Get Creative with Jewelry {Styled by Tori Spelling}

by Cate on June 17, 2012

I haven’t touched my camera in a few days because there has been a lot going on behind the scenes, so no Weekend Photos in Review tonight.

Tori - stash

A few days after the kids and I got to meet Tori Spelling, I received an e-mail asking if I wanted to check out her new jewelry selections.  Um, yes, please.

Tori - decisions

A massive overstuffed box arrived, filled with all sorts of necklace and bracelet pieces and pendants galore.  I asked a fellow crafty friend of mine, Lisa, to join me in delving into the goodies.  Mystic’s daughter and Madeline joined in the fun as well.

Her line is divided into four different collections (Boho, Glam, Glitz, and Noir) and you can mix and match between them (*the pieces in this post are from the Boho and Glam collections).  The thing that I love most about the line?  It is completely customizable.  You choose the necklace “toppers” and necklace “bottoms” and put together a look that is completely your own.  The line also features things called “bracelet builders,” and you use those pieces to create a piece of jewelry that works best for you.

Tori - pendant option

The pieces were very easy to assemble, even the kids did it with ease.  The line is definitely very current (Mystic’s daughter is 18 and her friends at school loved the necklace she put together), and you can make many statement necklaces, which seems to be all the rage in beauty magazines and runways these days.

Tori - statement necklace

Some of the bracelet builder pieces were a bit inflexible, making it difficult to work with, like these:
Tori - bracelet pieces

Some of the hooks to attach the pendants were a bit thin and broke easily, so work with them carefully.

Tori - bracelet builders

You can attach a brooch to a necklace for a little something different, like so:
Tori - pendant on necklace

Tori - pendant

Tori - more bracelet options

We thought having more options within the different finishes would be awesome.  For example, if you had a necklace bottom that was an antique gold color, you want to have options for a matching antique gold topper.  And likewise with bronze, silver, and so on.

This pendant was my favorite piece:
Tori - my favorite pendant

The price points across the entire line, from pendant to necklace bottoms, is quite affordable, and the selections can be purchased online and at your local Michael’s Arts & Crafts stores, and Jo-Anne.  Overall, I think it’s a fun line that offers something slightly different to the masses, and quite affordable.  It would make a fun girls’ night in for teenagers or 20-somethings for sure!

If you want more information on the line and some styling tips, you can check out this Simple Steps to Style video on YouTube, follow @StyledbyTS on Twitter and “like” the accompanying facebook page right here.

And now how ’bout some fun?  I have a nice stash of necklace bottoms and danglers that I’d love to pass along so you can DIY some jewelry of your own… comment on this post for an entry.  Tweet this post (and come back and tell me you did) for another entry.  Facebook this post for a third entry.  US commenters only.  Random winner will be chosen at 5 pm EST on Wednesday.  Good luck!

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Joanne June 18, 2012 at 6:24 am

Whoa very cool. DIY jewelry is such a great idea…so many times I just don’t love the way a necklace or bracelet has been designed but with this, it would be all on me.

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Meg June 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Love it! Very glitzy and fun. I love the idea of creating jewelry, but I think my talents are better used elsewhere . . . anything I’ve tried to create in the past, especially with beads, looked like something a kindergartner would make. This would be a line I could work with . . . fun, but not too complicated!

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Ramona June 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Wow, that was a way neat box to receive at your door.

Luv sparkly stuff!

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Suzi June 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

wow..would love to win that for my Mom..she loves bling

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jenni June 19, 2012 at 12:16 am

I would love a chance to do this!

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Gloria June 19, 2012 at 1:17 am

I am SO loving the idea of this, and that floral pendant with the turquoise center stole my heart! Thanks for sharing the info!

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Mellisa W June 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

These would make great gifts, thanks!

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Teresa K June 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

Love the idea of creating a piece that would be unique to me without having to use a pair of plyers!

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