Is it just us or is everything from our childhood days coming back into fashion again? First it was every single ’90s trend possible. Then tie-dye circled back into our lives with a vengeance. Now it seems like we can’t scroll through social media without seeing alphabet bead necklaces adorning the necks of our favourite influencers.
While DIY jewellery has been around for ages (who here remembers going to those kiosks at the mall to make their own beaded rope chokers or key chains?)They’ve been given a kitschy fashion update, with many fashion brands creating cool iterations that you won’t be embarrassed to wear.
Not only are these necklaces cute and easy to wear, a lot of them are customizable, allowing you to spell your name, catch phrase or just general feelings of the day. Besides, if you’re mentally and emotionally exhausted from the year that is 2020, why not just let your jewellery speak for you? And if words aren’t your thing, some come with plenty of cute beads like flowers and smiley faces for you to choose from.
While we’re sure you might be able to go to a toy store and make one of your own, but if you’re lazy and want to get on this micro trend way before any of your friends, we’ve culled together a list of local and international brands that you can shop from. But be warned, many of these independent brands sell out really fast due to their popularity!