2.13.2009

my latest obsession . . . mixed metal jewelry

in the past, i've kept my gold- and silver-toned jewelry strictly quarantined for fear of clashing... which meant going to such extremes as ditching my platinum engagement ring so i could rock a pair of antique brass chandelier earrings.  i would even fret over the tiniest details, like whether the grommets on my jeans matched the hardware on my purse.

it was becoming an obsession... but now i've found a cure: mixed metal jewelry.  hallelujah!   there is something about the contrast of different shades and patinas of metal that has that exotic, worldly, bohemian feel.  and even better, for obsessive-compulsive types like myself, it matches everything!

right now i'm totally craving braided chains, ethnic-inspired bangles, and matte finish drops in a spectrum of silver, gold, pewter and bronze tones.  here are my picks... hope you like them!


clockwise from top left:

1.  braided chain earrings, $28 from urban outfitters
2.  dip dye chain effect necklace, $16.10 from asos
3.  fern pendant necklace, $68 from tessa kemp jewelry
4.  tribal bangle set, $5.80 from forever 21
5.  perfect little pieces necklace, $34 from local library
6.  set of three printed bangles, $11.56 from asos
7.  trio stacking rings, $30 from tickle bean

xoxo,
lesley

2 comments:

Audrey said...

There are some awesome jewelry shops on etsy, with the coolest items that you would never think to make. Some people have such great imaginaions.

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