14.7.10

African Jewels


How often those your style of dressing change? I think mine is going through a very quiet shift. Oh maybe it isn't so much of a shift, but a deepening. Over the years I've gotten more and more into simple clothing that can last forever and a day and be worn with a million different things. Simple clothes jazzed up by fun scarves and jewelry is really my bottom line these days (which isn't to say I don't have a few fun printed numbers). These wonderful pieces by Elva Fields are exactly the fun accessories to go with a simple dress or skirt/jeans and tank top. I love almost everything from her current collection, but these particular necklaces stand out as all their beads are from Africa. Whether using silver beads from Mali or vintage glass beads from Sudan or Ghana, Fields has found a wonderful way to showcase these beautiful gems! Plus, the fact that I'm a huge brooch lover makes these especially great for me.


This one reminds me of a marketplace where color just runs in wide abandon!

So what do you think? Which one of these would you wear?

{Photos: Elva Fields}

6 comments:

rainbowlens said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous! I would definitely wear the silvery one. To the website!

Gem

rainbowlens said...

Unfortunately, many of the necklaces are sold out! Hopefully the shop is replinished soon; I can't even see a price on them.

Gem

Brandie said...

Gem - yeah, her stuff is on sale for about 5 mins before they are all sold out and I believe most of these bad boys start in the $250 range and move upward from there.

Concrete Jungle said...

Too hard to pick!

Concrete Jungle said...

Too hard to pick!

Ali la Loca said...

beautiful! funny, the first one really reminds me of Navajo silver jewelry.