Wednesday, January 27, 2010

in chains

last weekend i finally went down to the craft store and bought chains for two pendants. it's about time i did, the cross pendant has been hanging on a makeshift chain, which is actually a thin cloth belt from one of my dresses, for over a year now.

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i chose a thin yellow gold chain for the silver sword because i liked the contrasting metals. the chain for the cross pendant is a perfect match with its tiny opal beads - kind of reminds me of a rosary.

the folks at Beadworks were very helpful - they showed me how to crimp the ends of the chains and attach lobster clasps. i would have been lost without them. (d.i.y. is not my forte.)

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The Row maxi dress (old, from Barneys/NYC); Ann Demeulemeester biker jacket (from Bergdorf Goodman/NYC); Alaia studded boots (old, from Bergdorf Goodman/NYC); Elizabeth & James knuckle ring (old, from Intermix/NYC); vintage cross pendant (from Portobello Market/London); sword pendant (from etsy.com seller sucarjoia)


12 comments:

  1. great size on the necklaces, they are much bigger than i would have thought. i esp. like the sword and the super long length.
    love the outfit as always!

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  2. The cross is exquisite! *waves to H*:)

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  3. I like the length you chose for the sword, right to the belly button; striking. Also great composition on the last photo.

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  4. I love that you're bringing back more of your older clothes; I loved all the original combinations you had in stylediary!

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  5. I too love the length of the sword necklace. It's great.

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    i'm totally into your style ! will be linking and following you at this instant !

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  7. GREAT look. from head to toe.
    excellent results on your DIY!

    alice d.

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  8. Beautiful! I love everything about The Row, except the price, of course! Haha!

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  9. Hey guys! I'm glad you approve. That's actually why I had to d.i.y. the chains, it seems they don't sell ones longer than 30" off the shelf, at least not in the jewelry stores I visited. The one for the sword pendant is 36"

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  10. nice. was going to do something like this today. but...it's sub-zero in nyc right now and i was afraid the wind would just billow out my giant skirt and...freeze me.
    great picks on the necklace. it does look like a rosary.

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  11. LOVE those necklaces!

    http://lolitasaysso.blogspot.com/

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