Fancy $20 Wedding Necklace? Yes, Please!

24 days . . . Okay so remember when I said I couldn’t wear a necklace with my wedding gown, ’cause everything looked terrible with it?  Well that was before I added the bolero – now necklaces look AWESOME.  This was a very exciting discovery for me, because I really, really, really wanted a fancy J.Crew-style necklace.  You know the super awesome layered necklaces they’ve been pumping out lately – each one more heartbreaking than the one before? I LOVE them.  I don’t love spending a bunch of money on wedding jewelry though.  I know it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing and all, but I guess I’d just rather spend my money on other things. So . . .

I was in Target over the weekend and spotted a pretty cute gold chain necklace with over-sized pearls scattered throughout and thought to myself “What the Hell?  It’s $15.  If it looks crummy with my dress, I’ll just return it.”  After Target, I went across the street to Joann (obviously I spend a lot of time there) and wandered into the jewelry aisle for the first time ever.  There I found some cute faux-pearls in pale pink and grey (our wedding colors) and then I thought “Oh man, I’m totally gonna make that necklace so fancy.”  And I did:

embellished necklace pearls chains wedding

I also added one of the cute flower fittings (see it over there in the upper left corner?) I was telling you about earlier.  And let me tell you, it looks AWESOME with my dress.  I love this necklace.  I had to force myself to take it off yesterday, although I kinda think it’s okay to wear it before the wedding.  Who cares, right?   My mom (a super-skilled jewelry maker) did agree to rewire the flower thing, ’cause I seriously have no idea what I’m doing with that stuff.  But my crappy jewelry-making skills aside, I think this is pretty rad.  I mean, it was only twenty dollars!

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5 Responses to Fancy $20 Wedding Necklace? Yes, Please!

  1. Awesome! I love those JCrew baubles too but I refuse to spend $150-300 for costume jewelry. As always, you did an AMAZING job!

  2. Very nice. I’ve worn some of my grammy’s pearls this way and the bulkiness starts to bug after a while. But if you’re wearing it now….go for it! Gorgeous! I’m getting super excited for you. Total countdown.

  3. Solange

    a-frakin’-amazing!
    and it’s a piece you can wear all the time, altogether or in pieces ;)

  4. 20$ and totally unique… bargain! I would want to wear this all the time!

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