5.11.2011

How to get more styles from your double stranded necklaces



If you are a jewelry lover (translation: addict) like myself, chances are that you have a double stranded necklace somewhere in your arsenal.  And maybe you've already discovered for yourself how surprisingly versatile these pieces are!  Here are some different ways that I like to style mine.


Of course there's the classic way--how it was meant to be worn.


Or you can change it up slightly by wearing the clasp toward the front, 
or twisting the strands before putting it on.


And again, if you're an addict like me, you probably have amassed a nice collection of brooches, pendants, etc. which you can easily add to your necklaces.  Here, I have a vintage rhinestone brooch and a vintage gold clip on earring.

I just attached them to the toggle clasp, one on each end.


Now you can start playing with the different looks!

For a different layered look, open the necklace up to one big loop, pull it over your head, 
then twist and pull over your head again.

Or you can wear it as a long necklace.
The contrasting colors in this piece allows for a couple different options.

The necklace by itself, without brooches added on.

Or add a large brooch as a focal pendant to create a unique statement piece!

If you like this featured piece, Sun at Sea, it's now available in my etsy shop.

How do you like to wear your double or multi-strand necklaces?

Here are some fun double strand necklaces found on Etsy that could work well with these ideas.

by BeadsNBling
by edithandlulu
by DeniseJewelryDesigns
by minouc
by BrioBaubles


Now go get more mileage out of your jewelry! ;)  And if you happen to take any pictures of your ideas, I'd love to see them on the eNVe Designs facebook page!

 

2 comments:

Shea said...

That necklace is beautiful, and your tips are seriously genius! I LOVE the idea of attaching brooches--I'm definitely going to try that!

eNVe said...

Thank you, Shea! Glad the tips are useful. Looking forward to seeing you try it with your fabulous outfits! :D