They say it’s not what you wear but who you are that counts.
But when your neckline is draped with skulls, daggers, and handcuffs, who you are might seem like a brazen, dark-minded, nympho sadist. At least to some people.
Put a little femme back into your accessories box with necklaces by Amanda Essex. The chandelier pendant pieces peg the right eclectic bohemian artiste look.
The decoupage-happy interior designer started putting them together after snapping up a few discarded crystal prisms with plans to concoct chunky objets d’art. Once she discovered the smooth backs, she instead pasted on an image of a Buddha from an old Metropolitan Museum of Art catalog. She covered others in orchids, shells, and fish.
Sealing them with ground yellow gold, she slips them onto gold wire for a pretty added touch.
Which just might reveal the real you.
Available at Stil, 170 Newbury Street, Back Bay (617-859-7845); The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill (617-527-7845 or stilinc.com).