Hello, hello, everyone! I've got a treat for you today! Yes, it is another Weekly Wednesday, but this time I've got more stuff for you :) This week, I thought a good theme would be "rose gold." I've seen a lot of it in my browsing, and it's grown on me to the point where my new phone (first upgrade since the 5C) is going to be rose gold. It adds more interest than the ordinary silver and yellow gold in my opinion. You might be thinking, "but it's only in jewelry." I have news my friends. It's not limited to jewelry! I've found some awesome items from a variety of categories. Shall we begin?
Item #1 is from DavieandChiyo
Now, I'm normally not a fan of sequined things, but I think paired with a non-sequined piece, it's something very classy that every lady needs to have in her wardrobe. If you and your handsome man or your group of girlfriends are going out after work or on the weekend, you aren't going to want to carry something that's like a bag of bricks, right? This clutch would be perfect for a night out. Just take what you absolutely need--ID, debit/credit card, insurance card (if you're a klutz like me), lipstick, and keys. This beauty comes in two sizes -petite and classic, and you have the option to customize is you would like. I think this is perfect the way it is, but the option is there nonetheless. If sequins aren't your thing, they have plenty of gorgeous clutches in their shop. Grab one now so you cans step out in style on your next night out!
Item #2 is from HarlieandCo
How many pillows is enough? THERE ARE NEVER ENOUGH PILLOWS!!! This is a geometric rose gold pillow cover. Got a pillow you want to change? Just pop this baby on and you're good to go! What's great about pillow covers is that if you get something on them, all you have to do is pull them off and through them in to wash--you don't have to worry if your going to have a misshapen pillow after throwing the entire thing in, because no one wants a lumpy pillow. There's a lot of detail but it's still very minimal and very tasteful. Not a fan of triangles? They have some other options in the shop that are nice as well!
Item #3 is from AshleeVictoriaDesign
I'm sure you've seen a lot of large letters and symbols like this one lately.. They're very trendy right now, and I'm sure they'll continue to be so for a while. This is a simple ampersand that's rose gold in color. You can use it like the picture (as a table piece) or hang it on your wall with a gallery of your favorite photos! The options are limitless.
Item #4 is from OhSoRelevantDesign
Geometrical terrariums are something that have come onto the scene recently, and they are great for adding visual interest to your space. You decide what you want to put inside or what you want to use it for. It doesn't have to be a terarrium--add white string lights for a nice subtle light piece, add sand for a zen garden (or neon sand as the maker suggests), add a candle for a candle holder, use it as a place to catch your rings at the end of the day, or use it to catch your keys so you don't lose them (I always misplace them, just ask my boyfriend). Whatever you decide to use it for, it will definite be a great living area addition!
Item #5 is from Borcik
These little lovelies are just gorgeous in my opinion. You get sparkle, a little color, and a minimal design. They aren't huge, so they won't weigh your ears down. Definitely great for wearing with any outfit--dress it up or down. Druzy jewelry is very popular in the jewelry world so you won't have to worry about being out of style. I don't think you could ever be out of style with these babies. I'm having to resist purchasing, but I REALLY want them...they're just too pretty (maybe later though..haha). Make sure to check out the shop!
Item #6 is from LaLueurCandles
Ok, anyone not like candles? I didn't think so. This soy candle has been poured into a rose gold glass container with a double wick. You definitely want to get it to burn evenly, so two wicks is optimum. I like soy candles because they burn cleaner--you don't get the excess ash--and they last longer (this one has a burn time of 55+ hours). Do you like certain scents? There are many scents that you can choose from---amber vanilla, eucalyptus mint, cinnamon buns, etc.--to make this candle one of your favorites. And you can repurpose the lovely glass container after you finish burning the candle!!
Item #7 is from EmbersJewelleryShop
Here we've got a very pretty bangle. It's simple yet elegant and has a nice texture. The stones are semi-precious white faceted topaz that are hand-set into the bangle. You can literrally wear this with anything--casual or professional. Use it to dress up or dress down an outfit--it's totally up to you!
Item #8 is from thedancingoctopusshop
Enter the office suppy realm! You all know I have a thing for office supplies (I'll have to takea picture of all of the notepads I have sometime), and push pins are another favorite of mine. I don't have a large amount of them because, you know---cat (pulls out pins and spits them out), push pins don't mix. Right now I have natural wood ones that are in a jar that has a kitty-proof lid. These are very classy and unique...Don't have time for the gold or silver ones--gimme the unique schtuff. If you like having a variety to choose from, these come in packs of 12, so you won't have a ton of them on hand--just enough to ease your office supply addiction.
Item #9 is from ChinChinsBoutique
These lovely jacket earrings are a perfect combination of feminine and edgy. They're something different that not everyone is going to have. Personally, I've never seen any like this, so they definitely would be a unique add to your jewelry box. They are lightweight, so you don't have to worry about them weighing your ears down. Definitely get your edgy on with these without being too edgy ;)
Item #10 is from JamboreePartyBox
I bet you never really would've thought about straws! Yes, there are rose gold foil straws! I think these are definitely neat and a nice touch to any drink. I'll have to saw that I'm a fan of paper straws for some reason---maybe it's because I love paper; maybe it's because I like the thickness of them (sometimes those plastic ones are so thin they break immediately). These straws come in multiple patterns, so you have a variety, and they can come with little flags if you wish. Lots of cool straws here!
That's all I have for you all today my friends! I hope you've enjoyed this rose gold-themed edition of Weekly Wednesday and the extra items. I'll be back next week (hopefully) with something brand new. Now head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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It's been really busy around these parts, so I'm doing a throwback Weekly Wednesday this time. Do note that these items may have sold in the time after this edition was published, but make sure to check out their shops! They all have awesome stuff!!!
Hello, Everyone! Welcome back for another Weekly Wednesday! This week, I decided to go with a Mala theme (seen a lot in boho styles and in Buddhist culture). All of the shops whose items I've featured today have lots of gorgeous items, so I had to narrow it down to one item per shop--you may want to go take a look at all the beautiful items they have!
Malas have been growing in popularity in recent months because of their appearance in fashion and use in yoga, but I want to give you a little bit of background behind them in case you aren't familiar with the origin. Malas are traditionally used as prayer beads in the form of meditation. There are usually composed of 108 beads in addition to a guru bead to help the user keep count of how many times they have repeated a mantra. Malas are also made in counts of 18, 27, and 54, but they all go into that initial 108 an even number of times. Sometimes they are composed of specific beads for particular purposes (one type of bead is used for one mantra and another for a different mantra). I won't go any further into their origin than this but I will leave a link here in case you are interested in learning further about them :)
Now, let's jump into today's finds!
P.S. These can all be used as either necklaces or bracelets as most of them use the traditional 108 beads! Versatility is always awesome and always a plus!
Item #1 is from beadsnbones
The first thing that caught my eye with this piece is how it's not like your normal mala. The second was the variety of textures inherent in the beads that were used--carved bone beads from Nepal and Tibet, vintage crow beads, bone and vintage glass beads, and a conch shell from Nepal. So much culture and simplicity in one piece! Gorgeous piece! For more information on the symbolic nature, head over to the listing.
Item #2 is from NOMADaccessoriesETSY
I really like the contrast with the pink and green here! The colors balance each other--the softness of the pink and the harshness of the green. The guru bead in this piece is a bodhi seed (red stars and moon type--description here and here ). I also really like the knots between each individual bead because it adds more detail and makes it all the more handmade. Like I said in the beginning, I had to just use one piece from each shop, but there were several others that I loved from this maker!
Item #3 is from TrueBelieverJewelry
I saw this on and went, "this is f*%king gorgeous!" I'm absolutely in love with the color palette the artist chose. This mala is composed of blue sky jasper, white jade, amber-colored bone with inlaid turquoise, yellow jasper, and metal beads. Such a variety! The symbols in the metal piece stand for 'Om Mani Padme Hum' which is the mantra spoken by Buddhist followers. Even with all of the details and colors going on, there is something soothing about this particular piece. Maybe it's the balance created by all of it; maybe it's the placement of the beads; maybe it's just me :)
Item #4 is from TheMintedMagpie
I love the contrast between the pink and the blue used here in this piece. The use of the two colors in the one tassel is just striking. Most of the time I see malas with tassels of only one color, so this one takes the cake for best tassel! The artist has also used silver beads intermittently. Supposedly the pink agate enhances creativity and strengthens intellect in addition to being a good luck and harmony stone.
Item #5 is from EarthHeartJewelry
Gorgeous prehnite beads are used in this lovely mala! The detail in the beads themselves is exquisite--each one is different. There are also a few czech picasso beads used as the drop for the tassel (which bring out its color) as well as a handmade "be" charm within this piece. The artist mentions that the charm is remind the wearer to live in the moment and "Be true, Be authentic." I feel that they put the meaning of that charm in the best words possible because we all need to be aware of the moment as well as be true and be authentic---how can we really know others without first knowing ourselves by doing just that..being true and authentic?
Item #6 is from SzidoniaCollection
For the final item for this edition, I decided to change it up and feature a mala bracelet instead of a necklace. I've got to have a few surprises every now and then, don't I? Gotta keep you guessing! As with all of the other items, this can be worn as a necklace or as a bracelet. Each of the 215 beads used to make this bracelet are made of sandalwood and are strung on a durable stretchy jewelry cord--in my opinion, this is a plus because it allows the piece to stretch if you're wrapping it around your wrist for a bracelet (especially if you have to wrap it more than most people--like me; I've got smaller wrists, so I need that stretch to be able to twist in another layer or two). The colors chosen are really fitting for this piece as they are mainly earthy tones--the green and red give it a little bit of a pop as does the larger bead placed right at the guru bead (the bead the two strings come from). There is also another piece (I can't really tell what it is) right below the guru bead that lends a little metallic glitz.
As always, go to your favorite handmade site and show your favorite artisans some love! Tune in next week for another Weekly Wednesday!
Until next time,
Hello, Everyone! Welcome back to another Weekly Wednesday! I feel like it's becoming a bi-weekly occurrence though...hahaha. I'm trying to do better! This week I thought a ring theme would be a good area to browse and feature some items from. I've been wearing more rings recently, so it also gave me some time to peruse for myself. Now, we all know I'm a total freak for stacking rings, so I'm going to attempt (key word here is attempt) to limit the number of stacking rings, but I can make no promises :)
Item #1 is from MetaMorphJewelry
Patina rings are really visually striking pieces. You've got the base metal and then the patina scatched away on top to give a distressed look. If you love boho looks, like me then you're going to love this one. This ring was hand forged from bronze using one continuous line that had the pretty patina added to it for a rustic feel. While this looks like a stacking ring, it's really a single ring. Think of a spring. Since it's one piece. you don't have to worry about keeping all the pieces together....but do any of us really do that?--mine kind of go into one little box and I pick out what I want to wear. Really loving this one!
Item #2 is from JewelleryFurKeeps
I absolutely love how cute this ring is. I mean, who doesn't love sloths? They're just stinkin' cute! The ring is made from sterling silver and comes in three different varieties--the sloth on a band (as pictured), the sloth on the band plus an extra band, and the sloth on the band plus two extra bands. I know I'm a freak for stacking rings, but I actually prefer this one with just the sloth on the one band. He's just hanging out on your finger to make you smile.
Item #3 is from esdesigns
I love how realistic this twig ring looks. Like it came right off the tree. I've been a huge fan of the twig ring for a long time now---it's simple but still really beautiful. You can get this sterling silver ring in one of two colors--a dark finish (like the picture) and a bright finish. Both colors are really pretty, so it comes down to personal preference. The dark finish would definitely be an interesting take on a wedding band if the engagement ring was the dark color as well. This maker specifically focuses on making jewelry that's inspired by nature, so if you don't like the twig ring, she has a lot of other awesome stuff in her shop.
Item #4 is from barargent
I actually never thought I'd like crown rings, but I've decided that I do like them. These can be worn alone or with other stacking rings. Both ways would be very pretty. All of the rings are sterling silver (the rose gold is sterling silver covered in 14k rose gold) and have cubic zirconia details. Usually I only like silver or gold colored rings, but I feel like the rose gold is growing on me a little. You wouldn't have to wear any other jewelry aside from this because it's detailed enough to draw attention on its own.
Item #5 is from CharmStoneEstonia
Turquoise is usually something you see in larger chunks, so these are something I've never really seen before in my etsy browsings. There are three different types of turquoise to choose from--sleeping beauty, pure blue, and blue/brown (the green is permanently out of stock--it's the furthest to the left in this picture) . This is another set that would be great as a stack or as a single ring on its own. These ring are very delicate, so make sure that a tiny ring is what you're wanting (and it is--these are so pretty). You don't have to worry about getting these hung and pulling your clothes or getting stuck on something in general.
Item #6 is from daimblond
Resin rings are another thing that I've been seeing growing in number on etsy. I remember them being just a few in number not too long ago, but now they've gotten popular. I like these because they're different from the everyday ring--these are just simple bands. The edges are faceted to add a little detail to the neat flakes on the inside. They are simple but still detailed. She has lots of items in several colors, so definitely check out her shop for other neat stuff!
Item #7 is from Luxuring
For the final ring of the day, I thought I'd go with one that's really two rings! One ring has an infinity knot with a rose-cut rainbow moonstone, and the other has either a small diamond or moissanite (an alternative to diamond). The two stones go really good together and the knot adds some texture and visual interest. The maker suggests that these could be used as a non-traditional wedding band/engagement ring set, so if you're looking for someone who likes unique pieces, this is one to consider. It's also nice for just an everyday ring. The band in the image is one of 4 finishes you can get for this set. I personally like the stardust brushed option. It caught my attention immediately. If you're going to use this every day or as a engagement ring set, the maker suggests using a band upgrade (here) since the original band is so delicate. I'd go for the upgrade anyway because I tend to be a little rough on rings in general. Lots of good stuff in the shop too.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's edition of Weekly Wednesday! I know I've enjoyed looking through the many, many rings that are listed on Etsy! Imagination is the limit. If you can come up with it, someone can create it or has created it. All of these makers have very beautiful items in their shops, so make sure you check out what each of them has!
In addition, make sure to check out your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Oh..! Before I forget! If you'd like to see a certain theme or item on Weekly Wednesday, make sure to leave a comment below!
Until next time,
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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.