Weekly Whistle: A Twist on Katharine Hepburn’s Menswear Style

Upcycled jewelry; see how to wear a BluKatDesign  tie necklace with style!

Repurposed Vintage Bead Dangle Earrings

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Repurposed Vintage Bead Dangle Earrings

I love collecting cool beads especially interesting vintage beads to make dangling earrings. The Vintage Inspired Passionista above is wearing retro style  baubles with vintage black Baroque beads and gunmetal chain. These beads have a fabulous, colorful iridescent sheen and are some my favorites. None of my unique handmade earrings are mass produced and since they are made from rare beads, they are limited in quantity so you shouldn’t see anyone else wearing them! That also means if you see something you like, you better get it while you can!

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Bauble earrings with vintage beads

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Vintage dangling earrings

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Vintage bead earrings in green or plum

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Vintage porcelain bead dangles in lime green

Chasidy says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Love, love, love these earrings and this shop, and I love, love, love collecting BluKatDesign jewelry :)”

 ET says, ” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Beautiful earrings…one of my favorites and I have numerous earrings. Beautiful workmanship. Thank you. ”

So be sure to check out my Etsy store for unique earrings, also see my button jewelry section for button earrings!

Follow my Pinterest board to keep up to date with new designs: Handmade Earrings

Do you like vintage beads and earrings made with them? Comments welcomed!

Handmade Statement Necklaces, Upcycled Jewelry

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Edgy Vintage  Flower Statement Necklace

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:

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colorful chunky button necklace

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:

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Waterfall statement necklace

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Statement necklace, Tribal style made from bobby pins!

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:

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Small statement necklace made out of a tie

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Statement pendant mandala

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:

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The Vintage Inspired Passionista layering necklaces to make a statement!

These one-of-a-kind long upcycled knob tassel necklaces are perfect for layering:

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Long tassel necklaces

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

5 Great Jewelry and Fashion Ideas From The Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog

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Hot Pink Mandala Necklace

5 Great Jewelry and Fashion Ideas From The Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog

I love to see how others style an outfit using my handmade jewelry! Abby, The Vintage Inspired Passionista is a master at putting together fabulous ensembles using BluKatDesign Jewelry! Be sure to check out her blog for more ideas. Click on photos to take you to the items in my store, BluKatDesign on Etsy.  I love the hot pink mandala with a vintage graphic T-shirt above, these mandalas look great with most casual clothing.  She did the same with a T-shirt and my bobby pin necklace:

 

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The VIP wearing BKD Upcycled Jewelry

 

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Button Dangle Earrings go with everything!

 

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Upcycled brooch and button statement necklace

 

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Repurposed necklaces layered to make a statement!

 

I love how the VIP  layers different pieces to make a statement using one of my long necklaces made from a glass knob and a shorter repurposed vintage necklace. Be sure to follow the Vintage Inspired Passionista on facebook and her blog!

 

See more ways to style and accessorize with BluKatDesign Jewelry on Pinterest:

Like these fashion looks? Please comment below!

Mandala Art Jewelry – Colorful Necklaces and Earrings on Etsy

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Mandala Art Jewelry- 1  1/14″ Pendant

Mandala Art Jewelry – Colorful Necklaces and Earrings on Etsy

Mandala art jewelry by BluKatDesign on Etsy. Mandalas to me are like yummy eye candy, so colorful, I just want one in every color of the rainbow or Chakra! The colors can also be energizing, soothing and healing. I love making them into glass tile pendants; the glass domes I use make them really pop out in almost 3-D. I wear mine all of the time with a simple stainless steel necklace cord like Abby, The Vintage Inspired Passionista is above but pretty ribbon cords or ball chains are available too.  Casual and unisex, they look great with jeans and a T-shirt.  Great for New Agers, healers, Modern Bohemians, teens, artists or anyone who needs a pop of color! Three sizes are available:  1″, 1 1/4″ ( the most popular) and  the largest 1 1/2 ” is more like a statement pendant or medallion. Lightweight mandala earrings that are made out of wood discs and also magnet sets are available also in my handmade jewelry store.

 

 

Mandala Art Jewelry Pendants on Make A Gif

 

 

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mandala earrings

 

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Violet mandala pendant

 

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Third eye mandala necklace, medium size

 

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Colorful mandala art jewelry

 

If you love colorful unique jewelry, join me on facebook to keep up to date with new jewelry designs!

 

Do you like colorful jewelry, would you wear mandalas? Comments welcomed!

Repurposed Glass Knob Pendant Necklaces

 

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Repurposed Glass Knob Necklaces found in my Etsy shop

Repurposed Glass Knob Pendant Necklaces

I love to upcycle everyday items and make them into fabulous fun to wear jewelry! These long pendulum pendant necklaces with chain tassels are made from wood and glass drawer knobs! Each pendant is one-of-a-kind and unique.  No one just has one of these necklaces, they usually buy at least two!  Abby from the  Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog has a collection!

 

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The VIP has a collection of  BluKatDesign  upcycled knob necklaces!

Glass knob necklace

Day of the Dead upcycled glass knob necklace

 

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Long upcycled fashion necklace

 

Be sure to follow my Upcycled Jewelry board on Pinterest for more repurposed necklaces and earrings!

 

Do you like upcycled jewelry or handmade? Comments welcomed:

7 Top Looks From The VIP Blog and BluKatDesign Jewelry

Vintage Inspired Passionista

Flower earrings worn by the Vintage Inspired Passionista

I “met” Abby when she was only sixteen …or maybe fifteen, she was such an amazing kid blogger it was hard to believe she was only 16!  Now she is already 18 and so grown up and busy living in Alabama as a freelance writer, stylist, and blogger!  I think her mom bought some jewelry from me a couple years ago for her to use on Abby’s blog, The Vintage Inspired Passionista and later I asked if they wanted to trade some more jewelry for photos.  I get some awesome photos of my jewelry and Abby gets some cool jewelry in return plus they are some of my best customers too! In the top photo  Abby is sporting my button stud earrings.  Above she is wearing my vintage inspired enameled pink flower earrings!  Be sure to click on the photos of Abby to see her articles!  I make these flower earrings in many colors and sometimes make flower pendants also! Below is a pair in turquoise:

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Vintage Inspired Flower Dangle Earrings

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The VIP looking fab in a long upcycled necklace from BluKatDesign on Etsy

This is one of my favorite looks that Abby has put together; with the coolest green dress, leather jacket and a long necklace made from an upcycled glass knob!  These necklaces are so fun to make; I have them in all sorts of colors including this colorful Day of the Dead inspired necklace:

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Upcycled Necklace made from a glass knob!

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Long Cool Upcycled Knob Necklace (she’s got a collection of them!)

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Abby, the VIP with BKD earrings!

I am not quite sure how to describe these earrings; kind of modern but vintage!  These are very sparkly and made with interesting vintage tube beads that have gold glitter in them. They are a neutral color so they go with anything. Long skinny earrings flatter wider faces like mine!   I love how Abby paired them with a teal blazer (my color!) .

Check the dangle earrings out in my Etsy store:

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Sparkling Hot!

These are my glittery, sparkling disco ball dangle earrings;  they are fun to wear!  I also make these retro style earrings in black, silver, red, lavender and more!

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The VIP with a BKD Repurposed Vintage Necklace

I love this look with an upcycled minty light green heart shaped necklace made from vintage brooches and earrings!  I love all of these colors together; they work perfectly because they are the same tone.  A lot of my necklaces are one of a kind; I have similar vintage button necklaces in my shop made with vintage buttons and earrings:

 

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Vintage Inspired Necklace Made From Vintage Buttons and Earrings!

There are just too many other cool outfits Abby has put together using BluKatDesign jewelry to feature here, these are just a few of my favorites!  Be sure to like The Vintage Inspired Passionista Blog on facebook too!  See Abby and others on my Pinterest board, Accessorize With Jewelry.

Which is your favorite look? Comments are welcomed!