The Little Black Dress (LBD) Jewelry Equivalent: Y-Shaped Tassel Pendant and Drop Earring Set

Design Idea C12W Necklace and Earring Set The Little Black Dress (LBD) Jewelry Equivalent

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Right on target trend-wise, the Y-shaped tassel necklace and drop earrings feature a complementary color scheme, 1920s-influenced style and designer-selected beads for a beautifully balanced result. And just like the ever-popular little black dress (LBD), the Y-shaped necklace is slimming, versatile (can be dressed up and down), isn't too fussy and just feels great on.

The intricate details and high-end appearance (definitely worthy of a jewelry store window display) may make you think it's difficult to make, but this jewelry set is made using basic stringing and jewelry-making techniques provided in the FREE step-by-step instructions. Offering some "I can't believe I haven't thought of that before ... " design elements, this project proves high-end results are possible without the costly price tag. Swarovski Pearls

Bead Caps The gold necklace base is created by stringing 24Kt gold-finished seed beads on Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire, for a cost-effective, yet stunning result. The use of scalloped-edged and flower-shaped bead caps, along with a filigree cone, brings delicate detailing. Gold-plated brass stardust beads add rich texture and dimension and mix well with the luminous Swarovski pear-shaped pearls. Sapphire blue rhinestone rondelles and beads offer a pave-style effect to the sphere-like pendant and give the jewelry a regal feel. And the Swarovski pearl and rhinestone rondelle embellished chain tassel is elegant and surprisingly simple to create.

The complementary blue and gold color scheme (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) commands attention and the blend of warm and cool colors makes it a good choice for all skin tones. A popular choice for jewelry, blue can be worn with neutrals, such as black, white and grey, as well as with more colorful fashions. Pair this jewelry with V-shaped necklines, blouses with the top buttons undone and high-neckline shirts and dresses (and of course any little black dress). The Y-shape elongates the face and draws the eye downward for a slimming result, especially flattering to round and square face shapes. Glass Rhinestone Barrel Beads

Metal Stardust Beads Worn together or separately, this necklace and earring set offers it all--great style, great color and great design. And just like the LBD, a woman can't have too many Y-shaped necklaces!

The Little Black Dress (LBD) Jewelry Equivalent: Y-Shaped Tassel Pendant and Drop Earring Set
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