A rich mix of earthy hues make this long beaded necklace intriguing. Artisan Rachel Armah of Ghana crafts the necklace by hand from variegated soapstone and bauxite beads, and adds a smooth round pendant of bull horn. She names it ahenfo tumi, which means "king's authority" in the Akan dialect. The necklace can be worn as a single long strand or doubled up as desired.
From Gucci to Kate Spade, all of our favorite designers are jumping on the women's penny loafer bandwagon and we are so into it. These shoes may look familiar (ahem, from your grandmother's closet...) but we're showing you the hottest pairs of loafers that will be anything but those ones your grandma used to wear.
Why be like the rest of them when you can be yourself? This summer, express yourself and wear only unique swimsuits that'll stand out from the crowd. It can be a long-sleeved swimsuit, a sexy-chic peplum swimsuit, or even one with suspenders (yes, suspenders!). We all love our go-to black bikini, but sometimes you gotta stand out and be bold. These 17 unique swimsuits are perfect for all different shapes, sizes, and styles.
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Forget the statement necklaces and salt rock lamps -- it's time to take gemstones to the next level. Check out this incredible crystal-inspired lip art and let your face do the talking.
Jewelry designer Hera Arkarakas wants her designs to empower women. With afforadable pieces that are both classic and trendy, she creates designs that appeal to all types of women. Hear her thoughts on trends for 2013 and see some of her pieces below.
We all have a messy vanity that's covered in last night's earrings and a week's worth of necklaces. Keeping jewelry organized is a struggle, especially if you're like me and want to keep everything visible. I love this simple DIY jewelry holder that stores your bracelet and necklace collections but still keeps them in sight. Read on to learn how to make one yourself!
When your outfit needs minimal accessorizing, this DIY lariat necklace will add just the right amount of detail for any occasion.
Add a little extra something to your ring stack with a hand chain. These dainty chains look effortlessly chic, and—we'll let you in on a little secret—they're an easy DIY project! Make one this weekend.
Summer is unofficially here, so let's swap out those heavy statement pieces for a trendy and bright DIY necklace! This beaded and tasseled accessory is perfect for layering with dainty pieces as well as throwing on over a beach cover and your bikini.
Women are making their mark in the tech world--and while they're at it, they're changing the dating game. We've rounded up five of the best dating apps made for women by women that you're going to want to download ASAP.
Big, layered statement necklaces are everywhere right now, with designer DYLANLEX pioneering the movement. We love their bold, multiple-necklace looks, but they also come with a hefty price tag. So, we went a more inexpensive route: breathing new life into some old necklaces to get this DIY statement necklace.
On a scale of one to classy, gold jewelry lands at effortlessly elegant. Slip on a few gold bangles or don a set of stacked gold rings to take your look from everyday casual to sophisticated chic in seconds.
Thanks to the wonderful world of DIY, you can take the choker trend and make it your own. This tutorial will show you how to make a one-of-a-kind necklace with crystal charms and lace.
Raw crystals and gems are unique and beautiful, especially when they're used in jewelry. Right now, you'll see lots of raw crystal necklaces, rings and earrings in shops; each a one-of-a-kind piece. In this DIY project, I'll show you how to make a gorgeous crystal necklace perfect to layer with your necklace stack.
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Bring a little bling to your fingertips with a nail art look that features stunning rhinestones and a faux necklace design that's super simple to do.
Never lose or misplace your favorite baubles again with this jewelry dish inspired by those at Anthropologie. Make this one yourself with inexpensive materials. It's so easy and cute!
Delicately striking, this sterling silver chain is crafted of hollow spheres linked by flexible bars, creating a modern necklace a...nd a wonderful gift. read more
This lightweight hollow two-tone 14k white and yellow gold necklace is the perfect everyday piece. Wear it on its own, layered wit...h other necklaces, or paired with your favorite pendant. read more
A classic in every way, this stunning pearl drop pendant showcases a beautiful freshwater cultured pearl accented by sparkling rou...nd diamonds set against 14k white gold. read more
Show your signature style with this mini initial "V" pendant. Crafted in glowing 14k yellow gold with a petite diamond accent and ...matching cable chain, this dainty letter pendant is an everyday essential and perfect, personal gift. read more
From Ghana's Rachel Armah, this beaded necklace exudes African elegance. Centered by a black bull horn pendant, the artisan crafte...d necklace features natural soapstone beads alternating with tiger's eye. Bauxite beads shape the clasp. Armah call this design "Ahemaa Tumi," an Akan phrase meaning "the queens authority." read more
Elizabeth Alorchie-Apetor of Ghana presents a fun and versatile necklace with eco-friendly appeal. A variety of hand-painted wood ...beads mingles with butterscotch-hued beads made of recycled plastic bottles. The handcrafted necklace can be doubled up or worn as a single long strand. The artisan names the piece chakachaka, which means "beautiful mix" in the Ewe dialect. read more
A perfect accessory for one who delights in the beauty of natural wood, this Ghanaian beaded necklace is composed of an assortment... of sese wood and recycled beads. Eva Nana Yaa Kasuum adds a large pendant bead in the center of her design and selects a warm palette of earth colors. read more
Ghana's Cynthia Danquah exalts natural beauty with the design of this necklace. Named Ahoofe, the Akan word for "Beauty," the neck...lace is crafted by hand with sese wood beads in different shapes and shades. read more
This bright and sunny necklace is crafted by hand by Ghanaian designer Tina Quaye. She selects cylindrical beads of agate enhanced... to warm brown and bright orange with shades of white, cream and gold. read more
Ghana's Tina Quaye selects blue as the theme for this beaded necklace. She threads the necklace by hand with jasper beads dyed blu...e and white. Tying knots between the gems, Quaye finishes the necklace with a brass clasp and calls it "Leemo," the Ga term for "elaborate." read more
Ghanaian Cynthia Danquah creates the design of this necklace featuring a bold contrast of colors. The necklace is crafted by hand ...with free form enhanced agate beads in warmth earth hues. Colorful beads recycled from plastic offer a vibrant contrast in a necklace that Danquah calls Agyinkwa, the Akan word for "Saviour." read more
Knotted by hand on slender black cords, sese wood globes flank a single bead with batik motifs on bone. Ali Mohammed crafts a beau...tiful necklace with Ghanaian style. It's length can be adjusted by sliding the knot along the cords. read more
Beaded with recycled glass and recycled plastic, this fantastic accessory features a design by Ali Mohammed. A powerful glass bead... centers the necklace, which closes with a brass clasp. read more
Invite the beauty of African sese wood into your accessories closet with this hand-beaded Ghanaian necklace. Eva Nana Yaa Kasuum s...trings each wooden cube with eco-friendly beads of recycled plastic. This necklace can be worn long as is, or can be doubled for a layered look. read more
In shades of pink and blue, this artisan crafted necklace is designed to accessorize with colorful elegance. Ghana's Rita Addo Zak...our presents a stunning necklace that is centered by a strand of dyed faceted agate beads. They are escorted by beads recycled from plastic drinking bottles. Mawuyno is the Ewe term for "God is good." read more
Ghana's Elizabeth Alorchie-Apetor designs a stunning two-strand necklace in a warm palette of colors. She crafts the necklace by h...and with bauxite and recycled glass beads flanked by red beads recycled from plastic drinking bottles. Alorchie-Apetor names her creation "Bubune," the Ewe term for " honor to God." read more
Beautiful hues of green shine throughout this gorgeous beaded necklace hand crafted by Harriet Faako Adjei of Ghana. The necklace ...features agate chips and recycled glass beads. The artist calls this necklace Selorm, which means "God loves me" in the Ewe language. read more
Elizabeth Alorchie-Apetor puts together warm palette of colors for the design of this stunning necklace. She crafts the necklace b...y hand with bauxite and recycled glass beads at the center. They are flanked by red beads recycled from plastic drinking bottles. The Ghanaian artisan names her creation "Sena," the Ewe term for "destiny gives." read more
In warm shades of brown and cream, the Edinam necklace is designed to accessorize with a touch of eco-consciousness. Meaning "dest...iny provides" in the Ewe language, the necklace from Rita Addo Zakour is crafted by hand with sustainable sese wood and recycled plastic beads. The necklace fastens with a brass hook. read more
Esther Narh of Ghana presents this beautiful necklace of warm earth-toned beads from sese wood and recycled plastic. The combinati...on of patterns and floral designs creates a down-to-earth, peaceful appearance to accessorize your look. read more
Diminutive but colorful, chip-cut gemstones complement a lovely agate necklace. Tina Quaye strings the beads by hand for a bold an...d beautiful necklace. Onyx, dyed quartz and lapis lazuli add to the allure of this original design she names Nkyena "Motivation" in the Akan language. read more
Designed by Rita Addo Zakour, this delightful necklace links opulent strands beads crafted of recycled glass and plastic. Golden a...mber-like resin globes and sleek red agate bring warmth to the artisan crafted necklace named Akorfa, or "comfort" in the Ewe language. read more
Ghana's Mary Kosikuor Boafo designs this stunning necklace intended for the Yonikye. Meaning "Prominent Woman" in the Krobo langua...ge, the necklace is crafted by hand with a collection of fired soapstone beads in cream, black and gray hues, as well as sese wood. The necklace closes with a brass hook. read more
The bright, sunny design of this necklace is by Harriet Faako Adjei in Ghana. She crafts the necklace by hand, stringing polished ...nuggets of enhanced agate with faceted glass beads, all in a cheerful yellow theme. Adjei calls her design Edem, a Ewe phrase that means "He has saved me." read more
Bold, chunky textures and fascinating grains of gray and brown distinguish this necklace by Rachel Armah. She works in soapstone w...ith its rich earthen tones, and adds bauxite beads, believed to be healing, to flank the clasp. She names her design Anidaso, which means "hope" in the Akan language. read more
Artisan Catherine Offei Kwapong enjoys giving traditional West African styles a contemporary twist, which she does wonderfully wit...h this attractive beaded necklace. She strings the patterned sese wood beads by hand in an alternating pattern that ends with a number of dark brown cubic beads marking the back of the long necklace. read more