A Find: The Chicest Do-It-Yourself
October 5, 2006
FemmeGems, the more-than-you-could-imagine jewelry boutique in New Yorkâ€™s Nolita, is heads above other jewelry-esque finds because of one thing: the loose beads that you can string into your own creations. Got a new dress and nothing but a chunky strand of rose quartz will do? Fine. Head downtown (or to the Henri Bendelâ€™s outpost or Chicagoâ€™s Marshall Fieldâ€™s) and string up a set. But if you arenâ€™t lucky enough to live in close proximity just pop over to FemmeGems.com and design your own â€“ online (yes, itâ€™s true). Start by looking at samples if you need a little inspiration. Pick from strands of turquoise, peridot, garnet, or quite the selection of other gems. Choose a chunky pendant and accent beads, if youâ€™d like. You even get your pick of gold or silver hardware. Donâ€™t worry â€“ thereâ€™s plenty of room to type specific instructions. You really virtually design your own perfect necklace. And, really, what would make a more perfect gift?
If the prospect of unlimited choices leaves you wondering how youâ€™ll ever decide, check out their selection of already-made earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. This dainty set of coral drops is the perfect backlash to the overdone, hangs-to-your-neck chandelier earrings and a needed splash of color when all your outfits suddenly leave you in head-to-toe black.
Find It: FemmeGems.com