Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Statement Piece

statement piece

Lucky and Michael's gave me the opportunity to make a jewelry "statement piece" and naturally, I jumped on it. Jewelry making actually really intimidates me. I've never made anything before in my life, but once I started looking around at the different selection of things that Michael's had, I got really excited.


I grabbed a bunch of this and that's with no clear set plan or image in mind. I just got stuff that I really liked and was drawn to. Once I laid everything out to see what I had to work with, I decided I wanted to put together a vintage-inspired necklace.




I added the military decal, bow and copper flowers to the brass chain, and then got some old keys I had and added those as well. I wanted it to look like an eclectic collection of old trinkets and keepsakes.

The finished product! Of course with any statement piece I always feel that I should tune down the rest of the outfit by wearing simple, neutral colors to make the jewelry the main focus of the outfit.

statement piece

  statement piece

I had a lot of fun with my first experience of putting together jewelry. I've always had this false impression that jewelry-making was all about stringing together glass beads and I was fortunately mistaken. There's so many cute and unique pieces you can put together and the ideas are endless. I definitely don't think this will be my last time making something. If you'd like to try making your own statement piece, Michael's has a 25% off coupon, so now's the time to take advantage and make yourself somethin' nice!


  1. this is so cool! I love it!
    I've been obsessed with friendship bracelets recently :)


  2. Love the components you picked - but I love the finished product even more. Excellent statement piece!

    - Jenna and Leanne (The Kahn Artists)

  3. I like that you just grabbed this and that and made it all work together organically- this is a fabulous piece!

  4. In the first pic, it looks like you have a really long braid, but it's the tree! haha its cute though, the necklace too


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