Monday

The First Signs of Spring

Pussy Willow Earrings

These Pussy Willow Earrings ($125) by Stephanie Simek are amazing!! As the weather warms up, even though it's only February, I am finally starting to believe spring is on its way! As I write this post, the rain is pouring down outside, which is definitely a spring trait. These earrings dangle in a way that reminds me of raindrops...

But let me make clear the excellence of these dangles. Each individual pussy willow charm has been handmade from a real pussy willow bud using oxidized sterling silver to attach it to several long chains which hang from beautifully simple ear wires. I love the way these earrings swirl and twirl when worn.

Love,
Bling!
PS - do check out the entire shop as so many of the pieces are really creative and fantastically beautiful.

Wednesday

Wear the Decorating Trend



I'm in love with this gorgeous Tiny Succulent Garden Necklace ($58.50) by Woodland Belle, one of my favorites. Air plants and succulents are super-popular lately, and I love the trend! But I secretly hate looking like I'm following the masses. You too? Try taking a unique look at the trend with this necklace, the matching ring, or check out the newest post on my other blog, Let The Real World Begin, that features some great statement pieces for your home that follow the trend in an unexpected way.

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Bzzzzz

SMALL BEE HIVE  golden plated silver ring with an organic elegant mesh concept

This gold-plated ring is handmade from fine silver. I love the honeycomb texture of the Small Bee Hive Ring ($112) by CADI Jewelry. And I can imagine this as one of those pieces you never take off because it works with every outfit you own.

Love,
Bling!

Monday

Teensy Monkey Friend



Somehow, after seeing this adorable sterling silver Monkey Ring ($90) at Plum Style, I don't know how I've lived without a tiny monkey on my finger my entire life! You too?

Love,
Bling!

Friday

Saddle Up!

Tails

I flipped when I saw these fantastic Tails horse hair earrings ($46) by Lila Ruby King. Perfectly proportioned with a slim tube of silver and just the right amount of real horse hair, these are classically chic. They look simple but are so unique - the perfect combo for stylish ladies like ourselves.

Love,
Bling!

Thursday

Oh So Foxy

wood fox earrings

Oh I can't get over these darling little Wood Fox Earrings ($8) by Warm Coat! They're so simple: just wood and ink. But they're so adorable and I love them more every time I look at them. And since cute post earrings are hard to find, I'm super-excited about these handmade ones... and their price!

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

Shameless Plug!!





There are new items in my shop! See three of them there on the side panel? I bet you'll like the rest too...

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Monday

Ring Trio: Part Three



For the last installment of my ring trio mini-series, we have this absolutely perfect Close at Heart Ring ($20) by Alegra Jewelry. Made from argentium silver, the handmade piece is a size 7 but the artist would love to make it in your size too. They'll also give it a high shine (shown), satin, or oxidized black finish.

Love,
Bling!
PS - Happy Valentine's Day!!

Saturday

Trio of Rings: Part Two



This romantic ring opens up using the key pendant necklace. You can get the Locking Engraved Heart Ring ($700-$3000) by Metal Couture Jewelry in sterling silver, 18k gold, or 9k yellow gold. The piece is entirely handmade and can be created in any ring size. And there's free shipping!

Love,
Bling!

Friday

Trio of Rings: Part One




Rings are the perfect place for Valentine hearts! So I'm bringing you a trio of fantastic heart rings to round out the V-Day season! The first in my mini-series is the Love Ring ($15) by Tullerie, a beautiful shop with an innovative use of felt.

Love,
Bling!

Thursday

My Bloody Valentine



For all you cynics! If you're not into the whole Valentine's ordeal, but want to show it, you need this My Bloody Valentine Necklace ($142) by Idle Hands Designs. The pendant is heart-shaped, but features a sewn tear and several stunning garnet stones. The piece is entirely sterling silver and is strung on a beautiful gunmetal chain with a skull clasp to top it off! Best part? The back is hollow to offer an even more sinister look at love!

Love,
Bling!

Cheap Thrill: Hanger Earrings



Most of the time, I post bling between $10 and $1000. It's a wide range and I think it hits most people's price points as well as showing both attainable and inspirational pieces. However, every once in a while I run across a piece outside this range that I just have to show you!

For today's "Cheap Thrill", I'd like to introduce these adorable Coat Hanger Earrings ($3) by 3 Witch Jewelry. Don't expect quality (the artist says only that they are made from "18 gauge wire"... most of you don't know what gauge means and no one can figure out what type of metal from that description), but definitely expect cute. Just look at how the shape melds together a hanger and a pretty ear wire! Delightful!

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

Color Obsession!



I am currently completely obsessed with this gorgeous deep red shade. That's why this resin Heart Ring ($50) by Jewelry By Michal is on my wishlist this V-Day!

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

My Anatomical Valentine



This Silver Plated Anatomical Heart Necklace ($60) by Heron Adornment is so medically realistic! It's handmade from wax and cast in white bronze, then plated with a gorgeous silver to keep it hypoallergenic and shiny. There are only two left in this limited edition release! Hurry before it's gone!

Love,
Bling!
PS - I also adore this cool Silver Neuron Ring!

Monday

Bling Bling!



I love a creative expression of "bling". These Embroidered Diamond Earrings ($85) by Metal, Cloth & Wood have that great neutral colors trend that's all over the runways lately. Plus, these would totally go with everything and are quite cheeky.

Take a look through the whole shop for more amazing embroidered pieces, some bead work, and other pretty jewels.

Love,
Bling!

Saturday

SALE ALERT: Jewelry Bash at Swirl!!



Swirl by DailyCandy is having a great jewelry sale today. I'm partial to these Ikat Bangles for just $9!! They're normally $60. These bracelets by Mercedes Salazar come in a set of brown and orange or bright green and bright blue. I also really like several of the simple necklaces, though one of my faves has already sold out. Hurry before yours does too! Sale is on now and lasts until Wednesday.... or until your favorite pieces are gone.

Love,
Bling!
PS - if you don't like the selection, pop around the rest of their sales. Swirl does a pretty good job and doesn't get as much notice as other sample sale websites.

Thursday

Allure



Women are always looking for ways to create allure. But unfailingly, a fan will do the trick! Ok, so not so much anymore. But it used to always be that a fan would catch that man's eye. I promise! This Antique Fan Necklace ($28) by Sarah Keyes is laser cut mirrored acrylic hung on antique effect chain, adjustable to three different lengths. And it's gorgeous. I can see wearing this and nothing else for a Valentine's soiree with your beloved! Scandalous...

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

War Hero



I don't plan on subjecting you to Valentine's Day themed bling until the 14th... but I think I'll try and fit everything into either V-Day love or general romance vibes. This particular necklace has a very romantic feel to it. It looks like there is a story behind it... A long-distance love for a war hero. A woman left with only this piece to remember him by. And years later he returns in a cliched, romantic movie-style reunion because she waited for him all these years, never believing he was dead.

Well, story or not, this Military Badge Necklace ($38) by Gray's Gallery is gorgeous, romantic, and statement-making. It's handmade from an authentic military patch and some gold-toned military-inspired charms; and it's one of a kind. I love exclusivity. However, I must admit it's huge, perhaps even too huge. The necklace is 39" long (with a bold, thick chain) and the patch is 4" wide! But it would be a great addition to pump up a plain top or dress for someone with the guts to rock it.

Tuesday

Crimson Hearts



This piece of V-Day loving is great year-round to remind you of the object of your affection.... or just how much you love yourself! All you need is love. The Be Mine Necklace ($18) by Silent Goddess has all the right colors, plus the pendant is hand-enameled over a copper oval and stamped "be mine" on the reverse. Too sweet...  Enjoy fantastic shipping rates, my darlings!

Love,
Bling!
PS - this shop is full of chic jewelry, most of which is less colorful and more subdued. You really should take a look at all the options.