January 21, 2011

Making Necklaces :: How to Wear Mixed Chain Necklaces

Mixed Chain HEAVY METAL Necklace

Mixing silver chain with gold chain in necklaces is in every fashion magazine I flip through these days. It seems to be all the rage right now and I love it! It reminds me of my heavy-metal and punk-loving days when chains were an essential accessory.

Wearing mixed metal chain necklaces has unlimited potential. They can be worn anywhere, with anything. You can wear the same mixed chain necklace with black leather on one day, a simple white tee the next and with an elegant cocktail dress that same evening. Mixing chain can transform even the simplest of outfits and there are tons of options to choose from to fit your personal style. I love layering several single-chain necklaces to create more texture.

With all those images from the magazines fresh in my mind, I was inspired to create a mixed chain necklace of my own using several Nina Designs chains juxtaposed with our soft silk ribbon. It’s something I can wear with anything. I love the heavy look and feel of all the chain, and yet it’s fluid and soft in it’s movement. Plus, mixing chain is a great way to use all those odd lengths of chain scraps you’ve been holding on to!

Have you been into mixing chain lately? Are you making necklaces, or bracelets? Share your creations!

Mixed Chain