Beaded Jewelry Is Summer’s Biggest Hit – Here’s Where To Buy Yours Add a dose of colour to your outfit, just like Gigi Hadid.
After the last year of baking sourdough, turning our hands to gardening, or even attempting pottery, we have decided to keep our hands (and minds) busy by getting back to basics and in touch with our most creative selves. Cue a very crafty looking Summer.
Mixing the handmade details of artisan design, with the boho spirit of festival season, the best approach to accessories right now is more is more – stacking bold, colourful pieces to lift your mood, or simply layering fine jewellery like the coolest girls on Instagram.
Like many of our favourite 90s throwbacks, the charm of the rainbow beaded bracelet or necklace conjures up nostalgic memories of the long, free summer holidays we’re craving. No wonder, then, that Versace’s spring/summer 21 show was an ode to the sea – and showed layers of beach babe necklaces and bracelets in acid brights paired with cowrie shells.
But it was Bottega Veneta(as it so often is) that catapulted the style into the most Instagrammable jewellery trend, with Balenciaga’s Toy necklace following suit and reaffirming the appeal of bead-based brands like celebrity favourite Eliou (as seen on Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and Kendall Jenner), and bespoke jewellery brand Roxanne First.
You could also make your own jewellery for an even more personalised approach. For Charlotte Rogers, founder of TOTL TomFoolery which specialises in DIY jewellery kits, there has never been a better time for such a happy, homemade trend.
‘Making fashion jewellery by hand is the perfect creative process,’ she says. ‘Not only is there an aspect of calming expressive ‘me time’, you also get beautiful end products that you can wear yourself and give away as thoughtful bespoke gifts. The current climate has left us all feeling a little nostalgic for easier going times and the beaded jewellery of our childhoods is right on trend with fashionistas showing off their personalised bracelets and necklaces all over social media.’
Available in a range of finishes from colourful enamel and acrylics to glass beads, higher-priced semi-precious stones and sterling gold and silver, beaded jewellery has had a fashionable makeover for 2021. Shop our edit of the most charming beaded jewellery guaranteed to brighten anyone’s day.
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