It’s no secret around here that I love making things myself. And if I can’t make it myself I want someone else to make it for me. And if neither of those are options then I’ll purchase things second hand. Only after the first three options are exhausted will I buy something new. But I guess there is an in between that I really love, too: purchasing something new that someone made. Think Etsy. If I have to buy new, I want to buy directly from the person who made it.
So, jewelry. I’ve tried to make it. And most of the time it just ends up looking like a bad home ec project. Not chic. Not awesome. Jewelry is one of the things that I don’t buy much of, but when I do I buy it new from the person who made it. Have you seen some of the jewelry in thrift shops? [shudders]
Oh, and if you were wondering, I prefer isosceles and equilateral triangles.
First up we have the Seif Necklace from Stone & Honey.
I love the mix of turquoise and metal. And of course I love the isosceles triangles! I’m thinking a trip to a bead shop may be in order. Preferably one that will let you buy just one bead at a time instead of Joanne’s where you have to buy large packages of beads.
Next, we have the Isosceles Earrings, also from Stone & Honey.
I’m really liking gold and brass right now. They are so warm and I feel like I need that in the winter sometimes. These earrings are right up my alley. If I could just find the right sized triangle metal pieces, I’d DIY this in a heartbeat! Brilliant new thought: what if I used pieced of leather for the triangles, not pieces of metal?? I’m so gonna try that!
I really want a stack of these tiny triangle rings by Stone & Honey. They are so cute! And in both of the different metals, too.
This cuff is $120. It’s a painted leather slip on cuff. I’m totally going to DIY this one! It looks like all I’ll need are an old belt, an xacto knife, and some paint. Maybe a snap or two to secure it. I’ve been analyzing the pictures pretty hard since I first saw this cuff. I saw the price tag and then I immediately said to myself “I can make that!” Lauren Manoogian has several other cuffs/bracelets in this line in various colors. Most of them have triangles cut into them in some way.
So, last but not least, what’s your opinion: