Saturday, June 18, 2011

Something New and Sparkly Part 2 - Rhinestones Rock

Dress: Venus,
Tank: Mossimo, Target
Necklaces: The Tote Trove (the new choker layered with an older and much-worn model :)

Shoes: Journeys,
Wristlet: Express

Dress: Nicole by Nicole Miller, J. C. Penney's
Necklace: The Tote Trove

Wristlet: Chinese Laundry, Bloomingsales Florist and Gift Shop
Shoes: Barefeet Shoes

Rainbow Carnival Commotion Necklace,

Black and White Carnival Commotion Necklace,

Neon and White Carnival Commotion Necklace,

Blue and Green Carnival Commotion Necklace,

Neon and Black Carnival Commotion Necklace,

Black and Pink Carnival Commotion Necklace,

As promised, here's the exciting conclusion of my recently crafted necklace collection. As this blog post proudly states, this group is all about rhinestones and how they rock. I've long been on the prowl for the kind of bold, colorful rhinestone beads commonly used in the costume jewelry found in most department stores. Weirdly, these aren't available in Michael's or A. C. Moore. So, it was Consumer Crafts, to the rescue with a dazzling array of pink, purple, aqua, black, and clear acrylic stones. Luckily, I still had a stash of Faux Show pendant charms (a delightful product sadly discontinued by Plaid). These, mixed in with the rhinestones and acrylic pearls, allowed me to make just the sort of dress-up-box-style chokers of which I'd been dreaming. Speaking of dress up boxes, I miss those. What was in yours growing up?

Today's dress selections are more tribal than sweet, with the tropical brights highlighting the rhinestones.


Michelle said...

Love all the new jewels! Sparkly!!

The Tote Trove said...

Thanks! That's what I was going for :)

Jewel Divas said...

Great necklaces!

The Tote Trove said...