Say the word bohemian and people immediately think of Gypsies. Yes, the trendsetters of the ’60s and 70’s borrowed the lifestyle from the Romani gipsies of Bohemia but the term bohemian or boho is not just restricted to gipsies. A boho-chic woman or man loves to travel, is free-spirited, open-minded and has an eclectic taste. He or she could follow a gipsy, beat, Zen or a Beat bohemian lifestyle.
Though it is a cliché, the term bohemian fashion conjures up an image of a free-spirited woman in a long layered skirt-wearing ethnic silver or beaded Jewellery, and with a multitude of silk tassels and fringes. As a bohemian soul, I love colourful and playful statement-making accessories and right now I heart Long earrings with swaying tassels. I have combined bright rattail cords along with Brushed German silver beads to create exotic earrings to jazz up my outfits this season.
Tools: scissors, nose pliers, wire cutter
These gorgeous bohemian earrings are best worn casually with a white or a black shirt or a T-shirt paired with jeans. They can also be worn with plain flowy maxi skirts or dresses in neutral colours.
As the earrings are statement-making by themselves, they do not need other accompanying accessories. But if you are particular you can easily make a coordinate necklace.
Boho Tassel Necklace
To make the necklace
I have used 10” cord for 4 colours – blue, yellow, orange and magenta and 5” for red as I wanted a thinner focal. You can add any length of cord or any number of strands as per your requirement.
I have chosen all bright colours – red, blue, yellow, orange and magenta but you can choose to go all neutral, deep, dark or even fluorescent with yours. I have retained the clasp at the front but you can do the clasp at the centre back. You could even eliminate the clasp by increasing the length of the chain by another 4 to 6 inches depending on how long you want it to be.
Do follow the tutorial to make your own variations of the necklace and the earrings and if you do, post an image on social media and give us a shout out.
I hope you find it interesting.
Author Bio: Divya N
Divya N is Fashion (apparel) and jewellery designer who has been teaching design since 2009. She has been interviewed by leading dailies, regional and national magazines, websites, and has been featured on TV shows like ‘Oh my gold’ on TLC and Interweave jewellery magazines. She creates for and runs the jewellery brand Sayuri and blogs at Jewelofsayuri.