I’m something of a necklace fiend, and all my prized possessions are currently hanging on a few nails in my bedroom. I actually like the simplicity of this setup, but I’m trying not to put any more holes in the wall and I’m always open to new organizing ideas, so I scoured the internet for alternative necklace displays. Here are five that are easy, original, and aesthetically pleasing. Check ‘em out, and then tell us in the comments — where do you hang your necklaces?
One awesome cuff bracelet can be as effective an accessory as ten slight, skinny bangles. Behold, 10 thick, totally terrific statement bracelets that do the talking for you.
Questions for Guy Fieri, regarding his new line of men’s jewelry. Does this line include barbecue sauce, or barbecue sauce-flavored gems? If not, why? What about a container for hot sauce or a secret compartment for other choice condiments? Was your intention in creating the line to enable ladies to quickly and swiftly identify the d-bags in the room, or was that simply an unintended (but helpful) byproduct of your design? Get back to me, Guy. Thanks!
It’s not too easy to pull off bellbottoms these days. But if you’re itching for retro-inspired style without having to raid your aunt’s closet, a groovy necklace will do the trick. This funky necklace by the French designers Les Coquettes has chic retro fashionista charms dangling from its chain. The blonde, the redhead and the pair brunettes will add retro flair to your modern everyday wear. Problem solved! [$34.99, ModCloth.com]
One of the worst things I’ve ever had someone say to me is, “You look … festive.” Around the holidays, it can be hard to determine where to draw the line between kitschy holiday accessories and what’s, well, more suited as a wreath than a bracelet. I’ve rounded up some jewelry for the holiday season that manages to be chic while still injecting a bit of holiday spirit.
Lockets are such a mysterious and whimsical accessory. Just think of all the things you can hide in that little vault around your neck: locks of hair from your lover, a tiny note, maybe a snack for later. We’ve rounded up some of the most eye-catching lockets Etsy has to offer, from vintage birds to golden snitches to paper flowers. There’s something for everyone, all for 20 bucks or less…
Candy necklaces are OK, I guess, but if you’re looking for a more sophisticated jewelry project, look no further. We’ve rounded up 6 DIY necklaces that look so good your friends won’t believe you made them. Click through to check ‘em out…
When it comes to jewelry, my philosophy is the more, the better. Coco Chanel’s advice was to remove one accessory before leaving the house. Mine is to pile it on until I’m content. But after receiving JustFab’s Ready to Rock necklace, I think Coco was on to something. This big, bold rhinestone necklace is so attention-grabbing that I let it to stand on its own — and really it doesn’t need any help from other meager baubles. This necklace can transform a simple T-shirt and blazer to dinner-appropriate, and an LBD to holiday-ready, but it won’t break the bank. An image consultant friend of mine thought it cost upwards of $75 after feeling its weight, but fortunately it’s less than $50!
Ninety-year-old designing legend and quirky lady about town, Iris Apfel, cuts such a unique figure, she was offered the opportunity to design not one but two accessories collections last year, for HSN and Alexis Bittar, respectively. Now YOOX.com is getting in on the Apfel love; they’ve commissioned her to create another line of beautiful baubles, priced between $45 for low-end pieces and $2,800 for luxury rhinestone encrusted bracelets, necklaces and rings. But! That’s not all. Iris fanatics can also pick up a piece from her own personal collection — as in, items she’s collected and actually worn over the years — from the site, too. Click through to check out some of our favorite pieces from her personal collection. [Yoox]
Because sometimes you just need a little something extra — a little more power, more edge. So call upon these intense, rather intimidating Predator Rings, from jewelry designer Danielle Nicole Hill. They’re only (ha!) $200 each, or $900 for the whole set. A small price to pay for the ability to claw someone’s eyes out, wouldn’t you say? [Etsy]