Hello, everyone! Are you ready for another roundup of my favorite finds? If not, you better be because this is it! This week, I have a variety of jewelry for you that I found whilst browsing through etsy. I will say that not all of the roundups will be jewelry related...they include clothing, housewares, office supplies, or a mish mash of items. You'll have to tune in because I won't stick to a schedule of what category I'll be featuring each week. I'm a little unpredictable ;) Anywho, let's get started, shall we?
Item #1 is from TresJoliePT
The color combination in this bracelet is what makes it so unique to me. You've got all the colors of the rainbow. I really like the stacked look without the orderly "one after the other" effect. This is more haphazard and user-friendly as it's one piece and adjustable at the wrist. You could end up with a new patter depending on how you shaped the pieces!
Item #2 is from WingostarrJewelry
I've always been a fan of stalactite jewelry, and the gold on this one definitely makes it pop and give it a little 'je ne sais quoi.' The color of the stalactite with the amazonite is striking and thus eye-catching.I'd seen a lot of this artist's pieces on instagram prior to finding her things on etsy. I just browse blindly on etsy without looking at the shop and just picking what catches my eye, so I didn't know it was this particular person until I started up writing...haha. She has some gorgeous stuff to check out, so head over to Etsy or Instagram.
Item #3 is from NeXs
First, let me say this and get it out of the way. I HATE the color orange--primarily because my brother had to have everything orange (favorite color, orange soda, orange candy) What jellybeans get left in the bag---yep, the orange ones.
I actually like this orange. GASP!! The various shapes and textures give this piece a lot of visual appeal...I just want to touch it. I'm also loving that the artist made this piece by repurposing the beads from two other necklaces!
Item #4 is from pUkke
I absolutely love this necklace! It's big and bold--obviously a statement piece. The colors go really well together, and the seed beads really make the piece pop. The braided cord around the neck gives the piece a nice textural element. I don't know about you, but I had no idea what soutache was, so I did what anyone would do--I googled it. Soutache is a "narrow, flat, ornamental braid" (via Simply Soutache). It's basically embroidered jewelry. If you look closely, you can see it all around the edges of the ceramic cabochons. It's a very detailed type of jewelry design that produces some very beautiful pieces.
Item #5 is from CatchingWaves
This item caught my eye because of the red and yellow pops of color. As I looked closer, I could see a variety of geometric shapes on each of the black beads. The black beads are hand-carved, clay beads from Mali (the largest one is around 50 years old). The vulcanite beads that initially caught my eye are actually made from old phonograph records. isn't that neat??!! You've got a vintage upcycled set here with some history! You could wear this with anything--casual or more formal--because it lends itself well to versatility.
I hope you've enjoyed going through this list of favorite handmade items this week! I know I enjoyed browsing! Please go and head over to your favorite handmade shops and show these and other artists some love!
Join me next week as I feature....yeah, not going to tell you because I don't know what I'll feature in next week's roundup ;)
Until next time,
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.