|Photo Courtesy of davidlpm021 on Ebay|
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Since I like eclectic jewelry and eye-catching statement pieces, I've always admired the construction and designs of many of her collections. Working at Carson's jewelry counter over the holidays gave me a first hand look at Betsey's stuff. I got to handle what I, previously, could only ogle online. Unlike most costume jewelry, Betsey's stuff is well-made, durable and features high-quality materials for extended wearing.
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The only thing that stopped me from buying any of her costume jewelry was the price tag. On average, a pair of 'simple' (really, Betsey Johnson has no concept of simple in her jewelry designs) earrings would cost $35-40 dollars. Can you say, sticker shock? A little problematic if you're on a tight budget. Little did I know, I could find the discontinued styles online at discounted prices on eBay. A $60 bracelet, can be acquired for a sixth of the price thanks to stores clearing out leftover stock.
But even better is the ability to Do It Yourself. There were elements to all of Betsey Johnson's pieces that I enjoyed, but also plenty that I despised. There is such a thing as 'too much of a good thing'.
|Case in point|
|Simple Pink Polka Dots|
|Black and White Polka Dots|
|Gray Plaid with Bows|
|Pink Plaid with Bows|