Though it is not what most people think of when you say the word artistic or art, designing clothing and crafting jewellery can be seen as an art form. Costume jewels are so bright and colorful and often look like nothing any designer has seen before. Many draw inspiration from these dazzling ornaments of fashion and use them for much more than just adding pizzazz to an outfit.
Many people have started collecting antique costume jewellery and using it for crafts and décor. Some collectors even leave it on display as some pieces of costume jewellery are so elaborate that they are art pieces on their own. Around the world are crafting and jewellery fairs where many pieces of costume jewellery can be found. You can also purchase some online.
Many crafters are using costume jewellery to spice of everything from picture frames and mirrors to shoes and belts. You can use costume jewellery to add sparkle around the frame of a mirror. When the sunlight catches these, they really shine. You can also add some costume jewels to the bottom of a lampshade to add a new flair of design.
There are quite a few top designers repurposing costume jewellery into new fashion accessories. A common one is the use of a beaded head wrap. These are perfect to pair with an elegant dress or a wedding gown. Since there are often so many colors and patterns to choose from, costume jewellery can make for the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Try experimenting with your own ingenious jewellery designs. Some of the pieces themselves are so detailed and pretty that they don’t need much dolling up before they look great again. Take care when pulling apart antique costume jewellery as many of the components can be sharp or rough. Some very ancient pieces may be better left together to admire forever. However you end up using costume jewellery, always remember to have fun designing new pieces.