Photography courtesy of Pura Utz
Get the nostalgic look with colourful beaded and woven accessories.
Date July 19, 2021
Remember sitting on your bunk bed, making friendship bracelets with your BFF and wearing them until they basically disintegrated from your wrist? Well, handmade, summer camp-inspired accessories are making a major comeback. As we collectively reminisced about more carefree times while *actually* spending most of our time at home in recent months, nostalgic, craft-inspired jewellery became an optimistic representation of how we want to feel right now. Whether you’re reading a book at the beach or going on an impromptu road trip, these playful, vibrant baubles are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.
This trend is not new by any means — many jewellery designers, such as Roxanne Assoulin, Éliou and Susan Alexandra, have long made colourful beaded adornments their signature. Celebrities are also fans of the cheerful, cheeky finishing touches. Harry Styles almost broke the internet with his Éliou pearl necklace in his Golden music video while street style mavens Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are often spotted with layered chains. And most recently, SNL star Pete Davidson attended Wimbledon with his girlfriend, Phoebe Dynevor, wearing a pendant-style beaded necklace.
From pieces made with glass beads and alphabet blocks to those crafted with baroque pearls and real diamonds, there’s a camp-inspired style to suit everyone. Click through the gallery below to find some of our favourite pieces to match with your best friend.
Bianca Pearl Bracelet
All the Feels Bracelet “Salty”
Alphabet Yellow Necklace
Live in Colour Beaded Necklace Set
18-karat Gold, Silk and Diamond Bracelet
Sun Kissed Bracelet Set
Toujours 14-karat Gold, Multi-stone and Enamel Necklace