Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Day I Designed My Own Statement Necklace

Necklace, Elva Fields. Top, Elizabeth & James; sunnies; Dolce & Gabbana (similar here)

Have you guys ever visited the Elva Fields website before? If not, get on that! Because, in addition to a truly amazing collection of gorgeous, handmade jewelry, this week you'll also find me. :) (Check me out here!) 

It all started a few months ago, when I received an email asking if I would be interested in working with Elva Fields designer Emily Maynard to create a one-of-a-kind necklace. Um, let's just say, I couldn't say "YES" fast enough.

To get started, Emily asked me to create an inspiration board, so I made this Pinterest board filled with a few of my favorite things: the color green, Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry, Victorian images, and more. Then, Emily came back to me, with a very cool selection of possible emerald-green and rhinestone vintage brooches to build the necklace around. I immediately fell in love with a vintage belt buckle and knew that we had to go with that one. I had never seen anything like it and I was in love!

After a bit more back and forth, we arrived at the final look, below. From the cut-glass beads interspersed with tiny, delicate green ones to the fact that it can be worn with the buckle on the side or front and center, I am so, so happy with the final design.
The final result!

Thank you so much to Emily for this very cool opportunity. I'm obsessed!!

P.S.: If you haven't checked out Elva Fields yet and you love great, statement-making jewelry, then what are you waiting for?? Head on over! Here are a few of my favorite pieces...



3 comments:

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

That is incredibly cool and what a gorgeous piece!! I will definitely have to check this out!

Chelsea
www.hautechildinthecity.com

Christina Storm said...

LOVE these statement necklaces! Just found your blog, now following!!

The Style Storm

xo, Christina

Melissa Brickman said...

There are a lot of uk gold bullion bars used for intricate jewelry designs in order to make a forward fashion statement yet you have made something fascinating out of beads. It's very impressive and the design looks lavish and chic. Nice touch!

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