cocoa bean beaded necklace at ShopRuche.com, Vintage Inspired Clothing, Affordable Clothes, Eco friendly Fashion
If you're a jewelry hoarder like I am and your interested in changing up your everyday accessories, grab some safety pins and try this fresh layered look. Easily transform a few beaded necklaces into one chunky neck piece. Stand out from the rest of the fashion crowd and add some Tom Binns inspired safety pins to keep your beads perfectly coiled. Check out the full steps below!What you'll need:Safety pinsBeaded necklacesNeon spray paintClasp and Jump ringPliersBeading cordStep 1 - Spray paint a handful of safety pins and let dry.Step 2 - Take your necklaces and if they're not already beaded string them leaving 2 inches of excess cord at each end.Step 3 - Lay out your necklace strands and arrange them in the order you want them to hang when worn.Step 4 - Using your pliers attach a clasp and hook with jump ringsStep 5 - In the order you arranged the strands, tie your necklaces to one another Step 6 - As your necklace grows hold it up to make sure each strand lays correctly.Step 7 - Attach your safety pins at random points throughout.Done in collaboration with Geri Hirsch of becauseimaddicted.net
You may think that the whole boho-chic thing really isn't your thing, but there's a way to incorporate earthy style without the knee-length skirts and peasant tops. Tribal-influenced beaded jewelry is flattering on everyone because the color possibilities and patterns are nearly endless. Plus, it's versatile enough as an accessory that you don't need to plan your entire outfit around it in order to pull it off, unlike those ridiculously expensive and impractical shoes you bought last week. With intricate styles like Aztec-inspired patterns, Native American style feathered embellishments, and African seed-beaded fringe, looking back to one's roots never looked better! What I love most about tribal-inspired jewelry is that it allows you to add glitz while still managing to look natural and earthy -- so you can dress up your daytime look almost effortlessly without looking overdone. Take a look at the slideshow for my picks!