12.18.2006
Ear Candy



A lot of ladies I know balk at wearing flowers - flower earrings, flower jewelry, et cetera. It just seems to be a little 'old lady' to them, a little dated to others (and after the 80s/90s infatuation with 'country style' decor, is it any wonder some of us were scarred for life?). Fortunately, today's designers - particularly the indie ones - are just fabulously talented when it comes to...well, making the old new and chic again!

Take these lovely Garden Earrings from Purple Papaya. Modern colors and a very pretty but fun design. The flowers are delicate vintage glass and slightly opalized, so they have a little extra shimmer to them. She's added Swarovski crystals, green glass beads to stand in for leaves, and silver, daisy-shaped spacers that were handmade in Bali. The wire and hooks are sterling silver French earwires, but Purple Papaya will also exchange those for kidney earwires or clip-on backs.

She has all sorts of pretty at her store, including these cheerful earrings (I had to point them out - love the plum and lime combo!). Sara has a beautiful, lush gallery of her work here, too.

Happy shopping!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Sara said...

Jen, thanks so much for writing about me! I only just now saw this post (thanks to the power of Google). What sweet things to say about my earrings! Thank you, thank you.

Blogger SweetJen said...

Why, you are very welcome! They're so cute...plus, Mom only wears clip earrings, so now I know where to shop. ;)

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