Hello, Hello, everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday! We're halfway to the weekend! Woohoo! Aside from that, I've got a brand new Weekly Wednesday for you! This week I thought Minimalist jewelry would be a good topic to delve into. The jewelry that falls into this category is very simple but still makes a statement. Sometimes less is more. I've browsed around Etsy longer than I should have (and may have bought some things in the process) and found some fantabulous pieces that I know you all are going to love.
Item #1 is from ApseAdore
Aren't these little earrings cute?!? They remind me of some concrete jewelry I featured a while back. The simplicity of these earrings literally makes them. For something that's a basic shape and neutral color, they sure do make a bold statement. Another great thing with these earrings is their versatility. You can pair them with anything to add a little something--business, casual, professional, and even formal. There aren't a lot of pieces that can be worn in that many facets of life, so these are well worth the cash...and maybe in more than one color! I'd probably end up with at least two colors, but I don't wear earrings that much....maybe I should though. The makers of these lovely earrings go a step further than most companies and are donating 10% of all the items purchased to a non-profit group. You can choose from Fight the New Drug, HeForShe, or The A21 Campaign--all are great causes to support.
Item #2 is from GUGMA
I've gotten to where I'm loving stacked rings here lately. I don't know what it is about them, but I like them more than just the single rings. Maybe it's because there's more visual interest in the stacking sets. The listing is only for one ring, but I feel like the price is spot on. Save some cash and splurge a little because every woman needs a nice ring/rings to wear. Am I right? You can get either shiny sterling silver or oxidized sterling silver. I personally am loving the oxidized sterling silver, but I can say if I purchased more than one, I'd mix up the finishes--maybe 2 oxidized and 1 shiny or 2 shiny and 1 oxidized. The slight overlap gives this ring and interesting detail without being too bold. This is also another versatile piece you'd want to have in your accessories to put the finishing touch on your outfit.
Item #3 is from BaubleVine
The first thing that caught my eye about these bangles was the mixed metals. You don't see that a lot, and I feel like it's because many people think it's a no-no to mix silver and gold, but it's very trendy, and I think it will stick around for a good while. You do get a choice at check out, so if you prefer all one metal, you can get this set that way. If you want to mix them with other bangles, she has many in here shop that would go great with this set. You can get the chunky look without it really looking "chunky." Simplicity always goes a long way. The set includes an eternity bracelet, marquis bracelet, and an oval bracelet (referring to the centers). These are closed bracelets meaning they can't be opened like a cuff, so definitely pay attention to the sizing. Another piece I'd hurry to add to my accessory stash.
Item #4 is from Edor
You know me--I love unique things, so it's fitting that I chose a rather unique ring. :) Normally, when you see a ring, it's a solid circle. I like that this one challenges our usual view of what is considered a ring. This is referred to as a cuff ring because you can adjust it a little bit (it's just not recommended that you bend it completely out of shape---know what I mean?). It is made of 14K rose gold, which I use to not be a fan of.....but it's growing on me quickly just like stacked rings. In on of the photos on the listing, you can see a way to stack this ring by opening and closing rings more than another to get an interesting visual texture. The artist has a lot of pieces in her shop, and I could see combining this one (or maybe two of this one) with some of the other listings. This is something you won't have to worry about what you'll wear it with....it's more like, "What can't I wear this ring with?"
Item #5 is from TheVioletGoat
I've seen several designs that use silver tubing, but I like the way this design features just the single tube. Of course, you have the chain, but it doesn't take away from the focal point (the silver tubing). It's very delicate and would go well with a number of outfits and occasions. The tube itself is about two inches long, and the chain length can be chosen at checkout.
That's all I have for you today. I thought I'd feature a smaller number of items to not clutter the post....trying to stay with the minimal theme...haha. Anyway, make sure to go to your favorite handmade site and show some artists/makers/designers some love and tune in next week for another edition of the Weekly Wednesday Roundup!
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.