Neon Jewelry: The Brighter, The Better!

Yes, Lydia owned this t-shirt. No judging!

Yes, Lydia owned this t-shirt. No judging!

We know we’re dating ourselves, but back in the late 80s/early 90s, we had big, fat crushes on the boys from New Kids On The Block. Lucky for us, they are currently on tour with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees (boy band nostalgia overload!), and one of us got the chance to see them in concert this weekend in all of their studly glory (Lydia’s a lucky gal, what can we say.) Although the music was a delightful pre-teen throwback, what Lydia noticed most about the crowd was all of the wonderfully vibrant neon-colored clothing and accessories. Although neon clothing can be a bit bold for some…

This may be taking neon a bit far. But then again, it's Katy Perry.

This may be taking neon a bit far. But then again, it’s Katy Perry.

…we feel that neon jewelry is something with which anyone can get on board, even if it’s just once in a great while. Whether you wear your neon pieces with a simple white t-shirt and cute jeans, or you decide to really jazz up a little black dress with a fabulous neon necklace, we can’t think of a better way to embrace our motto, “bead boldly!” Here are a few design ideas to get you glowing:

Show that you have the right stuff with some bright stuff! Photo courtesy of rerephoto.com.

Show that you have the right stuff with some bright stuff! Photo courtesy of rerephoto.com.

Can't decide which color to wear today? Why choose? Wear 'em all! Photo courtesy of polyvore.com

Can’t decide which color to wear today? Why choose? Just wear ’em all! Photo courtesy of polyvore.com

Neon wire woven over silver hoops. Super cool! Photo courtesy of WatchMeWorld on Etsy.

Neon wire woven over silver hoops. Super cool! Photo courtesy of WatchMeWorld on Etsy.

Make basic black a little snazzier with big, chunky neon beads! Photo courtesy of AlinaandT on Etsy.

Make basic black a little snazzier with big, chunky neon beads. Photo courtesy of AlinaandT on Etsy.

Sometimes simple pops of color are all your need! Photo courtesy of bloomize.com.

Sometimes simple pops of color are all your need. Photo courtesy of bloomize.com.

Love the polymer clay ombre design! Photo courtesy of JustBetter on Etsy.

Love the polymer clay ombre design! Photo courtesy of JustBetter on Etsy.

Lightweight & funky paper necklace. Photo courtesy of PaperMelon on Etsy.

Lightweight & funky paper necklace. Photo courtesy of PaperMelon on Etsy.

DIY neon drinking straw necklace (say what?!) Click on the photo for the how-to! Photo courtesy of cremedelacraft.com

DIY neon drinking straw necklace (say what?!) Click on the photo for the how-to! Photo courtesy of cremedelacraft.com

DIY neon rhinestone necklace. Click on the photo for the how-to! Photo courtesy of diamondsandrust.blogspot.com

DIY neon rhinestone necklace. Click on the photo for the how-to! Photo courtesy of diamondsandrust.blogspot.com

If anyone can rock neon, it’s Cyndi Lauper. Photo courtesy of fashionbloginc.com.

Photos at top courtesy of radvintage.com (NKOTB shirt) and prom.about.com (Katy Perry).

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