October 26, 2010

Boho Chic

Boho (Bohemian) chic combines organic, colorful, detailed, folk-inspired pieces with simple, modern pieces. - from the Urban Dictionary

I created this Vintage Blue Poppy Necklace using one of my new pendants, ceramic beads, vintaj etched jump rings, chain and 24 gauge vintaj parawire for the bail and links. It's a simple design that has lots of character.

Sometimes all you need are a few well chosen accessories to transform a plain outfit into something a little more fun and funky.

Paisley clutch from Handbag Heaven, ankle boot from the Avenue, tie belt cardigan and grey cords from Old Navy. (Use this link to save 15% from Handbag Heaven.) I have that little clutch and love it, it's so cute.

I love Lorelei's outfit collages and thought I'd give it go. Since I'm a plus-size girl, that's what I'm showing here. I adore clothes and shopping, my favorite fashion blog is Saks in the City - because your size shouldn't dictate your style!

1. Cut a 10" piece of wire, wire-wrap a bail for the pendant, keep wrapping the wire around to create the desired texture.
2. Create 6 wire-wrapped links with the ceramic beads and 3" lengths of wire.
3. Attach the pendant and 2 links with an etched jump ring. Attach the remaining links with the jump rings.
4. Add 3 jump rings to the last link and attach 5" of chain to the last jump ring, attach the clasp to the end of the chain. Repeat on the other side. (If you want a longer necklace add a longer length of chain.)

Ceramic beads and chain from Hobby Lobby. Vintaj jump rings and wire from Bello Modo.


TesoriTrovati said...

Dynamite! I love this whole outfit and would rock it for sure! That purse is pretty cute. I am looking for something a bit larger though. I will check them out. You are so fashion forward it is killing me! I have to go and get my Humblebeads on. They are burning holes in my printers cabinet (there is half a drawer devoted to you!)
Enjoy the day!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh me too ! I want it all : ) The colors in that necklace are just gorgeous!!!

sasha and max said...

Love this necklace Heather, and your first styling job is a great success!