I have two jewelry items that I wear more than anything else in my personal jewelry collection.
I wear each of them several times a week. First, these earrings:
I purchased these simple sterling silver teardrop hoops from a former Etsy artist named JoliJoli, a few years ago.
She was selling them as part of a fundraiser for her friend who needed help with medical bills.
I have absolutely LOVED these earrings!
They’re almost weightless, and the earwires are wonderfully thin – I’d guess they’re 24 gauge. You can’t even feel that you’re wearing these earrings.
And they go well with nearly anything.
The other piece of jewelry I wear the most is this black leather choker, which I made about ten years ago:
I make and wear a lot of pendants – and this simple, short leather cord necklace is perfect for making any pendant wearable.
(Update: See my free tutorial for making this leather choker.)
For the clasp, I used a small sterling silver hook and eye that can easily fit through the bail of most pendants.
And to bind the ends of the leather into loops, I used 20 gauge half-round sterling silver wire.
I’ve worn this leather choker so much that it’s soft as butter, and has a nicely worn-in look.
I’ve even worn it solo with no pendant, and it’s great that way too.
These are the two pieces of jewelry I can’t live without.
What are your go-to pieces of jewelry?