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Comments of the Week

September 16, 2011

It’s the second and final week of our Jewelry Design Challenge – we’ve shared 35 semifinal submissions on our community voting app, and you’ve shared your opinions on each piece of unique jewelry!  Here are some of our favorite comments.

Elinore and Amanda both love the nerdy style of Amanda Preske’s Recycled Circuit Board Cufflinks.  Perhaps they’re thinking of pairing it with our Geek Wrist Watch!

Elyse’s comment on the M2_RB Necklaces in the community voting app responds to some of the concerns of other voters. What do you think?

Ellinore was a concerned by the shape of Kathleen DiResta’s Modern Handmade Jewelry

While Joseph and Arthur stand behind the comfort and ease of wear of Kat’s designs. The interlocking rings can be worn alone or individually, and are sold as a set of two.

Corinne Saffell thinks her Dreamcatcher Necklace works well as a statement piece, and our voter Andrea agrees.  We’re glad Andrea associates “one of a kind, unique, and beautifully designed” jewelry with UncommonGoods!

Let us know which uncommon jewelry designs you love by this Monday, September 19.  The top 5 vote-getting submissions will be evaluated by our panel of guest judges, who will choose the winning design.  And remember, you can sign up to be notified if a piece you love is picked!


Comments of the Week

September 10, 2011

Each week we share a few of our favorite comments from our community voting app here on our blog. This week’s comment selection is special, since our app is chalk-full of great jewelry designs from our Uncommon Jewelry Design Challenge!

Here’s what our voters are saying so far!

Glad you love Denise Harrison’s Beer Speak Jewelry, Sarah! I know what you mean. I could go for a refreshing summer ale right about now.

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Certainly Silver

August 30, 2011

Elana said: “This necklace is just what I’ve been looking for. Silver, yes. Quirky yet meaningful? Yes. Not cutesy? YES.”

If you’re certain you love Mary Steratore Reiss’ sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone Dealing With Uncertainty Necklace design, visit our community voting app and speak your mind!

If this saying isn’t quite right for you, maybe one of Mary’s other designs would be a perfect fit? Also up for voting this week: Luck is Believing You’re Lucky, Quiet Courage, and Reach for the Moon.

Maker Stories

Sterling Silver Birds of a Feather

July 23, 2011

Next month, we’re hosting an Uncommon Jewelry Challenge, with an open call for jewelry from designers across the US. This month we’re highlighting our favorite jewelry makers. Find out more about our design challenges and learn how you can become UncommonGoods’ next favorite jewelry or accessory designer.

Artist Rhonda Wyman has always had a “do it yourself” attitude when it comes to jewelry design. The same year she graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, she married her husband, Elijah (who she calls an indie-folk singer-songwriting superhero) and they started selling Rhonda’s pieces through the independent craft scene. Although the popularity of Rhonda’s work continues to grow over the years– her Nestling Bird Necklaces being some of UncommonGoods best selling jewelry items– she still makes each piece by hand and is always finding inspiration for bold new designs.

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Repurposed Vinyl Record Cuff

July 16, 2011

Teri said: “What a cool way to make a statement! And very rock star styling!”

This prospective new product could be our next chart topper. Handmade  from real vinyl records backed with durable canvas and complete with adjustable closures, this Record Cuff features the original record label. If you agree with Teri, visit our Community Voting App and tell us why. We’d love to know, would you rock this cuff in ’80s, Rock ‘n Roll, Oldies or R&B?


Do You Love This Astrology Jewelry?

July 12, 2011

Brooklyn artist Julie Nolan gave a Swiss astrology calendar from the 1900s a modern update when she hand-stamped the constellation patterns in bold brass and created beautiful jewelry.  The larger holes represent brighter stars, making a seemingly abstract pattern that actually symbolizes your astrological sign.

Which of these shining new additions to our Community Voting App would you rather wear? Leave a comment to let us know whether you’d prefer your sign on the Astrology Necklace or the Astrology Bracelet.


Which Bracelet Says it Best?

July 8, 2011

These hand-cast, sterling silver bangles are made with love by archeologist-turned-artist Mary Steratore. A clever way to brighten someone’s day or show off your personal motto, we want to spread the word about these bold bangles. Our buyers are asking: Which phrase do you love most?

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Christy has her eye on At First Glance. “A very loving sentiment! I would be very pleased with this item as a gift!”

Terry is beaming over My Sunshine. “I want to buy this as soon as it’s available”

Regreet(TM) is sharing love for Outside the Lines on Twitter “(@regreet) @FezzyWog colors outside the lines RT @UncommonGoods: Do you color outside the lines?”

Do you love one of these fabulous phrases? Or, is To Thine Own Self or Be Bold a better quote for you? Visit our Community Voting App and speak up. We want to know which words you’d wear!

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