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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.

After


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.

GALAXY BRACELET

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.

 

…UNTIL NOW!

I even video’d it, did you catch it on my Instagram?

ASTEROIDS NECKLACE

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:

GALAXY RINGS

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!

Too boring.

So I decided to fix them up a little, to match the collection:

STARRY NIGHTS

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!

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have paid my $600K home in cash (my half was $300K), my $180K casr in cash, worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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12 Comments

  1. raluca

    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? 🙂

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  2. SarahN

    Amazing Sherry – I’m curious on how you did it all, but it looks amazing!!

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Thanks! I am going to take pictures the next time I do.

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  3. Anne

    I think the starry nights now looks like it was supposed to, love it.

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      That’s what I thought too when I finally did it!

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  4. Cassie

    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.

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    1. SarahN

      That’s it – I’m coming to meet you/see the lights!!

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      1. Cassie

        By all means!

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    2. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      NEVER. Isn’t that sad? I live in Canada and I have never seen them. I need to get this done….

      I had no idea it was just getting away from the city. I’ve always lived in them my whole life..

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      1. Cassie

        That’s really it. The light pollution that makes the stars harder to see is the same thing making the northern lights hard to see. They’d obviously be brighter if you went further north, but you should be able to see them where you are. I remember watching them in southern BC as a child.

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        1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

          I need to do this with Baby Bun.

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