If you like wool and you like jewelry, you might like these:
You can find all of the above woolly, bobbly jewelry at Ollies Woollies.
Even though some people might think that wool is itchy and scratchy, fulled products are usually pretty soft. (I know from experience!) According to crafter/shop owner Catherine Svensson, this is no exception! There is no wire in any of her work, either — just pure wool, so nothing will poke you.
I really like the branch-like look of many of the necklaces — it makes for a showstopper piece of jewelry and a conversation starter. There are also lots of flower motifs. And lots of big, bright colorful things. So if you’re a fan of any of the above, do check it out.
Roses are red, but they’re silver too:
This necklace from Jessica at San Francisco-based Future Momo is made with the aforementioned silver flowers and garnets. Simple and lovely, and would add an elegant touch to that kickin’ cocktail party your friends will throw to celebrate the end of summer.
Simple and lovely would describe just about all the jewelry at Future Momo, as Jessica combines gold or silver with semi-precious stones and gems for that right touch of color.
And just in case you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for in the shop, you could always get something custom-made at Future Momo! But chances are, you’ll find something to fit your taste.
I’ve always had an interest in beadwork and weaving, though my dexterity is questionable and it’s highly doubtful that I will ever produce anything that looks like this:
(On the right is a necklace called Ice Maiden, which features a woven spiral. At left is Dancing Butterflies, featuring a beautiful flock of butterflies.)
Where to find such delights, you ask? Why, they’re at Erthe Fae Designs!
Erthe Fae Designs is run by AJ Reardon in Tucson, Arizona. AJ is inspired by myths, folklore and nature, and much of that is reflected in the accoutrements (like the butterflies), the bold earthy colors and the designs of her jewelry. Those photos above don’t do it justice. The chokers and collars are seriously a must-see and offer a great glimpse of her intricate work.
And, if you hop over before June 15th, you can get free shipping! That’s the sale part!
Erthe Fae Designs will also have another sale around the 4th of July … to keep abreast of new projects and potential sale info, check out AJ’s blog.
Couldn’t resist seeking out more flowers:
These beautiful silver pieces are from Heather Grandmont Jewelry. Heather has a background in metalsmithing and a love of clean, contemporary design. It’s reflected in all her pieces. Just about all of Heather’s pieces are made of sterling silver, and some feature gems or pearls. Really simple, but elegant nonetheless.
And even if flowers aren’t your thing, there are some other great pieces on her site. The piece on her front page — it’s called “Fly With Me” — features a pair of wings and is pretty interesting indeed.
(Is that even a word? Whatever.)
When I was a grade-school Catholic schoolgirl, we had an assignment in class one day to make a rosary. We could make it out of whatever we wanted. My mom helped me knot a piece of string into a rosary, and I made the cross out of a couple of toothpicks. Said rosary is nowhere near as stunning as this one:
You can find this beautiful piece (and more) at Rosaries and Jewelry by Laura — who happens to be one of the advertisers here on indie*galore.
It’s not just rosaries at Laura’s site. She makes some other beautiful jewelry, like this colorful necklace:
Go on over and take a look.