Get the Look for Less!

There was a lot of sparkle down the red carpet this year at the 2012 Emmys! If you’re like me and love the look of these beautiful precious stones but not the price tag, then get a little creative and whip up some jewelry that is inspired by or resembles some of the pieces seen on the stars! Swarovski Elements Crystal beads are the perfect substitute for diamonds or pricier gems if you still want that amazing sparkle that you see glistening down the red carpet!


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Sofia Vergara was dripping in thousands of dollars of diamonds on the night of the Emmys. You may not be able to get your hands on those exact earrings, but you can definitely make a pair inspired by them! Using the Right Angle Weave Technique, weave together Swarovski Elements Crystal bicone beads in 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm with a Crystal AB Swarovski Elements Crystal Briolette Pendant at the bottom. Attach them to a Gold-Filled Cubic Zirconia Ear Wire to finish the look! Heads will definitely turn when you wear these sparkling beauties! Approximate cost: $25


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Christina Hendricks was wearing a pair of stunning platinum-set ruby and diamond drop earrings on Emmy night! To get a similar look, just string up 4mm Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal round beads by using the Crimping Technique, then dangle Ruby Swarovski Elements Crystal Pear-shaped Pendants from the top jump rings and Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Drop Beads from the bottom strand of beads. To finish, attach them to a Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Post! These earrings are quick, easy and cost-effective, but you’ll still look like a million bucks! Approximate cost: $30


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For this year’s Emmys, Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy got their styling advice from their kids! Amy Poehler was actually wearing a $2 ring her son wanted her to wear, while Melissa McCarthy wore a sparkling pink ring her daughters picked out! Whether it costs $2 or $2,000, statement rings are definitely a must have to add a pop of color to your outfit! To get the look, we used the Right Angle Weave Ring Technique and stitched up some Zinc Plated Metal Beads Round Seed Beads around a Sapphire Swarovski Elements Crystal Oval Stone! Approximate cost: $15


Happy Beading – Allie


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