Turn old zippers into a new necklace

Do you remember the craze when random zippers were placed all over clothes and bags? Now that the trend is over, you may not be feeling so hot for this look. Why not use those zippers and turn them into something else!

Here’s an idea for the weekend – a simple yet classic zipper necklace:

zipper necklace diy tutorial

Here’s how:

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Make a necklace out of paper clips

I’ve been mega excited about this post and have been waiting for a non rainy day to do up the finishing touches. Finally! A gorgeous necklace made out of paper clips.

paperclip necklace with spray paint and nail polish

Here’s a simple tutorial on how to make one for yourself!

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Make a difference with Saught

My mind is officially blown.

Nothing in fashion is better than being able to make a real difference in this world. And Saught does, with much beauty.

Creating products from landmines and unexploded ordnance, Saught supports sustainability in post-conflict countries. Through this process, artisans from Cambodia NGO partner workshops gain income and develop skills.

Each design conveys a story and here’s some of my favourite pieces:

Pursuing peace bangle saught jewelry singapore social enterprise

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Scoring with classic chain jewellery

There’s always something about classic, simple jewellery. They move effortlessly from day to night and match with a variety of outfits — these are pieces I always recommend my clients to start with if they are getting used to the idea of accessorizing on a daily basis for work or play. But somehow, they are really hard to find!

Chanced across a treasure trove of classic chain bracelets and necklaces in Melbourne over the festive break and I couldn’t help but buy everything! Even if my clients don’t want to buy them, I’m certainly keeping them for myself :D

These chains are really fine so they drape very nicely when worn. They work with most pieces and styles and are simply lovely.

The only possible downside is that they are a bit troublesome to bring on trips – they tend to kink easily when clumped together. So pack them well or prepare to spend some time working out the kinks before wearing!

Will be sourcing for the wholesalers for more pieces at lower prices if there’s interest. Do contact me at sayhi@micheleng.sg if you’d like some of these great pieces :)

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