Posts Tagged ‘necklace’

TBD OBSESSION: JEWELMINT

photos by jewelmint, design by eunice chun, sponsored post by amy nadine

As a makeup artist designing looks for my clients, I always get my inspiration from what they’re going to wear (like we all do!). Sometimes I do the classic pairing (red dress with a red lip) and other times I like to rebel a little against the obvious (red dress with a pink/orange lip). Really it’s all about our moods that day… and the same goes with jewelry. Accessories are the perfect way to further your form of expression and can really make an outfit come alive. And jewelry is another amazing source of inspiration for your makeup and can be tied together the same way you’d match a red shoe with a red bag or clash a lace top with spiked earrings. Here are our latest four obsessions from Kate Bosworth + Cher Coulter’s Jewelmint line and how you can make a statement together with your makeup:

BRIGHT STATEMENT EARRINGS (MATCH IT): This is an occasion where you’ll want to match it with your lip color. It doesn’t have to be the same color, it just also has to be bright. Try these fun Thunderbird Earrings paired with a bright matte hot pink lipstick, then balance the lip with a soft gold shadow.

BOHEMIAN RING (CLASH IT): Yes the colors are bright but the feel is hippie and boho, so don’t match the colors but clash it instead by understating your makeup. Keep everything light + airy by swapping foundation with a tinted moisturizer and add a sweep of bronzer for a “I’ve been hanging at SXSW all day” kind of look, perfect for this Dahlia Blossom Ring.

ART DECO NECKLACE (MATCH IT): Here’s another case where I’d match the retro necklace with retro makeup for a chic + timeless look. So wing that liner and really fill in your brows for a strong look perfect with this Shanghai Eclipse Necklace.

MIXED METALS RINGS (CLASH IT): The obvious choice would be to pull the gold + silver from the Yves Rings and match it with your eyeshadow. But something about that feels a little too contrived… so leave the lids bare and highlight your lashes instead by using a natural-bristled mascara wand for a full and soft look. Then add a peachy glow directly along your cheekbones to keep everything earthy yet ethereal.

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DIY HAIR NECKLACE

In this beautiful world of buns + top knots, we’re always searching for ways to mix it up. Today’s DIY helps us do just that! Making hair jewelry can be really fun & it’s very likely that you’ll have most of these supplies already at home! You can take apart an inexpensive multi-strand chain necklace that you don’t wear anymore, or if you don’t have that you can go to a bead shop where they sell chain and necklace making supplies. Here’s how I created this golden goodness:

photos+ tutorial by Kristin Ess

TOOLS: Wire cutters, flat-head pliers, thin gold wire, strands of necklace chain, a brass loop, a small hair comb + a bobby pin that matches your hair color. (FYI, all of the metal used here can be found at a bead store if you don’t have a necklace to take apart at home!)

  1. Open the brass loop.
  2. String your first chain on to the loop.
  3. Continue stringing chain until you have as many as you want on there. I only used 4.
  4. Use your flat-head pliers to close the brass loop back up.
  5. Slide your bobby pin through the brass loop.
  6. Cut your chains using your wire cutters. I cut each one about half an inch longer than the next. That way they have a draped look and fall about half an inch apart!
  7. Cut a piece of thin wire. You want to cut the wire about 3 times the length of your comb so you have enough to wrap. (see photo)
  8. Wrap your piece of wire around the first prong of your comb. I wrapped it three times to make sure it stays put! After you wrap it, tighten it using your flat-head pliers.
  9. String your shortest chain on the first loop.
  10. Now wrap your wire around the top of your comb and back under. Loop it around once or twice.
  11. Continue stringing your chain and then looping the wire around. You’ll want to go from shortest to longest so that the longest chain will hang the lowest.
  12. Once you’ve finished stringing your chains, tighten it off with flat-head pliers.