Purely to help our readers out, the London Jewellery School team has been studying the fashion mags to pick out some ideas for the best Christmas party bling.
If you want to stand out at your Christmas do, think big, think cyrstals, think colour, think statement.
Statement necklaces are key pieces at this time of year. A colourful statement necklace can add a lot to the ubiquitous little black dress, and large piece is just the thing for a strapless dress or top.
The great thing about statement necklaces for jewellery makers is that you can create something really striking with a few tools, crystals, beads and wire and have a lot of fun doing it. Plus using the same basic construction but changing elements such as using glass pearls or bright semi-precious stones, or using coloured wire, can really change the look of a necklace.
If your party outfit doesn’t lend itself well to a big necklace, think about grabbing attention with your ears and wrists instead. The summer trend of multiple bracelets and cuffs lends itself well to the party season – think strong colours, faceted beads and diamante studded leather, for a mix of memory wire bracelets, bangles and friendship bracelets.
For earrings big but classy is the way to go – so think art deco styles and glass gems masquerading as the real thing.
And finally complete your outfit with a classic wire cocktail ring.
Don’t forget to wear your best handmade party jewellery to the London Jewellery School Christmas Party on 11 December – you could win a prize.