I’ve been on a funky jewelry kick lately. The newest additions to my jewelry collection reflect my ongoing obsession with turquoise and coral shades while adding in a summer-appropriate shell piece.
1. Micheline Brierre coral-colored bracelet: Last weekend the teacher man and I headed to his hometown for a fun music festival complete with arts, crafts and festival food. He was sweet enough to join his sister and me for some booth-perusing when this gorgeous piece caught my attention. I tried it on, thought about it for a second and then decided to put it back and look a little more. When I decided I wanted it, it was on the wrist of another potential buyer — worse feeling ever. Luckily, she opted against it, and then the teacher man treated me to a new piece of jewelry. I’ve worn it almost every day since he got it for me! It’s a dyed stone (forgot what kind) strung together with extra beading and metal made by Micheline Brierre of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
2. Turquoise-blue owl head ring: Earlier this month, I spent a little time at a resale shop hunting for hidden treasures. I rarely have that much luck finding fun, funky jewelry that actually fits or is in good condition, but this cute little owl ring was the exception. I paid a whole $5 for it and have been wearing it constantly ever since I lost my other favorite turquoise ring earlier this summer. Not an exact replacement, but something funky and totally in line with my owl obsession. Only drawback is it’s made of nickel — leaves a little surprise around my ring finger after wear. Hey, it was $5.
3. Seashell ring: The teacher man and I did a quick pass through Lawrence, Kansas, today, and I just had to stop in one of my favorite jewelry stores, Adorned. My BGF Caro has gotten me hooked on this funky jewelry store that stocks unique jewelry made from jewels, stones and other materials from around the world. I’ve been hitting the shop up quite a bit lately in hopes of finding a beautiful square-shaped malachite, turquoise or moonstone ring, but nothing yet — so of course I opted for the most random, gaudy ring in the shop. My new seashell ring hails from Bali by way of the talented buyer at Adorned, and I couldn’t be more excited about this steal — $6!
What’s your favorite, most-funky piece of jewelry? Where do you shop for unique jewelry? Give me some suggestions in the comments section.