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!
Ahhhh! Somebody stop this Stephanie Simek necklace from winking at me! [$82, Oye Modern] Keep reading »
We did a double take upon seeing this necklace sold by Colette, which reads “Kill yourself and die.” (It also comes with a piece of artwork with the same slogan.) If there’s a reference to something here, we’re missing it. If there’s an artistic explanation, we’re not seeing it in the product description. Either way, we’re not sure anything could ameliorate the message of what seems to be essentially a piece of pro-suicide jewelry. [Colette] Keep reading »
There’s not much to say about the Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew jewelry collaboration. It’s just awesome. The drapey, multi-tier look that so many try and fail to do well has been accomplished, the chains are bright but not over-shiny, and we want literally every single piece from the collection. Sadly, it’s not cheap, so we’ve found a favorite in this side drape necklace, which may very well be worth the investment. Check out the whole collection here.
OK, so here it is: I can’t stand when people wear giant necklaces with strapless dresses. It just doesn’t make sense—you go to all that trouble to wear a strapless dress to show off your pretty skin and shoulders and collarbone and then what do you do? Throw a necklace over all the bits that you’re trying to show off! Check out Natalie Portman, above — doesn’t she look chic and double-take gorgeous? It’s not because of her dress—though the dress is seriously lovely—it’s because you can’t take your eyes off of her. And why can you actually see purdy Natalie? Because she didn’t cover it all up with a big, honking necklace! Do you guys agree? Granted, I’m mostly a less is more kind of gal, but still—when I take the trouble to take care of my skin and wear a strapless cocktail dress, it’s because I want people looking at me. Not my choice of accessories. I’m done now, thanks. Keep reading »
J. Crew has accomplished the impossible: statement jewelry that is elegant and affordable. This classically arranged assortment of shining glass rhinestones set on plated brass chains is craveable enough. With the added charm of a ribbon-tie closure, it’s cute enough to kill for. This necklace packs a fashion punch without being too showy or over-the-top. The price is not exactly bargain-friendly, but when you consider how this necklace will not only go with absolutely everything you own, but will also make all your outfits 100 times more stylish, how can you resist? [$98, J.Crew ]
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Excuse our French? Well maybe not today. Coming from a very French family, we were lucky enough to grow up in Paris and go back fairly often. Our aunt has always loved the city and would take us out when we were little to tea or shopping and would let us wear her bright red lipstick. This past year we were visiting for our birthday when she decided to take is to a jewelry expo, and we ran across this company. French Factory’s mix of jewelry is very tongue and cheek — delicate porcelain or gold with modern day expressions ranging from ladylike to raunchy on them. This “J’aime le choclolat” long necklace translates to “I love chocolate,” and of course who doesn’t? While it’s a French company and we ran across them at random, they have French and English sites that are definitely easy to access. [$76, French Factory] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky are computer geeks. There’s no use denying it, and we wouldn’t want to if we could. You can still look cool as a geek because some tech-y accessories are just begging to be worn, vaguely embarrassing or not. Among them is this plastic heart-shaped flash drive, which makes our real hearts flutter. It’s red, it’s geek chic and it holds more info than our minds ever could. What’s not to love? [$12, DealExtreme] Keep reading »