Yes, I made this piece myself. But, if I am unable to make it myself & see it in a shop, I’d purchase the piece in a heartbeat.
Although it’s a piece of a chainmaille jewelry, it doesn’t look like most chainmaille jewelry other people make.
I always chain maille technique to create contemporary-looking pieces that go together with the items I purchase from my favorite shops (such as Revolve Clothing, Saks Fifth Avenue, & Shopbop – I’m listing them alphabetically because I love them equally). I tend also wear the handmade accessories I create together with other designers’ pieces (my current & long time favorites include the timeless & dramatic pieces by Kenneth Jay Lane, Gorjana, House of Harlow 1960, & CC Skye).
You can say that most of my chain maille jewelry look like “mainstream” non-artisan jewelry, but that’s just the way I like it.
Let me tell you why I love this piece.
This necklace can complete many kinds of outfits. I’ve been wearing it at many different occasions. I wore it with Theory business suits, with my casual weekend clothes (usually, a black Only Hearts cami, a long cardigan, and either a pair of my favorite jeans, a mini skirt + opaque tights, or a pair of Nike Tempo Shorts), with various little black dresses, & with a simple strapless maxi dress.
- On the shoulders
- Off the shoulders [like this]
- On one- shoulder [see below]
- Strapless [see above]
You can wear this piece of jewelry in several different ways as well:
- As a statement necklace
- As a chain headpiece (the across the forehead kind)
- As a headband
Like most other pieces of jewelry I create, this 3-in-1 piece is extremely lightweight. Sometimes, I even forget that I’m wearing them.
Anyway, this piece happens to be a part of a “capsule collection” which include:
- A pair of (lightweight) dangling earrings
- A coordinating bracelet
- A cocktail ring
- Another piece of dramatic necklace