During my daughters baby and early toddler years I missed out on a lot of earring wearing, curious hands were just too risky. As my girl has gotten older I have fully embraced the accessory again. Partly because I couldn’t for so long, but also because there are so many beautiful options out right now. Below are several of my favorite styles from Los Angeles and NY designers (plus one traveling maker). Some of the pieces are fine jewelry with prices to match, while some are more affordably priced, all are handmade with love. As you will see I have a thing for stones or anything that mixes natural elements.
I love the smooth stones next to the delicate design of the metal connectors that Jessica Winzelberg uses for her Mobile earrings. Her color combinations are just stunning and she perfectly mixes the different sizes and shapes of the stones. Shop at www.jessicawinzelberg.com.
The hammered metal and woven palm or stitched leather compliment each other so nicely. Palm earrings are made partly in Los Angeles and Oaxaca, Mexico, woven in collaboration with Norma Lilia Cruz Santiago. The blend of soft and hard materials is just beautiful, shop at www.crescionicollection.com.
I am a big fan of these playful pendulum earrings, they are made from either wood, glass, acrylic or baroque pearl beads. You can order as a pair, single or mix and match www.catzorange.com.
The combination of natural stone (or shell) and fine metal is breathtaking. A beautiful juxtaposition of straight clean lines and organic angles, shop at www.kathleenwhitaker.com. *Header image is also a Kathleen Whitaker piece.
Perfect lightweight polymer clay earrings in gorgeous earthy colors and fun shapes. Designer Gabriela Maraschin hit the road with her family and will be creating her line from France for the time being. But she is still shipping to the US and working with the same suppliers as before. Follow along with her on instagram for a peek at their travels and shop at www.hellozephyr.com.
The balance between delicate metal wire and sizable polished stones is just lovely. Mary has a way with wire wrapping that is minimal and unique, giving her pieces a clean, beautiful aesthetic. Shop her collections at www.marymacgill.com.
*All photos courtesy of the designers.