I’ve been itching for some new jewelry recently. Apart from a pretty Open Wave pendant necklace that I wear everyday (thank you Sherry!), I am unadorned and don’t wear much jewelry. Lately though, maybe because spring is coming, and I want color and vibrancy into my outfits, I’ve been focusing on acquiring accessories to jazz up outfits.
So I jumped onto Etsy, a website where independent sellers can showcase their handmade items. I first learned about the site through other beauty fanatics who loved the handmade soaps and lotions that people sold. But I adored the jewelry section more – so many unique pieces featuring the stones/materials that you like, and getting to support smaller designers. It could just be the Berkeley influence, but I feel better paying an indie jewelry maker than forking money over to Urban Outfitters for an inflated wing necklace that dozens of other girls may have (which I’ve done before).
Anyway, I ended up choosing this gorgeous gold-filled wire and cobalt pearl necklace from thepebblecollection that resembles leaves from a branch. Love the bold color (cobalt/royal blue is one of my favorite colors to accent with), the classic appeal of pearls, and the warm gold will look better against my skin than silver does. Can’t wait until it arrives!
My other choices were this round tree pendant (the seller has a lot of nature tree/leaf themed goodies) and these dainty silver wire leaf earrings. I really like the organic shapes of these pieces. Maybe next time??