Sick of having the same-old-same-old convo with your misogynist friends and neighbors? Tired of always having to explain to your nearest and dearest how your annoying feminism is an inflexible, static part of your political worldview? Then maybe you need to cut to the chase and get one of these “Feminist Killjoy” necklaces. Made by Etsy shop It Was Me, the Feminist Killjoy necklace gets right to the point and says what everyone’s thinking anyway. As the folks at It Was Me explain, “Do you stop watching television shows when they disrespectfully portray trans women? Did you tell your boyfriend he wasn’t getting any until he paid for half of your birth control? Do you resent rape culture with every fiber of your being? Well, there maaaaay be a chance that you are a feminist. Perhaps even a humorless one. A FEMINIST KILLJOY!” Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood and the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund. So you can put your feminist killjoy money where your feminist killjoy mouth is. [$32, Etsy]
If there are two things I love in this world, it’s the mail system and vintage travel ephemera. If I had to choose a third thing to add to my love list, it would be miniaturized versions of things (coming in a distant fourth would be my boyfriend, tied with lasagna). So as you can imagine, these teeny tiny air mail envelope earrings, which are made to order by an Etsy jewelry maker, are pretty much my life dream status. Someday I’ll wear these babies to take a trip around the world. With my mailman. [$8, Etsy]
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.
How To Enter: Click here to subscribe to our enewsletters. Each subscription is a chance to win! Already a subscriber? No worries, you are already entered in the sweepstakes. All entries must be received by 7/29/2012. Winners will be notified via subscription email address. Blue Nile Prize: (Total Value $85.00) White Topaz Initial Pendant. (No exchanges permitted.) See Official Rules here.
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]