Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sparklies from Unlikely Sources

 The Necklace That Has No Name

Top: Rampage, Macy's
Jeans: Princess Vera, Kohl's
Purple wedges: Betseyville, Macy's
Appliqed tote: Betsey Johnson, gifted
Chartreuse sandals: BCBG, Marshalls
Metallic clutch: Candie's, Kohl's

Top: Kohl's
Skirt: Candie's, Kohl's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Wristlet: Nine West, Boscov's

Sweater: Kohl;s
Jeans: Candie's, Kohl's
Shoes: Alloy
Bag: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's

Well, not that unlikely.  After all, there are no candy wrappers or office supplies at play in this post's pieces. Just some cast-off bracelets (i.e., the fuchsia and chartreuse chains in the Necklace That Has No Name and the ring around the unicorn in the Hearts and Unicorns Necklace) and a perfectly lovely silk flower from Etsy's HennyTJ that I intended to use as wedding finery but instead nestled in the more everyday nest of - what else? - felt.  

My undisputed favorite of the group is the Necklace That Has No Name, so labeled because I see no need to saddle unEtsy-bound baubles with monikers.  It's probably the boldest (not to mention bulkiest) necklace I've ever made, and I'm torn between really, really wanting to wear it and quaking in fear that it'll break as soon as I put it on.  Which probably isn't the best thing to admit when one is in the (albeit avocational) business of selling one's jewelry, but then, I'm sure I've said worse.  

Changing tactics, I'm excited about all the print bottoms, especially jeans, in stores this season.  The old print top-solid bottom combo gets old after awhile, so the role reversal is especially fresh.  Not to mention that solid (or, as in the case of this striped sweater, less busily patterned) tops make for nice necklace backdrops.               


Jewel Divas Style said...

Well if you've used strong string or wire and super duper strong glue then it should be okay.

Still loving the Unicorn charms.

The Tote Trove said...

It was! I wore it the other day, even into the night, and it was fine :)