August 06, 2013

A C C E S S O R I E S / Tiny Technicality

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When the employees of the hardware store know you're name, you know that you're a regular customer. I either visit to shop for industrial jewelry or DIY supplies. When looking for some rope last weekend, I came across these tiny bow-shackles that were hanging right beside it. I had already spotted them in a wrist-size but these were too thick and not delicate enough to wear (though several jewelry designers have translated those into wearable pieces). The tiny technicalities of the screw, the hole in it and the embossed '80KG' in the metal make this piece so interesting to me. Also love how because of the curved shape there is a gap of air between my finger and the straight end of the screw.

(some earlier hardware store finds: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Most metals with a mechanical purpose have not been tested for allergic reactions with skin. What you can do to avoid any possible skin irritation is applying a layer of clear nail polish on your 'jewelry'.

42 comments:

Marvnoir Fashion said...

Lovely post !

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The Fashann Monster said...

I get so excited every time I a new DIY post from you on bloglovin'!

The Fashann Monster

Adelajda said...

Perfection!

Anonymous said...

I love your DIY accessories but they always spark one small question to me, don't they irritate your skin?! Do you treat any of your pieces at all? I just know that after 30 minutes of wearing these my skin would be red and itchy.

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

This might be a good thing to add to the blog post
Some of them do, sometimes they come with different coatings, the brass pieces never affect me for example. What you can do to avoid any irritation is to coat them with a layer of clear nail polish :)

Kalina said...

awesome <3

Anonymous said...

Yes, clear nail polish is my usual trick too but judging by your lovely raw textures I was curious if you were using something different ;)

Bri Wang said...

Wonderful piece. I'll definitely have to check in to my local hardware store.

xx
Fashion Eaters

Rhea said...

Beautiful! <3
Xx
Rhea
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Milex said...

I am really impressed

Emma Matthews said...

This is adorable!

Emma x
http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

Vincent said...

I really like how you always weave a little story around small objects and goodies like this. It makes them special and lifts them up from a simple tool to a design object. Nice post and a really cool accessoire.

TeuntjeVDW said...

What a beautiful piece! xx.

Gabriele said...

love it, so cool!

xx

Anonymous said...

Ha, I'm wearing this tiny bow-shackles also as a ring since a few month. And many people thought that this is a expensive jewellery piece. :-)

FASHION SNAG said...

Love it!

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Tse Paco said...

So beautiful.
Wanna have one!!!

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Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

Such a cool idea! xx

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Chantelle said...

Yes, clear nail polish is a great idea!

The Dutch Lady of Fashion said...

This is amazing!

Thank you for sharing Ivania.

Alice Barton said...

this is pretty awesome, love hte simplicity of it! xx
Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

Iliana, Anne said...

cool!

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Mothi said...

Perfect, I need this in my life!

xo' M
http://blvckorsomething.blogspot.nl

FASHION ICE said...

so creative, love it

ODYSSEY said...

What a nice idea!
I'm accustomed to shackles on boats, never once thought to repurpose one as jewelry. Clever. :)

theclosetopener.blogspot.com said...

This is such a creative idea!

Olga said...

Ivania, I love how you use hardware for jewelry! I guess I should get better acquainted with the hardware store inventory. :) I'm definitely getting this little thing. I just showed it to my husband and he said he knows what it is. Good! Cause I don't have a clue and wouldn't know where to look. He even told me what it's called but it already flew out of my head. :)
If you care to look, I make rings out of stainless steel nuts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LogicFreeDesign/search?search_query=nut+ring&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search You have to drill them out and polish the inside of course. But the way you turn hardware into jewelry without even any alterations is very inspiring! Yours is the only fashion blog on the Net that keeps me inspired with every single post! xxx

illuminous said...

love your ideas!you so creative and inspiring!<3

vomwinde said...

I'm always impressed how you can see the beauty of hardware. so simple yet amazing.

Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Wat gaaf zeg!

Ik heb de afterDRK armband die hier heel erg op lijkt.



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Sven said...

minimalist beautiful

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

Ja zij had dat onder anderen heel mooi vertaald naar een kostbaar sierraad :)

Sophie said...

Hi Ivana,

Ik hou ook erg van sierraden die van metaal zijn en robuust zijn, maar naar welke ijzerwinkel ga jij? Ik woon ook in Amsterdam maar zou niet weten waar er eentje zit.

Love your blog!

X Sophie

Vineyard said...

Hi Ivania, great post.
I actually made a list of the best make-up blogs some weeks ago, where I listed your blog as one of the top 3 best I know. You can see it here:)

http://listbattle.com/266-top-10-make-up-blogs

Pouline said...

perfect! love xx

Abigale Adeo said...

I love this piece simply because it is so innovative and reminds me of the new Hermes rings.
Great design multi-purpose (haha)/
ThriftLogic

LAVEL said...

funny ring ;)

Body Jewellery said...

What an amazing ideas you have! It seriously made me mad at the creative ides, I mean it's looking very attractive. You turned out a perfect jewelry out of nothing.

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Anonymous said...

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