Sunday, October 28, 2012

Copy Cat #2

Here's the second installment of copy cat jewelry for my FAVORITE mail catalog.  This necklace really caught my eye.  I love the simplicity and elegance.  I knew I could create it for a lot less than $225.  

This chain is oxidized sterling silver, but I could get most of the materials in this necklace and create it for a fraction of the cost.

I have my version listed on etsy for $70.  Everyday beauty and long-lasting luck in a gunmetal plated necklace with beautiful charms including a Hill Tribe silver lotus flower charm, four Hill Tribe silver leaf charms, two pewter etched 
heart charms, and a pewter hamsa hand. This necklace is stunning for everyday wear. Necklace measures 18 inches and has a lobser claw clasp.

And here is a photo of my necklace:


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Copy Cat Jewelry #1

So I got one of my FAVORITE catalogs in the mail yesterday.  They always have great clothes and accessories inside.  I hardly ever purchase from it, though, because all of the items are beaucoup $$$!

I thought I would try to do a few blog posts on some copy cat jewelry.  This first piece in the catalog would be so pretty for the holidays, but it costs $220.  Who has that kind of money especially when we all have so many things to purchase.

Here is the catalog piece and it's described as cultured pearls (coin, Keishi, rice, and potato) star in our double strand necklace accented with garnets, labradorites and pink opals.  Sterling silver toggle clasp.


Here is my copy cat necklace.   I had most of the similar materials here at my house.  I used freshwater pearls, labradorite, and garnet.  I also added some fire polished glass and Swarovski crystal briolette.  A pewter toggle clasp and silver plated ring complete the look.  Additionally, I used wire guards at the closure points to prevent wear and tear.

Keep you eyes open for the next 2 installments of copy cat jewelry.  I ordered a few materials that I needed and will have them to you shortly!

You can also purchase this great necklace in my etsy shop.