Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Cougar Town necklace and other jewelry projects


I am finally getting around to posting my jewelry pics.

I made all this stuff ages ago, but I couldn’t find my camera at the time to take pictures.

I have made jewelry for years and I usually draw ideas from jewelry pieces I see on TV, movies, or in my day-to-day life. A few months ago I saw an episode of “Cougar Town” on TV. I instantly fell in love with the necklace that Courtney Cox’s character wears in nearly every episode (the long one with the little discs). I went online to try to find/buy it. Ha! Well, I found it alright, too bad it costs $3500!


As time went on, the necklace became more and more popular and now it’s easy to find knock-offs, especially on Etsy. Still, I wasn’t willing to pay the $75+ that people were charging for it, so I bought all the supplies (the little circles took me forever to find) and got to it. I also made the gold leaf necklace she wears and I’m thinking about making a replica of her turtle necklace. Basically what I am saying is that the show stinks, but seeing her jewelry alone makes it worth watching!

It was easy to make and so far, the gold-plating is holding up well. In addition to the 44″ circle necklace and the leaf necklace, I made a necklace with organic-shaped circles, two bracelets, and a pair of earrings.


Here is a not-so-flattering pic of me wearing the leaf and circle necklaces:


All together, I probably spent $20 on the supplies, and I still have lots left for future projects.

I even gave some supplies to my pal A. and she made the necklace too!

If you are interested in where I got the stuff needed to make the necklace, check out these Etsy shops (again, the gold discs were tricky to find, but with some work searching, it can be done!):

I have other pieces in the works, so I’ll post those soon as well.



4 thoughts on “Cougar Town necklace and other jewelry projects

  1. Hi! Ok, so where did you finally find the little gold plated disks? i too, want to make this pretty jewelry and the etsy prices are a little steep. Thanks! Joan

  2. I was wondering if you had info on the scorpion necklace that the blonde was wearing when Travis was leaving for school after head injury ???? LOVE LOVE LOVE IT !!!!
    Thanks !


  3. Whatever, your picture is waaaay cute! Love the jewelry. I need to maybe be crafty one day and make some jewelry. You are oh so clever 🙂

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