I'm so pumped about today's post. I had the chance to review a new line of custom costume jewelry that you assemble yourself. The line is Styled by Tori Spelling. Eek! It has been so much fun playing around with the different options. There are four collections: Boho, Glam, Glitz and Noir. I got to try Boho and Glam - the perfect mix of my style! First up, a necklace from the Boho line.
You know what I love about this necklace? It's a statement piece at costume jewelry price. I have gotten SO many compliments on this necklace because it looks like a million bucks! (Okay, maybe I'm slightly exaggerating, but it looks really good).
The pieces are really easy to assemble. I think Styled by Tori Spelling officially says there are three steps to assembling. But I think there are really only two steps to actual assembly! You have to pick three things: necklace top, a bottom and connectors. But to put them together you only have to 1. connect the necklace top to the connectors and then 2. connect the necklace bottom. It's really simple enough for a non-crafter to do. However, if you are a crafter, you can definitely play around with the pieces as much as you want. And, although I chose necklaces for this post, there are tons of earring danglers, bracelets and pendants.
Next, I used a necklace bottom from the Glam line...
This is the easiest accessory you'll ever make and it looks awesome! All you need is a Styled by Tori necklace bottom and a piece of elastic. I used a piece of peach elastic that is actually a headband from a pack of six at the dollar store.
If you are using a piece of elastic that is already cut into headband length, just cut the knot off. If you have longer elastic, you'll need to measure around your head, the way you want to wear the headband. All you have to do is pull the elastic through the big jump ring on the end of your necklace bottom and make a tight knot. This Glam necklace bottom is perfectly suited for this - it comes ready to go!
If you have a long piece of elastic, you might want to fancy your knot up a little but covering it with a matching piece of elastic. I didn't have enough elastic. But now that I think about it, I could use lace...
The coolest thing is - you can just slide it down and wear it as a necklace! Perfect, huh?
The only concern I had was that some of the connectors were difficult to open and I had to use pliers. Of course, I have no problem using pliers but this line was specifically made to require no tools. With that said, this is costume jewelry, not fine jewelry. And the company wants to hear our feedback so they can look at what changes need to be made. Woot! Needless to say, I love this line and the company!
I know you want to run out and buy some pieces to play with, right? These collections are available at JoAnns and Michaels (pieces vary by store). And you can check out more Styled by Tori Spelling at: Facebook : Twitter : Pinterest
Also, you can see a lot of the options I've been playing with by following me on Instagram. Here are some photos I took along the way, most of which made it to Instagram. And stay tuned for a future giveaway with some of these awesome jewelry pieces!
I was compensated for this post through a campaign with The Blueprint Social and Darice. All opinions are 100% mine, I promise! How do you like my kitty sporting a Styled by Tori necklace?