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1920s Influences from Hollywood to Your Hobby Table

December 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment


Photo Source: IMDB

History does repeat itself, and in the case of 1920s fashion trends, we LOVE it! The eccentric style of the Roaring 20s has made a huge influence in Hollywood with shows like Boardwalk Empire and the award-winning film The Artist—not to mention the highly anticipated remake of The Great Gatsby. Although we love the nod to nostalgia, we know you probably don’t want to look like you walked out of time machine. Here we’ll show you some of the hottest ways to add this look to your wardrobe.

Beaded Fringe

Photo Source: Mark Montano

Whether you want to rock a flapper dress or pay homage in an accessory, beaded fringe can be achieved in a number of different ways. Create an elaborate bib-style choker made from seed beads with multiple layers that will dance with each movement, or add a little fringe to a pair of shoes. You could even add a tassel to the end of a pendant for a more subtle look. Use scrap chain for the same effect, too.

Art Deco Designs

Photo Source: Braxton and Yancey

The 1920s was an era that celebrated Art Deco style. Incorporate this in your jewelry with the simplest accents, like layered links or sharp angles. Try adding a deco-inspired claspin a vintage finish to complement any look you go after.

Decorative Headpieces

Photo Source: Escape Into Life

Headpieces are always in style and are the best way to add sparkle to an outfit. Find a plain headband or simple cap and cover it in anything from crystals to pearls or sequins. Turn a band into a fancy fascinator with some tulle and Swarovski flatbacks, or create a birdcage veil for the vintage bride with feathers and flowers. Choose your favorite 1920s style to replicate for an elegant accessory you can wear with multiple outfits.

Pearl Necklaces

Any opera-length necklace would be acceptable to wear for a vintage look. Wrap it once for a trendy multi-stranded statement, too! Although classic cream pearls always look nice, modernize your necklace with a bright display like a deep blue or funky peacock finish. We have a great collection of freshwater pearls available in different colors and shapes.

For a more obvious sign of affection for this era, give your next jewelry design a focal that exemplifies your love like our Flapper Girl Russian artist pendant. No matter how you choose to accessorize with vintage flair, remember to have fun. The Roaring 20s was all about celebrating excessiveness and elegance.

-Marissa

Tags: Beader's Resource · Jewelry and Craft Ideas

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Heather // Dec 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Great ideas…old is new again!

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