Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jewelry DIY: Ode to Pearls

I've always been in love with pearls and incorporate them into almost every piece I make.  This one is my ultimate pearl piece with 5 strands of ivory nugget pearls to add a little bit of drama to every ensemble.


It winds up being a rather heavy piece as I prefer glass to plastic materials but I like the end result.  As you can tell, I made this piece right before DD was born :)

I'm also experimenting with less traditional pearl necklaces like these ladder necklaces:


And finally, I've been wanting to create a chevron necklace.  I think this one is "getting there" but still needs some work:

In other DIY jewelry news, I'm working on some bracelets but I'll save those for a later post :)

What type of jewelry are you most drawn to?  Chains?  Pendants?  Beads?  A mix?

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful necklace! I also prefer glass pearl to plastic one. Your necklace definitely adds a bit of drama to any plain outfit.

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  2. Pearls are classic and never go out of style, but lately I've been really drawn to chains! Love the chevron pattern on the necklace, never seen anything quite like that before :)

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  3. Great DIY :) I'm still thinking about that bag you made and need to make time to make one :) Possibly a weekend project :) I love all sorts of jewellery! I love bracelets!

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  4. Great post!! I love pearls as well but currently I am more drawn to pendant necklaces

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  5. Those ladder necklaces are so cool!! I love these creations

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  6. They are all AMAZING, I am especially attracted to the first one!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the experimental pieces!! A chevron + pearl necklace is a great idea!

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  8. You are so talented! Love the necklaces!

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  9. You know I love pearls and this is just so pretty!!! I have a 3 strand pearl from LOFT and love it but I really like the length of yours. The ladder one is so unique and it's like having a layered necklace in one! Love!

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  10. Lately, I've been into beads but my jewelry drawer has a mix. For me, it depends on what I'm wearing.

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  11. oh, the last one!!! love it, its so unique. i wish i could do that!

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  12. Not only you are talented in sewing but you are also great in DIY Necklaces!! I love them all!!

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  13. Pearls and chevrons... that's something I could really get behind!

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  14. So creative - that chevron necklace looks like it will turn out amazing!

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  16. Ive never seen a ladder pearl necklace before (I've seen very elaborate creations from beads though). I'm intrigued! I also love the multi-strand necklace. It looks very elegant. How are the kiddos doing? I hope you're getting enough sleep.

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  17. the 5 layered pearl necklace is really beautiful. great job! that would make any outfit look really elegant. :D

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow you are so creative, I love those ladder necklaces and the chevron one too. I love really chunky, unique necklaces and stacks of bracelets!

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  20. These necklaces are gorgeous! I am not sure at what age I'll find want pearls, but for some reason they don't speak to me...just yet! I love the beads and chains :) Thank you for the comment on the interview with my mom! I hope you'll enter our giveaway, she is giving away 2 of the bags she made!

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  21. These necklaces are beautiful, SPG! I think I'll always be a pearls girl at heart, but lately I've been drawn to chunky chains and intricate wired designs like this one.

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  22. Wow, you are talented girl! These necklaces are fabulous! I love wearing pearls as well. It gives any outfit a touch of elegance. <3

    I love wearing pendants and chunky jewelry. :)

    P.S. I'm glad you're a fan of The Secret Circle too. I can't wait for it to come back haha.

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  23. oooh LOOOOVE! I'm always drawn to pearls hence my previous blog name LOL! But I'm being more drawn to the softness and classic look of pearls mixed with harder metals but not when they're are too overdone if that makes sense!

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  24. Thank you everyone for all your kind words! Reading them just warms my heart :)

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