Solid colors and unfussy silhouettes are more prevalent than ever in off-the-runway fashion. Decoration by accessory is the way to go. Here are some artful and often brave pieces with which to turn heads. Most come in other colors.
Left: Navy Blue and Gold Turquoise Statement Necklace– Handsome, somewhat organic looking piece. Gold Chain, Lobster Clasp, Silver Chain, Navy Blue Turquoise Stones, Navy Blue Stones With Gold Accents, Navy Blue Stones With Silver Accents. Handmade. Sale $199.50
Right: Boho Necklace/Bib– Pretty, gradated color makes this just as wearable with spring summer whites as now. Handmade. Multi-strand and adjustable. Can be worn twisted. Seed beads with lobster claw closure. Sale $27.31
Not Shown-Three Strands of Vintage Blues $129.00
Left: Chunky Katrox Necklace– Tibetan resin and metal work beads, tangerine & caramel Moroccan resin, branch corals, Tibetan silver, Chinese wood scrimshaw, Chinese brass coins, conch shell, wood rondelles and shiny gold metal beads. Inner most strand adjusts from 16-19″ but fits more like 15-18″ give the size if the beads. Most of these beads are rare and scarce which is reflected in the price point. Lobster claw closure. $625.00
Right: Modern Ethnic Necklace– Two strands. Mother-of-pearl, glass of different opaque and clear finishes, bone, metal and plastic resin. Variety of red with slightly black, dark silver metal “black nickel.” Handmade. Extension available. $68.40
Not Shown, not red, also Ethnic in spirit- Onyx and Agate Necklace $160.00
Left: Chunky Clear Crystal Necklace– Goes with everything. Two of layers of clear, acrylic, multifaceted, beads each spaced with a small silver bead. Approximately 16”, with a 3” chain and silver plated lobster clasp. $11.00 plus Single strand available at $15.
Right: Frosted Nugget Statement Necklace– Elegant to bohemian depending on what else one wears. Handmade. Toggle closure. Frosted resin nuggets separated by tiny, black, faceted glass beads with a hammered, rhodium toggle clasp, in a triple-strand statement. Appeared in September at New York Fashion Week. $347.00
Not Shown: Clear, Acrylic Necklace with Striped Beads– $48.00
Fiber Art Crocheted Necklace– Well crafted fun. Blue-green/turquoise crochet with rainbow hued felt beads. Utterly one of a kind, with felt, crystal, abalone, glass and polymer beads on a base of crocheted wire and hand dyed cotton. Closes at the nape of the neck with magnet. 20 1/2″ circumference 1/2″ – 2″ width. $85.00
Multi-strand Boho Necklace by Tara Lea Smith Jewelry– Unique. Handmade. Repurposed vintage Swarovski and glass rhinestone jewelry components in light amethyst and dark purple from the 40s or 50s! Gemstones such as amazonite, dyed quartz, lapis lazuli, black onyx, and labradorite; handmade vintage African glass beads are incorporated. Hook and eye clasp and a 2 ½” extender chain –which can be lengthened on request. $350.00
Bohemian Bib Necklace– Contemporary. Inspired by ancient tribal pieces mixed with a touch of modern design. Antique silver plated zamak necklace. Handmade. Silver Plated. Lead & Nickel free. Hypoallergenic. Has an adjustable chain. Lobster clasp closure. Size of the central piece: 3.93 x 1.96” Length 17 to 18” $40.00
La Dolce Vita Smokey Topaz Necklace by Firefly– Intricately embellished mosaic jewelry nset with a combination of Austrian Swarovski crystals and Czech glass beads. Lobster style clasp. Silver chains are brass with antique finish. Gold chains are brass. $220.00
Not Shown: Long, Wooden Bead Colorful Bohemian Necklace $18.84
Egyptian Goddess Scarab Collar Necklace: A Rolls Royce for those occasions when you want to stop people in their tracks. Reinvented classic combining modern geometrical shapes and color palette with ancient motif, decadent, opulent, mosaic like.
Dark blue chrysocolla stone makes up the scarab’s body which has a carved and gold leafed detail surrounded by a halo of faceted rubies, labradorites, and agate gems. Wings are made with labradorites, delicate turquoise and lapis lazuli heishi beads, along with Indian glass seed beads in blue turquoise and yellow jade color. Iridescent Swarovski crystal represents the sun above the scarab. Focal tear drop is an emerald green druzy agate with rubies, surrounded by light blue chalcedony and golden pyrite briolette drops. Gold beads used are all 24k plated Japanese glass seed beads.
The necklace is lined with a golden lambskin from Italy, and closes with a 14k gold filled toggle clasp. $1750.00. This site is a feast for the eyes.
The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.