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Deceptive Extravagance

Young DIYers knock off high-end jewelry for a feasible taste of luxury

Implications - As the luxury market continues to grow at an exponential rate, younger generations without the capacity to afford extravagant goods are taking to craft stores and thrift shops to create personal interpretations of high-end jewelry. Created with limited expertise, but well enough to pass briefly as precious in material, the move towards DIY luxury goods satisfies demand by the fashion-conscious to maintain a cost-effective pulse on trends while at the same time being able to incorporate personal accents for their own customized look and fit.
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DIY Rhinestone Cuffs
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If you’re looking for new accessories to dress up your spring wardrobe, try making your own DIY gem embellished cuffs to add some unique pieces to your collection. While the idea of making your... MORE
DIY Double-Sided Jewelry
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These Double Pearl Earrings are Inspired by Dior
These double pearl earrings are a fun and simple project to treat yourself to a new pair of earrings without having to go to the mall. These stunning accessories are inspired by a set of Dior... MORE
Dangling Pearl Pendants
Dangling Pearl Pendants
These DIY Asymmetrical Pearls are Perfect for Crafty Fashionistas
While accessorizing your outfit with sleek and fancy jewelry can often be an expensive task, these dangling pearl pendants are showcasing how you can easily customize one for any formal occasion.... MORE
Deceptively Decadent Paper Jewelry
Deceptively Decadent Paper Jewelry
This DIY Paper Jewelry is Cristian Lacroix-Inspired
This DIY paper jewelry tutorial by Mark Montano takes inspiration from luxe accessories and recreates them for a fraction of the cost. Mark takes inspiration from beautiful pieces by Cristian... MORE
DIY Stylish Scarf Watches
DIY Stylish Scarf Watches
These Scarf Watches Upcycle Old Timepieces into a Neat DIY Accessory
If you’re looking for a fun weekend project, this DIY accessory tutorial is a simple, quick and fool-proof way to upcycle a favorite fall scarf into a nifty watch. A creative mix between a... MORE
Cleverly Coiled Charms
Cleverly Coiled Charms
These Captivating Handmade Charms are Made from Bent Wire
These handmade charms by Etsy shop owner ‘Made with Love by Shan’ are distinct in style. Cleverly coiled using just a single strand of wire, the Cupcake Charm Necklace and Name and... MORE
Retro Rhinestone Pendants
Retro Rhinestone Pendants
This DIY Vintage Statement Necklace is Ideal for Old School Fashionistas
If you’re looking to add some crafty old school charm to your jewelry collection, then this DIY Vintage Statement Necklace is a fun and simple way to add some elegance to your wardrobe. When... MORE
Clay Bracelet Accents
Clay Bracelet Accents
This Accented Bangle Tutorial Adds Individuality to Ordinary Accessories
Finding accessories that deviate from the mainstream can be quite challenging, which is why this accented bangle tutorial is a creative way to utilize ordinary material to add individuality to... MORE
Crafty Curtain Ring Pendants
Crafty Curtain Ring Pendants
This DIY Statement Necklace is Perfect for Budget-Conscious Consumers
With the warm weather finally starting to stick around, there’s no better time to start outfitting your wardrobe with new accessories, and these curtain ring pendants are offering some chic... MORE

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