Sometimes your outfit — or your mood — just doesn’t call for bold jewelry. Maybe your outfit is already the star of the show, and you just need something small and subtle to accessorize it. Or maybe you’re just not a fan of stand-out accessories. That’s where minimalist jewelry comes in handy.
Minimalist jewelry is jewelry that’s simple yet beautiful. Perhaps it’s just a small pendant on a silver chain or a ring with one or two small beads for color.
Thanks to the simplicity behind minimalist jewelry, you won’t find anything too crazy or complicated here in this collection from our Craftsy designers. Grab just a few supplies and try one of these simple pieces. (And be sure to tell us in the comments whether or not you’re a fan of minimalist jewelry!)
Photo via Craftsy member emikaz
Interchangeable Charms Hoops Earrings
See what we mean by minimal? These hoop earrings rely solely on a single charm for embellishment. The charms can be traded out for different colors and other styles, and you can even add a few extra charms if the style is right.
Get the Interchangeable Charms Hoops Earrings pattern here.
Photo via Craftsy member KicaBijoux
Take a peek into your stash and you’ll probably find plenty of options for creating this ring. You could even customize the design and use one large focal bead instead of three smaller ones.
Get the Simple Ring pattern here.
Photo via Craftsy member Splendere
Beaded Antique Rolly Bead Pendant
Even brightly colored beads can be considered minimalist when they’re paired with a simple chain. This rolly bead pendant pairs well with many different types of chain, and you can play around with the bead colors to suit your style.
Get the Beaded Antique Rolly Bead Pendant tutorial here.
Photo via Craftsy member Gayle Bird
Angled Frame Wire-Wrap Pendant
This pendant is much easier than it looks! The varied angles mean that even if you mess up a little, no one will notice. Your bead choice will determine how minimal you want to go with the design.
Get the FREE Angled Frame Wire-Wrap Pendant tutorial here.
Photo via Craftsy member Corra Liew
Handmade Ear Jacket Earrings
Sometimes you just need a couple of pretty stones lined up neatly in a row to make the ultimate trendy accessory. This ear jacket makes one earring look like several earrings with just a few twists of silver wire.
Get the Handmade Ear Jacket Earrings tutorial here.
Photo via Craftsy member XQDesigns
Adjustable Wired Ring with Sparkling Bead
Once you understand the general technique for this ring, you’ll be able to create rings using any size bead. That gives you the freedom to make this more or less minimal. These would make great quick gifts, too!
Get the Adjustable Wired Ring with Sparkling Bead tutorial here.
Photo via Craftsy member Gailavira
Simple Frame for an Undrilled Stone
Sometimes one simple bead is all it takes to make a pretty pendant. If the bead you’re in love with isn’t drilled, you can still turn it into a simple pendant using this wrapping technique.
Get the Simple Frame for an Undrilled Stone tutorial here.
Minimalist jewelry: take it or leave it? We’d love to hear what you think!
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