Chunky necklaces

Ina's necklaces 4

Today I am showing you my chunky necklaces. They are all made by Ina Busscher, who became a friend of mine. She sadly died a few years after we met.

I met Ina on a jewellery fair. I had not bought anything (which is a first!) and was on my way out, when I bumped into her. She was looking around, wearing the perfect necklace. So I cried out (I am like that…): “Now if that necklace was for sale, I would have bought it. And your skirt too”. We got to talk, she told me she made the necklace (and the skirt) herself and invited me to stop by her house one day. It took me a year and another invitation, before I got round to that. I immediately got hooked and bought my first and second necklace. Soon more followed and I ended up with 15 pieces by her hand. Love them so much.

She refused to make long necklaces, but made an exception for me. The very big ostentatious necklace you have seen with my yellow tunic is not as heavy as it looks. Very nice piece which got a lot of approval from you.

Hope you enjoy the necklaces, which I portray as well as my photographing skills allow me.

Till next time.



  1. 20 June 2013 / 18:21

    A beautiful collection of necklaces, they are beautiful. But I like them on your neck … I hope not to miss, with the change of server. I still flowing an email with your news?

    • 20 June 2013 / 19:37

      Charming as always. Thank you. This was “an easy post”. Photographing them like this, gives me the opportunity to check the image before I press the button. Something I cannot do when I use the remote to photograph myself.As for changing servers…if everything goes as planned, there will be no changes in email, feedburner, Facebook, Twitter. You will know for certain on Monday 18.00 hours Dutch time when a new post from my new server should be published. If you don’t get your usual message, I am afraid you have to register again and I apologize. I am not planning to change very often. Not at all really, but I cannot look into the future.

  2. 20 June 2013 / 19:42

    They are soooooooooooooo me. I love nº 1- 3 and 7 the best, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh WonderfulXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • 20 June 2013 / 19:45

      I would have guessed the one with the feathers would have your preference. But yes the wolves.. that is you too.

  3. 20 June 2013 / 20:22

    I love every one of your necklaces, I like the combination of stones ( are they stones? ). As you know , I sometimes made mine myself, so I do appreciate your post. I can’t wait to see them on you!

  4. 20 June 2013 / 20:38

    They are plastic, wood, jade, stones… all sorts.I am wearing the green one with the blue lapis lazuli at the bottom in “About me” on this blog. Wore the big necklace with copper and jade on my little black dress.

  5. 20 June 2013 / 21:24

    Superb work. I love them!

  6. Marianne van den Berg
    20 June 2013 / 21:25

    When I see all your beautifull necklaces, I think you don’t wear them often enough. But they are so lovely that you can wear them forever.

  7. 20 June 2013 / 22:19

    They are all yours, Greetje?Why have we never seen them on the blog before? They are gorgeous!I really can’t say which is my favourite piece, simply depends on the outfit. Can’t wait to see you wearing them.AnnetteLady of Style

    • 20 June 2013 / 22:39

      You have seen some of them before. The wolves with my olive LaDress dress, the big copper and jade with red beads with my little black dress and I am wearing the green one with lapis lazuli in he photo in “About me”.

  8. 21 June 2013 / 04:21

    These are most definitely a work of art. I can see how and why you fell in love with her work. Your collection is enough to make any of us a tad bit jealous and a whole lot of wanting. You did an amzing job photographing these gems. Did you take them inside?

  9. 21 June 2013 / 04:28

    Greetje, what a amazing collection! You know that I have a pile upon of necklaces obsession but this pieces are deserving on their own.How lovely that the artist behind then was also a nice and given person!!!!!I’m giving a big thumps up to your photographing skills.

  10. Barbara de mul
    21 June 2013 / 06:37

    hELLO, EXCITED about the change of look in the webpage coming up! The necklaces are amazing, you are lucky to own so many of them. Keep up the good work, your new reader from Antwerp, Barbara

  11. 21 June 2013 / 06:40

    Great collection Greetje and quite a few ‘new’ ones for me too even though I’ve seen quite a few of your outfits by now. See you in a couple of days! I will be so happy to escape the terrible smog here in Singapore (caused by deliberately lit fires in Indonesia). I can barely breathe!

  12. 21 June 2013 / 07:09

    She was a good artist. Made lovely paintings.I photographed them inside during the daytime with enough light. Black background donated by my niece (the photographer), and the mannequin I borrowed from Anja.

  13. 21 June 2013 / 07:10

    Getting better all the time. But baby steps Ofelia. And no, you cannot pile these.

  14. 21 June 2013 / 07:13

    Lovely to have a new reader. The changes to the blog won’t be that big as I want to stay close to this original. The changes for me will have more impact. Another system to learn.

  15. 21 June 2013 / 12:21

    Wow those are lovely chunky necklaces. I favor more delicate looks, but these are very pretty.

    • 21 June 2013 / 12:25

      I have a whole collection of delicate ones as well. Different outfits different jewellery. I think I am a bit of a necklace nut.

  16. 21 June 2013 / 16:20

    Nice necklaces. The blog looks great, clean and crisp.

    • 21 June 2013 / 17:02

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment Sistergirl and welcome.Hope I can live up to your expectations.

  17. josepmbadia
    22 June 2013 / 18:24

    I just got an email that tells me about your new post i have seen the new blog design. I like it, and I'm happy because I'm sure I'll have no problems to follow. 🙂

    • nofearoffashion
      23 June 2013 / 08:44

      Thank you so much for telling me. I spent 9 hours yesterday being very impatient before my blog materialized. Still some work to do, but I am relieved.

  18. Alice
    23 June 2013 / 09:05

    Great new design on your blog. I need to invest some time and look into making some changes on my blog but I seem to find less time in the day these days.

    Just curious, what made you move to work press?

    These are gorgeous necklace that are truly a work of art. Thank you for sharing!


    • nofearoffashion
      24 June 2013 / 04:59

      I am with you… no time at all. So I spent money and had it done for me.
      There were a few reasons to switch to WordPress and this template. It annoyed me that there is a bug in Blogger when you fill in a comment with your iPad or iPhone. If you leave the commentbox and return, you have to switch off your keyboard, go back to the comment box and switch it back on. And another major thing was, that there was no possibility at the bottom of a commentbox to receive my reply or other comments. There were more reasons. If you want to know we can email?

      • Alice
        24 June 2013 / 06:18

        Thanks Greetje. I am thinking of installing Disqus on my blog so that the person that makes a comment receives a notification when I reply. I think it creates a more conversation than blogger is today. I like the idea that the reader knows you've read the comment and replied. Rather than making the reader's responsibility to go back to the blog post and see if there was a comment. I have so much too learn..

        • nofearoffashion
          24 June 2013 / 06:45

          Which leads me to the question…. Did you receive an email with my respons to your comment? And if so, are you receiving this one by email as well?

  19. Rebecca
    26 June 2013 / 16:05

    Oh wow what awesome chunkies! I'm currently obsessed with statement necklaces …..they really have the magic of transforming any look to the next level!!!


    • nofearoffashion
      26 June 2013 / 21:05

      I am hooked on necklaces. Love them. Perhaps that is my signature??

  20. barbara
    2 May 2014 / 16:19

    Hey, do you really own this whole collection? I remembered this post, and it was fun looking at it again. I’m a big fan of posts like this.

    • Greetje
      2 May 2014 / 22:55

      I am embarrassed to admit it, but yes I own the whole collection. It started with two and it got out of hand.

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