Introducing My First Necklace Design

For those of you who follow me in the home design world (and know me well!), you know that I like simple designs, good materials and timeless pieces. The same goes for jewelry. I am drawn to pieces that work today and for years down the road. I like simple statement pieces that I quickly can throw on and immediately look & feel good in. (Hey, a good piece even replaces makeup, ha!).

I have always liked long necklaces and I absolutely love all the pieces we sell in our own store but something different has lately been brewing in my mind. I knew exactly what I wanted needed (!) as a fashion statement but I couldn’t find “my style” a.n.y.w.h.e.r.e. So, I decided to team up with my good friend and talented silver jewelry designer, Asa Daxberg, and have her put my idea in motion.

Together we have worked on a series of necklaces all based on the same tassel design but where the stone and color will vary.

EVERY SINGLE ONE is designed for my own personal wants and needs. I have put effort into every detail. Only good quality sterling silver has been used along with beautiful semi precious gemstones handpicked by myself. Colors have been mixed for specific looks. The necklaces are unique and handmade in the US.

The key pendant is always a simple leather tassel. (I have always adored tassels!). The tassels are made of really soft, quality, Italian lambskin.

The first tassel necklace I am introducing is my Splendid Nautical/4th of July Necklace.

I swear, the only thing I can find to wear for 4th of July is glittery silver Antennas (!) and plastic star necklaces! Come on, folks! For the big National Day!

I envisioned something relaxed chic and something that will look good with all that white I normally wear for July 4th. And something that could be used for all summer celebrations.


So, here it is. Our Splendid Nautical/4th of July Necklace. A Splendid Avenue first. (I think it would work really great with the dress above).


I have picked a long, stylish “uneven beads” sterling silver necklace that is more sparkly than most. A pretty red sea coral and a natural blue lapis stone have been added to the white Italian leather tassel (with a sterling silver cap) and Asa’s signature hand hammered silver medallion. (Here seen on my North West bestie sis, Stacey!),

 Three more designs will be added to the “new” store, launching soon!

Here is the inspiration for my other Tassel Necklaces:

1. City Chic

2. Emerald Green

3. White Bliss


And that is all I am going to say for now (but I have a feeling you can already envison the looks!).

The Splendid Nautical/4th Of July tassel necklace can be purchased in our store Splendid Avenue, here. If interested, don’t wait too long to place your order. Asa needs about a week to finish each piece. Each necklace comes nicely wrapped. So a perfect gift too.

Happy new week to you all. Can’t believe it’s already June!

Written by Splendid Willow in: Store News |


  • Tracey says:

    I have to tell you that Canadians don’t know how to celebrate the country’s birthday like the Americans do and it’s too bad. Love the necklace ! It’s made me think what a Canadian one would look like. Who cares, I’m coming over the border to celebrate. See you then?

  • Beautiful Mon! I love that you are following your dream and that is how great things are born…seeing a void and then making it yourself. You rock pretty lady!

  • Sherry Hart says:

    Yes….when you can’t find what you want…..get it made:). I feel the same way about shoes……can never find what I want! It’s right pretty girl…..!

  • is there any end to your creativity and talent? I think not. Now I see what you have been up to! really looking forward to your next pieces, too! donna

  • Laura Casey says:

    So pretty! I love the necklace and your visions!! Can’t wait to see more. ox

  • Mon you are so talented! And I love that you came up with something so stylish for the Fourth. Your sister is stunning and love her whole outfit.


  • Monika,
    Congratulations. Where do you find time to design jewelry, in addition to all of your other creative pursuits?! Very nice.

  • WOW!! You’ve been busy Mon! Love everything about this :)….and cannot wait to see the other designs. Congrats to you-and I so enjoy
    your creative streak. Beautiful!

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Thank you Ms. Sarah! You are always so wonderful & supportive!

    Hugs, Mon

  • LiveLikeYou says:

    What a great idea!! I love it Monika. So great that you are doing your own designs. Can’t wait to see the collection. Love the tassels with stone, so unusual. Will post it on my blog.

  • leslie says:

    These are so much fun and I like the 4th of July theme:) Great idea and you are going to sell a boatload of these! I admire your creativity and passion for design. Have a great week ahead!

  • Charlotta says:

    Darling this is fantastic! Congratulations and well done.
    The design is awesome and I look forward to seeing the next designs in the series. Needless to say I am grabbing one for myself!

    Big kiss from afar

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    There you are Ms. Charlotta! I have missed you!

    Hoppas att allt aer vael med er alla. Och att vi kanske ses i sommar (fast vi kommer inte foeraenn i slutet av augusti).

    Hojta till naer du vill tjattra i luren.

    Warm hugs to you, Mon

  • woohoo! looks stunning, mon. metal, leather, stone…how much better can it get? and it has a delicate quality paired with that edge which is perfect. it seems we are always in sync with our creative energies as i have been making bracelets over here. can’t wait to share your 4th of july piece on the blog!

    love to you.


    i’ll call later in the week. it’s a doozy of one for me.

  • Delishhh says:

    All I have to say your are SOOO TALENTED!!! Gorgeous!

  • Anci says:

    Åh, vad fint det är !!
    Du är kreativ och väldigt duktig på att skapa vackra saker.


  • Victoria Athens says:

    Congratulations, Mon. The new necklace is unique and lovely and I am excited to see more designs!
    XO, Victoria

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Thank you Victoria! Did you receive something in the mail? Hugs from Seattle. Mon.

  • Julie L. says:

    Lovely necklace, congratulations on your new venture into jewelry! Quick question: do u have more info on that pretty white dress-the short one with the navy ombré edge?



  • Classiq says:

    Congratulations, Monika! I love it. Summer chic, simple, effortless.

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