17 March 2008

Jackie Jewelery

Since I have been immersed in all things JBK lately, I figured why not go the whole nine yards and stock up on some Jackie jewelery. The Jacqueline Kennedy Collection is made made Camrose and Kross and it consists of replicas of Jackie's jewelery. I chose three pieces (from The Shopping Channel, Canada's version of HSN) to start my collection. Each description below is lifted from TSC website.

Three Strand Pearl Necklace
The Jackie Kennedy Collection presents this triple strand faux pearl necklace. Each pearl is hand knotted for a total of 158 pearls and the art deco clasp has 14 Swarovski crystals.

Dual Pearl Pin Set
The styles of yesteryear look as chic today, like this dual pearl pin set from the Jackie Kennedy Collection that features two pins in gleaming gold plate with faux white pearls in a circular design.

Topaz Flower Brooch
The gracefully fluid design of the Topaz Flower brooch from the Jackie Kennedy Collection is brought to life by the shimmer of Swarovski crystals.

I also found this awesome PDF document online. If you love Jackie's clothes as I do, this is a must-see.

Let's finish with questions from the recent comments:

In reference to my last post, Becky asked, "Ooh, I'm jealous of the silk. I'm not sure if I've ever actually sewed on silk, actually-- definitely silky fabrics, but that's not the same thing. Is it a lot harder to sew on than other types of fabrics?"
If you've never sewn silk before, I strongly suggest you start with silk dupioni. It has a crisp, dry hand and isn't slippery like a silk charmeuse. It behaves beautifully - very much like a thin woven cotton. One down side, is that it can be a bit ravelly, but if you don't handle it roughly, it shouldn't be a problem. My only last caution, if you plan on using it in a very close fitting garment (like a tight evening dress), underline it with silk organza or cotton batiste for stability or the seams may shred on you.

Rose said, "BTW, I finally made bound buttonholes. I used your method. They turned out great - especially for a first attempt."
Way to go, Rose!! I love hearing about successful seamstresses!

Carolyn asked, "So did you have a good sewing week? Did you get a lot accomplished and are you further along with the SWAP pieces?"
I did have a good sewing week. I got a bunch done. At the beginning of the week, I only had four SWAP garments done and I was sweating big time. Now I have seven garments done, one almost done and the other three on the go. With four-ish weeks left until the SWAP deadline and a four day weekend for Easter, I think I'm in good shape now.


Anonymous said...

Wow, such fun to be able to buy replicas of the actual pieces Jackie wore! Besides liking Jackie, I adore anything Audrey Hepburn too. Or Chanel!!! There are some fun web sites devoted to Audrey, in fact one actually highlights patterns that would duplicate her looks. If I were more computer savy, Id put it on here. Thanks for keeping us Jackie devotees informed.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I have been toying with purchasing those pearls and now you have them! But you know you are just teasing me...showing me the jewelry...showing me the inspiration...BUT NOT showing me any more garments!!!!! And you just admitted that you have more done...so c'mon show us something...puhleeezze!

Oh and please don't tell me you've made a pillbox hat...just don't do...no, it can't be!!!!! :)

angie.a said...

Totally off topic :D But my BSG S3 DVDs came today!! Woohoo! I happily spent my sick day propped up on the couch watching from the beginning. The Unfinished Business Extended episode was awesome.

Only a couple more weeks to go!!!

Michelle said...

Those are beautiful pieces! Jackie was certainly a woman with timeless class, taste, and beauty!

Vicki said...

Thanks for the PDF - great viewing. And the jewellery - very nice!!

Like Carolyn, I am hanging out for the next garment instalment!!

Tany said...

Thank you so much for the pdf! And the jewellery is fantastic!

Marji said...

Love that jewelry. And thanks for the pdf link. Love links. ;)

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