Design Idea A390 Necklace

Accessorize

Accessorize

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Birthdays. Holidays. Weddings. There are so many special times that give you the perfect reason to find a new outfit; pull out your beads and jewelry tools then make some new accessories!

Design Idea A390 Necklace A necklace design that is almost sure to fit any new dress or blouse is a "Y" necklace. This design can be one that ranges from close to your neckline with a drop pendant or tassel in the center, to a longer version that elongates your torso. Find your design inspiration, determine the beads that match or complement your new outfit, determine the right length then get started.

View "Y" style necklace design inspirations with instructions in the Gallery of Designs:
Design a new pair of earrings to match or complement your outfit and necklace. Go over the top or keep the style simple. Consider an elegant design with a cluster of beads at the end of a length or two of chain or one with metal accents on chain that complement the metal chosen for your accessories.

View earring design inspirations with instructions in the Gallery of Designs:
Design Idea 9504 Earrings
Design Idea 7442 Bracelet Transition some of the beads or components from the earring design along with the technique to unify the two accessories.

View bracelet design inspirations with instructions in the Gallery of Designs:
Create a ring for an elegant touch or one that adds drama to your hand when attending a cocktail or dinner party. Following the trends of the season, the bigger the better!

View ring design inspirations with instructions in the Gallery of Designs:
Design Idea A31U Ring
Design Idea 722V Handbag Sleeves too long on the dress to show your handiwork in a new bracelet? Consider embellishing a matching handbag that works with the outfit. Glue Swarovski flat back crystals to a premade handbag, stitch beads to a bag or create a beaded netting following the instructions for this bag.

Don't stop there--if it works for your new outfit and the occasion, add some sparkle to your shoes to finish the look. Design Idea C22B Shoes
Enjoy the process of making then wearing something new to the special events on your calendar not to mention the compliments that will surely come your way.

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