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.


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. :)