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.
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.
Here are my favorite Polyvore sets featuring today’s picks:
What’s your favorite way to use geometry in beadwork?
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