Fashion Flashback: 1950’s Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas


Sometimes, we all think about what it would feel like to live in a past decade. One of the easiest, and most chic, ways to get a sense of what it might have been like in another decade or century is to wear some fashionable vintage jewelry. AllFreeJewerlyMaking has put together a list of some of our favorite 1950’s inspired jewelry making ideas for you to craft. So, if you have ever wanted to go back to the decade when Queen Elizabeth II became queen, The Sound of Music hit the stage for the first time, and Grace Kelly became a princess, then make these ten vintage jewelry pieces. You will instantly feel like you have been transported back in time.

Fashion Flashback: 1950's Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

Fashion Flashback: 1950’s Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas


1950: The Birth of “Peanuts”

While growing up, we all loved waking up on the weekend and reading the comic section of the Sunday paper. So, relive those moments when you make this Wire-Wrapped Beaded Stud Earring. As jewelry making ideas go, we could see an adult Patty wearing these bold DIY earrings.


1951: Television Pops with Color

In 1951, colored television was introduced, so to to celebrate its invention, craft this fabulous Vintage Inspired Green Beaded Necklace. Chic and bright, you will feel just like a ’50’s lady wearing it.

1952: Great Britain has a New Queen

Princess Elizabeth became Queen at the age of 25. In honor of her coronation, learn how to make an elegant DIY necklace with this Lilac Rosette Seed Bead Necklace. When you wear it, you can imagine you were at the coronation!


1953: A Great Discovery

One of the greatest discoveries in science happened in 1953 when DNA was discovered. Instead of studying the inner workings of DNA strands, weave together the strands of this Double Strand Pearl and Crystal Bracelet.


1954: The Launch of a Search

This was not just any search; Britain sponsored an expedition to find the Abominable Snowman. Yes, you read that correctly. But, whether or not you believe in his existence, prepare for his spotting by learning a simple bead weave pattern with this white as snow Classic Pearl Bracelet. It is one of classiest jewelry making ideas there is!


1955: Rosa Parks Makes a Statement

To honor Rosa Park’s bravery, make stunning statement DIY jewelry making ideas, like this Anthro-Inspired Vintage Brooch Necklace.


Fashion Flashback: 1950's Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

Fashion Flashback: 1950’s Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

1956: Grace Kelly Marries her Prince

Ever elegant and beautiful, no one deserved to be a princess more than Grace Kelly. Feel like she may have in 1956 when she became one with this Grace Kelly Woven Bracelet.


1967: The Creative Cat is Born

When Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat, he wrote a children’s story like none before it. Be creative like he was and learn How to Make a Custom Color Pearl Necklace. These pearls aren’t just plain white!


1958: Let’s Think Space

In order to beat the USSR, the U.S. launched NASA in 1958. We think these beautiful Rocking Rhinestone Studs could look like an elegant space rock.


1959: The Hills Are Alive for the First Time

This Modern Pearl Necklace and Earring Set is perfect for Fraulein Maria; and, it would have looked timeless on Julie Andrews when she played her years later.





Why would you want to go back to the 1950’s?

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  1. Donna Jacoby says

    I would want to go back to the 1950s because the attitude was so focused on family life–Times were really so much simpler than now. Thank you for sharing these jewelry designs!

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