jewelry – Nonpareil http://nonpareilblog.com sprinkles of indie style Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:53:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 philly style. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/11/philly-style/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/11/philly-style/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:06:47 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1584

I’m loving these enameled bangle sets from Bullfinch & Barbury…I loved wearing stacks of bangles in the ’80s {I’m seriously dating myself, I know!!}…and I think I’d love to have a stack of these on my arm…now to decide which ones to choose!!

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organically inspired. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/10/organically-inspired/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/10/organically-inspired/#comments Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:10:54 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1571

I adore the chunky stacked druse ring from Carrie Bilbo {above, right}…and go to her website to visit it on occasion…Sigh {I have issues, I know!!}. Many of her pieces are inspired by nature…from silver rings that look like twigs to necklaces that have cicada wings in them. Gorgeous.

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lovely lovelies. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/07/lovely-lovelies/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/07/lovely-lovelies/#comments Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:11:47 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1538

Such beautiful, rustic-y jewelry from New Hampshire based Lisa’s Lovelies {or, New Hamster as my daughter used to call it}. There seems to always be something new at her shop…and, I know, because I’m there more often than I’d like to admit visiting the “bramble ring” above. Gorgeous pieces…and ooh, how I’d love to sport that ring on my finger!

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summer break. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/07/summer-break/ Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:58:58 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1514

Hi everyone! I took a little much-needed {and unintentional} blogging break…and it’s really nice to be back! June has been a little crazy: I’ve been to Oregon to visit my parents, to Thai Massage classes, had a visit from the in-laws, and have been driving my daughter to Chicago for two weeks to art camp at Lill Street Art Center {yikes}…which brings me to today’s post!

One of my daughter’s classes was a week long “metals” class from a fantastic teacher, Rebecca Zemans. Of course, I HAD to check out her site, and was totally impressed with her beautiful jewelry and metal sculpture…what a lucky girl to have such a talented teacher!

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quench. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/04/quench/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/04/quench/#comments Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:00:26 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1448

I adore the jewelry from Maine’s Quench Metalworks. Let’s just say that you were wondering what kind of gift to get me…you know, just in case you didn’t know. Then, you might consider the fabulous butterfly necklace {bottom, right}…or the ring {top, left}. That’s just the nice kind of person I am…helping you make these difficult decisions easier!!

You can learn more about the artist, Jen, here. Follow her blog here. Fan {or, “like”} her on Facebook!

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enamel-iscious. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/04/enamel-iscious/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/04/enamel-iscious/#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 23:35:36 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1431

My mom used to do enamel work…before I was born, and up until I was a toddler {and could potentially get WAY too close to a hot kiln}. I’ve always wanted to learn how, but have to make a point of asking for a lesson next time I visit my parents…my mom still has the kiln!

I think the enamel jewelry from Angela Gerhard is beautiful. I love her color combinations, and the craftsmanship is exquisite. I’m totally in love with the bracelets {center, left}. Just gorgeous.

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starving artist. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/04/starving-artist/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/04/starving-artist/#comments Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:27:36 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1419

PHEW! I took a much longer break than I had intended…I’ve been paying the price for having a ton of fun while on vacation…I have had a nasty cold for the past week…Bleh.

Amazingly, while we were in Sedona, I did ABSOLUTELY no shopping. NONE. Zilch. Zippo. It’s hard for me to believe, really. We just hiked around the beautiful red rock, cooked gobs of food, drank wine and hot-tubbed under the stars….

I DID find a wonderful online-jeweler who is BASED in Arizona…does that count?! I’ve been a fan of Starving Artist Bazaar for years, and her work has been featured on pretty much EVERY indie blog out there…but I just had to share too! I love lampwork beads, and especially the pieces she creates!

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flight path. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/03/flight-path/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/03/flight-path/#comments Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:19:48 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1402

Vancouver based Flight Path uses a tattoo-like process to permanently color the leather on each of the pieces, resulting in some very cool pieces. I love the colors and unique graphics…and I’m WAY too chicken to get a real tattoo…these fantastic pieces suit me just fine!

You can become a Facebook Fan or follow along on Twitter.

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tel aviv style. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/03/tel-aviv-style/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/03/tel-aviv-style/#comments Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:46:31 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1365

From Tel Aviv, AnaKim makes lovely jewelry! I especially love the little earrings with their organic shapes…and not-so-perfect circles. I think they’d be nice every day pieces…great for layering too!

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musette. http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/03/musette/ http://nonpareilblog.com/2010/03/musette/#comments Mon, 01 Mar 2010 19:40:06 +0000 http://nonpareilblog.com/?p=1342

Happy March everyone! Can I tell you how excited I am that Spring is getting close?! I see the light at the end of the {wintery} tunnel…there’s just something about March first!

I love the mix of wood and beads in the bracelets from Musette. Also, her necklaces have a great mix of elements…from chunky stones and beads to cool chains and vintage bits. I especially like the necklace on the top right!

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