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! Welcome back! Are you ready for a new Weekly Wednesday??? I hope so! This week, I decided to go with a Spanish Tile theme. I've had this in mind to do for a while, but I never could really find anything (side note: I'd search 5 minutes in between everything I was doing and finding nothing). Well, last week I sat down and actually browsed for this particular theme. Guess what?? There are a lot of items that fit within this theme. I knew I couldn't have picked a theme that I couldn't find anything for! I have always loved the colors of Spanish tiles--they're so vibrant, like you can feel energy emanating from them. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from TexMexFunStuff
Don't we all need one more trinket box? For something small or for certain items? I think yes! This little box is 2.5x2.5x2 inches (length x width x height). It would be perfect for something small that you want to always keep track of. The hand-tooled, tin box has 2 x 2 inch talavera tile placed on top and a mirror bottom on the inside. Very neat! If I had something like this, I'd store my engagement ring in it, so I would always know where it was---right now I store it inside the box of the box it came in...gotta do something about that soon (*adds to favorites*).
Item #2 is from Atrio
I love how absolutely gorgeous these earrings are! I actually favorited them sometime ago before I decided to do a post on Spanish tiles! The colors are so pretty and compliment (complements compliment---haha--just one of my corny jokes) each other very nicely. The blue and green really balance out the orange, but the orange adds a very nice pop of color. These tiles are a replica of ones that were seen on a buildings in a small town in Portugal called Aveiro. Unfortunately, with time, many of the buildings have been demolished or fallen because of disrepair. I love how this artist is trying to preserve some history! Portugal and Spain are options for our honeymoon, so if that's where we go, I hope I get to see some pretty tiles! So in love with these!
item #3 is from CorinaCrooks
I will have to say that I got a bit too excited when I saw this ring (think heart eyes emoji, ok?) I love the colors and the detail of the setting of the ring. The setting is made from sterling silver and the handmade tile has been inlaid in it. The ring comes in sizes 6-10 and is one I could see looking very nice on any of the fingers! (Note to mom if you read this---remember the big 30 is coming up! I could definitely use something like this ;) )
Item #4 is from ShelleyCooperJewelry
I guess I never really thought of a tile cuff, but this is definitely gorgeous! It makes a very nice statement piece. The tile is placed inside a handmade, hammered bronze frame that has enamel accents. The texture of the bracelet really sets off the smoothness of the tile. You do have a choice of one of four tiles--all of which are equally gorgeous! As for the size, the tile itself is 1.5 inches across and the cuff is an adjustable 6 inches. This piece would go with almost any outfit and definitely make it pop.
Item #5 is from luxdivine
First off, I'll have to say that there are not a large number of Spanish tile necklaces on Etsy (at least ones that really caught my eye), but this one really drew my attention moreso than the others that I saw throughout my browsing. The tile is 1.5 inches in size and the necklace portion is made in a hand-knotted, mala style. The Tiger's Eye beads really add something to the tile and also makes the tile pop at the same time. The entire piece is 36 inches in length and perfect for all you boho and layering babes! Get it before it's gone!
Item #6 is from fujigirls
I had a difficult time finding a pair of earrings since they were all made by one of the designers already mentioned in this post! Awesome job in continuity, everyone! You've caught my eye more than once! I'm not saying that these are a second choice, for the definitely are not! I looked high an low and these beauties showed up. I like the monochromatic look as well. The blue really pops with the metal that's visible. There is also a large amount of detail--the pattern on the backing and the detail of the round cap on top. They are truly gorgeous and you need them!
That's all I have for you all this week, my lovelies! I hope you have enjoyed this very colorful edition of Weekly Wednesday, and I hope to see you next week! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, again, everyone! Guess what day it is? It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another roundup of some of my favorite Etsy items! This week I went with a macrame theme because it's been making a comeback recently and there are a large number of items out there that are gorgeous. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from SophiesWhatKnots
If you don't have a lot of space around your home for plant stands and such. These macrame plant hangers might be something you should look into! You just get your potted plant and plop it right into the macrame wall hanging. Enjoy your plants indoors if you've got allergies or if it's to darn hot outside!
Item #2 is from MandalaTropical
I almost didn't search for macrame jewelry because I honestly thought there wouldn't be any---boy was I wrong! The first piece of macrame jewelry I found was this pair of hoop earrings. I wouldn't have the patience to do this--it'd drive me crazy! The hoops a a nice detailed design that is complimented by the macramed (is this even a word?) bottom. You've got two options: this one and then one that more of a curved point. Both are really pretty and would definitely be a statement piece. Have a specific color you'd like--you've got 22 color options!
Item #3 is from TangledPretty
I like how simple this wall hanging is---not that it's easy to do, but that the pattern is calm and not a wildly detailed one. It's got a nice minimal vibe to it. It has what looks to be driftwood as the main anchoring piece for the macrame portion, which adds to the bohemian flair of the product. . It's also a good size for a statement piece in your home or work area--18 inches x 26 inches.
Item #4 is from LeahNoelDesign
I really, really, like this necklace! I just love it so much! It was the second piece of jewelry to catch my eye...no it may have been the first but I don't remember. I like the combination of colors--very soft but still very powerful with the navy blue. The balance and texture are great, too. Even though the colors are different shapes and used in different amounts, they do so well together. If you look closely, you'll see some mint-colored beads running at a diagonal on the piece. They add a bit of a pop of unexpected color that really compliments the others. The size is nice too--not to big or too small (very Goldilocks)--3.25 inches long including the fringe and 3 inches wide. If you're into boho or even if you're not, you NEED this! I NEED this!
Item #5 is from ColeFineArt
This is another piece that I need in my life right now...this gorgeous macrame dream catcher! The color and texture are very well-balanced. The black ribbon and the dark color of the hoop really make the white pop. The use of texture in this piece is extraordinary--you've got the center of the dream catcher, the many different types of ribbon, a feather, and the smooth hoop. I really like the pom-pom fringe :) Get this to catch all the nightmares and have only sweet dreams.
That's all I have for you this week my lovelies! I really hope you've enjoyed this week's items! I thought I'd come up with a theme and find products that matched it in some unique way that you normally wouldn't think of (like Inspire Me Fridays--check those out if you haven't). Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site, shop, and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, Hello, everyone! It time for another Weekly Wednesday here at the Prickly Pear Boutique! As I'm sure you've all noticed by now, Spring is here! If it hasn't made it's way to you, I hope it gets there soon! It's been either really nice or really rainy here recently (I prefer the sunny weather, but oh well). With spring what do you normally associate with it? Flowers, rain, blooming? What about bees? Yes! Bees are definitely something you see in spring! This week, I decided on--you guessed it--a bee themed roundup. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from thewrappedpixie
You all know I'ma huge fan of stacking rings. This set is no different! This is a set of 5 rings--two are hammered, two are twig barked, and the last one is the bee ring. The use of the different textures definitely adds to the piece because of the visual interest. You can wear all 5 at the same time or you can mix and match from this and other sets!
Item #2 is from RSVPhandcrafted
I saw these and thought they were awesome! They are personalized leather coasters with a bee on them. The shape is very unique...Most coasters are round. You can personalize your coasters from the stain, the text, and the stamp. I really like the bee stamp with the shape of the coasters...I think the two go very well together.
Item # 3 is from NestPrettyThingsShop
I'll have to say that the way this bee looks is my absolute favorite! It's very detailed and very elegant.They are a nice size--not too big or too small--the perfect size.
Item #4 is from NoteworthyPaperPress
I love tea towels! I probably have to many...or maybe I need to toss a few that are getting raggedy (raggedy is probably the case). I love how bright these are! They will definitely add a pop of color to your kitchen. Since these are flour sack towels (love these) you can dry your crystal or glass pieces with them and not leave a lot of lint like a majority of other towels do. The detail of the bee is also very nice and shows the true bee.
Item #5 is from LunaSavita
This necklace is meant to imitate the honeycomb that bees create when they've got all of their pollen. I think that this piece is rather unique, as many makers don't tend to make things like it. I could see it becoming a very trendy piece, and an even larger honeycomb piece would make an awesome statement pendant!
Item #6 is from PlantablesLLC
Since bees are starting to become endangered, I feel like we really need to do our part (now more than ever) to do what we can to help save the bees. Most bees are attracted to certain wildflowers, so planting as many as we can would presumably help. I love that the makers of these bee bombs have regional specific bombs! You want to grow what the bees like in your area (plus, the weather can kill what's not acclimated to your growing region. With these seed bombs, you don't have to plant anything. you simply toss the bomb out to where you want to see pretty wildflowers :) The clay in the bomb protects the seeds from being eaten by hungry birds or other animals, while the compost contained within provides the nourishment the seeds need to grow! I've been thinking of doing this to a part of my backyard since we have land and try to help with the bees.
Item #7 is from ArbotiqueDesigns
This ring just screams "Queen Bee" to me. Probably because the bee is on a crown ring! Crown rings have been very popular in recent months, but a bee tops this ring off and gives it an extra edge. It would be a great gift for a friend, your mom, or yourself.
Item #8 is from RosemarysHandMade
I love how elegant this embroidered art is! There's so much detail in this one piece! It's very rustic and it also has a French touch. If you don't like the color of the embroidery, the maker welcomes changes.Personally, I think this combination of fabric and embroidery thread is absolutely perfect.
Item #9 is from Yesternow
I saw this little ring dish with a bee on it and thought it was absolutely darling! This dish is made from porcelain, and the bee is applied with an underglaze before the firing process. I probably would use this for a jewelry dish as it would be great for those of us who need a place to corral rings and other tiny things. But wait! You don't have to specifically use this for jewelry---if you have a need for a small dish (maybe a soap dish) then this is for you!
Item #10 is from TheBonnyBoutique
Since I've posted pretty much every other type of jewelry, I thought I might should include a bracelet. This bracelet has a bee charm on a delicate gold-plated chain There is a tiny gold-colored droplet also on the bracelet that gives the illusion of honey production.
Item #11 is from PolkadotApplePillows
This honestly does scream 'French' to me. I'm not sure what it is about it--maybe the detail of the bees and the french words at the bottom. It strikes me as a very rustic French with the burlap. This pillow and insert (a definite plus when you don't have an insert around) would be great for the spring and summer times in pretty much any room of your house because you can never have enough pillows!
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies. I couldn't narrow my favorite bee themed items down any more than this, so I hope you enjoyed your extra-special Weekly Wednesday :) It doesn't happen as often as I'd like, but I'm hoping to make it occur more frequently in the coming weeks and months. Now, make sure to head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone. It time for another Weekly Wednesday! This week I thought it might be an excellent idea to feature some festival jewelry since its getting to be that time of year. You want to by stylin' right? Stylin' and Profilin' actually. Can anyone else wait for the warm weather (I guess I should say STABLE warm weather)? The music?
Item #1 is from ROCKANDYdesigns
I've got to tell you--I love the combination of the raw calcite stone and the tiny pyrite stones. You all know how I love raw stone jewelry (if not, check out this post). I really think the difference in the sizes of the stones really makes the texture of the piece stand out. The base of he bracelet itself is a skinny, gold-plated cuff. Green calcite is commonly associated with money and success--who doesn't need that?
Item #2 is from DurangoDreamDesigns
These earrings exemplify minimalism at its finest. They are simple but still a statement piece. You can wear these as drop style earring or as ear climbers--a double duty piece for festivals is always nice! The fronts are flat, and the earring itself is 3/4 of an inch in length. They also come in silver-filled wire and copper, so if gold isn't your thing then you have an option--or maybe just get on of each!
Item #3 is from petitejewel
I'm really liking the simplicity of this necklace. It looks like it has a lot going on, but it really doesn't. It evokes a very nice boho vibe with the tassel--and nothing is more boho than the tassel. The necklace itself is a very nice 32 inches long, and the pendant is 4 inches long. I personally really like the length as it can go with a number of outfits. You have several lengths to choose from, so you can get the perfect length for you! It's definitely a piece that you need to add to your stash even if you're not a festival goer!
Item #4 is from LoveLilyandChloe
Don't get me started on agate slices! They're so neat, and each is slightly different from the last. This is a natural slice of agate that has 23-karat gold plated edges that comes on a customizable chain length. I really think this would be well-suited to a longer necklace because you really don't want something that large right up against your neck even if chokers have managed to make a comeback. The longer the necklace the more flowy and boho it looks.
Item #5 is from TheSilverStones
The color of the chrysoprase in these pendant is absolutely gorgeous! As I continue to look at the variation in each pendant the blue-green hue keeps jumping out at me. The stone has a pattern of green, brown, and black shades that lend themselves to the detail within each piece. This is another very simple necklace, but it's still a gorgeous piece that you really should consider getting your hands on!
That's all I have for you all this week my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed it. What do you all wear when you go to festivals? Comment below and show me!
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Hello, everyone! Welcome to Weekly Wednesday! This week a have a little treat (or what I consider a treat) for you. I love color, and I love uniqueness, so it only seems right that I do something boho. I could feature boho stuff for days, because I love it so much. There are so many different aspects of jewelry that are incorporated into each and every bohemian piece, and that's why I love them--you get something unique that not everybody and his brother is going to have. I've tried to gather a wide range of products, but narrowing it down was tough. Tough, I tell ya! Anyway, I have more for later boho posts ;)
Item #1 is from AraigneeGypsie
I love me some layered jewelry, especially the kind that incorporates a variety of textures like this one. It has double dark brown leather cords, and antique brass chain, and a hand-woven wool bracelet. The colors are also a nice blend--khaki, red/orange (persimmon), green, and blue--and would be great for any season. The tassel is also a nice touch that completes the boho feel.
Item #2 is from StayGoldMaryRose
The first thing that caught my attention about this necklace was the absolutely stunning shade of blue. It reminds me of the blue glass you see sometimes, especially in antique stores. It's one of my favorite shades of blue. The spearhead is made of blue and white china--it's a pattern called 'Willow.' The design has a very tribal feel to it, so it would definitely compliment the boho style, or well, any style really. Shaping china is a very tedious task because you don't want to break it--I've tried to make stuff like this, but my patience ends up wearing too thin haha. The pendant is attached to a long antique copper chain measuring 3.78 inches (35 cm) from neck to pendant (the pendant itself measures 2.16 inches x 1.96 inches). I know this has nothing to do with the jewelry itself--it's more of a personal tidbit from my first trip to Europe. The town the shop is located in is Brighton, England. It was one of our stops, but we didn't get to spend nearly as much time there as we would have liked! There is next time, though! (Possibly for the honeymoon).
Item #3 is from AllieCatDesignStudio
Can you say, "Color?!" The mix of seed beads on this bracelet is awesome! They're bright but still very earthy. You've also got a variety of bead shoes to mix things up a bit. This bracelet is pretty much a one-size-fits-all since it's made of memory wire. It expands and contracts back to its original shape, but that doesn't mean you need to go pulling on it in every direction. You so get a choice of a little charm--a bell or a heart. I'll have to say that the bell is the cutest of the two. Definitely a versatile piece to have in your collection!
Item #4 is from stellacreations
Get the drool bucket out!! I LOVE this necklace--the colors, the variety of beads, the leather cording--everything! It has wonderful visual texture with the beads as well as the leather cording and is very well balanced. The maker even incorporates sari silk into this piece! I'm not a huge fan of heart charms, but this one is very subtle, so I'm actually liking it. It's so tribal and exactly what I'd think of when I hear 'boho.' It's got all the bells and whistles--even the evil eye and tassels. **Note: This isn't the best picture because it was unavailable when I was typing this up! The maker has many, many, many gorgeous items to see in her shop.
Item #5 is from Gypsymoondesigns
I'm so in love with the patina on this pendant. It always adds a little something extra to a design. It's also not the easiest thing to do when you have a specific color in mind, but it is so worth it in the end. A patina also gives the piece a vintage feel. I've never really thought about layering pendants, but this design does a really good job combining the two. It's definitely a Moroccan style (I would love to go here, too!) and would go great with many colors, especially jewel tones.
That's all I have for you all this week, my boho lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed this colorful and unique edition of Weekly Wednesday! I'll be back next week with more fabulous finds for your fabulous selves! 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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Hello, everybody! Welcome back to another Weekly Wednesday! This week I've done a large amount of browsing and have decided to feature some lovely raw stone jewelry. There's just something about stones in their natural state that make jewelry all the more beautiful. They don't have to be shiny to be pretty!
Item #1 is from DANIBARBEshop
This may not be what you think of when you hear 'emerald," but you have to admit that these are pretty darn gorgeous. The raw surface gives these babies a very nice visual texture, and the size difference between the two stones makes them unique. The stones are plated with nickel-free 14k gold and have sterling silver ear posts, so you don't have to worry about allergic reactions.
Item #2 is from ALLOYDstudio
Now, this one is a very nice statement piece that still evokes a sense of minimalism. I love the pretty blue color of kyanite--it's very serene and soothing. This pendant is rather large at 5.5 inches, but I think that the size is perfect since there's not a ton of other things going on in the piece. The pendant itself is composed of the circle and a string of raw kyanite pieces. The chain of this necklace is also really pretty. It's a delicate, brass ball chain and a perfect 27 inches in length.
Item # 3 is from AmeyaaJewelry
The first thing that caught my eye about this necklace was the shape. I love that it's something different tha what we would normally expect out of a pendant. This necklace could be a bit of a surprise since the color varies a little bit. ou might get more of a green stone, a blue stone, or a purple stone--all of which are equally pretty. I really like the gold detail that maker has put along the edges of each stone--kind of remind me of the geometric terrariums that are so popular right now.
Item #4 is from WaltersWish
This bracelet is SO pretty! It is very delicate and feminine with the seed beads and raw diamond chips. In case you're wondering, the diamonds are conflict-free (definitely a plus). I could see this piece being very versatile. You could wear it by itself or in combination with several other bracelets. Versatility is something that I look for when I buy or make jewelry because I feel like it's sort of pointless to buy something that ou can only wear with one specific outfit (sometimes, the piece is too fabulous though!). This would be a great gift for Mother's Day or any other occasion that celebrate a special lady!
Item #5 is from LittleSycamore
I didn't think a jewelry feature would be complete without a ring! I've got everything else pretty much! I'm really loving that this ring has two different stones--two types of garnet to be exact. I always ictured garnet as a red stone, but it's color can be influenced by where it is located. The ring itself starts out with a handmade, hammered ring and is turned into the product you see by the process of electroforming and a lot of tedious work by the designer. This ring could go with a variety of outfits due to its neutral color combination. Definitely a must have!
That all I have for you in this week's round-up, but I have more in store for other posts. I can't just give you everything at once, can I?! Haha. I hope that you all have a good rest of the week and weekend, and I'll see ya right back here next time! And don't forget to head on over you your favorite handmade sites and show some artitsts some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! This week, I'm bringing you a few lovely jewelry items! So much stuff and so little time! I 'think' I've figured out the best way for me to keep great content coming to you every week instead of every other week-I'll keep my fingers crossed, you keep yours crossed, and read on!
Item #1 is from AmysLeatherLane
I'm so loving how simple this necklace is, but yet it's making a statement. It's minimalism at its finest. There's more than one texture in this one, but I think that the two balance each other out really well--the silver rings have a slight 'hammered' texture to them, while the leather cord has both a smooth and textured side. I could see this being a great necklace to layer with or just to wear by itself. You can get this in three different styles--desert sunrise, cactus moon, and desert moon--and you have 4 colors of leather to choose from for the cord--dark brown, sand, midnight black, and sienna. My favorite would definitely have to be the desert moon with a dark brown cord.
Item #2 is from Eternity31
This would make quite a unique set of stacking rings. I've seen several resin rings before and ones with the gold flakes but never with the moss. The moss gives it a very natural look and feel. I find it very interesting and also something that I could see myself wearing. The maker of this ring suggests avoiding direct contact with water and prolonged exposure to the sun.
Item #3 is from BijouLimon
Druzy necklaces are extremely popular right now, and I can see why. They're gorgeous stones that lend themselves well to boho and feminine pieces--they've got versatility. With this listing you get a choice of 14 druzy stones on a delicate, gold-filled chain. The colors range from clear to rose to purple--and all are equally gorgeous.
Item #4 is from PeregrinVillage
Look at this pretty neat necklace!! I like how feminine it is. This is a 1957 English sixpence set in a filigree Tibetan silver pendant. It's something unique that you're not going to see on everyone. I think this is such a great idea and would also be great if the maker could do custom orders with coins received on special trips, like a honeymoon or a first international travel.
Item #5 is from gazellejewelry
You all know that I love me some raw stones. Well, I really, really like them with this prong setting. They have a natural, earthy, boho feel. The color of the fluorite stone is an absolutely gorgeous shade of mint. They'd be a great addition to any outfit--casual or dressed up.
That's all for this week, my lovelies! I thought I'd keep it short and sweet instead of bombarding you with so many awesome items ;) Make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
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Hello, everyone! It's time for another adventurous Weekly Wednesday! This week, I was struggling to com up with an idea, but I happened to see an avocado-themed item, which sparked a thought. Avocados are becoming increasingly popular, and I've seen an increase in the variety of items with the avocado theme, so I decided it might be an interesting theme. Why not? First off, let me say one thing: I absolutely do not like avocados or guacamole (eating them anyway). I do not like either here or there. I do not like them anywhere. (Sorry for the Dr. Seuss tidbit, but they're green, soooo...) I just don't like the taste--I mean, to me they taste like I'm sucking on a bottle of aloe vera or something of that nature. I did find out that I was able to tolerate them in the Fresh Mex Bowls at Chili's (I'm not being paid by Chii's in any way to promote their bowls, but I would because they're good). Although I really don't like eating them, that doesn't mean that avocado items aren't darn stinkin' cute. I'll give them that much ;) Here ya go!
Item #1 is from MilkandHoneyLuxuries
If you've ever made guacamole, you know that there's some scooping involved. It's either cut it or scoop it. It's your choice, but I think this cute little spoon would make scooping fun! The bowl of the spoon would be perfect for scooping--it like like it would be more gentle than a regular soup spoon. "I <3 avocado," is hand-stamped into the bowl, so everyone will know this spoon is for scooping avocado out of the skin or serving your guac!
Item #2 is from WoleaHandmade
This little pin (brooch) is pretty cute. It's tiny and fits inside of a bottle cap. I feel like it would look cute on a denim jacket or on a purse/messenger bag/gym bag--this type of accessory is making a huge comeback (check the fashion shows--you'll see a lot). The tiny avocado is hand embroidered onto green, olive green, brown, or gray fabric. A cute must-have!
Item #3 is from AvocadoSeedPlanter
If this doesn't scream avocado-theme, then nothing ever will! This is an avocado seed planter for those of you that are interested in growing an avocado tree. I honestly have thought about doing this since my fiancée really enjoys them. I really don't understand why, but he can eat them without any seasoning whatsoever. I figure I'd enjoy growing them. This kit includes a mason jar and the device that helps hold the avocado seed as its roots grow in the water-filled mason jar. This can be reused multiple times, but the seed is not included in this particular listing.
Item #4 is from LeshkaArt
I thought this was a really neat take on the avocado theme. It's a ring made from the avocado seed. This lovely piece of jewelry is eco-friendly and entirely hand-carved with a teeny, tiny knife. The color variances are part of the natural color of the seed and give the ring a unique look. There is a nice texture going on here as well since the artist left the outside more rough and showing the cut of the knife. Te ring has been covered in coconut oil to protect it, but it's most likely a good idea not to get it in the water---who knows, it might actually grow an avocado tree (just kidding....maybe).
Item #5 is from RockyTopSoapShop
While growing the avocado soaps, I came to realize that many makers are just using avocado oil and not the whole thing. This particular brand--Rocky Top Soap Shop--uses several avocado ingredients; it uses avocado oil, avocado butter, and real avocado purée. Just the ingredients made this one appeal to me more than all the rest. It's extra moisturizing, lathers really well, and can be used all over the body.
Item #6 is from LilliannaMarie
Don't judge me here..just look at the cuteness of this mustached avocado toy. EEEEKKK! It's just so darn cute...I may have to have it. Me! A hater of all things guacamole! I don't care about adding the bow for girliness (which you can do)--I think it's cute just the way it is!
Item #7 is from ITWScreenPrinting
I've found a piece of avocado-themed clothing for you! There are several clothing items, but I found this one to be my favorite. On the front it says, 'when life gives you avocados," with an image of an avocado and what looks to be guacamole, and on the back it says, "make guac." I really like the typography on the shirt--it has a it of vintage appeal, but I can also say it looks like the font that names on credit ares re printed with. Either way, it's cute. You can get it in white or gray and in sizes small to extra large.
Item #8 is from Suite7Seven
Now if you really want to show off your love of avocados (or maybe you just like the way they look, like me), then I think you should really check out this phone case. The designers have cases that fits several versions of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. I can personally sat that this shop's phone cases are awesome! The case for the iPhone 7 plus fits perfectly (and has protected my phone thus far--yes, I've dropped it several times). The one I have on my phone right now has cacti/succulents on it, and the decals have stayed on--no peeling whatsoever. My main concern was the case turning a yellowish color, but I've had it since sometime in November, and it's still perfectly clear. I definitely recommend them if you're in search of a phone case!
Item #9 is from MissMaddyMakes
I had to share this! It's just too funny, and I would love to stick my Cozie cat (CoCo) in one of these. She may not like it, but I'd definitely get a hoot out of it! There are a;was dog costumes and clothing but none fore cats, which is truly unfortunate. Let's get our fabulous felines dressed up!
Item #10 is from InrainbowsBecco
Yes, I've already shown you a stinkin' cute stuffed avocado toy, but this one was also too cute not to share! It's little face and pink cheeks are just darling. This, like the other one, is more for decoration than laying your head on, but who cares?! You can simply put it in a room or office to make the space a little more joyful and friendly.
Item #11 is from MadAboutHue
I saw this painting, and it just spoke to me and captured my attention. Even though it's a print, it still has enough visual texture to make you think it's really canvas and want to touch the brush strokes. The artist has done an impeccable job in making this painted avocado look real with the variation in the tints and shades of the hues used. This print comes already matted for an 8x10 frame.
Wow! That was a long one, huh? I found so many items that I liked that I couldn't narrow it down any further. I hope you've enjoyed this week's broadcast. Tune it next time for....I'm not sure on the theme yet..haha In the meantime, hope on over to your favorite handmade sites and show some artists some love!
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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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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.