Accessorized: 22 Feb 09

Necklaces

Lately I’ve been wanting to try layered silver necklaces, and lacking any big statement-making pieces, I was at a loss as to how to visually anchor a pile of silver chains. As I tried to figure out how to manufacture a statement piece on my own, I remembered this list of style tips from Vivienne Westwood, where she suggests using safety pins as a necklace.

At first I pinned a bunch of them together so they made a strand, but that was a little too obvious and kindergartener-ish. Then I got the idea to string them onto the chain, so they make a kind of fringe– that’s definitely the right idea– and I think I’ll keep adding safety pins to fill up the chain. The more the merrier, right?

Paired with some simple siver circles and an old key to an unknown lock, I rather like how it turned out.

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