Hello, everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful Wednesday! This week I thought it'd be fun to do a throwback to how I originally posted. I use to only post about jewelry, but I later decided to expand a little further out. For this edition, I'm going to do a post featuring minimalist jewelry. It's always so versatile, and more often than not, less is more. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from DianeMabry
These earrings are certainly stunning! They are made from a single piece of sterling silver that was formed to this shape and then the end hammered and polished for a nice shine. They are about two inches long, and the designer has included rubber backings for a secure fit. I don't really know how these could come off without you knowing, but then again I've never had any like these (My hair would probably pull them out!). I'm really liking how sleek these are! That's what gives them the minimal quality. I think it'd be awesome to see these in different colors too! Make sure to stop by and grab a pair to step your outfit up a level!
Item #2 is from ArkensJewelryBox
How could I do a minimal themed post without including some stacking rings? I obviously could not resist. What's great about stackable rings is that they can be worn alone or in a set. Either way, they still look minimal. If you were this ring by itself, you get some texture and visual interest, but if you wear it as a set, you get a mixture of textures. make sure to add this one to your wishlist.
Item #3 is from LittleImpJewellery
I love how this necklace makes a big statement even though it's a small piece. As the name of the item states, it does look like a moon crater. The pendant is handforged by the the designer's studio. The way the piece was created leaves a lovely texture on the inside and a smooth, shiny surface on the outside. It's very contemporary; very sleek. There is also a set of earrings that go with this necklace if you want to complete the set. It's a versatile piece (like most of the other items featured) and can be worn at a variety of occasions.
item #4 is from WROXdesign
The open square on these earrings is SO cool! They've got a very modern, minimal feel to them. I especially like the matte finish--it gives the earrings a nice texture, but you can also get these with a shiny finish. You also get a choice as to the length of them--1, 1.5, or 2 inches. I think the longer they are, the more elegant they will look, so I'd shoot for the 2 inches. Gorgeous piece to add to your jewelry stash!
Item #5 is from ByliaJewels
So, I don't know if you would consider this ring to be minimal, but I really feel like it is. It has straight lines, which are a hug part of minimalism. You do have more than one thing going on, but the direction is either vertical or horizontal. There is a nice little row of white zirconia stone running across that add a nice bit of bling to the piece. For the crystal, you can get either clear or rose quartz, and for the ring you can get 18k gold plated 925 silver or just 925 silver. Either combination would be pretty, but the rose quartz paired with the gold plated silver would be the most stunning. You could wear this ring by itself or with other rings as a stacking piece or with other rings on different fingers depending on the look you are going for.
Item #6 is from WildFawnJewellery
I really like how these earring look like they're floating! It's magic! The circle has been hammered for a nice visual texture which adds to its character. All jewelry created by this designer is made with eco-friendly methods--ie, recycled stainless steel, no harsh chemicals in the manufacturing process. These will make definitely make a statement as people will be looking at how they float!
Item #7 is from ConcretelyShop
I saw this necklace and immediately thought it was unique. You all know that I really like my concrete jewelry, and rose gold is growing on me (enough to wear my phone is rose gold). I was literally just thinking, "is that rose gold foil pieces, or are parts actually cut out of the concrete and rose gold foil applied?" It's just rose gold foil applied flat against the smooth concrete. I love the illusion it creates, though! The concrete pendant will come on a rose gold plated chain that comes in two different lengths. There are not a lot of people who do concrete jewelry really well, but this designer has the skill down!
Item #8 is from lunaijewelry
These earrings are very unique (especially in how you wear them). You wear these with the hook part hugging your earlobe. The jewel will be right against where your ear is pierced. You can get this earring set in a shiny silver or a 22K yellow gold plated sterling silver. I'm personally loving the gold plated option. It looks absolutely stunning with the baguette cut aquamarine.
Item #9 is from SheinaJewelry
I love that this ring has a little bit of bling in it while still being very minimal. It's very delicate and feminine. I think it'd be one that you could wear on any finger, but it really depends on your style. I've gotten to where I like to wear rings on any of my fingers--if they fit every finger. Quick question regarding ring sizes: Has anyone else noticed that the fingers on your dominant hand tend to be bigger than the nondominant one? Maybe it's just the knuckles, but I've got a few rings that fit the index finger on my left hand but don't fit the index finger on my right hand. Weird, huh? Now, back on topic. I could see this one being worn with multiple different outfits, so you're not limited to wearing it with certain outfits..it's very versatile.
Item #10 is from CandiceVostrejs
This is a pretty interesting set of bangles. I really like the texture of them. Two of the bangles are smooth and three are textured. It adds a nice bit of visual interest. The set comes for wrists that measure 55 inches to 7 inches around. I think I'd rather have them bigger because I like mine to be a little bit loose to allow for movement. These would be great for adding some detail to your outfit and would look great in casual or business casual dress.
That's all I have for you this week, everyone! I hope you've enjoyed this throw back style post on minimal jewelry, and I hope that you have found some items that you want to add to your jewelry stash.
Hello, everyone! Can you believe it's already fall? Time passes so quickly when you're having fun! This week, I've rounded up several fabulous fall-themed items--there's jewelry, home decor, etc. If you've not gotten in to the full swing of fall yet, try yourself a pumpkin spice latte (or pumpkin spice anything in the last few years)!
Item #1 is from KenzieLipsDesigns
I will have to say that this wreath is really, really unique, and I love that about it. The round part of the wreath is made out of Italian cedar and is then decorated with a burlap bow, a few colorful flowers, and some greenery. The accents really balance out the piece and add a very nice texture in addition to the cedar. There is still some sap on the wood, but you can wipe it off with acetone without damaging the wood. I think it would look great inside or outside, but make sure you keep it out of direct harsh sunlight and the elements.
Item #2 is from LeafyTreetopLeather
You can do a lot with leather--cut it, paint it, shape it, etc. These earrings are pieces of leather that have been folded to form the shape of leaves--fall leaves to be exact. You've got six colors and three different sizes to choose from. They're all gorgeous, but I'm leaning towards the browns since they'll go with pretty much any outfit. You can dress up or down with these and still look fabulous! Have allergies to certain metals? The designer has options for that! If you like these, the designer has several other gorgeous items in her shop that you should stop in and take a look at!
Item #3 is from RedDogCandleCo
What's fall without a candle? I already have too many candles, but what's one more, right? I wonder how many more times I can ask myself that without being considered a candle hoarder? (haha). This candle is made from 100% soy wax--no paraffins or dyes (YAY!)--and are 7 ounces with a 50+ hour burn time. Now that's what I'm talking about! I'm sure this one smells mouthwateringly good, too. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg with notes of butter, sugar, and spices....mmmmmm.
Item #4 is from MilkandHoneyLuxuries
Fall is definitely that time of year when you want to get out your sweaters, make some hot cocoa/cider, and sit next to a bonfire. Those are all things associated with fall, but the main thing is the cooler weather--and with cooler weather, that means....SWEATERS!
Item #5 is from KitchStudios
It that time when everything comes out in a pumpkin spice flavor. I really first became aware of the trend when I worked at Starbucks. People were asking for it in August, well before release time. That same year (2015), I saw the pumpkin spice Cheerios, the pumpkin spice cakes, the k-cups, etc. You name it, and it most likely existed. I even had people eyeing the cart that held the much craved sauce that I had unboxed from that week's truck in a way that made me pick up my pace as I took it back to our storage area. I was at a Target, so there really wasn't a way of hiding it; however, I did cover the caramel brulee up when it came it. I think this lovely tea towel pretty much sums up the season as far as the major flavor, and everyone who doesn't live under a rock knows what season it is when it comes out. It's a 100% cotton flour sack. Let me tell you, this type of towel is the best kitchen towel there is..especially for drying things! You don't get any of that weird lint you see from other towels. Your crystal will be sparkling! If you want just a little bit of fall in your home, I would suggest this since it is going to be in a room where everyone will see it!
Item #6 is from EastwoodCircle
This would be a nice decorative piece to have in your entryway or in one of those empty spaces in your entertainment center. Add some little pumpkins and fall flowers, and, voila!--you have a very lovely fall decoration. I'm a huge fan of the distressed look, so I'm obviously loving this piece. If you do wish to hang this sign, there is an optional saw tooth hanger that you can have included.
Item #7 is from EverBloomingOriginal
I'm really loving this wreath. The colors are very natural and kind of create a color blocking effect. You've got the vibrant green of the main part of the wreath and the bright orange of the cute little pumpkins (very nice pop of color). This wreath would look awesome on your front door or somewhere inside your home. You do have to option of choosing the color of the pumpkins as well as the hanging ribbon. I personally thing the combination in the picture above would be the most stunning because of the color pop and the rustic feel.
Item #8 is from Soapaucity
If you want to take the pumpkin spice up a notch, then you should try out this whipped body butter. This will be great for your skin since it is made with 100% raw butters and oils and none of the harmful chemicals you will see in the majority of products in the store. The jar itself is BPA free hand has a metal lid. With this you can carry the scent of fall with you wherever you go!
Item #9 is from JewelryByVogue
I think this bib leaf necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I like it much better that those with just a single leaf. I know it's not red or orange, but gold is a fall color. Even though there is a lot of simplicity in the design, it is still a statement piece. I wouldn't recommend layering this one because I feel like it stands well on its own. It would look great for a day at the office or a girls night out.
Item #10 is from InspiredDesignsKy
It took a while for me to find this one, but I love it. There are plenty of clothing items on Etsy that are fall colors, but there really aren't that many that are actually about fall. I really like this one because I feel like it really embodies what fall is--it's harvest time. There's an old pickup truck with a bed full of pumpkins and what looks like a little bit of hay. There are also a few falling leaves and a campfire (I think). I also love that the colors are very fall-ish--brown, orange, and an oatmeal-like colored shirt. The left front of the shirt can have a monogram put on it or "happy fall y'all" in place of the monogram if you want some sort of design on the front. The shirts are long sleeve, making them perfect for the nice, fall weather.
That's all I have for you all this week, my lovelies! Are you all in full fall mode, yet? I bet you are after this edition of weekly favorites! Enjoy your ciders, hot chocolates, hay rides, and pumpkin carving this season. Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Boo! Viewer beware, you're in for a scare! (Remember that, Goosebumps TV show fans?) Maybe I'm showing my age a little bit there. Anyway It's that time of year! Have you started getting your Halloween decor put up??!! If you haven't, you really should get moving on that one because it will be here sooner than you realize. I'll have to say that my favorite type of Halloween decor is a unique combination of steampunk, victorian, and folk art styles---I told you it was unique, didn't I? Combined, the decorations are enough to make you feel safe, but yet you have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something creepy is afoot. Now, don't get me wrong, I do love it all! Those are just my favorites :) Get your scare on and find yourself some amazing decorations!
Item #1 is from prarieantiques
Alright. These are the most realistic fake fingers that I have ever seen. They're definitely good for adding a scare. These can be used in your wax/tart warmer because they are scented. You have many scents to choose from as well. I'd probably go with the fall or Halloween scents since having these out past Halloween might really raise some eyebrows since they do look so realistic..haha.
Item #2 is from Cre8orsTouch
This is a decoration that fits very well into my Halloween style--the Victorian, steampunk, folk art mix. A lot of the stuff I like is made from paper mache, and this marionette-styled cat is no different. Yes, a marionette...sometime those are just creepy in and of themselves (this is similar to a marionette, but without the strings). I think this one is cute, but still a bit creepy. I'm also loving the vintage/primitive look. The way this was created allows you to pose it to a certain extent, and the head rotates--perfect for making guests feel uneasy.
Item #3 is from WreathStreetFloral
When people come to the door you want something that looks pretty and also shows you're a fan of Halloween. I think this one will do the trick! This wreath is a combination of purple hydrangeas, hydrangea leaves and other greens, skulls, and skull hands on top of a grape vine wreath. At the top is a cotton crushed black ribbon. It looks very Halloween-ish to me!
Item #4 is from DearHenryDesign
If you're sending out invitations to your Halloween party, I think these would be an awesome choice! They are created to be like the toe tags you often seen in morgues--they even have a little blood stain on the corner. They are completely personalized with a cause of death and everything. If these don't start giving your guests the creeps, I don't know what will.
Item #5 is from OrangeJarArt
I have no idea where I think I've seen these before, but I'll have to say that seeing them randomly distributed would freak me out a bit. It would be awesome if they blinked! You'd definitely get some screams going, then! The eyes are crafted from polymer clay (this stuff can be difficult to work with if your do not know what you're doing, so I probably would go a little nuts fooling with the stuff) and then handpainted to look old and dirty. Check out the listing for some ways to incorporate these into your decorations.
Item #6 is from UnearthedSalvage
I saw this and originally thought it was actually intended as a piece of Halloween decor. Nope. It's a real dental model--I guess I'm in Halloween mode now. They're actually dentistry students' models from 2006. It's very neat, and actually looks vintage. Now, I'm wondering where the old molds of my teeth before braces are...hmmm.
Item #7 is from Thebatinthehat
A lot of people I've known hate these things. I've played with one, I'll admit it. They are a bit creepy especially if you've seen the movie Ouija (check that out by clicking the movie title). A lot of the stories I've heard deal with not being able to get rid of the board no matter what you did to it. You could burn it, toss it in a river, but it was always waiting for you somewhere. This candle is the lettering of the board. It's 7 inches tall and has no scent. I think it would be a nice piece to keep the guests at your party feeling uneasy.
Item #8 is from frighten
I'm going to tell you right now that I really and freaked out by nuns. No, I didn't go to Catholic school. I just watched one of The Conjuring movies. See below:
Now that I've officially scared the ever loving shit out of myself by looking at these videos, you can possibly get the benefit of scaring your friends and family. I saw the listing on Etsy and mumbled to myself, "aw hell no," because the picture is just creepy and reminded me of the movie. Get a picture like the one above and frame it...in a Victorian picture frame...that'll leave them screaming and completely creeped out.
Item # 9 is from masonjardecor
How about these awesome apothecary-inspired bottles? They're pretty neat, right? You get the labelled bottles, lids, and labels. You can actually use them to hold adult beverages or you can fill with with water and food coloring for a decorative look. Pick your poison wisely---unruly spirits, troubled waters, or embalming fluid.
Item #10 is from RaggedyRee
I've always liked hourglasses, but they always make me feel like time is running out---and that's the point for further making your guests creeped out. Also included in this listing is a clock that was once a prop. Together, the two really get the point across about time running out. Make sure to put it where you're guests will constantly see it!
Item #11 is from Lot450Shop
Here we have a red Halloween/Fall candle. It looks like a blood candle, but it's really just a blood red soy candle with a wood wick. You can get it unscented or in a spiced cider scent. What drew me to this was how deep of a red the wax was and because of the fake blood the maker put on the side--awesome idea!
Item #12 is from 3Ddreaming
To turn on the lights, you'll have to throw the switch. I really think this is a neat idea, and I've not seen them anywhere else. You can get these for single and double switches, and the base can be chosen to be white. I personally like the gray the best...it's darker and more sinister. My only issue is that I would probably be terribly lazy and just leave it up..haha (the doormat and lights around the door from last year are still there).
For those of you who want to get your DIY on, I've found some cool tutorials for you
#1 This is an underground cell that has been made from reclaimed wood. The lights make it extra creepy.
#2 Try this Candy Corn party mix...It's delish; I've made it for the last two years.
#3 Barfing Pumpkin chip tray--Blue Corn tortilla chips, guacamole, and a carved pumkin.
That's all I have for you today my spooks! I hope you've enjoyed this Horror-filled Halloween Edition of this week's favorites. I know I've gotten several ideas for decor and for DIY. Let me know if you like the DIY inclusion and your favorite Halloween items/ DIYs in the comments below :) Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists so love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of all things boho, so I decided that I would do another bohemian themed post that was full of beautiful items. I'm also not just sticking to jewelry this time (even though it is definitely gorgeous); I'll be including home and clothing items in addition to the jewelry to make your life boho beautiful.
Item #1 is from HandloomStore
I like how this kimono looks really nice and comfy. I have my days where I what to wear a tank top and just throw something on top to keep it work appropriate. Anyone else? This would definitely be something I would want to add to my closet to do just that. Grab and put on when I don't really want to wear something else. The kimono is made from Turkish cotton and has handmade tassels, wide sleeves, and a color-blocked stripe. It would be a great piece to add to your wardrobe as it has multiple uses--You can use it to cover up a tank top or as a swimsuit coverup, so it's a year round piece.
Item #2 is from SageAndStoneCo
I feel like this moon phase wall hanging would be really neat to have in your home! I would definitely receive many compliments because I don't recall seeing many things like this in the time I've been on Etsy (since 2013)--really unique. The wall hanging comes in three sizes--small, medium, and large--and can be hung vertically or horizontally (whichever way floats your boat--haha, I got a pun in there since the moon controls the tide that a boat would be on).
Item #3 is from GoodCulture
I absolutely love this necklace! There is a lot going on in it, but I think it would be stunning when paired with a solid color dress or top. The necklace has Turkish coins on it to add even more boho flair to the piece. The size of the necklace is 5 inches long and 4 inches wide on an 18 inch chain. It's definitely a statement piece that you'll want to add to your jewelry stash. You'll also want to check out the rest of the shop to see the other beautiful items the designer has.
Item #4 is from SunFaeDesigns
I've always been a fan of these buntings. They're very shabby chic! These are created from upcycled from sari fabric scraps whose company donates the proceeds to charitable causes (upcycled just makes be love this even more!). Since these are made to order, you are welcome to request a specific color scheme, but you can also get the colorful combinations like what is in the photos. The uses for this are many in number, but you can use them at a special event, as a curtain, or as a space decoration to name a few.
Item #5 is from HappyGoLicky
I really love how well this bracelet lends itself to layering! The bracelet that I'm featuring here is the middle one--the one that wraps. The wrap is composed of leather and suede that are woven into one piece to wrap around your wrist three times and closes with a toggle bar clasp. I really like the detail on the silver piece as well. It has a floral pattern and rougher edges for a more boho-ish look and has been oxidized and hand-polished for a beautiful luster. Attached to the side of the piece is a tassel made of the same materials as the wrap. You have to have a tassel when you're talking boho :) I personally love the layered look, so make sure to check out the maker's shop to see what else you can get to go with it!
Item #6 is from fairlyworn
This is a brillant idea! I would never have thought of it. I love my Katha throw that I've got so much that I am looking for another one! This jacket is made from a Kantha throw so obviously I would like it. If you're wondering what a Kantha throw is, here is the answer: a Kantha throw is a vintage quilt made in India by women who have hand-stitched layers of cotton saris together. The are reversible--as is this jacket! It's two coats in one! One side is a champagne color with colorful stitching and the other side is a blue and green checkered pattern. The bottom edge of the jacket has pretty, red embroidered pattern. To tie the jacket together, the designer has used hand-woven Vietnamese trim. This one is definitely a contender for a future jacket.
Item #7 is from TheSaltyLifeCo
I could see this as being the perfect centerpiece to a bohemian foyer. Add a little of this and a little of that, and you've got a stunning entry/exit way. You might say, "This doesn't look very boho to me." "No, not really, " I'd say," but the meaning behind the word is." Affection, love, peace, compassion, and mercy (to me) would be the center of boho or what I would consider to be the boho idea. Even if it's not totally boho decor, you could add some pieces that would make it moreso. The sign is hand-cut and stained with hand-painted lettering. You could hang this or have a plate holder support it (more uses than a plate holder, trust me).
Item #8 is from RoyalSuzieJewelry
This cuff is awesome. The size is great, and I really like the purple color of the agate. If purple's not your color there are a few other options: pink, blue, teal, green, champagne, brown and black. You can also get a druzy as well if you are willing to pay a tad more (just 2 bucks though). The cuff base is just a simple brass cuff. You tend to see a lot of agate and druzy items in boho jewelry and decor, so this piece definitely screams "boho" and would be a great statement piece.
Item #9 is from WhitetailRoad
Dreamcatchers are another thing you tend to see a lot of in the boho style. Dreamcatchers were originally made by the American Indians to resemble a spider's web. Spiders were a common symbol of protection and comfort to the original group of American Indians who created dreamcatchers. The original tribe believed a "spider woman" watched over them as a sort of spiritual protector. Eventually, through intermarriage and cultural appropriation, the "spider woman" could not protect all of her children, so the dreamcatcher was created. Isn't that a neat story? These lovely creations are said to ensure the nightmares and give the owner only pleasant dreams. I'd need a huge one; I have a lot of nightmares and unpleasant dreams---it's like a horror/psychological thriller in there (my noggin) at night. I'm really loving the soft colors of this dreamcatcher. They are visually pleasing, and the different textures are amazing. I think the mint color really makes it pop. This would be great for parties, a nursery, or as a decoration in general. I could really see it in a room with all white walls, maybe farmhouse-y. Definitely a considering adding one of these to our bedroom.
Item #10 is from TravelingSoulStudio
This sign is just too freaking neat! I love it! Those that identify their style as boho or gypsy-related tend to be referred to as free spirits. You want your spirit to be free and not caged up ,so you can explore, feel, and experience life. This sign is another...wait for it...upcycled art piece. It's made from old license plates from across the country, and has a chain to hang by.
And one more just for fun!
Item #11 is from BuddhaBlossomJewels
This is definitely a statement piece that you want to have in your jewelry arsenal. It's made of turquoise-colored, howlite spikes and hangs on a tan leather cord. There are two lengths available--20-23 and 13-16--I prefer the longer one because I'm not a fan of having something that close to my neck (I'm sure you can tell that I am not a choker fan). You can also get this in turquoise or ivory---I prefer the latter because I feel like it makes more of a statement than the other. This necklace makes me think that it would symbolize that a person is strong, independent, and confident. You will get attention with this piece because it is a beauty and most likely because you are a strong, independent, and confident woman.
That's all I have for you all this week. I hope you've enjoyed looking and reading about these items. There were so many items to choose from that I had to narrow it down further than I had originally wanted. I have to save some for the next boho post! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site (whether it's Etsy, Amazon Handmade, or Zibbet) and show some artists some love!
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.