The moon and sun, stars and spells, cemetery secrets and statement sparkles – throw ’em all into a big cauldron and mix it on up. Nothing pairs better with this celestial kimono than bold gold and oversaturated sparkles. Well, plus black, but that’s always a given.
If you live in Chicago and haven’t heard of Bachelor’s Grove,… are you sure you’re a Chicagoan? One of the most perfectly creepy places to visit during Halloween season. As you can see below, the actual graveyard is pretty bare and run-down, which only adds to the eeriness… If you are brave enough to venture into the dark wooded paths behind the cemetery, you’ve been warned! Tried it once, 10/10 would not do it again (insert scared emoji face with bulging eyes)…..
Anyways, some of my favorite pieces that pack a punch (but aren’t overly time-consuming to make) are crystal chokers. I have this one layered with a DIY larger statement necklace (hopinggg to get this tutorial up someday!)– but it glitters and gleams when worn alone. Chokers are some of the most trending accessories out there now, and they are super versatile. To create one like the one I’m wearing below, all you really need is some medium-link cable chain, pear drop crystals (you can use Swarovski brand for maximum sparkle), 4mm jump rings and a lobster claw.
Cut a length of chain that sits perfectly on your neck for a choker- everyone’s different, but an average size is about 15″. Simply add around 25 crystal pearl drops to the chain with jump rings, spacing them out so one full empty link is between each crystal. You can choose to fill the entire choker, or add to just the middle for subtle sparkle. I love using AB coated crystals here, for the prismatic effect. Feel free to change the colors and even metal colors for unique looks. Pair with witchier outfits (like this ) or go edgy/chic with a tee and leather jacket, jeans and boots.
<Golden sun cuff designed by Theresa Lirov. Rings from various places (not by me!)>
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Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.