If these pieces make you want to take out your credit card please don't blame me. They are all so unique that I wish I could have each and everyone of them. I have to admit I've always had a weakness for good jewelry design having once considered the profession myself. And when I look at these lovely necklaces I am reminded once again why I appreciate this area of design so much. The creative possibilities are simply endless.
|Odette New York|
This beautiful Petal Necklace above in Gold Vermeil was designed by Jennifer Sarkilahti, an artist and jewelry designer from Brooklyn, New York. I really like the softness and textured quality of this piece; it has a nice organic shape to it too. To see more work from this designer you can visit her Etsy shop or her website at Odette New York.
And what do you know, this gorgeous Giant Silver Dandelion necklace from Swedish designer Anna-Karin Hallström from Black Daisy Designs sold out two days ago on Etsy. Just my luck. For some reason I always seem to pick items that sell out right before I have a chance to write about them. Anyway, this piece was made to order so hopefully the designer will replenish her shop soon enough.
|Black Daisy Designs|
This 13 Silver Nugget necklace made from sterling silver is from Julie Nolan a designer from Brooklyn, New York. It's simple and playful all at the same time. I also like how these little clusters of silver hang on a long 16" chain. You can read more about Julie Nolan and her jewelry on Etsy. I have to add that I love this photograph, I think the background goes so well with the jewelry piece.
I can't get enough of this Finger Print Necklace from Alejandra who is the designer behind 2212 Jewelry from Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's stylish and über feminine. I only wonder if it's possible to order your own fingerprint to be designed on top.
While this necklace below might be called a Glacier Necklace, I don't know about you but all I can think of is Cheerios. But in a good way. It's both adorable and modern and made from recycled African glass. You can also find it on Etsy from designer Cassie's Shop Clementine.
Made from liquid porcelain this Mama Camillia necklace comes from Wapa Studio in Israel. It is designed by Ady Shapira who is as talented in jewelry design as she is in ceramics. I really enjoy anything white and like many of the other necklaces in this post it has organic written all over it. But then I've always preferred natural, fluid lines and shapes versus anything remotely geometric.
Here is a pretty necklace from another Israeli designer this one from Etsy shop Rio Rita. I love the little granules on the perimeter of the necklace and all their different sizes. The pendant is a good size too and the convex shape balances the design very well. The textured quality of the chain is a nice bonus.
If you like the use of bronze in jewelry then this Eternity Necklace from Peaces of Indigo is for you. It has a great shape and texture and there is also something quite subtle about its design that I find really appealing. To see more designs from Dawanna Young you can visit her Etsy shop or read about her on her blog.
|Peaces of Indigo|
If you're looking for something different and unique you can't go wrong with this large rose necklace from Blue Serendipity by Jill. I think there's a reason it's called Je t'aime; it's full of romantic sentiments. I'm also a big fan of the contrast between the white and burgundy colours.
This emerald green Tulip Drops necklace below is simply gorgeous. I like the addition of white pearls just below the petals; it gives it a nice touch. The piece hails from Singapore and is designed by Maddy whose work is also available on Etsy from her shop Marolsha.
And how about a Creamy Butter Swirls Necklace from Paris-based designer MiniCyn. I like the shape of this, though I'm still struggling to figure out what it reminds me of, definitely something edible. If only it was made of chocolate. I love the delicate quality of this piece.
This curved Matt choker reminds me of a graphic brush stroke. It is designed by Australian designer Melanie McCleary whose work is available on her Etsy shop Anthaus. This is a really elegant piece of jewelry that is both sophisticated and chic at the same time.
One of the reasons I'm really attracted to this Drop Trio necklace from Lauren Haupt Jewelry below is that it reminds me of one I already have. Or at least used to have before one piece unfortunately fell off. If I don't fix it I will have to find a replacement. I first found it on Lauren's Etsy shop, Local Library and I love how it is classic in its design and also charming in shape and size.
|Local Library (Etsy) by Lauren Haupt Jewelry|
I didn't realize when I started to write this post that it would become an all Etsy cast. As you can probably tell I'm quite enamoured with the site. I think there is an incredible amount of talent on there that's just bursting with creativity and waiting to be discovered. I have plenty more jewelry designs to show you, from Etsy as well as other sites that I uncovered recently but I will have to post them in a bit. For now, have a good weekend. I'm off to work on an artist profile/interview that should be up shortly...