Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How to Style a Geometric Necklace

Whether you like to make patterned peyote cuffs, cabochon jewelry, or gemstone rings, shapes are an important part of the design process. Big, bold and chunky bead shapes can make for some stunning jewelry. Although the best way to wear these pieces is with simple garments, it can be fun to pile on the patterns.

Today’s collage started with a beautiful orange and gold statement necklace, with chunky orange resin rectangles and triangles. The simple palette makes it ideal for pairing with busy tops and dresses, and I chose two fun pieces with hints of aqua and green. Chunky three-stone rings easily add another layer of shapes to each outfit.

Geometry in Orange

These ensembles might be a little much for street wear, but pared down to one or two bold pieces, they would certainly make a statement. The hammered triangle bracelet that ties in to both sets is a little more subtle than the hot orange shoes and geometric purses.

As always, there are lots of ways to build your own looks with handmade and vintage pieces.

Geometry Treasury

Here are my favorite Polyvore sets featuring today’s picks:


Love in vein

Geometric Pucci

So many colors, so little time...

What’s your favorite way to use geometry in beadwork?

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1 comment:

  1. Great theme for a post! I love the bright colors that you picked.


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