The Jewelry Insider

December 10, 2008

Paula Abdul may send American Idol contestants home without a record deal, but she doesn’t let them go home empty-handed.

Paula Abdul

The former pop star has been designing jewelry since her debut on the show in 2002, and she graciously likes to give her baubles to departing wannabes as glittering parting gifts.

“I wanted something the kids could touch and feel to remind themselves that their talent got them here,” Abdul told reporters.

And now the former pop star’s jewelry creations are being offered to all of her fans as part of the new HSN Forever Your Girl line, which makes its debut Saturday. The collection also includes handbags and other accessories, with a price range of $29 to $200.

Paula Abdul Cuff BraceletAmong her newest pieces are dangling heirloom earrings and a beaded leather cuff bracelet that will go to the female participants in the new season. She inscribed it with the words “reach for the stars.”

Abdul says she’s looking forward to welcoming her old friend and new judge Kara DioGuardi when the top-rated Fox show returns Jan. 13. “Hopefully she’ll give Simon hell,” Abdul says.

The singer-dancer-choreographer’s other plans for 2009 include her first album of new material in over a decade and a new reality TV special for MTV called “Rah! Paula Abdul’s Cheerleading Bowl.”

Star jewelry makes anyone a singing sensation, and has a glittering array for the Idol contestant in all of us. Who cares if your stage is the living room, your band is the karaoke machine and your audience is the dog?

Bring out the star power this holiday season!

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