May 6, 2009

Trendy Pearls & Layers

Pearls ain't for grandmas anymore! In fact, pearls are downright trendy and stylish. I used to think of pearls as conservative strands to wear with suits and during weddings but modern day pearls are edgy and oh so stylish which are perfect with suits for the office or cocktail dresses for an evening out. I simply adore Chanel's glass pearl necklaces. It's ultra chic to wear several strands in layers. Or layering a long pearl necklace with other metal necklaces is stylish as well.
left, Marco Bicego gem and pearl 18K necklace $4060 via Saks --- I adore color gem stones with pearls. The look is simply classic and trendy.
right, Mizuki onyx bead necklace $957 via Saks
left, sequin multi-strand bead $48 via Nordstrom --- This is not pearl beads but I like the layering look. It just make any simple outfit snazzy!
right, Betsy Johnson multi-strand glass beads $110 via Nordstrom
left, Majorica baroque pearl necklace $365 via Bloomingsdale
right, Majorica pearl necklace $395 via Bloomingsdale
Chanel black pearl strand with double CC logo, I believe the retail price is about $1000, right? For some reason, I have been seeing lots of black pearls. I guess this is the new pearl trend du jour.
Well, since jewelry making is a new hobby now, this is my latest creation. I think adding a ribbon or flower will jazz up the necklace.
One of the pearl necklaces is made with silver color thread using knotting technique and the other is made with wire loop. Now, I am thinking of making a white pearl necklace but longer than the black one. So savvy readers, what do you think of pearls now?

23 comments:

  1. I love that blue necklace!It will go so well with a white shirt!

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  2. i love the chanel window... and pearl necklaces are so classy!

    xx, Geri
    http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi there-I'm looking out for some long length pearls-I will get some by the summer, LOL!

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  4. I love pearls in white, gray, or black. I'm not a fan of the pink, or other outrageous colors.

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  5. I love it! I am a big fan of beaded necklaces.

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  6. I like the Majorica ones! xoxo

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  7. So savvy! I adore black pearls! And have you seen those pearl and safety pin necklaces? Love!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  8. i love pearls with bows on them!!

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  9. oh I'm loving your black pearl necklace!

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  10. Nice post! It seems the edgier take on pearls is to wear them long and multi-strand like a sort of new 20s-ish look? The BJ necklace is my favourite, it's so fresh and fun that nobody could look stodgy in that!

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  11. Fabulous hobby darling...just don't break your nails...on second thought, they'll grow back ;)
    Hope to preview more of your creationsss...

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  12. Love the necklace that you made! I've always adored how Chanel did pearls. I especially love them worn in a more casual/rocker way. Lovely post!

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  13. I agree black pearls are edgier. And, jewelry making is not very nice to long nails or the hands. Or I am just not that good yet??

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  14. FAB pieces! The Marco Bicego gem and pearl necklace is stunning. Pearls are timeless.

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  15. I love layered necklaces....you are so talented!

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  16. You are super talented!! WOW!

    And I love the Chanel necklaces...I need four! haha

    Pearls never go out of style...I have some of my grandma's that I wear often and will keep forever!
    Have a great day, love!

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  17. Pearls has the ability to make anyone look classy!

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  18. I've always been a huge fan of pearls! Especially pearl earrings, love em! :)

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  19. Chanel Glass Pearl Necklaces = love. Aren't they so reminiscent of sea glass? J'adore!

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  20. I love the Chanel pearls but they are so expensive. Yours are better. Are they for sale?

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  21. I love the Betsy Johnson multi-strand glass beads. So different and pretty!

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  22. i love all of these necklaces. i sure wish i could have each and every one of them. wah.

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