Item #1 is from STCHandmade
These incredibly cute earrings are handmade from old book paper! I saw them as I was browsing and knew immediately that I had to feature them! They're so unique--I've never seen them before and we all know I do A LOT of browsing on Etsy. They're upcycled from old books that probably would've ended up in a landfill or burned (don't want a Farenheit 451 going on), so that's another plus to them besides their uniqueness :) The origami flowers are dipped in a water-based finish to give them shine and durability (water-resistant,too!). You get a choice as to what finish you'd like your posts to be: -gold- or silver-finish. These aren't huge earrings, so they'll definitely add a subtle but unique impact to your outfit.
Item #2 is from LamFaTiTa
I'll have to say that the first thing that caught my eye about this necklace was the mint color accented with gold foil. I not only love the color but also the shape and minimal nature. The triangle hangs on a 14k gold plated chain and is about 1x1 inches in size. Not massive, but not tiny--just right. The chain is 19.5-21.5 inches in length--perfect length. Make sure to choose whether you'd like gold foil flakes or 23k gold flakes at check out. Personally, I'd go with the 23k gold flakes for a little extra cash! So loving this piece!
Item #3 is from TwoFeathersNY
I love this bracelet. It's so simple and striking! You have rough cut, silver/gray diamonds--I'm a huge fan of the rough cut--and Karen Hill tribe silver beads. Karen Hill tribe silver is a fair trade, high purity silver that will not tarnish as quickly as sterling silver. The maker includes some really interesting information about how the skill of creating tribe silver is passed down and how it helps sustain the 6 hill tribes of Thailand. Definitely a must have because it goes with everything!
Item #4 is from RossanaJewelryDesign
This is a gorgeous ring that can be worn alone or with other rings. It's called an infinity ring because there's no beginning or end. It's made of 14k gold-filled wire which brings the luxurious nature of solid gold without the large expense. You have an unlimited number of options in how you could wear this beauty as well as a number of outfits it could accent!
Item #5 is from lefrenchgem
These stamped earrings are bringing the boho look and feel without the weight of solid metal. I'm loving the bold detail at the top in combination with the smooth bottom of the earring. Even thought the detail is bold, it's not overwhelmingly so. You've also got texture, but not a harsh one, which makes this pair of earrings even more desirable. The leverback safety back is platinum-plated and tarnish resistant and prevent you from losing one. I'm sure many of us have had that happen before--maybe more than once! The vibe I get from these earrings is elegance with a little bit of fiestiness/mystery and I love that those characteristics can be combined into a single piece of jewelry.
Item #6 is from Luxuring
I saw this gorgeous ring and fell in love! I'm not a fan of pink at all (and I guess that sort of goes for rose gold too), but the combination of the rose quartz and the rose gold setting and band are incredible! They go perfectly together--there's a certain harmony about them. You do have the choice of yellow gold, but I think rose gold is definitely the way to go. The hammering on the band gives some visual texture and adds interest. It's the perfect accessory for an ultra-feminine look without overdoing it. I'm going to have to save up for this one because the more I see it, the more I like it!
Item #7 is from RhondaLynneJewelry
I'm really a fan on the triple earring. Each is a slightly different shape and a different color. Even though the black stands out moreso than the other colors, this set is pretty neutral. These will definitely make a statement with absolutely any outfit of your choosing. Wondering how long these are? 2 5/8 inches--a good size for these simple statement earrings. These would make wonderful gifts for your friends, a female family member, or maybe they're the perfect gift to yourself! Who wouldn't love a new pair of earrings?!
Item #8 is from AlphaVariable
First, I love the name of the shop--the letters are almost inversions of each other. :) I'm becoming a huge fan of stacking ring sets after I received my first set about a week ago when my boyfriend's grandparents returned from New Orleans. I think I'm addicted now..haha. I really like this particular ring because you could technically build your own set of stacking rings. The rope detail would add visual interest to any set or would be great worn on its own. I'm also loving the antiqued silver color. Make sure you select you size at checkout ; It's available in sizes 4-10 (US sizes).
Item #9 is from inbalmishan
I've been into raw gems here recently. Sometimes, they're more gorgeous than their polished counterparts. I love how simple and elegant this necklace is! You can see the subtle blue of the stone in its natural state. The listing is for one necklace, but it would be great for layering (either with other jewelry or with a second of the same one). The pendant itself is about 1.2 inches and is brass soldered with 24k gold plating. The chain length is up to you, but there's a choice of three lengths (16, 18, 20, and 24 inches). The chain itself is so delicate and has the added details along its length.
This is all I've got for you today, but I'll be back next week with more of my favorites....probably home decor...hmmm...not so sure yet. Fell free to comment below with a theme or category you'd like to see featured on Weekly Wednesday ;) I hope you enjoyed this week's edition as much as I did browsing. Now go over to your favorite handmade sites 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.