Posts Categorized: jewelry

Reader Request: Building Accessory Collections

How to build your accessory collection like a real fashionista!

Long, long ago, mamaspeak popped this request into the suggestion box:

I would love to see some posts about building shoe and jewelry collections. I’ve gone through the relevant tags that you have and got some great ideas, but I’m starting from very bare-bones and am nervous about buying more shoes/necklaces/etc. that look nice in the store, but don’t seem to match anything, are actually uncomfortable-in-disguise, get very little use, etc. It would be nice to see something about basic items that are good base pieces …

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This Week I Love …

… April Kawaoka’s amazing jewelry.


Do you have any idea how long these Grown Hooped earrings have been in my Etsy faves? I’m thinking about 2 years now. Other wishlist items always seem to bump them, but my love for them remains strong.

Her other elegantly unique designs have won me over, too.

Peachy Keen, $100 Quietly Grown, $80


Ebb and Flow, $70 Swirly Keen, $80

Which piece is your favorite? How would you wear it?

This Week I Love …

… carved cinnabar. Real or fake.

This common mercury ore has been used in Chinese carved lacquerware since the Song Dynasty (or so Wikipedia tells me), but I think it looks fabulously current. I love how the intricate designs and rich red play off of other colors and textures so beautifully.

Onyx and Cinnabar Necklace$44 Aida Bracelet$12.50 Fragrant Fruit Earrings$14 Vintage Cinnabar Bracelet$28 Diego Necklace

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