|Hippie Bracelet/Bohemian Gypsy Style [Pink & Mint] by One Of A Kind Jewelry Designs, Etsy|
|Friendship Bracelet Bib Statement Necklace or Choker, Vintage Rhinestones and Swarovski in Hot Pink, Blue, Purple - Prom Necklace OOAK|
|Ibiza Chic Hippie Cuff Bracelet - Friendship Bracelet Cuff With Studs and Swarovski, Hand-stamped "Peace Love Joy" - OOAK|
|Swarovski Flower Earrings in Coral, Orange, and Khaki, Antique Silver and Gold OOAK|
This entire blog is a testimony to that fact, everything I blog, every item I share, is something special and has something wonderful about it, be it a story, an artistry, a craft, or a soul. Often I can pick one or two items special items out of an Etsy Storefront, the various individual shops set up directly by the creators or curators, but every now and then, I find myself adding a heap of little 'love it' hearts to an entire shop because I am simply in love with everything I see. Every heart means that it is a favorite item, something I want to keep an eye on, look at again and again, something that I may very well eventually buy, bank account willing. But when you find an entire shop full of those amazing things that you love so very much, the best thing you can do is to share the love, and let people know about it. So that is exactly what I am doing.
|Bridal Hair Comb Lavender Moonstones, Vintage Rhinestones - Shabby Chic Wedding OOAK|
|Romantic Chandelier Earring with Vintage Pear Drops OOAK|
|Peacock Wedding Bracelet, Shabby Chic Vintage Style Cuff - Bridesmaid Gift OOAK|
Karin van Rijn, from the Netherlands, is one such creator and shop owner. Her self described 'young and edgy Dutch jewelry brand' is very special indeed. These amazing handmade pieces of pure genius are like looking through your grandmother's old jewelry collection, and then mixing and matching the best bits to make totally new and unique bits of wonderful. Rhinestones, acrylic flourishes, paste jewels, metals, leather, woven threads, glass beads, and semi-precious stones abound in astounding combinations of shine, bling, and colourful clashes of fancy. If you are into minimalist and architectural jewelry, I am afraid this is not your day. But if you are into bohemian flair, bangles of brilliance, and wedding jewelry and accessories that are as one-of-a-kind at the Bride herself, then you have just hit the mother-load of awesome.
|Bridal Sash Brooch, Vintage Flowers and Sparkling Rhinestones [MADE TO ORDER] OOAK|
|Bridal Headband - Rhinestone Wedding Hair Piece, Art Deco Style OOAK|
|Bridesmaid Set of Three [or More] - Shabby Chic Wrist Corsages, Bridesmaid Gifts|
One Of A Kind Jewelry Design is exactly what it sets out to be, and van Rijn's talent for mixing and matching elements and textures is masterful. Never have I seen such a skilled hand at pulling together beads and baubles into harmonious and unique creations that are somehow still very personal and have a note of heirloom quality about them. These are the items you will pass on from one member of your family to the next. This is the gift you give to the one-of-a-kind woman in your life that speaks more than words. A friend would consider herself very lucky indeed to be in possession of one of van Rijn's creations, or re-creations as the case may be.
|Bohemian Hippie Bracelet, Wide Crystal Swarovski Friendship Bracelet Cuff OOAK|
|Bib Statement Necklace, Hand-painted Neon Pink Ombre Vintage Rhinestone Necklace OOAK|
|Wedding Cuff Bracelet in Vintage Collage Style, Statement Cuff OOAK|
If any of these items tickle your fancy, then you had better get ready to be tickled to death, there is so much more to see at van Rijn's Etsy Shop. Currently, there is a 50% off sale on some of her collection, so if you are looking for the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love, don't hesitate to snap up some pretties. Prices for these items range from €11.50 Euros, about $16.00 US/CDN Dollars, up to
€398.00 Euros [$550.00 US/CDN Dollars] for the most intricate and large pieces. Really there is something for every budget and every taste, from smaller items like earring or rings, to bangles and bunches of bohemian bracelets, necklaces, headbands, and other amazing bridal accessories. One Of A Kind Jewelry Design also has some amazing sets for bridesmaids, where you can get three of the same look for one great price, so that all of your bridesmaids can match and still be the only ones in the world with that particular design.
|Vintage Collage Bird, Romantic Soft Leather Cuff OOAK|
|Vintage Flowers Necklace - Blue Wedding, Shabby Chic OOAK|
|Native American/Aztec/Navajo Inspired Friendship Bracelet Cuff OOAK|
Stop in to check out all the amazing looks at Karin's Store, and check back often, as new things are added almost every week. With a stock of almost 200 items listed for sale, there is just so much to look at and I have no doubt, something will reach out at grab you in that special one-of-a-kind way.