If you've been around here for a while, you know that craft is cool. While craft has always been cool, its cooler than ever these days because everyone wants to express themselves by being associated with one-of-a-kind items that send a message that resonates with and defines them as human beings.
One of the industries this is supremely apparent is in the jewelry arena where pieces made by hand have meaning and encourage both the wearer and the observer to people to slow down and savor exquisitely made craftsmanship. Keep reading to discover some of these skilled artisans and their beautiful handmade pieces.
1. The Diana, by Anna Monet Jewelry (California)
Maker: Anna Danilova (Monet)
The Diana earrings are made with horsehair from the Caddo Nation of Tribes. It is available in large and small sizes and sizes and can be customized with different horsehair colors and metals.
2. Carefree and Anxiety Aromatherapy Lava Bracelet Set, by Wisdom Body and Soul (Arizona)
Maker: Cassandra Wisdom
The lava rocks in these bracelets are naturally porous to absorb the essential oil blend that comes with your selection of jewelry. Choose stones based on your favorite colors or their meaning.l For example, lepidolite is calming, stress reducing, balancing and self-assuring while sodalite supports inner peace, emotional balance and hope. Lava stones are grounding and can hold the scent of the aromatherapy blend for many hours.
3. The Coco Chain Choker, by Cozy N Chic (California)
Maker: Christy Jarvis
If you love fashion, luxe brands and want to look chic, stylish and comfortable, then this is the brand for you. Christy's easy, peasy styles are comfortable, fun and effortless with everything you would wear.
4. B79, by Calliope Jewelry (Washington)
Maker: Alena Fisse-Karr
In Greek mythology, Calliope was the muse of epic poetry and rhythm, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is believed to have been Homer's muse for the Illiad and the Odyssey. The meaning of Calliope is “beautiful voice,” perfect for this piece which embodies a supremely feminine rhythm.
5. Green Agate Pendant Necklace, by DeAnna Furr Artistry (Maryland)
Maker: DeAnna Furr
This stunning necklace incorporates the Green Agate, which enhances mental function and improves concentration, perception and analytical abilities. The pendant comes in three different styles, with a gold-plated brass chain. DeAnna's pieces are designed to help you enhance self-awareness and strengthen your connection with the Divine and with those around you who matter most.
6. Pearl Drop Earrings, by Crescent & Crow (New Jersey)
Maker: Lauren Murray
These stunning earrings feature a modern take on the classic pearl. Made with a sterling silver lever backing and 7mm white freshwater pearl beads, they are hand wrapped with sterling silver wire. Dress them up with the little black dress, or down with your favorite Saturday errand wear. They are a perfect complement for almost any look.
7. Lola Parti Sapphire Ring, by Andrea Bonelli (Nevada)
Maker: Andrea Bonelli
A gorgeous faceted Sapphire in shades of blue and green is set in forward facing prongs to catch the light from all sides for amazing sparkle. Paired with another ring or two, it creates the perfect stack. It can also serve as a lovely engagement or promise ring. Other Sapphires are also available in varying color ranges of the blue and green. All of Andrea's pieces are made with recycled 14k or 18k gold.
8. Labradorite Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace, by Cabine (California)
Maker: Amber Collins
Wear your essential oils wherever you go with Labradorite gemstones that glimmer and gleam as they catch the light shining on this diffuser necklace. Labradorite, the stone of intuition, creativity and spirit, is thought to stimulate imagination and awaken those who wear or carry it. This necklace is perfect alone or layered with others.
9. JOY Perfume + Rose Quartz Infuser Bracelet, by Aromatic Traditions (Washington)
Maker: Susan Varga
Handmade JOY perfume comes with this exquisitely crafted Rose Quarts Infuser Bracelet that is infused extracts of hand-harvested Thai Basil flowers, woodsy Oakmoss, gorgeous Oregon Lavender Absolute , exotic Damascene Rose and rare Orange Blossom to open your heart. Place a drop or two on your infuser bead and the scent will waft and comfort you throughout the day. Your purchase comes with a 5ml bottle of JOY perfume and a posh suede pouch with Affirmation Booklet.
10. Hammered Hoop Earrings (2-Inch), by Love from Santa Barbara (California)
Maker: Donna Greene
These fun earrings are great for casual wear and can go right on through into the evening. Hammered lightweight aluminum is casual, fun, and a little BOHO too. These 2-inch wide earrings are made in Santa Barbara.
Questions for discussion and sharing
Jewelry definitely makes a statement. Jewelry decorates you, and sends a message to yourself and others about who you are, what you stand for, and how you see yourself. Doo any of these pieces resonate with you? What meaningful pieces of jewelry have you worn lately?
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