Beaded Jewelry Making – Necklace Styles that Make a Fashion Statement

white gold jewelryThe following are some basics styles that are easily incorporated into unique necklace jewelry designs.

Chokers: Are necklaces that lie just above the collarbone and emphasize your neckline. Chokers complement most styles of neckline and are wonderful companion for evening wear.

Princess length: Is the most common length for a necklace. The standard princess length between 18 to 19 inches long and is designed to hang just below the collarbone. The princess necklace is very versatile and will go with many different outfits, from high to plunging necklines.

Bib necklaces: This style is the same length as the princess necklace, but is made up of multiple strands of beads or pearls or woven rings, which can be pretty subtle and unassuming. It can also be a dramatic and artistic jewelry piece.

Matinee: This style is longer than the princess necklace; it tends to fall to the top of the bust, with a length of around 20 -25 inches. This beaded necklace style can be add a feminine touch to a business suit.

Opera: This beaded necklace style is also known as the as the rope necklace, the opera necklace style can be worn as a single strand or double looped. The trend over the last couple of years has been for ultra-long rope necklaces, and even for several different ropes to be worn at the same time. Pearls are a perfect gemstone to create this style of necklace.

Lariats: This is another type of very long necklace style. Lariats are unattached at one end so that they can be tied or knotted.. Some lariat necklaces have an open charm or slot on one end that the opposite end can drape through. Some necklaces are designed to have the lariat look, knotted or clustered in the front with a decorative “tassel” hanging down from the center, but secured in back with a clasp.

Adjustable necklaces: This style adds versatility and function to any outfit. They have have extra links of some kind at one end so that the clasp on the other end can attach in different places so you can adjust the length. They make a great gift choice, because they allow the owner to wear it in different ways and size is not a concern.

Women love different styles of necklaces. When you are making beaded jewelry, consider creating different styles that can delight your clients. By doing this you are also adding flexibility and creativity to you jewelry making.