SHINY Objects are hard to resist!
Have you noticed all of the glitzy rhinestones showing up in fashion jewelry these days? Necklaces, earring, bracelets – you name it, there seems to be some use of sparkly rhinestone chain in the mix of materials.
If you know me, I am not an overly “blingy” kind of girl – I do enjoy a little flash every now and then, but I intentionally bring it down a notch and take something considered dressy or flashy and combine it with something that makes it decidedly casual and more understated. I like that kind of contrast – and it fits my very casual lifestyle these days.
I just had to experiment with some rhinestone chain because it seemed so perfectly suited to making bracelets. I did some research on Austrian crystal chains – which are the higher quality, more sparkly version of rhinestone chain. I ended up ordering from Las Vegas Rhinestone. I just figured – where else would I want to order rhinestones from – other than Vegas Baby! I am still working on the closures and have a few more ideas for how to use the chain. Luckily, I have more to play with.
Here are a few pictures of my prototypes – I think they’re fun. At least they don’t make me think Elvis or a tacky 1970’s beauty pageant (which is what I would normally associate with rhinestone chain).
Happy Friday. I hope your weekend brings you a little “Sparkle” !