I've also had people tell me they don't like to buy "matchy matchy" jewelry. They preferred a more freestyle appearance, items that worked well together but weren't an exact match. Now I'm completely confused!!
I make a lot of necklaces and bracelets. I also make a lot of earrings that would match them but I haven't been selling them as sets. Why? Because I may create two or even three entirely different styles of earrings that would "match" the necklace or earrings. It seems, in the world of jewelry, there are as many different approaches to shopping and buying as there are styles available for sale. I want to give my customers options. I want to give them variety. I want to make my jewelry affordable and guilt free!
|Full view photo Pink and Brown Stripe Jasper Necklace|
For example, this is a necklace I created using a carved Pink and Brown Stripe Jasper Leaf as the focal piece.
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I used a medium weight Sterling Silver Rolo chain to connect the various wire wrapped bead sections. The "sections" included: Wood and Bali beads, Lodolite Quartz and Rose Quartz, and the last sections were made up of single gemstone beads with double extender chains. The "S" style clasp is handmade and hammered Sterling Silver.
This necklace can either be all about a natural, earthy look or all about classic elegance. Knowing I needed to be able to meet the needs of either style I made two pair of earrings to match giving my customers a choice of styles.