One of the biggest trends in jewelry this year has been the return of the initial necklace. Wildly popular in the mid to late 1970’s, like many fashions from the era, the initial necklace is back! Initials now come in multiples to create Mother’s necklaces, embellished with dangling charms or pearls, or even in simple shapes hung like military “dog tags” from bead chains.
But, one of my favorite twists on this old standby is from designer Randee Hofmann from Of the Earth Jewelry. Her stunning “Verdigris Bird with Copper Initial Necklace” takes the concept and adds a nature-inspired twist, making it a perfect choice for spring 2011.
The necklace, pictured, is crafted from a variety of materials. The sweet little brass bird sports a unique blue-green verdigris finish, the charm is pure copper and the chain is brass wearing an antique copper finish. The vintage feel created is a wonderful complement to the many soft, romantic styles so prevalent this spring.
In addition to this stunning piece, Of the Earth Jewelry offers many other nature-inspired pieces — from tiny birds’ nests filled with delicate eggs, to sea-inspired charms, to sparkling crystal cluster bracelets – and each is more beautiful than the next!
Now, you can win your own lovely piece from Of the Earth Jewelry! Simply visit Six in the Nest to enter. Contest ends 5-15. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received. Good luck!
UPDATE: This giveaway has now ended. But, while you are here, please don’t forget to enter our current fashion, beauty and style giveaways. And, visit Women’s Fashion for more fashion trends, designer interviews and style inspiration.
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