Hello again everyone! Happy Wednesday to each of you! I hope this finds you well. This week, I'm going to feature some of my favorite jewelry I found whilst browsing Etsy. There are so many pretty pieces on there; it's crazy! I enjoy looking though ;)
Item #1 is from waterlilyandvine
I was just like "wow" when I saw this one. The blue fringe and the combination of wires is really quite pretty. The main portion of the necklace is interwoven fringe and various colored wire. I'm sure the weaving took a lot of patience, but it paid off because the effect is wonderful--very highly detailed. The hanging fringe adds more visual interest but doesn't take away from the main area and still has beads interspersed. Check out her shop for more of her original jewelry! For all of those who love fashion--the blue is one of Pantone's Spring/Summer 2016 colors!
Item #2 is from Serrelynda
I saw this cuff bracelet, and my mouth dropped. It's so intricately detailed, which you usually see with really feminine pieces, but it also has a bit of masculinity about it to produce a very desirable, visual balance. My great aunt was from Scotland, so I recognized the thistle immediately. I've never been but would love to go. The base part of the cuff is stamped silver-plated brass and has a silver-plated brass thistle bolted to the center. I like that the maker truly gave a custom fit with the silver chain and fold-over clasps because I wouldn't want this cuff moving around and it's true beauty not being seen.
Item #3 is from VERSETHREE
The first thing that caught my eye about this bracelet was actually the packaging, believe it or not. The quote on the bottom really spoke to me. I've always had a hard time fitting in because I thought I was a weirdo...and I though a "weirdo" was a bad thing for the longest time. After years of being a "weirdo" I've learned not to think of it as something bad because it's not. It's what makes me different from everyone else; it's my own uniqueness. I also know how it feels to finally find a group that I belong to. A lot of people don't really worry about packaging, but that's part of the allure of an item for me. This maker has nailed packing on the head! Now, I absolutely love the bright colors of the bead which is from Peru (hand-painted). I feel like the maker is trying to bring in part of a culture he or she wants to share with you. These bracelets are very simple, but the simplicity is what makes them gorgeous! This bracelet is adjustable and can fit a range of wrist sizes.
Item #4 is from NestPrettyThingsShop
I don't know what it is about this necklace, but I love how it came together. Maybe it's the color combination. There are two chains of green glass beads with the longer being attached to a gold triangle. A pop of color has been added as a bright orange dangle bead. This piece is very subtle but also very striking.
Item #5 is from BejeweledSoul
I've always been a fan of stacked bracelets, and this is a set of two. The wire and the sari fabric give this bracelet remarkable texture and brillant color. Natural freshwater pearls, a crystal rhinestone rondelle charm, a copper fleur-de-lis, and czech glass beads add more visual interest to the piece. Each piece definitely stands out against the fabrics instead of blending in. You can wear these two together or one their own, but I love the warm and cool color combination with them together.
Item #6 is from UndertheIvy2
When I first saw these, I thought they were real! The actually aren't real but instead are created by hand! These are really neat and also different from your ordinary earrings--great for expressing yourself through jewelry. I hate glitter, but the use is so subtle that I hardly noticed and thought it was just an iridescent sheen applied. Swarovski crystals top off this amazing set of earrings.
Item #7 is from Gypsymoondesigns
Now, I can't wear chandelier earrings because of my long hair, but I'd be willing to give these a shot. They're really eye-catching and different from the standard chandelier earring I'm used to seeing. These have had patina added by hand and have been sealed. I love how the green has a subtleness about it that allows the beads to stand out without looking like they're too much. The length of this set is another trend for Spring and Summer--the longer the better but primarily shoulder-grazing.
Item #8 is from RebelOcean
I'm not a fan of antlers, but that's the case for those that go on the wall. I surprised myself with this ring. I really like it. It's different..very unique...definitely something that will get you noticed. The antlers have been cast in sterling silver and burnished to show the detailing--and there is a lot of detail, very intricate. It is also adjustable, which is awesome for those hot days when sized rings don't fit. I'm really impressed with this.
I hope you all have enjoyed this jewelry-filled edition of Weekly Wednesday. I know I enjoyed all the browsing I got to do ;) Please go on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
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.