Let's examine why this is freaking crazy. Have I ever told you how I make my own jewellery? Mostly beadwork with semi-precious stones, but I've also been known to work with seed beads (you can make some super cute layers with them) and crystals. Really, it's all necklaces/earring sets, and it's nothing innovative and a lot of them are the same ideas in different colours. But I mean, I make the jewellery. Why don't I wear more of it?
In the past couple weeks, when getting dressed to leave the house I've made a point of accessorizing. What I've mostly found myself playing with is surprising, as it's a piece my mom handed down years ago that I've most tried to avoid: a long black-and-gold beaded necklace. Seriously, though? This thing is freaking versatile. Wear it super long. Doubled over. Or my favourite: wear it long, but knot it. Knot the necklace. Whoddathunkit?
I really don't have much variety in my jewellery, which I think has been the problem. The necklace has been so much fun, and I want to keep on having fun with clothes. I want to start incorporating more varieties of jewellery. Cuffs, longer necklaces, pins and brooches, fashion earrings (although I have allergies I need to be cognizant of).
So, in that spirit, here are some of the things I want to keeps my eyes open for:
- Big wide bracelets and adorable cuffs. I love how a statement bracelet can really edge up an outfit. And look at the texture that a great wood bangle can add. It's like layering different fabrics.
- Or a bold and chunky ring can add some fun.
- I`m loving the longer necklaces, as you know. Especially the metal, chainy ones. Maybe I should even embrace pendants.