Looking for a unique gift idea or a truly unique piece of jewelry to add to your collection? Etsy seller Brittany Leigh has got you covered with her gorgeous custom handwriting necklaces. “This idea started after my grandmother died, and I wanted to make something for my mother to keep her close despite her absence,” she explains on her shop page. “But I also wanted it to be happy, and beautiful, and capture the essence of my grandmother. I found her handwriting translated all of these things in a wonderful way.”
How it works: you send Brittany a photo of the handwriting you want jewelry-fied, and she’ll create a custom design for you. You could have your handwriting turned into a necklace for your partner, turn a kid’s signature into a sweet gift for a mom (so cute!), or memorialize a loved one as Brittany did with her grandmother’s cursive (pictured above). Prices start at $125 for sterling silver pieces, but 14K gold is also available. So pretty. [Laughing Squid]
Over the weekend, I picked up a carved bone ring and it hasn’t left my finger in five days. Smooth and subtle, carved bone pieces can add a bit of bohemian style to your general vibe. We’re not suggesting you don accessories made from human hair or bones (which is apparently a thing), but carved animal bones, and synthetic bone pieces can liven up a look. We’ve selected 12 carved bone necklaces, earrings and bracelets — all under $100 — for your perusal. Check ‘em out, and tell us your faves in the comments.
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You might know pyrite by its other name — Fool’s Gold. It’s true, the stuff vaguely resembles hunks of unpolished, just-mined gold, but it’s way cooler than that — mostly because it’s actually affordable. Plus, we think pyrite has an edgier, punky quality about it. We’ve found 12 pieces of pyrite-y jewelry — most under $40! — for your perusal. Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »
Kesha Rose by Charles Albert is the name of Ke$ha’s new jewelry line and it is everything you would expect it to be. The most striking pieces, however, come from her “Grow A Pear” Collection, which features small gold penises for your neck, fingers, and ears. The interesting part is that her penis-shaped jewelry is already selling out! Ke$ha is not the first one to make genital-inspired jewelry, though she may be the most successful. Indie rocker, Grimes, also came out with a line of rings with vaginas on them, which she referred to as “pussy rings.” I guess there’s a hierarchy when it comes to classiness of genital-inspired jewelry. [Refinery 29; NYMag.com]
Remember those minuscule stick-on earrings that you always confused with Candy Buttons? Well, ear cuffs are kind of the same idea, as in you can plop them on your hole-less ear and still look kind of badass. These suckers are popping up all over the place, and for many there’s no piercing required. So if you’re still afraid of the Claire’s piercing gun, or just want to wander outside the lobe, try out these cuffing awesome ear accessories.
You know how whenever you decide to hide something in a really clever hiding spot, you end up outsmarting yourself and can’t find it the next day? It usually means you discover a $50 bill and your grandma’s secret peanut butter cookie recipe crammed under your box spring when you move, but for a Huntington Beach woman named Dori Rhoades, the failure of her clever hiding spot was a much more expensive proposition. In an apparent attempt to thwart prospective robbers, Rhoades placed $1500 cash, a ring her husband gave her, and a pair of $18,000 diamond earrings in the pockets of a jean jacket she kept in her closet. And then she forgot they were in there, at least until she had a garage sale…. Keep reading »