Chic One-of-a-kind Handmade Jewelry
As handmade jewelry becomes more popular, these pieces are becoming conversation pieces and are to be cherished. Many great accessories have come from handmade artists, from beaded bracelets to wired necklaces.
Big and Bold Handmade Jewelry
Chunky accessories have become highly trendy in the fashion industry and are being worn by fashion models all over the runways. Beaded jewelry sometimes falls into this category when the beads are large in size, stacked, or created with vibrant colors. Handmade gemstone jewelry is also chic, especially when created with various types of gemstones in many sizes. Cuffs, bangles, and multi-layered necklaces are just a few of the handmade pieces that stand out from the crowd.
Filigree Handmade Jewelry
Filigree-style detailing is a popular technique used in the art of handcrafted jewelry. This is especially true for pieces such as ring mounts, earrings, and pendant necklaces. Filigree is typically made from platinum, gold, silver, and other finer metals. The delicate design created with these metals often lead this type of jewelry to become heirloom pieces. Filigree can take on various shapes and abstract designs. Many women choose filigree jewelry to wear when dressing up for dates, business meetings, or weddings.
Layering Handmade Jewelry
Layered jewelry has become an appealing trend among jewelry-wearers of all ages. Stacked bracelets and rings are created to portray distinctive layers and look fantastic with dressy attire or just a pair of jeans and a blouse. Multi-strand necklaces are also ideal for many occasions that call for unique pieces to give confidence and individuality. Handmade jewelry that uses layers exudes sophistication and makes a bold statement without being too distracting. Remember to only wear one layered piece at a time as to not overdo it.
Silver and Colors
As one of the more affordable types of precious metal, sterling silver is highly trendy in the fashion world. Quality handmade sterling silver jewelry pieces will last for many years and go well with nearly any wardrobe selection. Many pieces of gemstone jewelry are made from sterling silver, especially pendants, rings, and earrings. Handmade jewelry in Sterling silver is often complimented with bright colored and exotic gems that add shine and color to the metal. Wear silver with contrasting colors to spice up neutral outfits.
Recent Posts on Handmade Jewelry
December 1st, 2015
The John S. Brana Handmade Copper Jewelry collection features hundreds of beautiful styles that show off the gorgeous color of genuine copper. As you begin to browse the styles in our collection, you'll be introduced to a whole new set of terminology that is used to describe our various handmade copper jewelry pieces. Here is a quick guide to five[...]
November 20th, 2015
Whether you're preparing for an engagement portrait session, professional portraits or family photographs, you want to look your best when you arrive at the photographer's studio for your session. Wearing jewelry can add interest to your photographs and make for lovely compositions, but you need to be choosy about the pieces that you choose to show off for your photo[...]
November 18th, 2015
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November 17th, 2015
One of the trickiest parts of accessorizing outfits is finding necklaces that are perfectly suited for the neckline on a top or dress. To help make it easier for you to create great outfits, we put together this guide to selecting necklaces for different necklines. 1. Turtleneck - Turtlenecks can be very difficult to style with necklaces, as you don't want to[...]
November 12th, 2015
Statement earrings are the perfect way to complement a single necklace or an elaborate or complicated neckline that won't work with a necklace at all. Any pair of earrings that catches the eye can be considered a statement piece, and at John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry we have dozens of earrings that always make fashionable statements. Here is a look[...]
November 4th, 2015
Colorful earrings can put a whole new look on an ensemble, adding interest to simple, solid-colored pieces or bringing out hues in outfits that combine multiple colors. Many women wear gemstone earrings to get that pop of color, but if you don't want to add sparkle to your outfit, these looks just aren't right. Patinated copper earrings are the perfect alternative[...]
October 29th, 2015
Get 60% Off the launch of my newly designed Hammered Nu Gold Brass Leaf Earrings NOW through 10/31/15! Bring the beauty of the outdoors into your ensembles with the modern look of the John S. Brana Hammered Nu Gold Brass Leaf Earrings! These dazzling earrings recreate the shape of dainty leaves growing on a branch, yet they are made from richly colored red[...]
October 27th, 2015
Statement jewelry is ultra popular this season as it has been for the last few. The idea with a statement piece is to make a focal point with your accessories while keeping the rest of your jewelry more minimal. The key to getting a great look with a statement piece is knowing whether to accent your ears, neck, wrist or[...]
October 13th, 2015
Bracelets can add texture, color and polish to an ensemble and are one of the most versatile types of jewelry in a woman's collection. You can wear bracelets alone, in multiples or in mix and match sets to create different looks. One of the most important things to consider when choosing bracelets is the width of the piece. The width[...]
October 6th, 2015
With the arrival of fall, the natural world is being transformed in an array of colors. When you think of the season, the beautiful foliage found throughout many parts of the country come to mind, and those leaves serve as inspiration for John S. Brana. As a result, our jewelry collection features a lovely assortment of leaf earrings that are[...]
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