Friday, October 7, 2011

Tom Binn's style punk rock necklace

I have really gotten into this whole jewelry thing. As much as I enjoy my own designs I also have many other jewelry makers that I like and wear.

1. Tiffany & Co. is by far my favorite partly because of the name. But nothing excites me more than that little blue box.

2. Alexis Bittar is also a favorite of mine. For my anniversary I just got a lucite bangle and matching hoops.

Silvery white lucite

3. Tom Binns has been a favorite of mine for a while now. Most of his pieces are out of my price range. I do have one of his pieces he did for the Alice in Wonderland movie. I have the tea cup bracelet.

One thing he does a lot of is mixing safety pins with beautiful vintage looking stone pieces. Here are a few examples of his pieces that I like.

The other day while going through my jewelry I found an old rhinestone pieces that I hadn't worn in a while. So I figured I'd experiment.

I used black safety pins for mine along with bits and pieces of chain that I had for jewelry making that was too short to do anything else with.

Not too bad for my first piece. I have to say have been wearing it a lot. I like that it is fancy and punkish all at the same time.

Elvira is my super model of the day.
I have several more of these pieces I am going to make. My mom gave me some fabulous vintage brass pins and I have some pears to work with. I'll be posting more I am sure.


  1. Really nice necklace! The essence of punk style really appears in the design. Nice one!

  2. The necklace is cute on Elvira. She must have it..