I really like this set of 6 bracelets because they seem so rich-bohemian (if anyone’s seen the latest Hermes ads with Karlie Kloss, they know exactly what I mean). The beading looks expensively intricate, and the mix-and-match opportunities are plentiful. Most of all, however, I really like the blue and purple hues that are matched with the silver and gold. One so rarely sees these colors in combination in a way that is not hideously gaudy, and I can’t help but salute that.
HOLY CRAP, however, to how much these cost: $810, down from $2,700. That means before discount, these bracelets were almost $500 EACH. o_O I can’t help but feel that I could learn intricate beadworking and create my own for that kind of price. For those who want the ready-made item, however, you can get ur mojo on here.
Eddera looks to be a fashion company that makes mythical-inspired jewelry: lots of leaves (how awesome is this Ivy Leaf Headband? seriously), flowers, animals that evoke death, etc, and this Swan Cuff is no exception. The exaggerated coil of the neck makes the entire piece more emotional and poetic than it might have been under a handler like, say, Juicy Couture. Not that that’s a bad thing—every now and then, we all need a piece of Greek ethos jewelry, no? I’m usually not a fan of gold either, but I think it works nicely here to balance the tragedy with a whiff of warmth. $125, down from $270 (decent), over at Gilt.
For when you can’t have the real thing: Alex & Ani, some sort of eco-friendly recycled-metal jewelry company, has immortalized the feather in adjustable bangle form. Also available in gold, this Plume Feather Expandable Wire Bangle is classy Bohemian style all the way.
Love, but not for the price. Even at the discounted price of $36 (down from $48), I can’t help but think I can get a cheaper imitation at Forever21 for $6.80. For those of you who want it NOW, however, get it here.
So wow, CC Skye comes back for a second appearance on this blog with her Black Industrial Link Bracelet, now for $159 (from $425) on Rue La La. I thought that originally the bumpy-looking links were just entirely cast of whatever metal, but as it turns out, they are apparently smooth rhodium hardware covered in “faceted round black pave crystals.” Sweetness! That’s the kind of attention to detail I like. Oh, and *insert obligatory “this is edgy, yet could match with a variety of outfits” commentary here.* :)
This is the Enamel Crystal Bracelet from some unknown company known as Sequin Jewelry, featured on Gilt Fuse right now. Normally I would just notice that it’s very pretty and move on, but guys, this bracelet is only $18! And in the color Raspberry! So let me tell you why I like it. I blogged about a red gladiator bracelet from the House of Harlow a few months ago that I was pretty much in love with, but that, unfortunately, would have costed me something like $60 from Kitson. (Yeah OK no.) This picture here, at least, really retains the nice ‘hard’ quality of the former, but adds a nice girliness with the randomly placed crystals—it’s like Tiffany’s Etoile collection in bulky bangle form. Me likey~