Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sister Act: To Die For vs. DIY

The Inspiration: TDF (to die for) DANNIJO statement necklaces that will have every head turning when you enter the room:

The Outcome: My own version of these beautifully juxtaposed pieces of mixed metals--oxidized silver, gold, and gunmetal--and colorful elements--dyed beads, roping, and crystals galore:

Gunmetal, silver, and rose gold chains, large crystals, coral beads, and pearls entangled to an ultimate equilibrium, and consequently, my new favorite piece.

Since the summer I cannot seem to get my mind off of DanniJo Jewelry. Originated and hand created by familial duo Danielle and Jodie Snyder, DanniJo falls amongst a wide range of design ascetic, ultimately housing the perfect mate for every girl. I have found favorites in each of their four collections--Cult, Americana, Rock, and Grace--and am nearly peeing my pants in anticipation for their fifth collection: Boho. With Gypset style always on the brain, I cannot even fathom what pieces they will dazzle us with next. Fortunately, for the holidays this year I was gifted with a gorgeous Edith Crystal Locket Necklace (as styled in my previous post), but am left wanting more (or should I say, everything). However, the price tag doesn't come cheap and I just can't seem to convince myself that $700+ is feasible to spend on a necklace right now. So I thought, what better way to get the statement piece I want at the price I want it than by making it myself? Off I went to Michael's Arts & Crafts to conjure up the perfect fraternal twin; after a few hours, blood, sweat, tears, and $100, I came out with my own twist on a DanniJo style staple. A post soon to come where I am actually wearing it so you can all see what it looks like on! But, no time for that now, as I'm leaving for school in the morning and still need to do mountains of laundry, find the mates for all of my miscellaneous shoes around the house, and pack EVERYTHING. I hope it all fits in the car. Off to D.C.!

Sarah Bee


  1. Your DIY necklace is BEAUTIFUL! I'm going to try it!

  2. good job!

    pretty amazing. love the second one!


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