Jewelry

Green Jewelry: It IS Easy Being Green

St. Patrick’s Day is only a week away and spring only ten days away. If you’ve come across a creative block and you’re looking for some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. This week’s jewelry post is all about green for your spring and St. Patrick’s Day needs. Green is a great color to work with, given that it’s neutral. It can be paired with gold, copper, silver, gunmetal, and brass findings (neutral + neutral = good). It also pairs wonderfully with other shades of itself, which you will see in this post, and gives the piece of jewelry an outdoors-y type feel. Green symbolizes life, greed, money (especially when paired with gold), and a whole lot more.

For additional inspiration, try to make your jewelry be something more than just a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings. Have a word in mind while you’re looking through your bead stash and start from there. I find that when I have a creative block it’s because I don’t know where to start. For example, if your word is “life” you might want to use your bright green beads to symbolize the bright green found in plants. Once you have somewhere to begin, the rest should fall into place. I hope these three pieces of jewelry will give you somewhere to start.

All of these items in this post are now up for sale in my Etsy shop!

Spring Garden Necklace

Spring Garden Meckalce
A simple alternating pattern of emerald and peridot colored Czech glass beads with dark brown glass seed beads in between. The acrylic pendant features a green flower and is attached to the strand with a bail clip. I like the green/brown dynamic because it reminds me of new plants poking through soil.

Mossy River Stone Bracelet

A simple yet elegant and light weight bracelet. The aurora borealis finished Swarovski crystals complement the dark green hues of the jasper discs. Peridot colored seed beads add another dimension of green.
A simple yet elegant and light weight bracelet. The aurora borealis finished Swarovski crystals complement the dark green hues of the jasper discs. Peridot colored seed beads add another dimension of green. The polished stone color of the jasper and bright green seed beads reminds me of mossy riverside boulders, and the Swarovski crystals remind me of the clear water.

Green Marbled Earrings

Green Marble Earrings
Dark green and white swirled beads dangle in a clustered formation. I was inspired to make these after seeing similar designs in the accessory department of a local store. By looking in this department I was able to see some jewelry trends, which always helps with inspiration.

I hope you found some inspiration in this post. If you’re still craving more green jewelry check out the green crackle agate earrings in my first post and last week’s green crackle agate rosary. (If you haven’t guessed already, I really like the green crackle agate beads. You can purchase them here.)

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