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Etsy: CocoBijou

Oh my goodness I love this Etsy shop. I know it’s just one of those Julie things, so maybe you feel differently, but when I look at the jewelry here I think everything in it is beautiful and perfect. But I have a thing for simple silver things, and hammered silver, and organic circles, and Nicole at CocoBijou clearly does too.

It all started when I got this idea in my head when I was pregnant with Zuzu that I needed three stacking rings to wear after she was born, sort of like modern Mom jewelry that doesn’t feature a mother and child embracing or giant pendants with the names of my children and their birthstones. I finally settled on the Three Sisters rings (above right), and I have to say I love them. And Nicole was super nice and patient about my insane end-of-pregnancy emails wondering whether the rings I had ordered and received would fit me after I gave birth and wasn’t all bloated (they were fine, and how on earth was she supposed to know?). And I just got the Triple Sterling Chandelier Earrings (middle above), and those are also perfect in every way.

Other droolworthy items: the turquoise ring pictured above left, the simple hoop earrings, the La Luna wide band, and the brilliant circles necklace that you can wear clustered together or dangling in a row. I love how everything is simple but not at all boring, and is also very cool and bold, because I don’t do well with teensy jewelry (let’s face it, my head is kind of huge, and I’m not flat-chested, and teensy things just look silly on someone like me). ANYWAY. I love this stuff. You will too.

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11 Responses to “Etsy: CocoBijou”

  1. 1
    Anne:

    Oh, what gorgeous stuff. And I’m wearing hammered silver oval earrings right now, in fact!

  2. 2
    Elizabeth:

    Thanks for turning us on to all of these Etsy shops…it’s difficult for me to navigate. You find all the good stuff!

  3. 3
    Julie:

    I am totally overwhelmed by Etsy, but if I’m looking for something I feel like I can dive deeper and deeper into it and there’s just SO much cool stuff on there.

  4. 4
    Robyn:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5022751
    Check out Elisa Shere, too! She made my fabulous hammered hoop earrings, and I’m eyeing a necklace…

  5. 5
    Julie:

    Oooh, nice! I really like the Loop x 3 necklace (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20083755) and the teardrop earrings (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18716317).

  6. 6
    sarah:

    I want that ring!
    Keep posting the good Etsy stuff Julie, I know there’s good stuff in there but I have a hard time searching.

  7. 7
    Julie:

    I know, I’ve been ogling that ring for weeks now. I really love my three stacked rings, and I think it would look kind of cool stacked on top of them. I keep just staring at the photos of it and pretty much literally drooling.

  8. 8
    EMILY:

    did I tell you, julie, that finally, after being inspried years ago to hang my jewelry on the wall (your nifty jewelry keeper thing) i made a jewelry hanger out of bulletin board, foamcore, an old frame, and old linen napkins bought (of all places) in carlisle? it really, really works! thank you for showing me a better way than my old bowls and boxes! show us your hanger upper on wojulie, willya?

  9. 9
    Julie:

    Well, now I want your jewelry holder. That sounds nifty. I seriously don’t know how I’d manage without hanging my jewelry on the wall. It would be such a mess.

  10. 10
    EMILY:

    well, if you look close it looks more like “woman walking away from an accident”. I have to rethink the foamcore, one of these days when I can think. or maybe pony up for something boughten (as they always said on little house on the praire books. why don’t we say “boughten” anymore?

  11. 11
    Julie:

    BRING BACK THE BOUGHTEN! Seriously. I’m going to work that into my conversation all day.

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