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    (Hostess)
Karen Mitchell         
Andrea Glick            
Karen Martinez       
Lennis Carrier          
Lindsay Starr            
Mona Arnott            
Lee Koopman          
Shaiha Williams       
Veralynne Malone  
Elisabeth Auld          
Kelly Schermerhorn
Dini Bruinsma          
Jami Shipp                


  1. Way cool. I really like the second one. I don't watch Nashville, but I can how your pieces would fit in. Excellent work! Thanks for posting.

  2. How you incorporated the leather is so Modern and Hip in all of these pieces! Great design choices.

  3. These designs are all fun, modern and funky. Rocker chick meets country star. I like them all!

  4. I haven't seen this show, but from what you describe about it, your designs are right on! They are a bit country, trendy, and can go with anything, from denim on up. I like that first piece the best. It has just enough glitz to carry it through from daytime to night time.

  5. I like that you included turquoise and silver which always goes great with boots and jeans. Your knotting techniques add a lot of charm to your pieces. I can see some of the of the characters on that show sporting one of your necklaces for sure. Great work!!

  6. Ooh, I like them! Haven't come across that series but you've definitely captured a funky smart look ! Thanks for joining the blog hop!

  7. Ooh fun pieces. Really makes me think of Nashville and country music.

  8. I really like all of your pieces (and it was fun to hop over to the link to your Paris post!). My favorite is the first necklace - definitely a boots and jeans kind of necklace.

  9. I really love all three pieces you made. They look awesome!


  10. The gunmetal one is my favorite! So cute. I fully approve of repurposing. Yay!

  11. The necklace with the beads made by you is my favourite ♥... Very elegant and beautiful, great to match with so many clothes!


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