The 1920s are all the rage these days! The premiere of a new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby this year has ushered in a revived desire for Jazz Age-inspired jewelry. I don’t know about you, but I was so excited for the new film version of this classic American novel. The movie was certainly an audacious spin on the material, and it excited many admirers of the novel. Designers have also been excited and influenced by the film’s era, and looks galvanized by a love of the Jazz Age, flappers, and art deco have appeared all over fashion magazines and red carpets. Vintage jewelry pieces, in particular, are very popular.
You don’t have to bust your budget on expensive, vintage jewelry pieces; get these 1920s-style looks for less by making DIY jewelry. AllFreeJewelryMaking has compiled a list of 1o vintage-inspired crafts to meet your 1920s-inspired fashion desires.
To get Great Gatsby inspired style, start off your DIY jewelry making with a statement piece. Try a homemade necklace, like this Multistrand Bugle Bead Necklace. This tutorial will show you how to make a necklace with so many strands with ease. You’ll have a necklace worthy of flapper wear in no time. Below are other DIY necklaces you can try to fit right in with the Jazz Age.
The simplest way to add some vintage-inspired DIY jewelry is with homemade earrings. Art Deco style was huge in the 1920s, and you cannot go wrong with these Deco Darling Earrings. The gorgeous geometric design in these earrings recalls the bold Art Deco style of the ’20s. If you aren’t as into Art Deco but still want to rock a Great Gatsby-inspired look, try this Jazz Baby Gatsby Inspired Jewelry for another homemade earring project.
Flappers are a staple symbol of the 1920s. If you’re looking for something to add a little excitement to your outfit for Saturday night, try making this Royal Blue Flapper Hair Clip. Try these other flapper-inspired jewelry pieces for your hair, put on your dancing shoes, and you’ll be ready for a night out on the town.
Like most jewelry of the Great Gatsby era, these DIY jewelry pieces evoke eras of the past, with a modernized twist. This Great Gatsby DIY Bracelet from M&J Blog was inspired directly by a piece of jewelry that Carey Mulligan’s Daisy wore in the film. This homemade bracelet is stunning and very bold; if you are looking for some sparkle but something a little less flashy, try this Sparkle and Stardust Bracelet. The opulent effect of multiple stacked bracelets makes this one show-stealing piece.
So get into the Gatsby spirit this season and try these fun, vintage-inspired DIY jewelry pieces. Looking for more vintage-inspired jewelry to make? Find DIY jewelry projects from every era in 15 Vintage Jewelry Patterns.
For more inspiration, check out The Great Gatsby movie trailer:
Would you wear these 1920s-inspired accessories?