There are plenty of things in the world which are strictly overrated. The non-existence of sensibility, women and jewelry in the same sentence is supposed to be one of them! However, what the moderators of such a concept fail to understand is how smart we have become, as soon as we invented or discovered fashion jewelry.
Moreover, here is a chance for most men to gift something actually affordable which we might like! What's so insensible about that now, eh? The best thing about fashion or costume jewelry is that how you actually stand to be unique, no matter what the approach.
My affair with fashion jewelry began when I was pretty young and loved to dance. On a completely different, not so unrelated note, somehow precious metals and expensive stones never interested me much.
Instead, I was always more into making things, coming up with new ideas and yes using wastes to recycle and wear them as jewelry. Something similar to such trends is probably is why fashion jewelry has gained so much popularity all over the world. You might weave a necklace out of screws and it will still pass off, as long as you can carry it off well.
The Best Places to Hunt
Even if you are lacking in the department of imagination and creativity, following simple basics will always work for you. For starters, find what you are comfortable with. If beads are what seem to suit you, go with it. Furthermore, stick to vintage designs in fashion jewelry if nothing else crosses your mind. Just make sure it matches some item of your clothing or accessories. However, if you can carry it off, wearing items of jewelry which is an absolute contrast to your clothes will totally nail it too!
For the ones who are dying to explore and make something of your own, here is a list of where you should look for.
• The Garage or Storeroom: This is probably the best place to start with, if you really want to create something with everything that has been kind of demolished. From pieces of colored metal, to glass, to ruined and unhealthy pieces of beads, to wood, gather around ladies!
• Nanny's Basket: You have no idea how much fun you will have looking for wonderful pieces of thingamajigs and combining them together to create something new. From pieces of wool, to vintage clasps, to broken pieces of Nanny's jewelry, everything works.
• Nature's Lap: This is perhaps the best time for you to show how exotic things can look with items of jewelry made from Nature. The simplest of ideas will of course involve fresh flowers. However, if you really want to hit a chord, try to do something with old leaves and most importantly barks and twigs of trees.
• Flea Markets and Garage Sales: No surprises there. You name it and you have most definitely got it. Neverheless, do not forget to check pavement and makeshift sales which are generally Sunday Church specials. You will not believe the kind of pieces and raw materials you might be able to get your hands on, especially vintage fashion jewelry dating back to the '50s Hollywood.
So as the festivals set in, here is your chance to look trendy by choosing to do something different. Have loads of fun ladies, Cheers!