With so much going on in one little necklace, I tried to keep things simple with outfits that would make a great backdrop, keeping the little details like lace, fringe, and embellishments in perfect balance. I love the hint of garnet right in the center of the collar, which would be a great excuse to put on some very sassy red lipstick. The blue and turquoise stones are also small enough to leave room for extra pops of color in shoes and accessories.
If you like this necklace style, I highly recommend checking out the ideas gallery at Vintaj Natural Brass for some quick fixes, or try some of these charm and choker tutorials:
Metropolis Necklace Project from Artbeads.com
Elegant Crystal Necklace from Cut Out and Keep
Painted Rhinestone Necklace Project from Bonnin Designs
Proenza Schouler Style Scroll Necklace from Honestly...WTF
Wooden Fringe Choker Tutorial from FireMountainGems.com
For a little perspective, here are some of my favorite Polyvore collages featuring today’s picks:
When making statement jewelry, do you focus on colors or shapes first? What’s your favorite stand-out component?
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