Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fun with Jewelry

I really like these Tarina Tarantino earrings:

But at $63 dollars a pair, there was no way I was going to buy them. From the description on her site the pearl is a Swarovski glass pearl and the stones on the post are Swarovski Crystals. It does not say if the actual post is sterling silver or not, but I will assume that it is.

So after a little bit of digging I found the materials to make my own "Swarovski Glass Pearl Drop Earrings" for about 10% of the cost of the original.

The earring posts are not 100% alike. But they are sterling silver, have the little bit of bling like the inspiration and the pearls are Swarovski glass pearls.

I liked them so much I made a dark grey version of the earrings*.

What do you think?

Ciao! xoxo
~Dissolved Girl

* I will update this post tomorrow with picture of the other one. The lighting is not so great so the picture did not turn out good.


2 comments:

Lillian Funny Face said...

They're both really pretty, the Tarina Tarantino ones are probably marginally nicer, but not $63 nice! Looking forward to seeing your ones :)

Dissolved Girl said...

I totally agree. I am a huge fan of her jewelry. But every time I want to get myself something I get sticker shock. So I decided to do the next best thing, duplicate her design as best as possible for myself. :-)

I will have the rest of the pictures up between today and tomorrow. Every time I take a picture it looks like crap, I need Mr. P's help. :)