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Vintage Turquoise Blue Bib Statement Necklace On Etsy

This post is a little bit on how to wear a bib statement necklace and features one of the jewelry items listed on my etsy boutique.

If you are looking for a bold statement, this necklace is perfect for you.  Bib necklaces are usually big and eye catching. They’re called bib necklaces because, well, they look like (baby) bibs around your neck 😊

Vintage Blue Bib Necklace

If you’re looking to spice up your look, this beautiful turquoise blue bib necklace will be striking on your wardrobe. This one is available at my etsy boutique at an excellent value. Plus, you get to feel good about being kind to the environment because this product is handmade and not mass produced.

Bib Statement Necklace

With bib statement necklaces you’ll want to keep your other accessories minimal (especially earrings or on your hair) because this necklace is meant to be the highlight of what you’re wearing. Since the bib necklace is making a statement, you don’t want to “overcrowd” or “clutter” your look. Be careful that your look doesn’t look overly busy. The whole point of your bib necklace is making that bold statement. You don’t really need much else on your top portion.

Since I’m really into hats though, I might try to fit in a hat that could work with it. ✌️

Bib statement necklaces look best with simple necklines. This vintage bib statement necklace for women that I’m featuring would look fantastic with a strapless top, like an off the shoulder blouse.

Though wearing it with a solid color is easiest to style, a patterned outfit is possible, too. It just may take a little more effort.

Vintage Bib Statement Necklace

The most important thing about bib statement necklaces is to let them do most of the work on your outfit so that you can have fun effortlessly looking good!

Simply Designed Handmade Beaded Necklaces

This is one of the first necklaces I’ve made. A friend of mine gave me a bunch of blue beads that I later learned were part of a glass bead kit that featured all kinds of shades of blue beads. I love blue hues. Working with colors for this made the necklace fun to make. I decided to make it a short choker length necklace because I had casual summer beach jewelry in mind.

It’s a straightforward design and easy enough to make.

Glass Bead Necklace in Blue

Back of Blue Bead Necklace

This next necklace is a combination of chain and potato pearl beads with some acrylic beads plus some genuine raw garnet beads. I made a pair of short dangle earrings from the leftover potato pearls and rough garnet gemstones. I really enjoyed working with both materials – chain and beads.

Seems like there are so many expressions of this combination of materials. I find it inspiring and fun to work with.

Chain and Potato Pearls Plus Acrylic Necklace

Chain Plus Potato Bead Necklace Close Up

The necklace below, I whipped up really fast. I was wearing this black top and in the moment I was inspired to add something to it. I had materials for awhile and wanted to use them up. Finally an idea came to mind. I like this necklace because there’s something about it that’s a little more masculine than what I normally make and yet still feminine. I think the inverted triangle represents that strong femininity and the heavier chain is the masculine part.

Inverted Triangle Chain Necklace

Inverted Triangle Chain Necklace II

All of these necklaces were fun to make and I was inspired when making each one. On of my favorite things about making necklaces is receiving ideas. The necklaces featured here are pretty simple designs.

Until next time, keep enjoying the little things in life!


Valentine’s Day Handmade Jewelry with Heart

I’ve been occupying my time trying to turn out some art pieces for Valentine’s. I focused on red, love and hearts. I managed to make 7 pieces in about a week and half. That’s a record for me. I noticed that with a guiding theme to work with, ideas seemed to flow more easily to me.

I also learned how to work with the little resources that I had for every piece. This impacted the over all look of each of the pieces themselves.

The idea of how what is available to us shapes and influences our lives in many small ways is interesting to me. It makes me consider how much of our life calls for ingenuity and adaption, spontaneity.

This is what turned out …

I had this fused glass pendant for a long time wondering if I’d ever use it and then it hit me. ‘Hey, this looks kinda like a heart shape! An abstract heart shape.’ I added some elements to it to enhance it a bit, like free form wire wrap.

Fused Glass Pendant Wire Wrapped Necklace

This heart charm bracelet below is upcycled. The heart charms come from other bracelets but the chain is new. The toggle is new, too.

Although this picture doesn’t show it, the toggle is a heart as well. This was very easy to make.The style is simple and classic. I always love this kind of bracelet. Chain Bracelet with two heart charms

I needed some earrings in the mix so I again used what I had on hand. For the earrings below, the deep red beads are crystal. The bottom bubbles-all-over bead added some fun. These are so yummy looking that I want to eat them! Kinda remind me of berries. Red Dangle Earrings - Crystal Beads

The necklace below features a little red felt ball with small golden fresh water pearls hanging from it. The first thing I made was the small felt ball. I got the idea to try to use it in a jewelry project. The first thing I did was stab the little felt ball with a copper loop. It stayed stuck with a copper loop in it for  awhile before any other ideas came to me on what to do next. Anyway, it all came together! Red Felt Ball Pendant Necklace

This bracelet was the last thing I made. I’ve been wanting to use more chain in my projects and this piece gave me a chance to do just that. The center focus of this project began with a small but very important piece — that’s the sterling silver artisan heart. It started with one little piece, the heart.

Silver Heart Charm Bracelet with Red Crystal Beads

And the last pair of earrings … all heart. The crystal beads are actually pink and the bottom bead is a vintage bead with dents and grooves and a cool pattern on them.Red Dangle Earrings with Glass Heart bead and Pink Crystal Beads


Thanks so much for checking these out.

Have a love-filled Valentine’s Day!