Quiet Lion Creations by Allison Beth Cooling

4.25.2016

guest post - elamariie



I recently sent my girl and fellow Chicago blogger Ela (of elamariie.com) my Strawberries and Cream necklace, to get her take on styling and setting. How amazing, right? I had to repost my fave pics here to spread the ultra chic style. Thanks for the collab, Ela! Below, an excerpt from the post:

 Follow up post with Quiet Lion and this amazingness around my neck. Dripping in layers of extravagant pearls makes you feel a lavish luxury type of way [and] there’s no better way to style these ravishing jewels than with a classic black and white palette. Wide leg trousers and a fitted black tee exude a timeless look that’s captivating, comfy and chic. Adding a sparkly array of clustered goodness only heightens the look to be seemingly stunning. Score the white trousers at Generation Bliss. Special order the necklace at Generation Bliss as well:) I can go on and on about the creativity and genius work of Quiet Lion, or you can just drop by her page and see for yourself. I’m telling you guys, it’s so worth your time. Wishing you all a beautiful and happy Easter. Stay tuned for an exciting new post, coming soon! xxx

Read all of Ela's posts on her blog, elamariie.com!

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The images within this post are all copyright Ela Czupta. If you'd like permission to use a photo, email me at allison@quietlioncreations.com

4.17.2016

ice queen necklace

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Mix icy pink tones, shimmering bright whites and contemporary silvers to create a piece that merges vintage and modern all in one. Surely fit for any queen, agreed?

I was inspired to make this piece based off my Strawberries and Cream and Talia necklaces, where the method of madness is tangling - braiding, rather - strands of pearls and chain to give the look of a captured "mess".

Adding starburst beaded flower accents gives energy and sparkle, something that could be taken and emphasized upon in another creation - foreshadowing?

Thanks to Elle Hong Kong for the bright backdrop and my $6 flea market orchids. Most of the materials/beads I used for this necklace were from Cousin Corporation, which you can grab at any major craft retailer.


COPYRIGHT
Because I take all photos for my blog, the images within this post are all copyright Allison Beth Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations. If you'd like permission to use a photo, email me at allison@quietlioncreations.com