Friday, May 24, 2013

Jewelry basics

These are the basic pieces of jewelry that a woman needs IMHO.
Every piece is just an example of its category and not THE piece.Jewelry basics

1) A white pearl necklace
2) Stud or colored stone earrings
3) A bib necklace
4) An important ring with some big, colored stone
5) Chandelier earrings
6) Hoop earrings
7) A brooch
8) A long necklace with a pendant
9) A cuff
10) Colored friendship bracelet
11) Stackable bangles

I will write a post for each of these categories in order to show all the endless possibilities that each and every one offers.
A pearl necklace doesn't have to be plain and boring, a cuff isn't necessarily bold and chunky, friendship bracelets can actually be really elegant...and so on.

Every piece can be realized in a variety of media and techniques, from chain maille to wire wrapping, from beadweaving to simple stringing, from metal etching to some good ol' glue.

What do you think? Would you add anything? Is there something you consider indispensable that I didn't cover?
I'll explain my choices starting from next post!

1 comment:

  1. This is a very informative and comprehensive post - you've included all the jewellery basics. Have a nice Friday!