How to Make Your Own Accessories From (Almost) Any Item

If you follow me over on Instagram, chances are you’ll know that I’m currently OBSESSED with making my own jewellery! I am constantly searching for new items to turn into earrings, collar clips, necklaces, or charm bracelets. I am having so much fun with this new hobby of mine that I knew I had to share my tips and tricks with you all on here ☺️

Whilst MY personal style (which can be accurately summed up with the words “sweet”, “cute”, and “novelty”) may not align with yours, you can still take the methods I use and apply it to your own homemade jewellery.

In this post, I will share with you the kind of items I usually use for my accessories, ideas on how to make your own items/pendants if you can’t find the design you want, AND the actual tools and equipment that help me make those ideas real.

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As long-time readers will know, I pride myself on being #thrifty, so this hobby – including the equipment required – is not expensive at all, which means anyone can start making their own accessories NOW 😊

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ITEMS YOU CAN TURN INTO ACCESSORIES:

NOVELTY ERASERS.

The majority of my accessories are made from fun-shaped erasers, and there’s a few reasons for this. One being that they are really easy to find as almost everyone is a proud stationery lover these days. They’re also really cheap, and often come in packs of different designs for only a few dollars.

Due to their small size, they’re relatively light in weight, which means they won’t be too heavy on your ear lobes if you choose to turn them into earrings. Plus, since they’re so soft, it’s easy to insert an eye pin into them with minimal effort!

If you’re wondering where I bought the erasers that I used, the macaron ones are from Kmart, the NON-waffle cone ice cream ones are from The Reject Shop, and the rest – including the waffle cone ice cream, biscuits, fast food, sushi, and donut designs – are from Daiso Australia.Read More »

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DIY Sweets-Inspired Luggage Tags (Super Easy!)

Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s the start of yet another week, let alone the fact that we’re now in the FIFTH month of the year. It’s honestly terrifying – but I digress.

Before I dive into today’s super fun and super easy DIY project, I just want to thank you all for your words of encouragement on my last post.

I’m an introvert through and through – and love being that way 99% of the time – but it’s nice to receive sweet comments and messages from my online friends all around the world when something gets me down.

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So far, May has been a pretty good month. Whilst it hasn’t been seizure-free, unfortunately, they HAVE been a lot less often – meaning that I finally managed to get some creating done!

I’ve been playing around with chocolate and testing out a new product for an upcoming post, as well as working on a DIY storage project and teaching myself some new tricks on my camera that I think will really enhance my photos – as long as I keep practising 😂Anyway, enough talking, let’s get onto the project!Read More »

DIY Choc Chip Cookie Charm Bracelet + Matching Earrings!

If you have been part of The Small Adventurer family for more than five minutes – particularly over on Instagram, on Stories – you will know very well that I LOVE making my own accessories!

I have this dream to one day have a wardrobe that is mostly handmade – apart from things such as shoes, jeans etc. Jewellerybags, hats, shirts, skirts, you name it: I want to attempt making it!

I just love the idea of no one else having a wardrobe like mine. Plus, it’s super hard to find many food-inspired accessories and home decor items in regular shops, so if I really want them, I have no choice but to make them myself.

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Anyway, when I was browsing one of my favourite online shops – AKA eBay! – I saw these tiny chocolate chip cookie charms and instantly knew I had to get them, even though I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them.

Alas, as soon as they arrived, it came to me: a charm bracelet with matching earrings! I could not wait to get started on them, and I am super happy with the results, too. Okay, I’ll stop obsessing over them now and teach YOU guys how to make some for yourself! 👇Read More »