How to recreate autumn’s hottest jewellery trends

With autumn and winter fast approaching, it’s time to get excited about updating our wardrobes with this season’s latest trends. However, with catwalks filled with everything from extravagant pearl ear cuffs to bold brooches, it can be difficult to keep up.

If you fancy sporting some of the latest fashions without the price tag, why not draw inspiration from the leading designers and make your own jewellery?

Here’s our guide to recreating some of this season’s latest looks using a variety of tools from The Bead Shop.

Wide chokers

Thanks to everyone from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna, chokers made a revival in 2014 and with numerous models wearing them on this season’s catwalk, it looks like they’re here to stay.

Love them or hate them, they can add the finishing touch to a black outfit or toughen up an otherwise feminine look.

If you can’t get enough of chunky embellished chokers, make your own with ribbons and Swarovski crystals. If, however, you’re a big fan of the rock chick look, decorate chains or craft wire with Vintaj pendants and charms.


Big buckle belts

Okay, belts aren’t exactly pieces of jewellery, but since they’ve played a key part in this season’s catwalks, we couldn’t leave them out. Every designer from Roberto Cavalli to Versace has been using them to make a real statement.

Dig out an old belt from your wardrobe and customise the buckle and surrounding area with an assortment of flat backs, cameos and cabochons.



Ear cuffs

Fierce and edgy or flirty and feminine, there’s no denying that ear cuffs are the perfect way to make a statement.

Whether you create your own from scratch using craft wire or join different piercings together with a chain, there are so many options if you’re looking to create your own ear cuff.


We can’t get enough of pearls after Stella McCartney’s sculptural pearl necklaces made their debut this season. We love how she’s given something so traditional a quirky twist by creating a rigid structure that can easily be transformed into different shapes. Make your own by threading pearl beads onto craft wire.



Tassels and fringes

If you love this season’s tasselled and fringed looks but can’t afford to splash out on Nina Ricci’s fringed bracelet or a pair of Lanvin’s tassel earrings, fear not as you can easily create your own! Whether you use silver plated tassels or make them from scratch using thread and cone beads, this is a fantastic and versatile look. If you get tired of wearing tassels on your ears, give an old handbag or purse a new lease of life by attaching your handmade earrings.

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