The wonderfully creative Melissa at Bead Recipes put out a call to make jewelry inspired by our favorite epic TV show. There is one show in particular that came to mind - epic hair, epic clothes, epic dialogue, and epic music: NASHVILLE. Love it! I mean with a character like Rayna, how can you not?
I love the styling on the show - definitely country, but not stereotypical. It's more hip, vintage, and of course lots of leather and sparkles. With that in mind, I started out making something that would go with jeans, boots (naturally) and a flow-y top. I had one half of a toggle clasp that I strung on a long chain. On the toggle I knotted with bronze "leather" cord two beads I made myself, some terra cotta spacers of unknown origin, and a key charm that was part of a gift wrap.
For a bit more glam, I put together teal and gray beads from my Paris bead shopping spree, and knotted it up with gunmetal gray "leather" cord and used dark gray chain. I added dangles of hematite beads - it was one of those healing bead elastic bracelets of my Mom's that broke, so she gave them to me to "do whatever." (I love getting beads like that :-)) I really like how this one came out. I am looking forward to wearing it to work to stand out from all the back suits and conservative pearls.
For one of those rolled up jeans, flip flops and tank top kind of days, I paired a "lava" disk with a silver spacer and the last of the teal beads from the necklace above.
You should go check out what the other epic bloggers have put together:
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com (Hostess)
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.wordpress.com
Karen Martinez http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Lennis Carrier http://windbent.wordpress.com
Lindsay Starr http://phantasmcreation.blogspot.com/
Mona Arnott http://bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Shaiha Williams http://ShaihasRamblings.com
Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com
Elisabeth Auld http://www.beadsforbusygals.com
Kelly Schermerhorn http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com
Dini Bruinsma http://www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl