Friday, February 24, 2012

friday's one-of-a-kind find: porcupine quill necklaces

By now I've made clear my love of accessories that feature unique designs and awesomely unexpected raw materials, from stringray cuffs to cow bone bolos + everything in between. Even so, I was drawn to the sharp edges and unique feel of these Raw Earth Studio necklaces way before I learned that the colorful "spikes" were actually porcupine quills

So. cool.

The first design below (featuring the same neon green/gray color combo I featured yesterday) is my absolute favorite, but they are all pretty amazing. Take a look:

[all photos via Raw Earth Studio's etsy page]

Jenn from Raw Earth Studio is the creative mastermind behind these handcrafted designs. She dyes each quill with a bright hue (or two) + leaves the rest alone, ending up with a color combo that's perfectly balanced against the dark chocolate brown that accentuates each point. The quills are then secured with a reclaimed leather band and a chain is added, flawlessly transforming natural + recycled elements into a seriously awesome statement accessory.

They're a lovely way to add your own twist to one of this season's most coveted trend - bright colors - without breaking the bank ($36/each!). Just be careful - these babies are pretty fierce, in more ways than one.

Have a lovely weekend! xo

4 comments:

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

These are really cool! I love the combination of organic with neon color!

xo Mary Jo

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love this necklace! It's so gorgeous and I really love the colors.

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Awesome, they look so original!
You have a lovely blog!
Would you like to follow each other?
xoxo,
Fashionhypnotised girl

TheTinyHeart said...

These necklaces are gorgeous with all their colors and I love that they're affordable! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart