Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sponsored post: Styled by Tori Spelling

Darice just debuted a new DIY jewelry line with Styled by Tori Spelling (TM).

Styled by Tori Spelling is basically deconstructed jewelry that you can reconfigure any way you want - without requiring standard DIY jewelry tools like pliers or findings - and is available at Jo-Ann and Michael's. (Tip: Both stores are running their 50% off one item coupon right now through to Saturday.)

The jewelry comes in four styles: Glam, Boho, Noir and Glitz. Darice generously sent me the entire Boho and Glam line to try out. Below you can seem Glam on the top and Boho on the bottom.

Each collection provides a choice of necklace tops, long necklace bottoms, short necklace bottoms and pendants, as seen with the Glam collection below.

The line also includes sets of bracelet chains and "danglers", which can be attached to the line's earring findings or to necklaces.

All of the pieces come together (or come apart) via these easy-to-use connectors.

So, you take a necklace top and pick out a necklace bottom to connect to it.

Or pick them all and pile them on.

Or keep it simple with just a chain and a pendant.

Here's one of my favorite necklace bottoms from the Glam line. I mixed it up up with a pendant, necklace bottom and danglers from the Boho line in a combo I will save to wear to the next Met Gala, should I be invited.

You can also use the connectors to incorporate your own jewelry. Here I added a $2 Annie Sez lucite necklace.

To road test the jewelry, I tried out my Pinterest inspiration and went for something chunky, sparkly and not too long.

This was super easy. I combined two Glam necklace bottoms with a necklace top. Clip. Clip. Done.

I've already worn it a couple of times.

My only complaint was that all of the necklace tops are the same length. For variety, I'd like a shorter option. However, I figured out that you can easily make a shorter style by using half of a necklace top, as shown below.

Here are some things to love about Styled by Tori Spelling:
  • The jewelry does not look or feel cheap. The pieces are solid, stylish and bold.
  • The product is great for someone who likes to mix it up with jewelry but doesn't have time to be dinking around with a million little beads and bits. Swapping pieces was quick and easy, which is a requirement when you're getting dressed for work at 6 a.m.
  • Prices range from $3.99 for connectors and necklace tops to $14.99 for the fanciest necklace bottoms, which is affordable enough to start an addiction.
  • The stuff was just plain fun to play with.
Get more details and see the other collections at the Styled Facebook page.

Would this type of DIY jewelry interest you? Should I plan a little giveaway?

(I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Darice and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.)


  1. What a great jewelry idea! I don't like to spend too much on jewelry, so something like this would be great because it's so versatile. I was actually planning a trip to Micheal's so I will have to check this out!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! You made a pouf from a party dress?! That is amazing - way to re-purpose!

  2. Kim Tracy PrinceJune 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I wore that last necklace last night - mine is not red, it's more of a cream/blush pink color - and I did the same thing and only used one half of the necklace top. Great minds...

    1. Love that thing. I wear the coral or the blush one once a week. Sometimes I wear both together.

  • I like the chunky! That looks great. You put together some awesome combinations!

  • Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.comJune 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    I love the pile o' chains! And your pinterest inspirations are a lot of fun - great translation of your inspiration pieces.

  • Half a necklace top = a shorter necklace... genius! Yes, super-simple, but it probably would have taken me a month to figure out! Love all the combinations you've come up with here. :)