Sherry’s Latest DIY Jewellery – The Galaxy Edition
BOREDOM HAS SET IN
I wanted something ethereal and cool, at least, to make me want to wear these pieces instead of passing them over for more interesting pieces.
I have a lot of jewellery, I’d say well over 200 pieces counting everything, and there are pieces I just don’t reach for, for various reasons, so I’ve started rounding up jewellery I no longer wear and I will be devoting energy towards spicing them up.
I am starting to get bored of just stringing things together, so my brain has decided it needs more stimulation… so I came up with galaxies as the theme as inspired by Baby Bun because he is currently obsessed with his planet underwear (Mars, Saturn, Earth, etc).
THE GALAXIES EDITION
I love the idea of a starry night above us that we all share, and the endless possibilities of an unexplored universe. A lot of my jewellery is very nature-inspired, and the galaxy is part of nature, and even cooler, it’s unknown!
ORIGINAL GALAXIES NECKLACE
I started with this piece before I really got into a groove:
I never really reached for this necklace because while I love the crosshatch design, I found it a bit plain. I have so many other cooler gold necklaces that this one never came up on my radar when I rifled through my jewellery pouches to pick out something to wear.
My outfits are more neutral these days, so I need something different as a pop of interest, and it’s usually jewellery. This one is rather boring in terms of ‘pop’, so.. yeah, unworn.
So I kept the top half clear and only did the bottom half to give it the look of the Northern Lights as I imagine they may look like when in full blast. I have yet to go see these Lights, but I hear the trek is a bit of an ordeal. I’m not a very active person (admittedly), so it is a bit daunting, but I would like to see them at least once in my lifetime.
Again, boring. I have a lot of gold cuffs, and this one in gold and silver is nice but not any different from my other ones.
I even video’d it, did you catch it on my Instagram?
I made this. I liked it, I didn’t love it. Can’t figure out why. I just never reached for it.
So I decided to take inspiration from asteroids (due to the blue stones) and make it part of the necklace:
I decided to keep the top ethereal, and the asteroids would lead down to the galaxy at the bottom.
GOLDEN SUNBURST GALAXY
I loved this necklace when I got it. A statement piece, big bold and in THREE metals? I could (hypothetically) wear it with anything. It all goes together, right?
But the shape is off (I have other gorgeous fan / bib necklaces à la Danerys I wear more often), and this one just languished in my jewellery bag.
So I decided to make it all one golden sunburst colour and splatter a sunburst at the bottom:
Two plain boring rings. I liked the rose gold, the metal.. you would think I would wear it more often because it’s so bold yet minimalist, but NOPE!
So I decided to fix them up a little, to match the collection:
I made this. It was simple. It was boring. I couldn’t figure out what else to do to it. Decided to take the night sky and paint it on:
I will make another set and turn it into a landscaped piece with green grass and hills…
So that’s what I have been up to lately.
I have another set of more inspired pieces in the works. Lots of other boring necklaces to work on!
Amazing Sherry – I’m curious on how you did it all, but it looks amazing!!
I think the starry nights now looks like it was supposed to, love it.
You’ve never seen the northern lights????? That blows my mind a little. Granted, growing up more rural meant seeing them regularly because I didn’t have to deal with light pollution. Even so, I still see them faintly living in Edmonton. They would be much more vibrant if I drove 10-15 minutes out of town. I know some people travel to the territories to see them, but you really don’t have to go that far. You can see them almost anywhere in Canada, you just need to get away from the city lights.
Could you do a post about how did you paint – I’m assuming it’s paint – your jewelry? Like your food recipes, but with paint? 🙂