Old Pearl’s new Life

One of the biggest trends of fall 2009 jewelry is statement necklaces. From giant metal flowers to big rocks and gemstones, bold and chunky multi-chains are everywhere. I like the idea of statement necklaces, they’re the type of pieces that will transform a simple outfit into something glamorous. However, I’ll never wear these huge oversized necklaces (I mean the real HUGE ones). They spice up looks on the runway, but are not for everyday life. At least not for me. ;)

What I really love are pearls, pearls not in a simple single strand, but mixed with chains and ribbons. That kind of old world charm with a modern flair is so beautiful. Inspired by a friend, I DIYed an old pearl necklace to something new.


  1. shaonianxin
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m the first again~~~~~~~ :)))

    I love the way how you wrapped the pearls with the ribbon, absolutely fantastic and genius~~~~~~ ^_^

    The way you mixed the chains with the necklace is also incredible :) How did you come up with such ideas ^_^ BTW, the right accessory on your first picture… what is that? Is it a brooch? …. ( confused :P )

  2. afterglow
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Shaonian, you’re quick ;)

    “old world charm with a modern flair is so beautiful”
    sound just beautiful by just imagining~~

  3. Posted September 24, 2009 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Thank you gals! ^_^

    shaonian, the follower is supposed to be a brooch, heihei. ;) But I am actually not done yet. It’s really hard to find the right materials…

  4. Linda
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Wow- did you make that yourself?! I am SO impressed!!!!! I LOVE the necklace!

  5. Posted September 25, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Linda, it’s actually very easy to DIY. I just used a ribbon and wrapped two necklaces together. :)

  6. Kris
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I love it! Can you post some more detailed instructions?

  7. hanna
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    hey ladies,i am back…

    such a beautiful necklace,it really suits ur Style,ha,i looove it…

  8. shaonianxin
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Hanna~~~~~~ Where have you been?~~~~~~~
    We miss you :)))

  9. hanna
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    i have not been here for a while,cos im preparing a exam :(

    miss you too:),i would like to give everyone a hug,a big bear hug…

  10. Posted September 28, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Kris, I sewed pearls to the ribbon, then wrapped the ribbon with the chain necklace, that’s all. ;)

    hanna! Gosh, long time no see! Hugsssss… I am so happy to see you back. Hope to see you more often. :)

  11. shaonianxin
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    节日快乐~~~~ ^_^

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    Posted November 12, 2015 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

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