August 23, 2012

3 Surefire Ways to Make Jewelry Like Pros

Remember years & years ago when you wouldn’t be caught dead mixing silver chains with gold charms?  Well, a lot has changed – and these days mixing silver & gold elements is where it’s at.  So if you want to stay current keep reading.

Mixing metals is not a passing fad. It is here to stay.   To make jewelry like a pro you have to take chances.  Here’s how:  Let go, throw caution to the wind, and have fun!  Mix silver charms with bronze charms, or gold vermeil & oxidized silver.  The effect is absolutely magical.

For Subtle, Rich Hues – Mix Metals

Here are 3 easy tips for mixing metals to make instant hits:

1 – Layering!  It’s easy to find complementing shapes in alternating metals to layer for a stunning effect.  I made these earrings in less than 5 minutes.  Just clip the jump rings off the silver mandala pendants and loop them onto bronze hook earrings along with hammered bronze circles.  There you have it, glowing circles of gold and silver hues that will turn heads.

Black Silver goes with anything!

2 – Anything goes with black.   Just like you can match anything with black denim, you can match any metal charm to oxidized black silver, including sterling silver, gold vermeil & bronze jewelry parts.  And, any type of gemstone can be mixed with oxidized black charms & jewelry findings – pearls, rubies, peridot – seriously, anything goes with black!

3 - Don’t just layer silver charms with gold pendants, but make sure to mix your chains too.  Layering silver chain on top of gold chain is super chic, bohemian, and rockin’ roller all at once.  Throw a leather cord in there too – if you dare.  Be bold.  Go for a look that’s layered and luxurious, but it’s important to look like you didn’t even try.  Like that’s what you wear everyday – even when you’re sleeping.

BONUS: Mixing metals also keeps your costs low without sacrificing style.  Our natural bronze styles are as warm and inviting as 14KT gold.