Yes, you can be your own designer without having to pay an arm and a leg. If you like a particular design, you could wear it!

That’s the own gist of DIY Fashion, which incidentally I have blogged about in 2010. I do realise that I have been revisiting old topics these days. A sign of fashion revival? Or an indication that this blog has covered many themes over the span of ahem… close to 6 years?

I digressed. With the advent in printing technology, you could now easily introduce your favourite picture or pattern and wear them with pride – as a watch, or on your nails!

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Customise your own nail wrap!

INNI Nails allow you to upload a photo on their website and design your own nail wrap! Even if you have no clue what kind of design you would like to have, there are numerous designs from other users that you could leverage from.

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Each nail wrap set is also very affordable at S$12.90 per set.

Meanwhile, Tenvas, another homegrown brand, allows us to wear our desired designs on our wrist.

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Tenvas uses a 3D printing technology to create the outer wrist cover of a simple watch, empowering fashion-conscious wearers to be able to wear their own designs, or match their outfit or accessories! This would make a great customised gift as well.

Priced at US$99, this is a fun bangle watch that is slightly bulky on the wrist but very lightweight. As Tenvas had also indicated, “due to the nature of 3D printing, there may be some irregularities in the printed item, in the form of slight discolouration, rough surfaces and print lines”. Therefore, do manage your expectations but focus on the FUN element of the whole design and customisation process. There are 3 wrist sizes that you could choose from when purchasing the watch, and production takes about 10-15 days.

I hope you like these 2 recommendations. Perhaps you could now match your nail wrap with your watch and with your mobile phone case? It’s such a fun idea and project!

Are there any other DIY or customisation services available? Please do share with me! 

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