Make Mine Metallic: Adding Some Shine to DIY Accessories

November 16, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Metallics have been having a major moment on the runway lately, and for good reason: they add instant sophistication to any ensemble. We love the warmth of goldtones, the hard industrial chic of silver and the quirkiness of copper. Just a little is enough, which is why adding metallic to your accessories makes this a go-to trend with staying power.



Start your day off right with a gold detailed travel mug from ModCloth. The clever phrasing is the only answer to any question before 9 am.


Cricut shows everyone how to elevate the metallic trend with this glam DIY necklace and earring set. It would make a divine gift, and all the instructions to create it can be found on Design Space!


We love the amazingly intricate cutaway details on this DIY gold leather cuff from
The Project Girl—no wonder it was Cricut Design Space Star finalist a few years ago!
They say all fashion is cyclical….



Make your hairdo shimmer and shine in a whole new way with this ingenious DIY hair cuff by Glitter Inc. Visit the site to see how to rock one of your own with a simple visit to the hardware store!


Metallic embellishments make this laptop sleeve from Zazzle look lux from every angle. It makes taking work home so much better.



We’re totally smitten for this gold Nixi bracelet set from Baublebar that looks like gold bands. It’s
actually three adjustable cuffs. How’s that for elevating your look from meh to metallic marvelousness?


Even with their eyebrow-raising stiletto heel, these Mallai shows by Ted Baker are the height of sophistication. The metallic faux snake trim and capped laces are stunning, of course, but we adore Ted Baker’s initials embossed in gold on the bottom of the shoe. Tie these on and you’ve got a total statement piece.




So yes, we’re crazy for bracelets, but rose gold really gets a chance to shine with this bohemian chic DIY Aztec bracelet. Oh yeah, and did we mention that you can make it on your Cricut? Check out the fast, fun and fashionable details on Design Space.


Trinkets in Bloom amazed us with this silver DIY clutch that’s perfect for a night on the town or an upcoming holiday party. The best part: you can tell them you made it yourself!



This SONIX iPhone case from Nordstrom Rack definitely has our number. We can’t get enough of its jazzy, metallic Art Deco vibe.


As we mentioned earlier, a little metallic goes a long way. So choose wisely (no pressure!) Luckily, any of these accessories will definitely give you a hint of glamour, whether you’re wearing your LBD or jeans and a t-shirt. And, that’s why we hope metallics are a trend that’s around for a long time to come.


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