10/2/09

7 MUST HAVES: LAYER YOURSELF UP IN PORTLANDS JEWELS - KENTON BEADS AND AK VINTAGE

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My jewelry box has been begging for some new pieces, am sure your has too. Usually my eye goes straight for the big pieces, but sometimes the simple delicate piece hyponotizes me. Of course I just think of different ways to double them up.

I heard about this designer through a good friend of mine. Kenton Beads
(www.kentonbeadworks.com)is based out of Portland and when I first came across her site, it was like a breath of fresh air. I have been switching out my neck jewelry between the Belmont and the Boyfriend necklace. They beautifully stand out on their own, but then they work with other pieces in my box as well.


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They are beautifully hand made by one woman, who finds them time to make these and walk her dog, Johnny Cash. Amazing I know. The best thing about this line is really that they are just as awesome in person and the price wont make you feel guilty for spending a little money on yourself. In fact you might want to buy more than one. ;)



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This next designer, Anna of AK Vintage creates her jewelry pieces out of vintage items she finds. What I find unique about this Portland designer is that her pieces are catered to both men and women, but really the pieces could be for either. A lightning rod, a feather, some little cubes and your neck has never looked cooler.



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Which piece stands out to you?
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12 comments

WendyB said...

I think your jewelry box should talk to me!

alixrose said...

My jewelry box would love to talk to you, in fact it has a huge crush on you. It just doesnt know what to say!

Krystal Simpson said...

all of them are great! wow!

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Retro Chick said...

I love turquoise, that big chunky pendant is amazing!

you are the light of the world said...

hi,
awesome jewelry and your blog looks cool.

you are the light of the world said...

hi,
Similar interests, mutual respect and strong attachment with each other are what friends share between each other. These are just the general traits of a friendship.
To experience what is friendship, one must have true friends, who are indeed rare treasure.

I have added you to my blogroll, hope you can do the same thing for me so that we can have constant communication.

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous pieces! The blue stone necklace really stands out for me!

xoxox,
CC

R. said...

oh gosh, I love that cube one. Geometric awesomeness. I've really been itching for some new jewelry so I will definitely be checking out both these designers. Thanks!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I LOVE that boyfriend necklace!

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