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3 Layered Necklaces: Animal Pendant Edition

Welcome to another round-up of three layered necklaces that I have worn as part of my outfit of the day this summer with discussion of how I put these necklaces together.

Although I rely heavily on necklaces for summer accessorizing, I still like to wear scarves from time to time...and if I can wear a scarf and necklaces together, it's a fun combination. One way I like to do this is to wear a long scarf around the neck and floating down to "frame" a necklace (or more) above the neckline of the top. I kept it simple with a pearl necklace (that is jazzed up with 3 sparkly beads for a more modern spin on a classic) and a nice silver chain with the fish pendant that was a gift from Jodie at Jodie's Touch of Style. The fish has both pink and blue in it so it works beautifully with this scarf.


This layered look verges on #neckmess with the many strands of seed beads at the top. I put together two separate multi-strand seed bead necklaces I made--red and gold, dark blue and navy--and layered the red/clear and blue/clear seed bead endless strands from Fire Mountain Beads beneath them. (Because the latter two necklaces don't have clasps, I adjusted the length of the red and dark blue multi-strand necklaces to sit just above them.) I definitely wanted a longer piece to supplement this cacophony of beads, so I added my go-to red/gold pendant option, the White Rabbit pocket watch pendant. That seemed a bit unfinished, so I threw on the gold-tone circles necklace as a frame around the pendant.


Here's a better photo of the pendant, which looks like a window into the third sentence of Chapter 1 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "...but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it..." Appropriately to me, given the mixed-up nature of the clocks in Alice, the White Rabbit pocket watch pendant is not a functional watch; you can set the hands for a certain time and they stay stuck there. In my case, I like to have it set for a few minutes after 5:00 (p.m. implied).

This set of necklaces started with the cream/tan/white multi-strand seed bead and shell bead necklace from CJ Banks, which I wanted to debut with the ivory striped top and coordinating coral glaze tank. Unusually for me, I decided to wear the necklace so that it overlapped the neckline of the tank for a insouciant summer-Instagram-girl-in-a-plain-T-and-layered-necklace look. The mixed metal ring collar necklace has been a favorite choice for me this summer, and I like it a lot with this striped shirt, so it went on as the top layer of the mix. The dark bronze owl pendant (another summer purchase from Fire Mountain Beads) nearly jumped on me, it was such a perfect choice to repeat the bronze of the ring collar necklace and the white of the beads.


Unlike the White Rabbit pendant, this owl pendant is a working clock! Whoooo knew?!

Do you have any animal pendants that you wear, alone or as part of a layered look? Do you have another motif that you favor?

I link up with:

Niki at Life as a LEO Wife (Sundays)

Shelbee at Shelbee on the Edge (Mondays; 3rd Thursday)

Mica at Away from the Blue (Mondays)

Debbie at My Random Musings (Mondays)

Leelo at Beauty by Miss L (Mondays)

Roxanne at Glass of Glam (Mondays)

Claire at Claire Justine (Mondays, Weds, Fridays)

Laura at I Do deClaire (Tuesdays)

Emma at Style Splash (Tuesdays)

Jess at Elegantly Dressed & Stylish (Tuesdays)

Gail at Is This Mutton? (Wednesdays)

Shelly at The Queen in Between (Wednesdays)

Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom (Thursdays)

Ada at Elegance and Mommyhood (Thursdays)

Jacqui at Mummabstylish (Thursdays)

Suzy at The Grey Brunette (Fridays)

Nancy at Nancy's Fashion Style (Fridays)

Michelle at My Bijou Life (Fridays)

Erika at A Little Bit of Everything (Fridays)

Rena at Fine Whatever (Saturdays)

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