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Gem Gossip on Stacking Bracelets

9 Jan

Danielle, the incomparable author of Gem Gossip, shares some tips with us for the new year. She loves stacking rings as much as bracelets, so go and check out her “Show Me Your Rings” series as well. Enjoy!

Stackable jewelry continues to be a big hit and will stay that way into 2011. Bracelets are fun to stack, but it is often intimidating to do if you’re not sure where to begin. Here are my tips on stacking bracelets. Follow these and you’re sure to get the right look:

1. It’s all about trial and error. Try a combination out, see how it looks, and choose to add or subtract depending how you feel.

2. Don’t be afraid to mix high-end with low-end. ┬áLike an 18k gold Cartier bangle with a red heart silly band….? Yes, it works!

3. Mix in charity bracelets that have a meaning. Or wish bracelets/friendship bracelets.

4. If you are going to wear a bunch of bracelets with color, make sure the color combination has contrast. For example, yellow gold looks good against red and black. I like wearing lilac, grey and bright teal. Brazilian wish bracelets have lots of color to choose from.

5. Make sure once you have all your bracelets on, they are comfortable and non-distracting. If you have a job which involves typing, and your bracelets are preventing you to type efficiently, it’s not going to work!

From left to right:

14k vintage engraved hinged bangle, from Walton’s Antique Jewelry

Wrap-style Gem Gossip charity bracelet, from Gem Gossip [email charitybracelet@gmail.com to order]

Julie Rofman multi-colored bead bracelet, from Twist

14k yellow gold delicate chain bracelet with red enamel, from Reed’s Jewelers

Stingray cuff in grey, from our buying trip to Atlanta Jewelry Show

Grownup Friendship Bracelets

8 Jul

There seem to be a confluence of factors leading designers and artists to create inexpensive, DIY-looking colorful, stackable bracelets that inspire social jewelry phenomenons…

1) The uncertain economy:

Silly Bandz Zoo Animals from Walmart

2) Art as religion/ philosophy:

"I Wish Your Wish" exhibit at The New Museum of Contemporary Art via NYMag

3) Sports madness:

"My Colors" leather wrap bracelets from Tod's via Elle Blogs

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