Friday, January 16, 2009

Multi Strand Necklaces - Fill up that neckline!

I've seen a big increase in the number of multi strand necklaces that I have sold recently. They were hugely popular in the 1950s and 1960s and many are marked Japan and West Germany. There also seems to be a resurgence of this style with contemporary designers too.

The necklaces come in a myriad of bead types but all have one thing in common - they have more than one strand, normally attached with special findings at the neckline so that the strands sit evenly in rows. Some, like this interesting artisan glass bead necklace, are crimped at the neckline for more of a bunched look. It's perfect for the rich fashion colors forecast for winter 2009 by Fashion Trendsetter. It's muted tones would look wonderful on any color, but would be great with red, which is a very popular color right now.

Other multistrand necklaces of interest are those which actually twist the strands. Mainly done in glass, these torsade necklaces give a neater look at the neckline. Here is one featuring three rows of black and white glass beads. Imagine this with a black jacket and white open necked blouse. It's available in my Carolina Collections Vintage Jewelry store at a bargain price of only $11.99.

It isn't just necklaces that lend themselves to the multi strand design. Many bracelets are made this way. Visit my Ebay store Carolina Collections Vintage Jewelry to view a wide range of multi strand styles - all at bargain prices.

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