- purple hydrangea
- brown tones
- rose bib hinged
- french connection
- paper flower
- mask stone
- adieu tristesse
- handcrocheted black
Bib/statement necklaces are everywhere these days, and have become especially prominent on etsy. I initially had my doubts, and there are still a lot handcrafted bib necklaces that go way too far in making a statement. I have noticed a number of really gorgeous necklaces. These are only a few of my favorites.
The bib necklace simply by sense of scale gives the crafter a lot more space to express their creativity. One of the problems is that as with many crafting trends, I feel like I've seen a lot of people expressing someone else's creativity.
It's certainly difficult to work within a trend, and also make it your own. The successful crafter takes a little bit of a chance with their creation, engaging in some give and take with the trend.
Finally, I have to comment on the tag "statement necklace." It seems to me that the point of jewelry, even more than clothing is simply to make a statement. It seems like a bit of a "no duh" phrase, but in a way I like it in the way it acknowledges what should be obvious.
I've decided to try my hand at the trend. Here is my newest creation: