SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS + GOLD AND SILVER FOIL + VINTAGE PEARLS + CHAIN + CHANEL = INSANE
That’s how we do math @ The Quiet Lion.
My newest necklaces take upcycling to a whole ‘nother level.
Old empty Chanel perfume bottles are redesigned into super sparkly pendants, and hung from metallic chain. I’ve chosen a COCO and No. 22 bottle (my two favorite scents from Miss Gabrielle) and have done contrasting natural metallic schemes with each piece.
Only the best of materials were used : Swarovski Create Your Style crystals were used on each piece. Courtesy of Cousin Corporation, the dealer of Swarovski CYS to all your favorite hobby and craft superstores (Michaels, JoAnn and more) Swarovski’s signature sparkle and shine was the best compliment to the Chanel bottles.
I filled each bottle with gold/silver metallic flake, vintage pearls taken from an old wedding dress, and more Swarovski crystal rounds.
The No. 22 necklace used a palette of silver and champagne (my favorite combo right now), merging that huge statement Swarovski crystal bead with a tassel of top-drilled clear crystals and an ivory pearl.
The COCO necklace took cues from the bottle’s label, merging gold and black together for an ultra chic combo.
I thought about using pearls in this design, but it would have made the look a little too “girly” for me.
I used Cousin’s rhinestone chain to add sparkle to the neck of the bottle. On the No. 22, I beaded a ring of Swarovski grey crystal rounds and attached the chain that way.
When I first filled the bottles, I spent time deciding how I would finish the necklaces.
I had to wrap the chain around the bottles to hold the bottom tassels in place. The No. 22 necklace I wrapped the chain into a “harness” of sorts, while the COCO necklace I used the chain as a “trim” on the edges of the bottle.
Photographing them on a bed of chandelier crystals and bicones is the perfect backdrop!
Lovin’ the big teardrop topaz Swarovski pendant on this one.
Twinning tassels 🙂 These would look amazing paired with a black maxi dress, booties and an updo for effortlessly chic style. Or, go edgy with distressed denim, a plain white tee, a leather bomber jacket and heeled boots.
Hope you liked this inspo! Which necklace is your favorite?
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