Monday, June 27, 2011

Body Chains - Not just for Belly Dancers!

If you are a typical woman, you probably have a variety of chain necklaces in your jewelry wardrobe. Most of us might several different styles. They seem to add just the touch of pizazz to any neckline. Add a pendant to the look and you have a lovely accent to your outfit.

A hot new trend this season seems to be taking chain necklaces and pendants to a whole new level with the introduction of a piece of jewelry called a body chain. They have recently been spotted on a host of Hollywood starlets and this has given the jewelry makers the impetus to add them to their contemporary jewelry lines.

What is a body chain? It's is a combination of chains which combine the look of a pendant necklace with what might simply be described as a light version of chain mail! When I first started seeing them, the look reminded me a bit of the sorts of styles women used to wear when they were belly dancing. But you don't need to be in a harem to enjoy this popular new look.

The pendant part of the necklace is usually joined with vertical rows of chains and then the chains are joined at the hip or waist area with a long single chain. The whole thing drapes over a shirt, blouse or slim fitting top. With the summer season here, another popular look for them is to wear the chain over the top of a bikini for a sexy, hot look.

What do you think of the look? Yay or nay? The look is so sexy and alluring, I am guessing the guys will definitely vote yay!

The style shown here is one that I have recently added to my Jewelry Lane shop at Ruby Plaza. Priced at just $22, it's can be affordable new addition to your trendy jewelry wardrobe.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hot New Fashion Trend - Earlaces - Rihanna Style

One of the hottest new trends in jewelry is a combination of earrings and necklaces called an earlace. The style has become very popular after R& B star Rihanna was seen wearing a pair recently. I can't keep them in my stores.

What is an earlace? Simply put it is a pair of earrings which is normally joined by a series of chains. Ever since the style became popular all sorts of embellishments have been added to the chains - rhinestones, glass beads, and most recently feathers, another fashion trend this season. I also have some with peace logo motifs and flowers in filigree settings which join the chains to the earrings.

Who knows whether this fashion trend will last, but right now, they are selling well, and I keep relisting them.

What do you think? Is an earlace the style for you?

Here are a few examples of some of the styles that I have just added. For more designs, head on over to Jewelry Lane at Ruby Plaza or my ebay Store Carolina Collections Jewelry.