July 22, 2012

A C C E S S O R I E S / Hardware Store Acquirement

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It must be their industrial looks and their sense of functionality that draws me so much to these metal parts. Every time I visit the hardware store I discover a new screw, lock or hinge, like this one whose original function is to keep tubes together. It also fits around my wrist perfectly and surprisingly is also very comfortable because of it's adjustable size, it doesn't move up and down your arm when moving.

*Thanks to a few readers I found out that some of these hardware store parts have Nickel in them which can cause allergies. What you could do against this is apply some transparent nail polish on the inside of the jewelry where they touch your skin. Voila, no more allergies!

52 comments:

welcome to my jungle said...

Love it! Super unique!

- Dani

Sophia// dearreina.com said...

This is fantastic!
I've been wearing a hose clip as a ring recently, and have received many comments from people who have no idea it originally came from a hardware store.
Some of these building supplies have surprisingly beautiful design.

Elizabeth Lim said...

Haha, I wish my trips to the hardware store proved as fruitful as yours.

Liz (http://rednotion.blogspot.sg)

Sade said...

You are the hardware queen

Pixels By Emilia said...

Hoe gaaf!

moiminnie said...

it's really amazing what you can dig out there! the only thing that bothers me is that greenish glow about some hardware equipment. i wish it was either gold or silver colored!
www.moiminnie.blogspot.com
xx

Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

It looks amazing. Be aware of nickel though!

Mat said...

this is serious hardwear, brilliant idea

Katrina said...

wow that is a bold piece of jewellery xo

The Young Bridget Jones

Laura Hooper said...

Your ideas are always so creative! I love it xo

http://lauraruthhooper.blogspot.com

Signeh90 said...

I like this type of jewelry A LOT, however there has just been a huge article about the use of hardware stuff as jewelry here in Denmark, because unfortunately you can get allergies from the nickel in them. so a good thing is to reccomend your readers to buy nickel testers or just ask in the store to make sure not to buy screws or other things with nickel in them. for your own health. :-)

Signeh90 said...

I like this type of jewelry A LOT, however there has just been a huge article about the use of hardware stuff as jewelry here in Denmark, because unfortunately you can get allergies from the nickel in them. so a good thing is to reccomend your readers to buy nickel testers or just ask in the store to make sure not to buy screws or other things with nickel in them. for your own health. :-)

Helene said...

Looks great! You get the funniest ideas! So inspiring! :-))

xxHelene

Anonymous said...

those hardware things are not realy the best, to be honest.

Fashiable said...

Ik zoek altijd naar dit soort hardware in tweedehandszaken, maar ik kan het helaas nooit vinden. Ik vind het zo leuk!

www.fashiable.nl

COMPOSITION TWO said...

great stuff, raw and sophisticated

Composition Two

Vera said...

Goed idee! I like :)
En ook erg orgineel.

x
http://monstrousstyle.blogspot.com

Naïma Tenebris said...

OmG aa I love this, very cool!!

Caroline said...

I was going to say the exact same thing as Josefine :)
Many bloggers has written about the article this week, because so many people are starting to purchase bolts for example to make hex nut jewelry, and many also get nickel allergy from the same thing, cause the things you buy in building supply stores are made for other purposes than to out on your skin, so it's important to test the products you buy first (the testers can often be bought in pharmacies) and be aware of the risk :)

xxCaroline
http://www.thefashionfrog.blogspot.com/

Kate {Modette} said...

This is so creative and unique! Love it!

Kate {Modette}
http://modetteblog.com

MeganMay said...

amazing how everytime you pick out items out of the hardware store and make jewellery of it
i love it!

Yth said...

How can a thing be so perfect for something it is not designed for? I love this!

christian said...

I so love your diy's!
xo

christian

www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

Martina said...

Oh, I love your style!!! U R original...

Dominika said...

amazing!
<3

FASHION PHILOSOPHY
www.fashionphilosophy.net

Laura said...

Just amazing.

TeuntjeVDW said...

Awesomeness!!! xx.

Simone Diederich said...

Haha cool ^^

Chica de Ahora

Jeline said...

This is so amazing!!

thedamselinadress.blogspot.com

Erin Z said...

If only the hardware stores here are as amazing as the ones you go to!
chimericalperfection.blogspot.com

Annie Louise said...

haha, so cool, but isn't it heavy to wear around? xx

http://xbadtemper.blogspot.com

LeNerd said...

This actually looks amazing a great statement piece and the nickel fact is somth to worry abt but I guess if you're not wearing it 24/7 and the nailpolish tip u'll do more amazing finds like this.

Jessica Wilson said...

I wish I could think up stuff this gorgeous when visiting the hardware store haha! So inspiring

Cleo said...

wow the industirial appearance of this jewerly is just amazing the use of hardware supplies is a great idea thanks for the suggestion on the nail polish to prevent allergies. which are sure to come with my weird skin. now i am rabbaling

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Amanda said...

just awesome

AnnA said...

loving!!!

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Sharon said...

Super cool!



http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

Mira said...

Totally cool:D
xo

glamDevils

Katie Frank said...

this bracalet looks amazing and unique! <3

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Nathan Niche said...

this is pretty damn cool1
AGAIN, Ivania, you can seriously sell these ideas and concepts to some house like Maison Martin Margiela and be the head of their jewelry department! I'm sure their headquarters in Paris has studios full of random objects for you to fully let your inner DIY soul shine!

xx nathan.niche

new outfit post featuring BALENCIAGA:
http://style-niche.blogspot.hk/2012/07/touchy-subject.html

Aves Gry said...

You're so innovative. I really need to go to the hardware store more often.

Tyler Lim said...

you are brilliant, thumbs up!

Kirsty~ said...

So, so cool!
http://asdeepandasblack.blogspot.co.uk/

Sarah said...

I love all of your diy hardware jewelry! I find it inspiring and I just may have to make some too.

The milk thief said...

woah
thats fucking awesome
great idea

milk thief blog

Lola Jaro said...

awesome idea, it looks great



SHEWOLF
http://stylelolajaro.blogspot.com/

thehautepursuit said...

this is so ingenious!!!!
agreed. hardware stores are so awesome for that.someone recently sent me this necklace that looked like a hinge or bolt and later a friend (a guy of course) was like ur necklace is #1 a hook for a boat #2 chain from a toilet....and it cost like $2.50!!!!
xo
v

Rudraksha said...

Great post!! very informative.
Thank you very much for such a lovely and informative post.
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Jasmin said...

You are genius! I definitely will try to make bracelet like this of my own. I have to say that you are the most talented person I've ever come across. I love your style! :)

Jasmin said...

You are genius! I definitely will try to make bracelet like this of my own. I have to say that you are the most talented person I've ever come across. I love your style! :)

hiPop said...

truly amazing...love the feel of cold metal on soft skin...

p.s. instead of a nail polish, you can use a transparent acrylic spray paint, as it is easier for bigger surfaces :)

Refresh Detroit Interior said...

Ich trage eine Schlauchschelle als Ring vor kurzem, und erhalten haben, viele Kommentare von Leuten, die keine Ahnung, dass die ursprünglich aus dem Baumarkt kam haben.
Einige dieser Gebäude versorgt haben überraschend schönes Design.