Get the Look: Stunning Statement Jewelry
Sometimes I like to wear small simple jewelry that barely kisses my wrists, neck, and ears. But when I want to get glammed up, I turn to bold statement baubles and jewels. Jewelry is the best way to turn that drab dress into a head-turner; and when I really want to look and feel sensational, I go BIG.
Here’s some jewelry inspiration from some of my favorite fashion designers, along with Beadwork projects that can help you get a similar look.
I love the components and unusual arrangement of this elegant Oscar de la Renta Resin Teardrop Necklace. For similarly shaped components and equal originality, I love Leslie Frazier’s Adorned Chain Necklace (Beadwork, October/November 2012).
Also from Oscar de la Renta is this Gardenia Crystal Brooch, which reminds me of Jean Power’s dramatic Lotus Necklace (Beadwork, December 2012/January 2013). Both the designer piece and Jean’s project can be used as a brooch or as a necklace focal.
One of the biggest retail names in pop culture, Anthropologie, offers this spunky, colorful Stellar Bib Necklace. For a more sparkly, dazzling bib, stitch Glorianne Ljubich’s Carnival in Rio project (Beadwork, December 2012/January 2013).
My favorite high-fashion jewelry designers of all time are Danielle and Jodie Snyder of the haute couture brand DANNIJO. I’m sure I’ve spent hours of my life drooling over the delectable duds on their website, dreaming of the day I could drench myself in their beauties. I like DANNIJO so much, I can’t limit my favorite piece to just one.
|Stella by DANNIJO||Selima by DANNIJO
|Aurora by DANNIJO||Addyson by DANNIJO|
These Beadwork projects, designed by Glorianne Ljubich, Smadar Grossman, Callie Mitchell, and Jill Wiseman, remind me of the DANNIJO style, and I’d love to strut around in any one of them.
What’s your jewelry style? Do you like big and flashy or petite and subtle pieces? Tell us in the comments section below.
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