One of my favorite things to do is to take an everyday object like a bobby pin, glass knob or safety pin and create unique jewelry that is stylish fun to wear! Safety pins are super fun to use to create various styles of jewelry. This statement necklace is made with steel safety pins, faux chainmaille and sparkly crystals; it can be worn with jeans and a t-shirt or with your little black dress for an evening out:
Here is an edgier modern necklace (click on photos to take you to see more in my Etsy store) but still very elegant with gray pearls, I carefully arrange the safety pins in a manner so they look random but artistic :
Here I combined colorful chain, vintage chain, light green and lavender crystals with safety pins for a totally unique statement necklace and below that is a cool gunmetal and rhinestone multi-chain statement necklace with large lobster claw clasps used in a unique way:
Here is a smaller necklace pendant with safety pins and pearls:
For more handmade upcycled jewelry, check out my Pinterest board: Handmade Upcycled Jewelry
Statement necklaces are still very much in style this year and you will be seeing more gunmetal, multi chain necklaces and even necklaces using safety pins. This multi chain necklace above has a casual but elegant feel; the chains seem to drape effortlessly with a sparkle of rhinestones and crystals. It could go with that little black dress or with a t-shirt and blazer. My statement necklaces are all one of a kind so you will not see these on anyone else! I use some aluminum chain to lighten them up for comfort. I love the look of dark gunmetal jewelry, it gives a more edgy look even to a vintage flower:
If you like something less dark, try pastel chain! This multi-chain statement necklace below is made from colorful aluminum chain in light green and lavender with vintage gold plated chain, safety pins and Swarovski crystals with matching earrings:
These multi chain statement necklaces can add a big pop to your spring wardrobe! They are made from part of a vintage chain link necklace that looks like petals; I hand painted fuchsia and turquoise and added colorful aluminum chain:
If you love statement necklaces as much as I do, please follow my Pinterest board to keep up to date with new designs: Statement Necklaces
The statement necklace is a must have for 2015! Bibs, chokers, tassels, pendants with layering will make a big jewelry fashion statement this year. Instead of heading to the department store for a mass produced item, why not check out BluKatDesign on Etsy where each necklace is carefully handcrafted from vintage jewelry, buttons or other everyday parts like bobby pins and made into one of a kind designs that will give you a totally unique look! I love creating jewelry that is fun and easy to wear, so maybe it is time to update your wardrobe with a creative new design? I love playing with color too, I see this colorful chunky button necklace on someone who is a bit artsy, bold and independent:
Waterfall necklaces make a big statement and this one is made with new and vintage buttons and jewelry parts; it can go with modern or retro styles and of course, no one else will be wearing it:
Deborah says about her bobby pin necklace, ” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my necklace! The best customer service I have experienced in a while. Fast shipping! Great quality! Cute packaging! Would recommend this shop easily! Thank you!
A necklace statement doesn’t need to be big either, beautiful simplicity can really grab attention as in this cute little upcycled tie necklace or mandala pendant below:
BF says about the statement mandala, ” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great all around. Good design, well made, and awesome. The little box was a nice and much appreciated touch and it arrived very promptly. My brother absolutely loved it and hasn’t taken it off since receiving it. Thank you so very much, keep up the good work! ”
Layering a smaller statement necklace with a long necklace is the trend and Abby from The Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog is a master of layering to get a very unique and one of a kind look:
These one-of-a-kind long upcycled knob tassel necklaces are perfect for layering:
Chasidy says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love the knob necklaces. They are truly my favorite of all the items in BluKatDesigns shop 🙂 Each one is a wearable piece of art…I love hanging them on the wall just as much as my daughter and I love wearing them. Start your own BluKatDesign knob necklace collection today 🙂 “
Don’t be afraid to mix colors or metals too, and don’t be too “matchy-matchy”; save the matching earrings for another outfit! So hop on over to BluKatDesign on Etsy to update your wardrobe with some creative new jewelry designs that will get you noticed!
For more statement necklaces follow my Pinterest board: Statement Necklaces
I love to make upcycled jewelry that is one-of-a-kind, totally unique and is fashionable and fun to wear today! I like to collect interesting vintage jewelry, buttons and parts….sometimes they sit for a long time on my bench waiting for the right combination of parts to come together for a fabulous piece. The vintage flower necklace above, made from brooches and earrings, just came together easily one day but others take time just finding the perfect pieces to fit just right. From elaborate necklace statements to a simple repurposed pendant or earrings, I love the challenge of taking something old and maybe even a little funky and making something new, stylish and easy to wear! Nothing I make is mass produced, I like making everything at least a slightly bit different each time so everything is unique. I have a variety unique customers from 11 years old to 75 years who really appreciate the uniqueness and handmade work!