JABBER AND JEWELS

Jabbin' about cool affordable costume jewelry on the reg to bring a little bling to your life.
I am absolutely obsessed with every piece by Krista R, a designer from Tallinn, Estonia. Her jewelry is inspired by costumes, ball gowns, and accessories of past centuries. I love this piece because you can add it to a shirt and shorts outfit for a casual but dressed up look. Price at $263.46 CAD, which isn’t bad considering it is a hand-crafted one of a kind piece. Just look at the intensity of the bead work. 

I am absolutely obsessed with every piece by Krista R, a designer from Tallinn, Estonia. Her jewelry is inspired by costumes, ball gowns, and accessories of past centuries. I love this piece because you can add it to a shirt and shorts outfit for a casual but dressed up look. Price at $263.46 CAD, which isn’t bad considering it is a hand-crafted one of a kind piece. Just look at the intensity of the bead work. 

Another one from Nervous System- this one uber high-tech looking but so simple in production. The form grows as 51 layers of stainless steel are stacked one on top of the other to form an orchid shape that looks like it still might be in computer space. Priced at $149.13 CAD.

Nervous System is a design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Their jewelry draws from natural forms that are then simulated in computer space and use high-tech manufacturing production. The bracelet above is produced using a form of 3D-printing inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians- completely over my head but the results are great. Priced at $79.53 CAD.

Nervous System is a design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Their jewelry draws from natural forms that are then simulated in computer space and use high-tech manufacturing production. The bracelet above is produced using a form of 3D-printing inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians- completely over my head but the results are great. Priced at $79.53 CAD.

Ok I lied, I couldn’t stick to just one. This is another piece by Cursive Design. 
What is really cool about it is that the cylindrical form is actually made from a printed sunset image onto silk crepe with eco-friendly water based inks which is wrapped around a gold plated chain. Next door the chain hosts two wooden beads. Priced at $107.37 CAD.

Ok I lied, I couldn’t stick to just one. This is another piece by Cursive Design. 

What is really cool about it is that the cylindrical form is actually made from a printed sunset image onto silk crepe with eco-friendly water based inks which is wrapped around a gold plated chain. Next door the chain hosts two wooden beads. Priced at $107.37 CAD.

It was hard to pick a favorite of Cursive Design’s jewelry. I ended up wanting to highlight this piece for its concept. It is based on American Color Field painting of the 40’s and 50’s. I like the poetic nature of translating art into wearable art. The neutral palette makes it an easy everyday wear for work or play. Priced at $77.54 CAD.

It was hard to pick a favorite of Cursive Design’s jewelry. I ended up wanting to highlight this piece for its concept. It is based on American Color Field painting of the 40’s and 50’s. I like the poetic nature of translating art into wearable art. The neutral palette makes it an easy everyday wear for work or play. Priced at $77.54 CAD.

Another piece by Rada offering the unparalleled drama of a feather and bead combo in a strand necklace. 

Another piece by Rada offering the unparalleled drama of a feather and bead combo in a strand necklace. 

I love the texture offered by these earrings and the play between the textile and glint of the rhinestones. These and similar handmade pieces are made by the Italian jewelry company Rada. 

Check out their inspirational website at http://www.rada.it/

To cater to the dark side within us all I thought I would post these three pieces by Sticks and Stones out of Portland, OR…

The tooth is a genuine fossil Megalodon shark tooth pendant with a real black diamond, priced at $308.20 CAD.

The next necklace is a mid 1800’s porcelain doll head pendant with a raw brass chain to mimic blood, priced at $159.07 CAD.

Lastly, although you wouldn’t be able to tell initially the third necklace is a cross section of the crown of an antler, priced at $149.13 CAD. 

Check out Sticks and Stones at http://www.yeahwewood.com

explore-blog:

The grids of famous cities and neighborhoods as laser-cut jewelry by ANIMAL studio.

This is a great find by Explore Blog. I love the intricacy and delicate nature of the pendant. Can you guess which city grid it represents? Hint: It’s not a Canadian city unfortunately, in the meantime we can pretend. Easy on the wallet and big on awesome at $39.64 CAD.
(Answer: Central Park, Manhattan, NY)

explore-blog:

The grids of famous cities and neighborhoods as laser-cut jewelry by ANIMAL studio.

This is a great find by Explore Blog. I love the intricacy and delicate nature of the pendant. Can you guess which city grid it represents? Hint: It’s not a Canadian city unfortunately, in the meantime we can pretend. Easy on the wallet and big on awesome at $39.64 CAD.

(Answer: Central Park, Manhattan, NY)

(Source: explore-blog)

This peacock feather cuff plays tricks on my eyes with a print that almost looks like the real thing, it’s even better that it is not. I love the vibrant color and clever use of printing on metal. The coating is a UV and scratch resistant. Priced at $33.64 CAD.

This peacock feather cuff plays tricks on my eyes with a print that almost looks like the real thing, it’s even better that it is not. I love the vibrant color and clever use of printing on metal. The coating is a UV and scratch resistant. Priced at $33.64 CAD.