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« on: November 22, 2005 03:40:31 AM »

I have this dress, only it is black and want to make some kind of fabulous beaded necklace to go with it for my company Christmas party.  I do not loom or wear a lot of wire jewelry since I have long hair.  I have until December 2 to complete it too...so what do you suggest?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005 09:46:18 AM »

Hi there -- Did you mean suggestions as to 'what particular kind' &/or 'what particular color' of beads? ...
If so:

Of course just about any color or kind of beads could look fine with a black dress...
But for sheer knockout power with any dressy outfit in any color at all -- even if the necklace has to be only one or two strands in small millimeter beads, i.e.,the  least-expensive sizes -- I'd say my fave choice would be Swarovski crystal, both faceted rounds & faceted bicones, in the colors 'clear' & 'white opal', and maybe a few 'clear-AB' sprinkled in.

If desired you could also sprinkle in a few beads in one or more colors taken from the outfit ... in this case, perhaps 'jet' and-or 'black diamond', with or without a finish such as AB. [In general I'm not screamingly fond of crystal beads in any sort of "finish" unless it's just a few here&there -- but I know plenty of other people who absolutely adore them & use them by the ton.]

If you do choose Swarovski crystal beads, though -- I believe that if I were you, if at all humanly possible I'd remove the buckle-looking decoration on the dress.  Faceted Swarovski crystal can have a tendency to make everything else look kinda ... well, kind cheap. In some cases even real diamonds or other genuine gems, lol!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005 09:58:33 AM »

A long single strand lariat of crystals or something else super sparky would be striking with the deep V of the dress, and not look too "busy" with the ruffles.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005 07:15:22 AM »

I'd say a Y shape necklace with swarovski crystals.

I have no examples, but also a metal chain would be good (vs. bead necklace where beads are all around the entirity)

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2005 12:35:04 PM »

I would recommend a lariat or even skip the necklace and go with some really cool earrings.

BTW, I love the dress!

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