Posts tagged "necklaces"

A Stylish Necklace That Opens Bottles

Warm weather is imminent, we swear, and with it comes one of our favorite pastimes: backyard barbecues. If you're playing host (or want to be a helpful guest), don't make everyone search the area -- or run inside -- for a bottle opener each time they need a new drink. Instead, when you put o…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 22, 2010

Win This! Anna Beck Designs Kecil Necklace

All the cool girls -- from Oprah to Cameron Diaz-- have been spotted wearing accessories by Anna Beck Designs, and the Bali-made jewelry just got even more affordable. The new Kecil collection features sterling silver and 18k gold plated necklaces with your choice of charm: a starfish, heart, or floating O. The style's so versatile…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 19, 2010

A Bling-Less Bib Necklace

Bet you don't have anything like this in your jewelry chest. Aldo gives a softer side to the bib necklace by incorporating these embroidered fabric discs with a chunky gold chain. We're loving the geometric flower designs that have a slight Scandinavian vibe going on. Just goes to show you that a statement necklace doesn't…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 5, 2010

Win This! Leslie Green Necklace

Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day—enter now! This time of year, we've got jewelry on the brain, and we…

By: The Frisky / February 10, 2010

Win This! Erica Weiner Skeleton Key Necklace

Happy almost-Valentine's Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day—enter now! Typical Valentine's Day jewelry is big on hearts, and while that shape…

By: The Frisky / February 5, 2010

I Love You To Death

This Loved necklace from Yassai 7 reminds you that now, more than ever, it's time to make love, not war. The letters may be made out of high-powered artillery, but the message is 100 percent hippie. The pendant comes on a 22-inch gunmetal chain, and it's $75. If you like the urban guerrilla girl theme,…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 19, 2010

A.S.I.S. Crochet Chain Necklace

Sometimes, when it's really cold outside, our jewelry drops so much in temperature that wearing it gives us the chills. Since we don't need another reason to shiver, we'll be accessorizing with the crochet-covered chains from A.S.I.S. (Angela Spencer's Irresistible Stuff) for the next few months. With cotton yarn covering most of the chunky chain,…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 22, 2009

Pearls—What’s It To You?

According to The Moment (and a large handful of designer runway shows, included Mr. Marc Jacobs) pearls are B-A-C-K, back! Mostly, I find them sort of ho-hum/blah and way too prim and proper, especially when not jazzed up in some way (like Lanvin does with it's gorge pearls-wrapped-in-black-lace necklaces). But try as I may to…

By: Nina Carbone / December 10, 2009

Reindeer Poop Necklaces, For The Person Who Has Everything

Americans will go crazy beginning Friday as we hunt for unique gifts for our friends and family, but the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL, has made our present search simple. The zoo's gift shop is selling "magical reindeer gem" necklaces made from dehydrated, sterilized, and spray-painted reindeer dung. The snowman-shaped pendants sell for $20…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 25, 2009

Who Wants To Make Out With Me Now?

Twentyten's "makeout guard" necklace will make you look sharp. Ha. [Blog.UrbanOutfitters.com]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 6, 2009

Trend We Heart: Pouch Necklaces

"Everything old is new again" is a saying that you hear over and over again in the fashion world because, as we all know, trends are recycled. A few years ago, my mom bought me a copper necklace that consisted of a filigree ... well, I called it a basket at the time ... and…

By: Annika Harris / October 20, 2009

This Is Not A Flower Necklace

VulvaLoveLovely is an Etsy retailer which sells custom-made vaginal portrait jewelry. Simply send a photo of your vag and the artist will make a lifelike replica of it, dangling from a chain! The point is to encourage women to celebrate their vulvas and stuff, which is nice, but VulvaLoveLovely isn't satisfied with just a photo…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

Really Easy DIY: Turn A Stuffy Choker Into A Cool Necklace

I've got a jewelry box full of chokers from this elaborate jewelry phase I went through a couple years ago. I'm still a little bit in love with most of them. But having grown out of that particular style of way overdone, I couldn't really figure out what to do with them forever. So they…

By: Lily Q / September 26, 2009

Feet Too Tired To Wear Heels? Put Them Around Your Neck Instead

High-heeled shoes have gotten pretty artsy lately, with naked goddesses, guns, and even a lack of heel replacing the basic pump. But design duo Azumi and David (A'N'D) have recognized the beauty of the regular ole heel, removed it from its usual companion, the shoe, and hung it on a chain, creating these delightful, tongue-in-cheek…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 6, 2009

Crave: Dollybird Cobweb Necklaces

Cobwebs come into fashion but once a year (Halloween), and are then resigned to lonely corners for the remainder. Not the case with Dollybird, whose designs feature preserved cobwebs in glass pendants that rest on necklace chains. Hand set in sterling, the one of a kind necklaces can be ordered in varying sizes, from one-inch…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 24, 2009

Etsy Find Of The Week: Custom Love Letter Necklace

Hearts are so last year. I love the look of this delicate envelope charm, which you can customize with an engraved message on the back. Mine would say simply, "LU," which is my dog's nickname, not a wack version of "Love U," FYI. [$75, LOOKAjewelry, Etsy]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 5, 2009

The Classy USB Drive For High-Fashion Geeks

We've always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it's the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 12, 2009

Light Up Your Neck With Some Solar Panel-Powered LEDs

We're all about high-tech fashion and accessories, but sometimes things are all gadget-y without actually being useful. They're cool, but what do they do? This solar panel necklace designed by Mae Yokoyama is one example. Wear it for two hours in the sun and embedded LEDs will shine for four hours. Very cool if you're…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 8, 2009

Have All Eyes On You With This Necklace Made From Real Eyelashes

Maybe back in the day all you had to do was bat your eyelashes to get a man’s attention. Now you do it and people assume you have something stuck in your eye or a weird twitch. Blasted! Well, you can allude to the golden days of romance and chivalry with Stephanie Simek’s eyelashe necklaces,…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 5, 2009