As a jewellery designer I believe I work differently to others. Many “experts” tell us we shouldn’t wear matchy-matchy pieces.
To hell with it I say and why the hell not?
I love to make jewellery that matches in some way shape or form. If I’m making pieces for myself I either make single pieces, or a full set. With sets I’ll match earrings to the necklace to the bracelet stack.
I have no issue with the pieces matching each other in design, colour or style.
If I buy pieces that are the same shades or close enough I’ll match them up into a set. I love to wear earrings that match the necklace or bracelet stack I wear. And rings are easy enough to match because they come in all colours.
I know a lot of designers will make separate pieces that are the same colour or style to sell separately for those, but I see nothing wrong with selling, buying or making sets of jewellery, hence the many designer inspired posts lately.
After finding a new online jewellery store I found a bundle of jewellery to create new pieces out of, and these necklaces were just two of them.
Why buy two? So I can pull one apart!
They were easy enough to pull apart as they were only joined by jump rings except for the outer two pieces which were connected to the round sections.
From two large blue pieces I made large earrings, and from two silver pieces I made smaller earrings. I added a bit of chain and hooks.
I took five pieces and joined them back together to form a chain bracelet, to which I pulled out the bead box and made two beads bracelets and added a silver bead and a silver pyramid to make a stack.
I added a tonne of silver chain to the necklace that was left to give it a luxuriously decadent Moroccan feel and made a double layered pendant necklace with the leftovers.
The set is amazing, all made from two single necklaces. It’s awesome making jewellery no one else has and sadly there is no matching ring, but I’m working on it.
Above is my set that I made and recreate and below is the designer versions. Not much difference but I love blue either way and silver is my metal over gold. Personally, I like mine better!