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Site Spotlight: Handmade Jewelry from Uncommon Goods

Around this time last year, I posted a roundup of jewelry handmade by jewelry designers in Boston. Today, I also pulled together a selection of delicate handmade jewelry, all sourced from UncommonGoods. The occasion? The site is hosting its 2014 Jewelry Design Challenge, which will be judged in part by the site’s Assistant Jewelry & Accessories Buyer, Jackie Udden.

The grand prize is $1000, along with the opportunity to work with UncommonGoods. Runners-up will receive a critique of their work, as well as tips for marketing and growing their businesses. Additionally, UncommonGoods’ buyers will review each entrant’s portfolio, and consider offering submitted  work for sale on UncommonGoods. You can enter Uncommon Good’s Jewelry Design Challenge here.

They’re looking for intelligent designs that tell a story, show your individuality and be responsibly produced from animal-friendly materials (that means no leather, feathers, or pearls). I chose a dozen pieces from UncommonGoods’ handmade jewelry collection that I really like, including pieces from San Francisco-based artist Vanessa Gade; Emilie Shapiro, who creates entwined vines of recycled rose gold; and Susan Harbourt, who makes necklaces from aged copper wire she removed from the walls of her Edwardian-era house in Illinois.

Study them… perhaps the designs will provide some insight in case you’re interested in entering the contest.  

 

Uncommon Goods Artisan Handmade Jewelry

S H O P P I N G

1. Copper Rays Necklace by Susan Harbourt

2. Fan Coral Wedding Band by Catherine Weitzman

3. Golden Path Earrings by Eileen Baumeister McIntyre

4. Rose Stalk Wedding Band by Emilie Shapiro

5. Baby Bird Earrings by Rhonda & Elijah Wyman

6. Aqua Raindrop Pendant by Jess Panza

7. Open Oval Sterling Silver Necklace by Cindy and Avril Joffe

8. Bullet Casing Cufflinks by Shannon Astali DeJong

9. Links of Love Bracelet by Beth Lawrence

10. Fern Frond Earrings by Katie Lime

11. Twigs Necklace by Eben Papele & Jude Rand

12. Inner Circle Necklace by Vanessa Gade

 

 

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Covet: Miansai Bracelet, Industrial Style

Gold And Silver Cuff Bracelet By Miansai

 

Miansai Silver & Gold Tarn Cuff
$215 at Barneys New York

Yellow gold-plated angular cuff bracelet with silver screw detail.

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Covet: Pyrite Wrap Bracelet by Sheryl Lowe

Gold Pyrite Bracelet Pave Bead Sheryl Love

Sheryl Lowe
Double wrap gold pyrite bracelet with diamond pave bead
$410, goop

 

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Barneys has gorgeous jewelry too.

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Get the Look: 40 Pieces from Boston Jewelry Designers

For this season’s Style issue of the Boston Globe Magazine, in addition to a few profiles of Boston’s Most Stylish (friend and art/science documentary producer Alberta Chu, jewelry designer/computer scientist Jessica Rosencrantz of Nervous System, and Deborah Z. Porter Founder and Executive Director of the Boston Book Festival), I also wrote “Jewelry’s Big Moment.”  The spread includes nine pieces from wonderful, emerging local jewelry designers. With Mass Art and the SMFA in town, (not to mention RISD in nearby Providence, but that’s a whole other post) the artisan jewelry scene is absolutely thriving. Below are additional works from the featured artists, as well as a number of local metalsmiths that we didn’t have room to feature in the magazine. Lots of talent!

 

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S H O P P I N G

1 Petra Seibertova Nest Earrings, $50 at MassArt Made.

2 Ripegoods Rain Drop Hoop Earrings, $78.

3 Dev Bennett Three Dot Studs, $32 at 13 Forest.

4 Lauren Passenti Fish Jaw Bracelet.

5 Hannah Blount Barnacle Ring, $198.

6 Petra Seibertova Disc Cup Earrings, $340 at MassArt Made.

7 Little Pancake Stamped Triangle Necklace, $36.

8 Nikky Bergman Deer Antler and Leather Amulet.

9 Dev Bennett Geometric Solid #1 at Cambridge Artists Coop.

10 Sophie Hughes Slit Drop Chain Earrings, $240 at Fire Opal.

11 Sasha Walsh Ring, $360 at MassArt Made.

12 Becca Straus Maria Feather Necklace at Michele Mercaldo.

13 Alison Storry Rose Gold Heart Charms Necklace, $44 at Etsy.

14 Iolyte Stackable Ring, $340 at M. Flynn.

15 Dev Bennett Small Metropolis Necklace, $150.

16 Sasha Walsh Stackable Crystal Ring, $56 at Wicked Peacock.

17 Lauren Passenti Claw Necklace, $87 at MassArt Made.

18 Marissa B. Orchid Blossom Earrings, $62.

19 Sasha Walsh Druzy Ring, $220 at MassArt Made.

20 Julia Groos Halo Designs Gold Bead Ring, $220.

21 Beatrice Kim Karung Watersnake Cuff at Good.

22 Sasha Walsh Cuff, $330 at MassArt Made.

23 Hannah Blount Raw Crystal Brass Ring, $88.

24 Dev Bennett Four Post Earrings, $56 at 13 Forest Gallery.

25 Bree Richey Gondola Earrings.

26 Leah Meleski Infused Series Earrings

27 Lauren Blais Garnet Spire Studs, $210.

28 Nikky Bergman Hannah Bangle, $160 at MassArt Made.

29 Leah Meleski Recycled Impurities Earrings.

30 Monique Rancourt Small Granulation Ring, $200.

31 Monique Rancourt Cuff at Society of Arts & Crafts.

32 Lindsay Minihan Felt Bud Earrings, $120.

33 Filomena Demarco Double Feather Earrings, $95 at 13 Forest.

34 Monique Rancourt Feather Series Necklace, $400.

35 Sophie Hughes Razor Shell Earrings, $290 at Fire Opal.

36 Beth Solomon Ring at Alchemy 925.

37 Rachel Pfeffer Hearts on a Wire Ring, $88 at Wicked Peacock.

38 Joyo Small Squares Necklace, $50 at Wicked Peacock.

39 NYX Studio La Damme Earrings, $190 at Wicked Peacock.

40 E. Scott Originals Topaz Stud Earrings, $60 at Wicked Peacock.

 

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 Read “Jewelry’s Big Moment” in the Boston Globe Magazine here.

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Site Spotlight: Nic+Dylan

New York- and Boston-based jewelry showroom Succarra (remember Samantha Faye?) has just launched the shopping site  NIC + DYLAN featuring pieces by up-and coming-accessory designers. Lines include Adorn by Sarah Lewis, Camilla James, Temerity, Kimberly Baker, Sophie Blake, L.O.V. Project, and Courtney Lee Collection. Here’s a roundup of 15 pieces. As you can see, they’ve got that raw, edgy look I adore.

 

Nic + Dylan Jewelry Succarra

 

S H O P P I  N G 

1 OROPOPO Luna Bonita Handmade Silk Scarf, $200

2 Adorn by Sarah Lewis Quartz Crystal Necklace, $128

3 Claudia Rowe Callie Hammered Collar, $78

4 Temerity Aurora Brass Earrings with Silver Band, $112

5 Adorn by Sarah Lewis Golden Moonstone Ring, $98

6 Temerity Hand-forged Brass Corona Bangle, $105

7 Claudia Rowe Skull Bangle  $55

8 Evouni Walnut iPhone Case, $50

9 Camilla James Malin Silver Ox Earrings, $150

10 Kimberly Baker Stingray Sterling Bangle, $220

11 L.O.V. Project Handmade Organic Dye Silk Scarf, now $73

12 Sophie Blake Pyramid Studs with Austrian Crystals, $85

13 Alexandra Satine Cow Hair Wristlet, $160

14 Courtney Lee Collection Rex Spike Stud Earrings, $45

15 Claudia Rowe Silver Bungee Wrap Bracelet, $38

 

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