Anthropologie Necklaces on the Cheap

I came across this post on Flamingo Toes. Each week, she takes inspiration from one of Anthropologie’s gorgeous (yet often quite pricey) necklaces and makes a diy version on the cheap. This is one of my favorites. I don’t know if I would have the confidence to actually pull it off, but I love the fancy little animals.

Anthropoligie’s Version

 

Flamingo Toes’ Version

 

Check out the tutorial and try it for yourself.

Moroccan Influences

I love Moroccan style. Such intricate patterns and deep rich colors. I’m currently thinking about decorating a few rooms of the house in a Moroccan inspired theme, so of course it’s been on my mind a lot lately. I couldn’t help but take a peek at some Moroccan style jewelry (even though it has nothing to do with the house work I will be trying to take on during spring break). Here are a few of my favorite finds from Etsy.

henna – gold and glass teardrop earrings

 

Metallic Moroccan Red Greek Leather Bangles with Gold Plated Tube Accents

SURI-Golden Moroccan Pendant and Gunmetal Chain Necklace

 

and my favorite

Kasbah Red and Gold Locket Necklace

 

More Moroccan things to come soon.

Rough Raw Diamonds

While I’m on the subject of jewelry, a lot of my friends (or random facebook acquaintances) have been getting engaged recently, so of course, their “ring pics” have been popping up across my facebook feed. I was talking to my boyfriend and he was telling me how a friend of his was saying you were supposed to spend like three paychecks on a ring. The idea of having something worth that much money on my finger gives me heart palpitations. Maybe I’m a simple girl, but I find raw, uncut diamonds to be so beautiful. Take a look at what I mean. Here are a few of my favorites off of Etsy.

(Click image for etsy listing)

Gray Silvery Rough Diamond Ring – One Of A Kind from louisagallery $69

Raw Natural Rough Diamond OOAK Ring from RandomJewels $295

Rough Diamond and Tiny Cut Diamond Ring from valkasinskas $130

Rough Diamond Stacker Ring from elseetee2 $80

And a ring for my not quite so simple taste

Mixed Crystal Keyhole Sterling Silver Ring from elseetee2 $145

Braided Hex Bracelets

I LOVE the hardware store. I didn’t used to seeing as how as a kid I was often dragged their by my father on Saturdays for hours on end. There was nothing PRETTY to play with. I was usually only bribed into this trips with the promise of choosing candy at the checkout. However, over the years, I learned a lot of things from my handy father, one of which was a love for the hardware store.

Now I have a whole new reason to go to the hardware store. Jewelry supplies! I cannot get over how chic and pretty these braided hex bracelets are.

To view a full (and pretty simple) tutorial, visit Honestly…WTF?

Off to the hardware store!

dance with me vintage dance card pencil necklace range by baltica

I love these necklaces from baltica on etsy. I have a slight obsession for office supplies, especially vintage. I would want to wear several of these at once.

originated in the 18th century, dance cards were used by a woman to record the names of the gentlemen with whom she intended to dance each successive dance at a formal ball. dance cards were accompanied by a tiny pencil and attached to a lady’s wrist or ball gown by a decorative cord.

via dance with me vintage dance card pencil necklace range by baltica.