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Arctic chill, for real, with my newest slightly edgy, slightly snow-bunny statement set. Monochromatic crystals mix and match with matte curb chain, glacial grey pearls and icicle spikes. Rhinestones and sleek chain finish the piece, acting as a frosty fringe, creating a blizzard of texture, color tone, movement and sparkle!

I’m all about that winter life, but definitely not a Christmas person….plus, most jewelry is better when it’s got a bit of a goth vibe, no? Hence the color scheme and material choice – if you are all about the Holidays, feel free to create this piece in a red/green color palette. This would also look amazing with a metallic inspired-mix; I’m thinking champagnes, rose golds, even silvers….mixed metals are the shit!

I basically started this piece by connecting three 16″ lengths of flattened curb chain together with 5mm jump rings (you can use oval rings as well, mine were a bit bigger at 6mm), connecting every link. Make SURE you close every jump ring perfectly – any small gap will allow the beading wire to thread itself out of the rings….not good! Use monofilament or beading wire to string on beads through each jumpring, forcing the beads to lay flat on top of your chain panel (the small black 4mm faceted rounds and oval faceted crystals, about 7mm)…..Tie each end when you reach the end of the chain panels.

To add the dripping fringe, cut 2″ lengths of cup chain and small cable chain – attach to every other bottom link (on the flat curb chain). Use pearls, 2″ spike pendants and octagon crystals to create beaded drops, then attach those to the links without decoration. Don’t do this all the way up the necklace – leave a few inches on either side so that it lays nice on the neck. Add a clasp and extender to the ends of the beaded chain panel to finish.

It takes a bit longer to make this specific necklace – lots of cutting and weaving involved! I’d suggest making a nice big mug of vegan hot cocoa to sip while working 😂… Wear this piece to any party, or dress it down with a knit sweater, skinny jeans and combat boots!

Quiet Lion Creations Handmade Jewelry - quietlioncreations.com

Quiet Lion Creations Handmade Jewelry - quietlioncreations.com

Quiet Lion Creations Handmade Jewelry - quietlioncreations.com

Quiet Lion Creations Handmade Jewelry - quietlioncreations.com

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

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MODEL: @MISCHABLOOM

JEWELRY/PHOTOGRAPHY:  QUIET LION CREATIONS

A quartet of four looks this time for me and Mischa, spanning everything from flowy bohemian to slightly Southwestern – variety is key. We usually have so much to shoot, we just incorporate ALL the themes into one! This time was no different.

Our first ensemble is as free as this insane Florida beach breeze – why is it always a windstorm during our shoots?! I think it was a little worse last shoot, tbh, so hopefully next time we’ll just be dealing with a gentle, balmy day (key word: hopefully…). Fringe kimono: check. Flower in hair: check. DIY Dreamcatcher necklace: a definite check! I made this mini dreamcatcher by wrapping thread and leather around a large “O” jewelry component – web the thread in the middle, then finish with charms and feathers.

For Look 2 we went with a pop of color and complimentary accessories. My Edelweiss necklace (named after the Swarovski Edelweiss stone featured in the design) combines labradorite chip beads, chain and of course, that statement pendant. Add a few sparkly stacking bracelets to match, then finish with a dainty hand chain.

Look 3 was all about an edgier vibe – I mixed my Curb Chain Choker and Stardust Sparkler Necklace for a layered, luxe vibe. The spiky appearance of the Stardust necklace gives it just a bit of a hard edge – perfect for the mood. Again, add stacking bracelets (kind of my go-to for wrist bling) in complimentary colors to finish.

Finally, we ended with a Southwest-type getup featuring one of my Boho Bandanas – read more about those here! – and crystallized purse. I took a vintage bag and added modern bling with some turquoise cabochons and flatback crystals – it could not be easier to recreate at home! If you’ve got old purses that are in need of a makeover, I say add sparkles!

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography
Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography
Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography
Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography

Quiet Lion Creations Fashion Photography


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Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.

DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com

Equal parts steampunk and victorian glam, this DIY beaded collar is what I would expect Marie Antionette’s goth cousin to sport at those fancy af tea parties. Not that she had a goth cousin (well, that I know of)….

I started by cutting a choker-length piece of large curb chain. I took round gunmetal chain and wove beads inbetween the links with monofilament, looping in the curb chain, to connect them both. Then it was time to add the dangles – cut varying lengths of chain (longest in middle) and attach with jump rings. Add crystal drops for that necessary sparkle. Mine are from a vintage chandelier – seems like that chandelier keeps on giving, I’ve used crystals from it for multiple projects. The gold watch hands were an unexpected find, yet work perfectly as dagger-like drops.

I’d pair this with a black tunic, skinnies and boots – maybe add a leather (faux) jacket too. If you want to go boujee in spirit of Marie, feel free to dress it up with a fur (faux again) coat instead. The tea is served.



DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com
DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com
DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com
DIY Statement Necklace by Allison B Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations, quietlioncreations.com


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.