Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a fabulous Wednesday. I have browsed all corners of Etsy to bring you a theme this week--KEYS. I feel like they're something different and unexpected in jewelry, so I thought, "you know, that would be interesting.' And let me tell you it was! The items I am showcasing this week are a few of the plethora of key jewelry items available...just to get you started.
Item #1 is from ShelleyCooperJewelry
There aren't a large number of key bracelets that caught my eye on etsy, but this one immediately did. I like that it's not just a charm (most of them are), I feel like this one is more of a statement piece with the size of the key itself. It's supported by two metal bangles and looks to have a hook and eye closure (definitely a plus when fastening bracelets can be a pain). There are two styles to choose from: burnished bronze and silver tone. The silver tone finish has silver rhinestones, and the burnished bronze has copper and iridescent rhinestones. Either of the two would go really well paired with other bracelets and would be a great addition to your accessory stockpile!
Item #2 is from SuzanNoyesNecklaces
I absolutely freaking LOVE this necklace! It has a lot going on, but it's well balanced and would be an awesome statement piece for an outfit. The design has used four different types of chain in this necklace, and the combination is quite striking--the visual texture is wonderful. There are also coins, keys, arrow-shaped drops, bee beads, and Indian brass bells that accent this piece. This is definitely a must have statement item, and I'm adding it to my want list along with some other items!
Item #3 is from FabFleaMarket
Now, before you say anything about this set being mismatched, it's supposed to be that way! That's what makes this set unique! I personally like that these are mismatched because I think that it actually makes the set look balanced as one has more detail than the other. I love that these are being re-purposed and not left sitting around somewhere. And, the patina/rust just adds more vintage-ness to them!
Item #4 is from LeBijouAntique
Ooh wee! Boy do I love this blue-gren patina! It makes the key look so delicate and vintage! The chain is also very lovely. It is a bronze beaded chain and comes in two different lengths--both of which will fall below the chest (which are nice lengths). I've always like the longer necklaces because you don't have to worry about that one length that tends to want to hide down the front of you shirt! I can't be the only one with that problem, right?
Item #5 is from metalworxjewelry
I know this isn't the traditional idea of a 'key,' but I thought it would be a great example of another type of key. I like the balance of masculine and feminine elements that this has going on (the floral back and the key itself). Old typewriters are so neat. I like the vintage-ness and that the key is re-purposed! It's also adjustable, so there is no need to worry about finding the correct size or needing a little extra room for those days when your fingers decide to swell.
That's all I have for you this week! I truly hope you've enjoyed this key-themed version of Weekly Wednesday. I'm adding all of these to my want list! haha. If you have any suggestions for upcoming editions, please feel free to drop me a line in the comments! Now, head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
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Item #1 is from UntamedMenagerie
This ring is very dainty and beautiful. It's small but still significant to the giver and the receiver. You can get this one in sterling silver, yellow gold filled, or rose gold filled, so you've got options if yellow gold isn't your thing! Maybe take a step on the wild side and try out some rose gold filled pieces.
Item #2 is from TwoCloudsJewelry
I like this necklace because it's something different that you don't see every single day. You don't have to be a nurse or doctor to appreciate it--you can be someone in love or a parent. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do because the heart beat is the signal of life, and the heart symbol is synonymous with love. Think of it as your loved one's actual heart beat (it would be neat if one could be made from an EKG).
Item #3 is from LostApostle
Maybe not everyone will like this necklace, but I was instantly drawn to it. I love how detailed it is! Plus, it's an actual heart and not the symbol we've all come to know as 'love.' It's also pretty much spot on as far as being anatonimically correct! (Read the description for this one because it is hilarious!) If the silver color is not your thing, the maker also has a bronze heart in stock :)
Item #4 is from HoneyThorns
I'm a fan of stacked bracelet sets because you can wear them all at once or two at time or maybe only a single one. I like that you can mix and match how you want them to be. WIth this set you get a heart bangle, an arrow bangle, a bangle that says, 'kind heart, fierce minds, brave spirit,' and a brass hammered and hand painted bangle. You get a choice of silver or gold and the hammered bangle can be one of 8 colors. I'm thrilled that these are non-tarnish because it's not always possible to clean metals and the fact that they are hypoallergenic is another plus. This set would be great with literally anything in your closet!
Item #5 is from robinhoodcouture
I picked these earrings because I love the meaning behind them. The knots represent love with no beginning and no end, and that's something that I feel that each person truly wants in his or her life. These have detail but are subtle enough to be considered minimal. They aren't the only Celtic knots that you can find but they are pretty regardless of which ones you choose. These beauties are mounted on hypoallergenic studs and have comfort pads for long wearing.
That's all I have for you today! I hope you enjoyed this love filled edition of Weekly Wednesday. Stay tuned for a recap of the New York Fashion Week! Now, please hop on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.