Design Your Own Jewelry (No Assembly Required)

Photo: Courtesy of Sheyna.comPhoto: Courtesy of Sheyna.comBy Amber Kallor

Making your own jewelry can be a chance to express your creativity and personal style. But for those of us who don't have the dexterous hands of a jeweler, securing a clasp or tying a microscopic knot on a homemade bracelet or necklace can be more frustrating than stress-relieving.

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If you fall into the latter category, Sheyna.com, a design-it-yourself jewelry site, might be the perfect solution. With over 5,000 chains, charms, beads and stones to choose from, ranging in price from $5 to $5000, you can get your arts and crafts vibe going at any price.

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The best part: Clicking and moving your mouse are the only skills needed to design your dream jewelry. Just select individual pieces from the gallery (or a ready-made design from the shop that you'd like to alter) and pull them onto the drag-and-drop digital sketchpad. This tool even builds your jewelry on a budget-pricing out your bracelet, necklace or earrings as you make each addition.

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Blossoming jewelry designer? After you've finished your sparkly masterpiece, you have the option to publish it and share with other shoppers, or keep this one-of-a-kind creation for yourself. Sheyna's pieces are handmade by artisans from around the world and arrive on your doorstep ready to wear. It's official: DIY has never been easier.

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Other DYO (design your own) jewelry sites we like:

  • The bracelet building function on Pandora.net is particularly fun, and you can create everything from watches to rings.
  • Charmed by Ingrid Anne offers adorable necklaces at affordable prices-the perfect personalized gifts for your friends.

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