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    One To Watch 05- April May Handmade Jewelry Brand

    Delicate gold jewelry is one of my favorite things- and that thing I have on standby to take a basic look to the next level- repeat, repeat, repeat. I love jewelry because it affords me more looks with less clothes, and can add just the right amount of sparkle to elevate an outfit, and is subdued enough to wear with a t-shirt and jeans.

     

    Metallic accessories can take your look to the next level without much effort. The thing about a little touch of gold, like much of the jewelry shown here, is that it adds shine without overwhelming, without too much drama.

     

    If I want to elevate a look, I gravitate towards something metallic. Even the slightest touch of metallic instantly makes an outfit look and feel special- and again completely transformed without changing a thing otherwise or having to buy anything new.

     

     

    monarchy necklace & earrings

    monarchy necklace & earrings

     

    Monarchy necklace & earrings

    Monarchy necklace & earrings

     

     

    A little bit about the Oakland-based handcrafted jewelry brand featured in this post:
    April May Jewelry is a line of unique jewelry pieces, created by April Hall using classic metalsmithing techniques. Each April May Jewelry piece is crafted with a purpose to empower others. A portion of every purchase is donated to non-profits who aid survivors of Domestic Violence.
    As shown here, April May’s creations are beautifully minimal, yet strikingly detailed, and all come with special meaning (see below)- something I can get excited about!

     

     

     

    Monarchy earrings & Float necklace

    Monarchy earrings & Float necklace

     

     

    Monarchy earrings & Float necklace

    Monarchy earrings & Float necklace

     

     

    Shown here:
    By April May:
    Monarchy necklace
    Monarchy earrings
    Float necklace
    Chaperon Choker
    Dress: Marie Hell Peak tunic  (for more on this see here)
    Hat: thrifted

     

    Monarchy earrings & Chaperon Choker

    Monarchy earrings & Chaperon Choker

     

     

    About the pieces:

    Monarchy necklace:
    Made of brass and 100% Cotton rope. Hangs at approximately 24″. The brass pieces have a satin finish. The cotton is undyed and is biodegradeable.
    Monarchy earrings: 
    Created to pair perfectly with the Monarch necklace; the lightweight bars of the earring swing, creating fun movement; sterling Silver post and backing.

     

    Chaperon Choker: 
    Referenced to the protective quality for which chokers were worn in ancient Egypt, and to the throat chakra; made entirely of brass; slightly adjustable; pairs perfectly with your favorite high collared top.
    Float necklace: 
    Lightweight, minimal, modern brass design hanging on a 100% Biodegradeable Cotton rope.

     

     

    Monarchy earrings & Monarchy necklace

    Monarchy earrings & Monarchy necklace

     

     

     

    Get involved. Become part of the movement for a healthier, more sustainable fashion world. I believe that together we can change the face of fashion.  Wear what you love and wear what empowers you. Also consider where your clothes were made and who made them. Your purchase may empower the person who made them (or not). Shop wisely.

    Every purchase is a vote. Make yours count. Dress in clothing you love and that have a positive impact on you and the rest of the world.

     
    *The items featured on this blog are what I consider sustainable fashion and/or are items I have owned for a very long time- which I would then consider a sustainable fashion choice simply for the longevity of it.

     

     

    day or night? could be both!

    day or night? could be both!

    Photography by Jessie Cagliero

     

     

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