In spite of being a beauty blogger, jewelry is my jam. Especially earrings. I must have over 100 pairs of earrings easily. When it comes to receiving a gift, earrings are always welcome IMHO. I am an earring addict. I can probably tell you how I acquired or for what occasion I received every single pair I own. I love earrings because they are forever; they don’t get used up!
Variety in the kind of earrings I own is important to me. I have all types: studs, short drop earrings, long drop earrings, traditional, boho, unusual, whimsical, fine jewelry, fun jewelry, expensive, affordable.
I thought I had every kind of earring covered until I received a gift from Jeff’s older daughter: a new pair of earrings from Chrysalism, an artisan-made brand that is sold on my favorite website Etsy! Chrysalism is owned by Mylia who started the business in her home in Colorado in 2011 to channel her feelings after her father passed away. She had been an artist and a seamstress, but jewelry was new for her. She discovered that jewelry-making was her calling.
Chrysalism’s theme is “Talismanic Adornments for the Bohemian Soul”. A talisman is an object that has magical powers that can draw good luck or protect its owner or wearer. Chrysalism’s jewelry and the jewelry maker herself are inspired by the earth – the pieces are made from crystals, raw gemstones, feathers, and other natural materials. In addition to earrings, Chrysalism also makes pendant necklaces. The stones themselves and the designs are absolutely amazing. I’ll show you a few photos, but you must must must go to Chrysalism’s Etsy shop and see for yourself.
Jeff’s daughter chose for me a pair of long drop earrings made from a deep blue-green raw gemstones set on long oval-shaped black copper wires. With all my zillions of earrings, I don’t have anything like these earrings. I love them!! They are perfect for summer to wear with jeans, denim shorts or a sundress. I’ll wear my hair in a pony tail or up so my longish, thick hair will be out of the way to show off the unique black copper wire and the amazing stones that are wire-wrapped at the tip. These have a 2.75″ wire drop, and the gemstone is 5/8″. On me, they’re at jaw level. They are as light as a feather to wear. In the Etsy shop, the Raw Crystal/Raw Gemstone Dangle Earrings are the first item, and the stones come in different colored crystals. $24
Looking through their online inventory, I’m hyperventilating because there are so many pieces that I would love to own! I am very interested in the stars, moon and planets, and Chrysalism has crescent moon earrings with stones dangling from the moons. The pair below with green ombre stones is priced at $48. There are others at different prices.
There is a collection of planet or solar system pendants on bronzy chain necklaces that I am particularly smitten by. $24
There is another collection of gunmetal chain necklaces with fascinating pendants made from green jasper that have the most amazing natural patterns in the stones. $24. Similar necklaces are crafted with agate or genuine turquoise also with incredible patterns in the stones.
You can buy from Chrysalism’s extensive inventory or you can commission an order from Mylia to suit your taste. I am blown away at the affordable prices. The earrings and necklaces start at $18. The vast majority of pieces are in the $22-38 range. You can save 10% with the code: COCOON!
I think Chrysalism’s hand-crafted earrings or necklaces would make unique and memorable gifts for Mother’s Day, graduation, birthdays, or just because. I love my gift! Anything from Chrysalism would be perfect to wear to a music festival.
If your mom, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend or you yourself love unusual pieces, natural crystals, stones and materials, and feel a connection to the earth and the cosmos, consider gifting her or yourself a fabulous hand-crafted piece from Chrysalism. Go to the Chrysalism Etsy shop and take a look. I can’t show you the entire catalogue in this blogpost, so you must take a look yourself! You can tell that I’m excited by this jewelry. Let me know what you think!
Do these hand-made designs suit you or someone you know?