Fashion Top Five: Bug Jewelry
June 16, 2008
It seems like jewelry featuring insects is everywhere, and just in time for cicada season. We’re not talking about inherently beautiful bugs like butterflies, either – using ick-inducing insects and pretty materials like gold and glass, this jewelry creates a cool contrast that'll make passersby do a double-take.
A white Lucite cuff offsets the sparkly greens of the rhinestone bee on Subversive for Target’s Bee Lucite Hinge Cuff ($14.99). The result is a statement bracelet for less than $20. Subversive for Target, you are awesome.
This gold-plated Alex Monroe Necklace ($245) features textured detailing on the bee pendant's body and wings. We love that the length is adjustable, and the gold tag in the back makes it pretty to look at from any angle.
Juicy Couture’s Bumble Bee Charm ($48) and Beehive Charm ($48) would look cute alone on a charm bracelet, but we also like the idea of stringing them side by side on a gold chain or black cord to be worn as a convertible right-now necklace.
Rendered in light, handmade glass and strung on a brown leather cord, these Dragonfly Necklaces ($215) are a little bit hippie, a little bit luxe.
Giles & Brother’s Tiny Fly Necklace (was $75, now $52.50) is small and simple enough to stand in for your everyday necklace. The tiny fly is a chic and unexpected twist on the normal diamond/heart/bean pendant.