Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010 --- 3:50 a.m.
In fashion magazines and the red carpets you are seeing dramatic, chunky necklaces.
They are worn with everything, from gowns to t-shirts.
But the prices are more than most of us want to pay.
I found a small Wisconsin community it is Schullsburg. It is in Lafayette County as you can see on the map here.
The store is Creative Soul and they specialize in big necklaces.
Creative Soul earns a spot on this week's Hot Trends.
Big, chunky necklaces make a statement on any outfit. Stones are huge this season.
From a striking Moonstoon necklace to the popular trend of dangling things like cameos and interesting objects hanging from beaded pieces are all the rage right now.
Also, pairing separate necklaces together like these two made out of materials from New Guinea, it can all be found at Creative Soul on Water Street in Schullsburg. An hour drive from Madison, in Lafayette County.
But the shop is not just about jewelry, there are paintings and other objects that feature artists from the area.
"All kinds of paintings, there's sculpture, there's potter - photography and there's native american art as well as the jewelry."
She has a number of jewelers working for her and making the designs of the current trends. But what's different here is that these necklaces are from $15 to 35, giving you a good reason to check out her merchandise. And as prom season is upon us, there are some more youthful looking pieces that will add to any teens special night.
In fact, some jewelers she works with can even custom make your necklace for special occasions.
"If given enough times my jewelers there are a couple that do make jewelry on demand. "