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Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Six months ago, my younger sister married her best friend in a beautiful, church ceremony. I was one of the four bridesmaids in her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were short and black. The shoulders and backs of the dresses were made out of black lace. Because my sister’s color scheme was red and black, she decided to purchase all of her bridesmaids a gorgeous, ruby necklace to wear with their black dresses. These sterling silver necklaces contained ruby beads and crosses made out of white topaz stones. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best kinds of ruby jewelry items to buy the bridesmaids in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

How To Copy Famous Designers And Get The Looks The Stars Are Wearing For Less

by Luis Cabrera

If you have ever admired watching TV and movie stars sashay down the red carpet and you love hearing about which designers they are wearing, you might be able to wear similar looks too. Of course, most people cannot afford the jewelry or dresses or even some of the suits the actors and actresses wear. (Sometimes even the rich and famous borrow the pieces for the evening and return them when the awards show is over.) What you can do is copy their famous outfits, getting as close as you can to the original designer piece or outfit without getting into any legal trouble. Here is how.

Using Vintage Pieces

Many designers recycle vintage clothes, or parts of them, in their designs. For a style or outfit that you really want to copy, scrounge through thrift shops and second-hand clothing stores. You may be surprised to find the old outfit pieces you need. For example, take the collar off a 70's shirt, combined with a jumpsuit from the early 80's and a plunging neckline from the 50's, and viola, you have the jumpsuit style that some stars wore quite recently. To get your copy nearly perfect, you may have to look long and hard for specific clothing pieces that have colors, patterns, prints and pieces of the whole outfit you are trying to copy. If you cannot find the pieces so that you can pull things apart and reassemble them into the new outfit, you may be able to use similar pieces as cloth patterns and sew the missing components.

Sewing a Designer Copy

If you have some sewing skills and a sewing machine, you can always sew replicas of your famous designer outifts. You can either use parts of vintage and recycled clothing to create cloth patterns or you can combine numerous paper patterns from a fabric store to create your outfit. As for the exact color or print, colors are easier to match, while matching the print may be more difficult. Because you are not trying to perfectly reproduce the outfit the designer made and the star wore, you can use a pattern as close to the designer original as you can find. Patterns only cost a few dollars, and unless you buy a really luxurious and expensive fabric, your designer replica will never come close to the purchase price of the original.

Accessorizing with Costume Jewelry

There are many costume jewelry shops that sell copycats of designer jewelry. The differences are that the costume jewelry will not empty your bank account and the stones are probably fake/ paste. If you are just looking for goldtone or silvertone jewelry, you can even make your own by buying the jewelry-making supplies from a local arts and crafts store.

If you don't have the sewing skills necessary to make clothes yourself, you may want to work with a local designer clothing company like Zibellini