Inquiring minds want to know…
“Buy Your Clothes to Match Your Jewelry!”
A couple of years ago, I saw this tagline on someone’s site or card or something…can’t remember who or where now, but it struck me as so “Me”. How many of you take jewelry with you while you shop? Or when you are online shopping and see something, your first thought is “Wow, that would go great with my fuschia and lime pearl and lampwork wired bangle!” (You know you do it!)
I think most of my friends who may not be as into jewelry as me are more inclined to match up shoes, but it’s the same idea. The search for the perfect accessories!
I made this necklace over the summer (and actually kept it!) because black and white is timeless. It has loopy matching earrings but they missed the photo shoot apparently.
Black wafer shaped glass beads from Verna (Bead-Addicts) are wired on some very funky sterling chain with vintage milk glass type beads and Hill Tribe silver lentils. When I finished it, it screamed the 70’s to me.
I was out shopping the next week and found a perfect retro babydoll top. I bought it, even though I wouldn’t normally go for that style anymore. It was such a match for the necklace and earrings!
Later in the summer, we were visiting family in Germany and spent a day shopping in Fulda. I stumbled upon another black and white patterned knit top (longer sleeves so I was justified in buying it!) Bingo…it loves the necklace as well!
I know I’m not alone in this fashion strategy…several beadmaker friends regularly make beads to match their clothes too. And now I’ve got to run….I need to make the perfect bracelet to match this great purple knit top that I found last weekend.