The more dynamic cousin of the stripe, the chevron has been a popular motif in the DIY arena for quite some time now and doesn’t seem to be leaving the scene anytime soon. But that’s OK with us! From pendants to earrings to DIY jewelry organizers, we can’t get enough of the simply chic chevron motif. Easy to mimic but bold in appearance, the chevron is the ideal DIY design element, instantly turning any project from “blah” to brilliant.
These thrifty DIY earrings are actually made from basic bobby pins, but with a couple coats of nail polish in the shape of our chic pal the chevron, these hair pins are transformed into a super fashion-forward accessory! From afar, you’d never guess these statement earrings were made from common items found around the house. The bold chevrons in bright neon colors (another popular DIY trend right now) totally take this design to the next level.
If you’re looking for something a bit more subtle, asimple enamel necklace is a more sophisticated take on the chevron motif. Nail polish saves the day again in this DIY project. The double chevron and pop of color keep this necklace just interesting enough without going over the top.
Polymer clay + Mod Podge + chevrons = one super fabulous pendant design. Don’t worry, you don’t have to paint all those perfect little chevron stripes yourself. This tutorial shows you how to transfer the chevron pattern onto the clay and then seal it with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic for the look of resin jewelry.
If you’re not afraid to try something a little off-the-wall, then definitely check out this unique DIY necklace project. The chevron pattern in this design is created using penne pasta! Would you have guessed it? This thrifty necklace design has a bit of a tribal vibe that is super cool and edgy, definitely a step up from the macaroni noodle necklaces you made in preschool.
Check out these jewelry making projects for even more ways to use the super chic chevron motif in your DIY accessories:
- Chevron Clay Beads
- Drinking Straw Chevron Earrings
- Recycled Cardboard Chevron Earrings
- Bordered Chevron Friendship Bracelet Pattern
Chevrons, stripes, polka dots – what’s your favorite fashion motif?