Ever since I bought a pair of super long, beaded, colorful earrings in San Francisco, I have been obsessed with adding more earrings to my jewelry collection that MAKE A STATEMENT. The statement? “My earrings are fucking crazy and I don’t need any other accessories, hell, I don’t need to even be wearing any clothes because your eyes will be fixated on my earlobes.” Here are eight pairs that accomplish that, on the cheap.
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Inspiration can be found in the least likely places — like, um, frozen yogurt. Pinkberry is good, but is it good enough to provide a solid foundation on which to launch a collection of jewelry? To honor the grand opening of Pinkberry’s first outer-borough location, Brooklyn-based jewelry brand Sorrelli fashioned earrings, necklaces, and bracelets to be sold both online and from a pop-up shop outside the new store in Park Slope. The pieces, made from berry-colored Swarovski crystals and antique gold, will retail from $38.40 for a pair of earrings to a seven-inch bracelet for $74.40. The collection isn’t the most … refined, and I’m not entirely sure how it’s meant to channel the beloved yogurt (other than, you know, being pink), but hey, what did you really expect from costume jewelry inspired by food? [Racked NY]
Look into any woman’s jewelry box and you can tell something about her life story. Creating a “jewelry wardrobe” — as I like to call it — is all about choosing versatile and enduring pieces that allow you to express your style and let your personality shine through. Just remember, even those of you who love making a statement, you want people to notice you and not be blinded by your bling. So remember to always wear your jewelry and never let it wear you. Click through for some tips on how to create your own jewelry wardrobe or enhance the one you already have. Keep reading »
Religious symbols are not usually my thing, but when it comes to denominational jewelry, I’m all in. I may have had a bat mitzvah, but I still love to drape myself in all manners of Jesus paraphernalia, particularly rosaries. Plastic rosaries. They’re cheap, colorful, irreverent, and more than a little bit disrespectful, which is kind of the name of my game. But then there’s my Catholic grandmother, who clutches at her heart when she sees the casual way I wind crucifix jewelry around my neck, and on the other hand, my Jewish father, who shakes his head and tells me I’m going to hell. He’s totally wrong, by the way, because Jews don’t believe in hell. Ha! These plastic “Jewish rosaries” are delightful because they’re cheeky and celebratory (l’chaim!), whereas the original has some, uh, darker connotations. Plus, they make the whole mixed family happy — what could be better? They are exponentially more expensive than the dime-a-dozen Catholic variety, but hey, that’s Judaism for ya. [$15, Jewish Rosaries]
Engagement rings are so boring. They’re pretty, sure, and sparkly too, and exorbitantly expensive, and every girl dreams of one from Tiffany, and it has three diamonds in it, and this is the shape of the diamond, and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Don’t you want this thing you have to wear on your hand every day forever until death do you part to be fun and unique and cool? I sure do. It’s still probably gonna be expensive, but it should also be awesome, and not in the $200,000 solitaire diamond way. I’m not getting married any time soon — that would be a total Miley move — but I’ve procured 10 of the coolest not-so-traditional engagement rings for the not-so-traditional bride. [Image: Erstwhile Jewelry]
We are huge fans of DIY projects that can make us look glam in under 15 minutes. This DIY necklace design (made by me and modeled by Amelia) is awesome for three reasons: 1) It picks up on one of the hottest necklace trends, beads and chain; 2) you can recycle beads and a chain from another necklace or bracelet you have (if you want); and 3) the magnetic clasps mean you can make tons of bead combinations on new strands and swap them in!
After the jump is your list of supplies, and if you’re new to beading, a video we made for additional info. Keep reading »
Lions and turtles and pandas, oh my! We’re loving the trend of animal pendant necklaces–they’re such a playful addition to simple summer outfits (I mean really, what ensemble isn’t vastly improved with the addition of a golden llama?). Here are 10 of our favorite necklaces inspired by the animal kingdom. Click through to check ‘em out!
Seriously, Future Boyfriend, buy me this ring and you’ll get more ass than Riker on an extended vacation to Risa, mmkay? [Etsy via i09]
If you love jewelry and books, well, first of all we should totally be friends, and second of all, you should check out this clever DIY project to combine your two passions in a gorgeous hollowed out book-turned-jewelry box. Crafty gal Jamie walks you through the steps in her patented perky style, and there’s a lot of room for personal touches and creativity. I’ve got a psychology textbook that’s just begging to be filled with bracelets and cocktail rings. If you’re hanging at home this weekend, care to join me for some craft time? [Gurl.com]