Bekka Palmer

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I especially love when an artist gravitates towards one medium or material and runs with it in every possible direction. Case in point, Bekka Palmer‘s hand-sewn rope necklaces and embroidered film series.  Her necklaces are just about perfect for your summer wardrobe while the embroidered film is part of a larger project – 100 Days of Thread and Film.

 

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Dusen Dusen x Highlow Jewelry

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Being part of a successful collaboration is one of the best feelings (you work well with others!), and it’s even better when it looks this good. Dusen Dusen and Highlow Jewelry teamed up after being mutual fans, doing a product swap with one another, then joking about selling a dress and necklace combo pack. After noticing people were already pairing their two brands together Ellen van Dusen and Sonya Gallardo decided to combine the two, creating this pattern laden collection – Dusen Dusen x Highlow Jewelry.

 

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Fossil x Opening Ceremony

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A few months ago Fossil and Opening Ceremony teamed up for a capsule collection of eclectic style with a vintage twist. In other words, it’s kind of phenomenal. The limited edition line features a little something for both men and women with its statement watches, reversible bags, and other accessories. The end result of Fossil x Opening Ceremony is playful yet innovative.

 

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Favor

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When picking jewelry I generally gravitate towards simple pieces that will be in rotation for years to come. Favor‘s thoughtfully composed jewelry line ticks all the boxes with their high quality materials, ethically-sourced stones, and the fact that all pieces are designed to compliment one another. Group them together or add to your other favorites seamlessly.

 

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Powers Handcrafted

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Chicago’s Powers Handcrafted jewelry is quite simply stunning and statement making. I’d be equally happy pairing any of Maranda Powers’ architectural pieces with jeans or a cocktail dress, wouldn’t you? Brass and semi-precious stones such as malachite, onyx, turquoise, and white howlite play star roles in every handcrafted piece, feeling timeless and unique.

 

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Beech Hall

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Beech Hall is a multidisciplinary artist collective founded by Bev Beaulieu, Wade Keller, and Danielle Kroll – a trio of art school roommates. Leaning on their collective and individual strengths, Beech Hall has released their first collection featuring homewares, ceramics, jewelry, and accessories all focused on the common theme of Egyptian history and art.

 

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Annie Costello Brown

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While I tend to favor studs, a solid statement-making pair of earrings are a jewelry box necessity. Especially once warmer weather begins to rear its head and layers of clothing start to drop off. Annie Costello Brown‘s brass and silver jewelry is hand-cut and hammered in her Los Angeles studio, and the results are pure art.

 

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Wayward

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Creating moments of unexpected beauty in everyday living is Wayward‘s mission. The New York-based multidisciplinary design studio creates home products and personal accessories by expert craftsmen and women. Wayward then partners with workshops and small factories in the U.S. to bring those designs to life, honoring the makers behind them along the way. Linen and leather pillows, tote bags and pouches, and jewelry all shine within their current collection.

 

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