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...


Chelsea MacMeekin said...

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


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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