You have heard of gold and silver jewelry, they have been more conventional options in materials used to create jewelry pieces. Although, some unconventional methods have been used by our ancestors. They used these methods to decorate their body by making adornments. These unconventional methods are still in trend and have made their place in the fashion industry. Here, some of these unconventional materials used for making jewelry are given: –
Wood jewelry is an important part of the fashion industry as it has its own value. Wood jewelry can simply be polished or colored and transformed into stunning pieces of jewelry. You can find different jewelry pieces made of wood such as bangles, earrings, brooches, hair accessories, necklaces, bracelets, etc.
There are inspiring designs available of wooden jewelry including traditional and vintage wood jewelry. As per the taste of customers, the wooden jewelry is also decorated with precious gemstones, beads, and pieces of metal. Also, you can create your own wooden jewelry and it depends on you as to what materials you want to add with your wooden jewelry piece.
Making jewelry using coconut shells originated in South America and has gained popularity. It has been considered the most special and graceful piece to have in your accessories. The popularity of coconut shell jewelry results in a range of designs and styles trying out with coconut shells.
Coconut shells are considered to be hardwood and it is a tough job to create jewelry from them. The color of the coconut shells varies from beige to deep brown which makes them more beautiful and special. Also, the jewelry pieces of coconut shells get painted to create more unique pieces with a variety of shapes and colors.
Paper is now used for making jewelry, you have heard about many craft ideas of the paper, and paper quilling is one of them that has gained popularity rapidly. Paper quilling is widely used in making paper jewelry as it doesn’t require expensive tools and can be done easily at home.
In this art, the paper stripes are used to make jewelry pieces such as rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hair bands, etc., these designs and varieties are only limited by your imagination.
Paper is available in almost every color and pattern so, you can achieve more matching jewelry pieces at much cheaper rates. This art of making jewelry is completely different, handmade, environment friendly, enjoyable, and creative.
As you all know, glass is fragile and easily breakable, but the glass used in jewelry is quite enduring and lusty. Glass jewelry can be bold, colorful, and found in many shapes such as flowers, butterflies, or different shiny shapes.
Some basic types of glass are used to make jewelry, most of them are made by applying heat to the pieces so that they fuse together. The glass can be mold, making into rings or bangles by melting it at high temperatures cooling cooled down after getting the desired shape. Glass jewelry always looks pure, graceful, and attractive, which makes it suitable for all age groups.
Clay: Ceramic, Porcelain, and China
Making jewelry from broken pieces is very trendy and the pieces of ceramic and china are widely used. The jewelry made from ceramic or porcelain is very hard-wearing, lightweight, and scratch-resistance. Also, these materials are hypoallergenic so they are good replacement metal jewelry pieces for those who have allergic reactions to metals. However, these materials can be brittle due to which they can be cracked. Also, porcelain is extremely hard to give a shape by cutting, drilling, or grinding.
Jewelry designers have been experimenting with different materials (both conventional and unconventional) to create unique jewelry pieces. The people are well aware of conventional methods but unconventional methods might be new for some of them. Although, these unconventional methods have been used for centuries by ancient people. If you recently got to know about these jewelry-making materials, add some pieces to your wardrobe as they are never out of fashion and can best match your every outfit.