She is playful and fierce and self-possessed – playful like a candy-flavoured cocktail with a very decided kick to it. Sweet – yes. Delicate – no. This mix of bangles and bracelets speaks to the inner romantic in us all – without being overly fussy.
Pairing up elements that remind you of a scene from a corset drama . . . elements like lace, ruffles, pearls, silks, ribbons are perfect. All of these textures evoke a sense of softness, touch-able-ness and work perfectly for setting a flirty tone.
For adding to this set, you can:
~ grab a pearl necklace and wrap it several times around your wrist – this adds a luxurious element.
~ a coloured ribbon tied in a little bow around your wrist is also perfect – playing up a delicate, lady-like feel.
~ layer with your favourite timepiece/watch – this balanced out the fun with a very business like element.
~ leather plays well with the romantic look – it plays up your uniqueness and adds credibility and an industrial look to all that sweetness.
What’s your favourite mix? Please feel free to share by commenting below!
Long before I met rescue horse, Thor, a very similar equine found it’s way into my sketches and finally materialized in a portrait of my niece. Thor’s distinct looks are inherited from his ancient breed – he is a Fjord horse. The Fjord breed originates in Norway and it seems like the horses have been selectively bred since the time of the Vikings (in the famous Viking ship burials, there are horse skeletons closely resembling the Fjord).
Portrait of My Niece Kate with Fjord Horse
Thor was neglected and left on his own in a field for over a year before he was rescued. Now he is now enjoying a new life, with new horse friends in a pasture surrounded by apple trees. His retired halter tags have made a lovely set of charms for a leather wrap bracelet – and the look has inspired work on a collection of wearables made from antique bridles, reins and stirrup leathers.
Handmade jewelry shared by horses and their people? Why not? : )
Flesh toned enamel, pearls and robel wood mixed up with a snippet of one of Lord Byron’s poems:
“The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.”
This set is a really eye-catching mix of shapes – all tied together with a lovely natural colourway. It reminds me of a treasure washed up on the beach on the morning after a storm.
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche . . . “
Roughly translated, this means “Let them eat cake . . . ” A sweet suggestion, though this famous quote made Marie Antoinette of France infamous! This sweet little bangle will be thrown in with all jewelry orders over $75!
Be warned, this charm bangle will only be available for a limited time! So snag yours and futher your decadent reputation in pastry-eating infamy – OR – just pair it with that new sundress you bought. The choice is yours!
Please see my shop for additional details on how to claim your handmade bangle – and how to purchase this limited item by itself.
“Let Them Eat Cake”: Limited Edition Cupcake Charm Bangle
A thanks for my social bookmarking friends . . . for the month of February, every time you post a Facebook update, Tweet, Pin to Pinterest or post to a blog about Bullfinch & Barbury jewelry, you have a chance at earning $25 towards enameled goodies!
Each time you share B&B, you can share the link on the Official Giveaway Page – and earn chances to win!
At the end of the month, a name will be drawn at random from all the entries, and a gift certificate worth $25 (good towards anything in the store OR custom items) will be awarded.
Sample Gift Certificate
For more details and to enter, visit my Facebook Fan Page.
Best of Luck!!!