorful accessory.

Leather Cuff

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Before you throw out those old belts that are, umm, a little too snug, save a piece and turn it into a leather cuff.

Neon Necklace



Spray paint any tarnished or outdated necklace with a bold, neon color and give yourself a new statement piece.

Button Rings



Go through your grandmother’s sewing box and use some of those old buttons to make vintage-looking cocktail rings.


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Combine different pieces of broken jewelry, broaches, and beads to create a bracelet that will catch anyone’s attention.


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Don’t bother spending your money on expensive headpieces. All you need is a necklace (or several necklaces for the layered look) and a pair of pliers.

Heart Pendant



This blogger used a decorative heart that came with a flower bouquet and turned it into a glittery pendant.

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