My favorite craft projects involve taking a very ordinary material and transforming it into something totally unexpected. For example, maybe you take 10 washers (you know, those round discs found at hardware stores), paint them with a bright nail polish, and create a very of-the-moment geometric bib necklace that would look right at home in the pages of a high fashion magazine. So cool. Click here to learn how. [By Wilma]
Artist Max Steiner creates these teeny tiny cinder blocks the old fashioned way: by pouring the cement and letting it set for one month. The end result? A 3/4 inch cement pendant that’s incredibly strong and surprisingly delicate, strung onto a long silver chain. I’d love to layer this industrial necklace with a few strands of pearls and other feminine accessories. Perfect contrast piece. [$64, Shana Logic]
If you’re a Tetris freak like me (and Julie), then you spend most of your waking hours thinking about new and exciting ways to fit those pieces together. Heck, sometimes you even dream about the game. No shame in that. This lovely Tetris bracelet, made of brass and colored resin, will remind you to never stop trying to beat your style high score …and other important lessons this addictive video game has taught you. Not to mention it will add a pop of color to your outfit. [$42, Bird on the Wire]
Tuesday night, we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at LOFT’s fall collection. Expect lots of bright colors and cozy sweaters, for sure. But our favorite part? The jewelry. LOFT’s always got the lockdown on great baubles, and this collection is no exception. Featuring tons of feathers and art deco details, the jewelry has a definite Great Gatsby vibe. And the best part? It all costs less than $70. Look for it in stores this fall.
In honor of Rad Reads Week, we thought a literary weekend project was in order. How about these adorable DIY book earrings? Craft yourself a pair that resembles your favorite book or make some with a sweet inscription for your bookworm BFF. Either way, they’d be a welcome addition to any book lover’s library–er, jewelry box. [WikiHow]
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.
We here at The Frisky are firm believers in accessorizing, so it makes sense that we love Blue Nile. From bracelets to earrings, and every piece of jewelry in between, they’re super trendy and easy to purchase without having to break the bank! Their jewelry has been worn by celebrities like Brooklyn Decker and has even appeared on a few episodes of “Gossip Girl.” Next, maybe it’ll be seen on you! We are giving away one personalized White Topaz Initial Pendant, the likes of which has been seen on E! stars Giuliana Rancic and Maria Menounos, to one of our lucky subscribers.
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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]