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Peridot three ways: great outfits inspired by our new peridot jewellery

I love to toy with the website Polyvore from time to time.  It’s a fun repository of fashion, home items, and accessories, and I could spend hours just flipping through to see what’s there. Each of us created a new piece of peridot jewellery for the August newsletter, so I thought I would have fun with them and create some matching outfits!

Peridot and pearl necklace

If you know us at all, you know we have a serious love affair with pearls.  This first set is built around a two-strand necklace with tiny peridots and butter yellow pearls.  Wanting a classic look, I went with an a-line polka dot dress that would make the peridot pop, and then accessorized in the sunny butter yellow that matched the pearls.  Top it off with a fun fascinator and some cat’s eye sunglasses, and you have a perfect look for an afternoon out or a fun date! Pearl and Peridot necklace inspired outfit

Peridot Swirl Necklace

The second set is built around a funky necklace with three short twists of peridot set into a silver chain.  One of the first pieces I found was the skirt, and I loved the geometric pattern at the bottom.  I thought it matched perfectly.  From there, the rest just fell into place, and I ended up with a spectacular outfit that would be great by day with a jacket, and great for cocktails without.I’m always a big fan of versatility, and this definitely fits the bill.Twisted peridot necklace inspired outfit

Long peridot drop earrings with iolite briolettes

The third set is built around a pair of long drop earrings with tiny faceted peridots and a pair of tiny faceted iolite briolettes.I went a different route with this set, after finding the dress, which includes both greens, to match the peridots, and blues, to go with the iolite briolettes.  I thought I would accessorize with the pale indigo blue of the iolites, and bring out the green with a little green shrug.  This ultra-feminine outfit would be perfect for a brunch, tea, or some warm-weather window shopping.
Peridot and Iolite earring set

Which collection is your favourite?  How would you wear our jewellery?  We’d love to get your opinion!

Birthday bling – custom designs for family

This past weekend I helped my mom and sister celebrate their birthdays.  Since their birthdays are only three days apart we tend to only have one event for them both.  We had a lovely birthday barbecue, and some relaxing family time.  The nieces had a great time running around the yard and giggling.  🙂

One of the fun things about making jewellery is being able to craft some extra special gifts.  My sister tends to wear funky jewellery, so I started with a blister pearl pendant.  It’s pretty and eye-catching all by itself so I didn’t want to put something with it that would detract from it.  I chose some Amazonite tubes and simple silver glass bead spacers, and I think it turned out quite well.

My mom favours more delicate, understated jewellery.  I wanted to do something simple that would have a good pop of colour.  I went with some tiny peridot coin beads, lovely for this time of year.  I went with a split-strand necklace style, attaching the beads to some fine silver-filled chain.  This is my first time trying this style of necklace and I like it very much.  I think I’ll be doing more split-strand designs in the future.


What do you think about these designs?  Which one is your favourite?  Let us know below!

Birthday Bling

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