I know for those of you who have never attempted to make homemade jewelry, don’t be scared off just yet! I just started about six months ago and I’m already making chain maille jewelry; it sounds scary, but wire wrapping tutorials become your best friend. The intricate statement necklaces that I’ve made with thick wire bracelets make me feel like a female knight from The Canterbury Tales. Anyways, jewelry making is such an awesome hobby because instead of catering to what you see at the store, you can just make exactly what you’re looking for.
When this Aztec jewelry and tribal clothes started becoming a trend, I was definitely not the first to jump on the bandwagon. I love geometric patterns as much as the next Art Deco buff, but the miss-matched colors and bold designs were just too much for me at the time. And, they were difficult to mimic because I didn’t have a steady hand at painting, nor a keen eye for sewing. I’m more of a floral pattern person—flowers are much softer and more feminine. So, it’s only just recently that I’m jumping on the Aztec and tribal pattern bandwagon. I’ve become more of a Boho-chic hipster. I’ve embraced the tribal patterns with arrows and geometric themes. Since it is such a huge trend, though, that means finding the exact arrow jewelry to go with all of my tribal outfits is fairly difficult, not to mention expensive. That’s why DIY arrow jewelry is my next big project.
Considering I’ve only made jewelry a handful of times in my life, these are super easy jewelry making projects. All you need are the materials.
Trendy Arrow DIY Jewelry
Using paper materials in your own pattern choice, you can make this easy paper jewelry craft in less than an hour. These make great gifts if you’re trying to stay within budget.
This Pamela Love ring dupe looks so much like the original, you’ll have a difficult time trying to figure it out which one is the real one.
This is an awesome tutorial about how to turn a rock into an arrowhead, and make a necklace from it! You will love this easy arrowhead necklace that gives you the freedom to decorate your necklace however you want.
This is what I call a successful mixed media. This leather craft is cut out in the shape of an arrow. So if you don’t like the feeling or the texture of heavy rocks weighing down your neck, this is the arrow necklace for you.
If you’re wanting something in a jiffy, you can make this stitched necklace. It would be a great gift for a Hunger Games fan if you added a bird pendant and made a cluster.
These earrings are a great way to give a splash of color to your tribal outfit. Their simple triangular design fits right in with any pattern.
Clay is the easiest medium to work with when it comes to jewelry making. You’re just molding it to the shape you want and connect it to the chain.
How do you like to wear tribal and Aztec patterns?