Yea or Nay: Tom Binns Jewelry

Posted on August 24, 2011

Okay, let’s all have an eyeball-cleansing after that last post.

Let’s look at Tom Binns jewelry, darlings. You’ve seen it gracing some very famous necks:

 

But we wanted to talk more about his latest, the “Ethno Teknic” collection:

Tom Binns JewelryAbstract Painted Crystal Necklace
Tom Binns JewelryPainted Crystal Necklace
Tom Binns JewelryHand Painted Crystal Massai Necklace
Tom Binns JewelrySmall Painted Crystal Necklace
Tom Binns JewelryShort Painted Crystal Clip on Earrings
Tom Binns JewelryBirds of Paradise Painted Crystal Earrings
Tom Binns JewelryBrazil Coloured Painted Crystal Bracelet
Tom Binns JewelryAbstract Painted Crystal Bracelet

We’re inclined, when we read things like “Ethno Teknic,” to roll our eyes until we’re in pain, but for once, someone really did manage to blend tribal design sensibilities with an ultra-modern aesthetic and not have it look pretentious. These are gorgeous pieces that don’t rip off aboriginal designs, but manage to pay a sort of homage to them. We think they’re stunning.

 

YEA or NAY: Tom Binns Jewelry?

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, tombinnsdesign]

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous. I will wear one to my next red-carpet event. :) Would love a closer look at the blue and bronze one in the first photo. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Yea.  I love it.

    • Anonymous

      I really like these, and I am not one for neon colors or the “tribal” designs. They are so delicate looking, despite their loudness. 

      BTW, this really does make me feel better after that last post. That made me depressed.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      YEA. Could probably never pull any of these off but would love to see them on the Pretty People. Could be really cool if worn right. 

    • Anonymous

      LURV.

    • Anonymous

      YEA! Love the Masai necklace and the Birds of Paradise earrings.

      • MilaXX

        I want those Birds of paradise earrings so bad, I’d give a kidney for them.

    • Anonymous

      Yea. It’s not for me, I don’t like this color palette, but most of these pieces are pretty, fun, and would be impressive on. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

        I wanted to love it, but I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t until I read your comment.  It’s the palette.  If it was different I’d wear it in a heartbeat if I had money coming out of my ears.  

        Yea, though.

    • Anonymous

      Mostly NAY. Those colors are just too garish, except for the third one down in the new collection, which is a tentative YEA. What on Earth would you wear these with?

      • MilaXX

        Unless you are dressed to the nines, a simple solid colored dress would work. Imagine Bert’s dress for Nina with the Brazil Coloured Painted Crystal Bracelet. I’d also rock either pair of earrings with a simple white shirt and jeans.

      • Anonymous

        I’d love to have some of the pieces for a pop of color with an LBD.  The Brazil coloured painted bracelet would work especially well in that respect.

    • http://twitter.com/BMoke28 Bernadette Moke

      eh.  The colors make it look campy… I want to give them a chance though… maybe if i saw it on someone…

      • Anonymous

        Agree. These are a “Nay” for me.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

          Looks like an eight-year-old girl’s color pallette.

          What happened after she got hold of grandma’s jewelry and finger paints.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

          Looks like an eight-year-old girl’s color pallette.

          What happened after she got hold of grandma’s jewelry and finger paints.

    • Suitcase Gnome

      Yes, please. Love ‘em.

    • http://www.revivify.net Alex Smith

      Love. That second one, the painted crystal necklace, is siren songing me. Absolute YEA.

    • Anonymous

      beee uuuu ti fullll

    • bookish

      All those bright colors and chunky parts remind me of the jewelry I looked at last night in the juniors sections of JCPenney. Obviously these must be much better made, but at least in these photos they look the same to me… I really like the necklaces on Amanda
      Seyfried and Michelle Obama, though.

    • Anonymous

      Love them! I would happily wear that last necklace.

    • Anonymous

      YEA. They’re very cool.
      I want that 4th one, the small painted crystal one. Love those colors together.

      Up top, I love the ones Amanda and Britney are wearing. Michelle and Gaga’s, not so much.

    • Aggie Traye

      YAY. Tom Binns almost always gets a “yay” in my book.

    • http://profiles.google.com/glincourt Grace Lincourt

      i LOVE them.  They’d take my simple Calvin Klein work dresses and jazz them up for going out at night.  want want want!

    • Anonymous

      YEA!!!!!
      Wouldn’t those Bird of Paradise earrings brought the LBD’s in last PR challenge from day to night!?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      YEA.

    • Anonymous

      These are really, really fabulous. They look sort of like tribal jewelry meets computer chips meets glow sticks!

    • Judy_J

      Big YEA!!!!!  I love it all, ‘specially those bird of paradise earrings.

    • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

      This is a question? Hands down YAY.

    • Anonymous

      The last two necklaces are swoon-worthy. Yea.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6LN3YDEEKSR6XINKBYKN72NB74 Elaine

      swooooooon….. these just made my afternoon. thanks bitches ; )

    • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

      YEA, these are beautiful :)

    • aimee_parrott

      YEA!  I absolutely love it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      Love them completely and forever.  Want them all. <3

    • Anonymous

      YEA!!! Those are gorgeous. Tribal inspired with a bit of a retro feel. But somehow managing to stay thoroughly modern looking.

    • Anonymous

      His jewelry looks significantly better on people than by itself.

    • margaret meyers

      Etsy.  On a good day.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Yea!  They are really cool! 

    • Anonymous

      I think the “Massai” one is a little bit too obvious, but the others are faboo!

    • Anonymous

      Yay!

    • Erin Nice

      Gorgeous. A big YEA.

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous.

    • Nora Mulllin

      Yea! So not my style but gorgeous anyhow. I’d love to see these on a friend who could pull them off!

    • Anonymous

      I like the shapes and the idea of the whole thing, but honestly, the whole “painted” thing takes them from chic and elegant to kid’s craft project. 

      NAY.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you. I like the designs, but would be interested in seeing these in non-painted, colored crystals. Something about flattening out the shine of a crystal with paint makes me recoil. 

    • Anonymous

      A definite “yes”!  I particularly like the asymmetry of the first necklace and the last bracelet.

    • Anonymous

      I really do like most of these! Especially those clip-on earrings. Yum!

    • Anonymous

      I really do like most of these! Especially those clip-on earrings. Yum!

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      YAYYYY.

    • Anonymous

      If I could afford the first one, I would wear it everywhere despite being a man.

    • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

      I’d wear them. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh, yeah..  Love these–often stuff like this smacks of cultural appropriation–this looks modern, fun, and gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      YEA, fo sho! I’m quite surprised actually, I wouldn’t normally be into this kind of jewelery but it’s just delicate enough to look really pretty and interesting rather than gaudy. 

    • Anonymous

      j’adore…flat out.

    • Anonymous

      Big big YAY!

    • Rand Ortega

      Whimsical, chic, unexpected. I really love his collections consistently.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      YAY.  I’ll take that small painted necklace, please!

    • Anonymous

      The name of the collection is silly, but I don’t think matters too much what the designers think the jewelry looks like and we shouldn’t get bogged down in a name.  The like these pieces quite a bit; they’re fun and colorful and I like that there are clip on earrings.  YEA!

    • Anonymous

      Agreed TLo – lovely stuff

    • http://twitter.com/kathymashalla Kathy Mashalla

      Too bad PR doesn’t have a Tom Binns accessory wall.  Imagine the Massai necklace (missspelled on purpose?) with Bert’s boring LBD…not so boring anymore!

    • Anonymous

      Yay!

    • http://profiles.google.com/angela.is.pretentious Angela Rodriguez

      Color! 

      I’d like the first one to go, please.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      im drawn more towards the symmetrical pieces myself, but these are all pretty cute!

    • http://twitter.com/thebestjasmine Jasmine

      Oh my God.  I need to go rob a bank so I can buy it all.  Unbelievably gorgeous.  Yea yea yea.  

    • Anonymous

      YEA. I want them all.

    • Anonymous

      As someone drawn to wearing lots of black, I say, yay, to this cool, colorful collection! I can see incorporating any one of these pieces into my wardobe. Love them all!

      • Anonymous

        Reminds me a bit of how the Amish quilters use black to make the solid colors pop.

    • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

      They remind me somewhat of the Israeli designer Ayala Bar (see various examples). I have a necklace from one of her collections that I ALWAYS get compliments on. They’re still not, you know, cheap, but they’re more special-Christmas-present expensive than mortgage-payment expensive.

    • Anonymous

      YEA! So YEA! I love all of these pieces, well…to pieces! In fact I covet them and would totally accept any of them for my birthday coming up in December – so there’s time to save up!

    • Anonymous

      When I saw the little picture at the beginning of this post I thought ooooh how drecky, but after looking at all of it I am now thinking ooooh how can I get some of this fabulous stuff for myself.  It’s gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      Like the 1st and 3rd necklaces, and maybe a bracelet…but the rest looks like Forever 21 to me (you watch…they WILL knock it off anyway).  Problem is his stuff is just SO expensive and these look very costumey and aren’t worth the high ticket.  But great for styling or a one-off.  If only we could all just “borrow” this stuff like the celebs do.

    • Anonymous

      mmmm….  I’m going to go with “nay” because I don’t like the colors.  Just not to my taste.

    • Margot Brose

      xP the plasticky colors read a bit cheap 90’s to me, so I’m going to have to say NAY. The shapes are beautiful, though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      I love the bright, bright colors! So much jewelry, even big, bold jewelry, is oddly colorless. This is whimsical and fun.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      I love the bright, bright colors! So much jewelry, even big, bold jewelry, is oddly colorless. This is whimsical and fun.

    • MilaXX

      YEA, at first I was afraid to scroll down thinking this was more of the crack that Italian Vogue is smoking, but I like this. I’d wear every piece. I think he found just the right balance. Now I just need a fairy godmother to bestow these goodies on me.

    • MilaXX

      YEA, at first I was afraid to scroll down thinking this was more of the crack that Italian Vogue is smoking, but I like this. I’d wear every piece. I think he found just the right balance. Now I just need a fairy godmother to bestow these goodies on me.

    • Anonymous

      YEA!  I LOVE it!

      It looks like mint condition vintage Eisenberg, Weiss and Kramer jewelry from the 50s aand 60s.

    • Anonymous

      YEA!  I LOVE it!

      It looks like mint condition vintage Eisenberg, Weiss and Kramer jewelry from the 50s aand 60s.

    • Sara__B

      Yea. Definitely.

    • Andrea Weymouth

      Super YEA!!! especially the ones on the famous necks, some interesting color combinations on the others as well! I’ll take one of each!

    • Lisa

      Beautiful!  And I think they really did get the right marriage of ethnic and modern.  Lovely stuff!

    • Anonymous

      I have to go Nay; I don’t care for the colors and they look “cheap” to me (though I know they cost a fortune).

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        Nay on these for me too.

    • http://twitter.com/leslielies Leslie S

      really cool – I’m bout to make my own knock offs with costume jewelery and paint … seriously.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      i like.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sephski Jennifer Szczublewski

      Gorgeous!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      I think the entire line is exquisite. And I understand the idea behind the concept of painting the crystals. But… this doesn’t strike me as the kind of jewelry that will hold up over time. I have some pieces from my grandmother, like some of the pieces shown here, and vintage Trifari pieces (which even Michelle Obama has worn), and unless you lose a stone, they are forever beautiful. How soon before the paint chips off of these “crystals”?

    • Anonymous

      Yea, in a fun, cracktastic kind of way.  (I read Crystal Massai as Crystal Meth.  It made sense.)

    • Anonymous

      YEA from me.  I love antique rhinestone jewelry, and the shapes of some of these recall classic designs, with the punch of the color and a bit of a tweak from the formality of the antiques.  Me likey.

    • Anonymous

      They look beautiful on women, but I’m not loving them on the stark white background. 

      I’m on the fence

    • Anonymous

      I love it!

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely! And He made clip-on earrings for the non-pierced among us! I am in love!

    • Joyce VG

      YEA!

    • Anonymous

      Pretty cool stuff. I like messy, jumbly jewelry, esp the pieces Michelle Obama and the Mama Mia chick are wearing. Of the Ethno Teknic ones, I like the bracelets the best, then the really massive necklace.

    • Anonymous

      Astounding. YEA.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQLI7NTDM22M7DLPNE7HWMH25A Al

      I love it. I love the uses of color from the pieces. I love the way it lays on the neck. It is truly a wow piece because of the African influences it shows. Mucho Gusto! YEA

    • Anonymous

      Very pretty. Definite YEA!

    • Barbara Potter

      LOVE. IT.

    • Anonymous

      Yay!  Especially those birds of paradise earrings.

    • Anonymous

      Not really a fan of heavy earrings, but really like the bracelets and adore the necklaces!  Yea!

    • Anonymous

      I want to like it, I really like the shapes, but the colors look so flat.  Guess I like a little sparkle, I’m kind of tacky that way.

      • margaret meyers

        I have the same objection — the stones look flat.  I suppose the matte effect works well in some situations but I am not sold on this look.  I think if we saw these at a craft show we would walk right past them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

      Love them…Works on the red carpet, or as the statement piece with a LBD or white tee shirt.   Gimme.

    • Anonymous

      Love. I want to wear the Birds of Paradise earrings TOMORROW.

    • Anonymous

      I want the bracelets.  A funky interesting bracelet is typically my version of the Nina cocktail ring.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1052062518 Megan Moore

      YEA!! So cool. Although I feel like the same effect could have been achieved without expensive crystals… maybe a down market version??

    • Anonymous

      YEA.  I want Shelly-O’s necklace, but I’m probably not tall enough to carry it off.

    • aussiegal77

      Agree, loved the pieces.  Gorgeous.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      This is probably snob appeal because I’m a jeweler’s daughter and he designed jewelry, too… but they just look cheap to me.

    • Anonymous

      i am not one to wear jewelry but i always can appreciate the good stuff. YEA

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

      Yes please, I’ll take one of each.  

    • Anonymous

      I have been coveting his newest pieces for awhile, I’m a sucker for rhinestone necklaces. I’m trying to find the perfect vintage necklace to DIY one of these.

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      Definitely yea! While I love the necklaces, I don’t wear a lot of “statement” necklaces but those bracelets? Would wear them in a heartbeat. Love them.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      *LOVE*
       

    • Anonymous

      I’m a solid maybe.  As others have said, the palette is mostly not working for me.  But on the right woman with the right outfit?  I thing the Massai necklace is way too much, though, and I can’t imagine I’d like it on anyone.  I’m willing to be convinced, though.  I guess.

    • Susan Crawford

      Superb design and heavenly colors – major!

    • http://www.facebook.com/kellyann.reese KellyAnn Reese

      I love these!

    • Anonymous

      Yay!!! Especially that Massai necklace. I don’t really like the tangled looking ones, like Michelle Obama has one, but I love the ones that lie flat!!! Gorgeous!!!!

    • Maryann Gatto

      I love it.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Great big ol’ fat YAY!  Take note, Gretchen.  THIS is how you make jewelry people wanna wear!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      NAY.  Ugly, ugly colors.  I’d rather wear the real thing.

    • Anonymous

      Wonderful, exuberant, and very Art Deco (must be the “Tekni” part). They make me happy just looking at them. I’d love to see some broaches and shoe clips.

    • Anonymous

      Yea!  It’ll go perfectly with my gel clutch.

    • Anonymous

      Love. It!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Love. It!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Love. It!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Love. It!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Love. It!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Love. It!!!!!!!!!

    • Sharon Weissburg

      FUCK YEA!

    • Sharon Weissburg

      FUCK YEA!

    • Anonymous

      Love them!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Stunning

    • Haley Buchanan

      YEA.  That first one – the abstract crystal necklace – is particularly fabulous in a disco DeStijl sort of way.

    • Haley Buchanan

      YEA.  That first one – the abstract crystal necklace – is particularly fabulous in a disco DeStijl sort of way.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVH65NRJLZB7MQ6CCXQUBDJ6U Melanie H

      I only really, really like the Massai and Crystal necklaces. The rest have color combos I cannot roll with.

    • Anonymous

      Yea I love jewelry posts!!  The are beautiful, especially the first necklace and the bracelets, but the earrings are ugly. 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Yowza!  And I usually hate this sort of pseudo referential nonsense.  But THIS?!!!  Wonderfully realized work all the way round.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Ugh, the colors are harsh unless you’re hanging out in the tropics…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      The pictures do not show them well enough for me. Is that just flat paint on top of crystals? If so, why bother using crystals for paint application? They could just paint on top of cheap plastic or glass shaped like crystal.

    • Anonymous

      Ooooohhhhh YEA!

    • Malia Smith

      ADORE. They look like candy.  Awesome candy that you want to play with for hours just cuz it’s so pretty.  And I second the love for jewelry posts.

    • Anonymous

      Yea. Paired with the right outfit, wonderful!

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Gorgeous designs. I think I’d rather see them in a bead than that flat painted look, though. Big In.

    • Nicole Merrill

      Yea! Super cute; do want.

    • Anonymous

      I’m impressed. Yea.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with your assessment, T Lo, but I still am having a hard time getting past the title. The use of the word “ethnic” as a catchall for “melanin-bearers with less stuff than WASPs” Relly makes me grind my teeth. I wish I hadn’t seen the collection title, because if I hadn’t, I would be basking in unadulterated post-fabulous glow.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely, YEA.  I especially like those Bird of Paradise earrings.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, yea, yea! They look like jumbo pixels. I love them. They will be very collectible in the future. I want one NOW!

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Uggggh. Not feeling these at all. They look really cheap and garish. Am I a Neanderthal?

    • http://twitter.com/LaurenJeanSTM Lauren St. Martin

      Nay. Looks a bit like they gave kids nicer beads to glue together. No.

    • Anonymous

      I want.

    • LetsBeRealpeople

      Truth. I believe TB was sitting in a cafe south of some preschool and had a “precious moment” from there he reached into the designers favorite “gotcha” tale called  “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and while rolodexing through the brain files of yesteryear he thought,”Mrs. Havisham meets Stargate..meets Super Simon!” I think Binns should intern with a tattoo artist who is working on their signature flash and come back to the general public with something epic. It’s like he wants to break out but he is stuck to getting big names to push the product, instead of going through the entire soul scraping process of what he really wants to put out there. In short. This is not Binn’, it’s out!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5AWFUE7PIKJWCNZQMR5H4DBHGM Angela

      Yea…the color palette makes it modern and slightly off kilter in a good way.

    • Anonymous

      Me want! Yea!

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      Luvit

    • Samantha Irene

      100% YEA! I keep looking at bits from this collection and debating whether or not I need to eat next month….

    • Anonymous

      Love every single piece shown. Big, big YEA!

    • http://iwonderandiwander.wordpress.com/ Kris

      Yea.  The juxtaposition of glamorous settings and bold, opaque color is unexpected and works surprisingly well.  And I agree that there’s a tribal flavor but it’s not overdone.  I LOVE the Masai necklace. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      yea!

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      I like the two Amanda and Mrs. O are wearing, but the neon-green is something I expect a kindergartner to wear. The neon colors give me too much of a grade-school vibe, but the neutral tones are fine.

    • Anonymous

      YEA!! I want it all.

    • Anonymous

      Yea.  These pieces are very similar to a vintage bakelite and crystal necklace that I have. 

    • Anonymous

      Yay.  I’d not wear them, but they’re beautifully designed, with a clear aesthetic and as you say, he’s done a beautiful job of blending tribal and modern.  It’s a hard line to manage, and he’s done it.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Pretty, but I bet the knockoffs look horrid which is all I could afford.

    • Anonymous

      Rhinestone chain? A little trailer park drag queen, but they are beautiful nonetheless.

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Yea – Love the colors!

    • Anonymous

      YEA! Beautiful and fun.

    • Alyssa Stanfield

      Gorgeous…IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Very cool.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Very cool.

    • Anonymous

      Yea — so SO fun!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      I like it!  I probably wouldn’t be able to afford any of it, but I’d wear it in a heartbeat!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      I like it!  I probably wouldn’t be able to afford any of it, but I’d wear it in a heartbeat!

    • Anonymous

      Very, very cool and pretty!  I like a lot.  Personally, I think those bird of paridise drop earrings would have looked smashing on Anne Hatheway in the white lace dress a few posts back.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

      I like quite a few of those pieces, especially the Hand Painted Crystal Massai Necklace, so yea.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1079353493 Heidi Nielson Sylvester

      love

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000093053067 Kris Bosh

      Nay.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/robin.layton Robin D. Layton

      Fab.  I love them.

    • Anonymous

      Yay! They’re fabulous, full stop. 

    • http://www.beautifymylifeblog.com Jessica

      Some of the pieces are beautiful, some look like they’d be sold at Claire’s Boutique.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Gorgeous!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      Yea, from me quite colorful and interesting design.

    • Anonymous

      I’d have to see these on somebody–the colors are too close to primary color/plastic for me….

    • Anonymous

      Some of the crystals look kind of cheap, like a plastic necklace from the dollar store.  But overall, I like the bright colors and the design.

    • Zubair Ghumro

      NAY!! They don’t have to fit all the colors of the palette in the every single piece of jewelry. Too much of rainbow in one piece and it looks super tacky!! SO NAY NAY NAY

    • narita_rayna

      YEA!!!

    • Anonymous

      yummy!

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I want them all!! I love the colors and the asymmetry.

    • Amanda in Austin

      LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.  LOVE!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to say YEA!, but I don’t understand the whole pained crystals thing.  Why would you paint them?  You can get crystals in any color you want, you can even get them so they aren’t sparkly.  So why paint them?  Doesn’t it peel off?  Or is it some kind of special paint that doesn’t peel off crystals?  I’ve never heard of such a thing and I work with crystals sometimes.  So color me confused, but I still think they’re interesting.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

        Or better yet, get opaque glass.

    • Anonymous

      I really like the bird of paradise earrings but the rest of the designs look clunky & cheap. The painted chrystal necklace looks paricularly gaudy. I can’t picture the woman who would wear that as the design is old looking, but the chrystals look very young & teenage. 

    • Anonymous

      I love these! A big YEA! 

    • Anonymous

      I really love those bracelets and especially the second and last necklace pictured. The first earrings though, remind me of Pat Butcher (maybe because they are clip ons).

      The bracelets look like he got some great vintage finds and took them apart, then put them back together. In that way, they are as much East Village 80’s as tribal.–GothamTomato

    • Patricia Biswanger

      They are stunning, but they will be so dated so fast.  But I guess people who spend that kind of money on jewelry don’t care.

    • Anonymous

      Hate most of the pieces. Ugly color combo. 

    • Anonymous

      YAY.  wish i could afford a piece or two…  i’d especially love any of the necklaces or the bird of paradise earrings.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      It bugs me that you can see the paint on the prongs holding in the jewels.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      It bugs me that you can see the paint on the prongs holding in the jewels.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

        Yes! I couldn’t put my finger on what was making this high-end junk jewelry look so cheap.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      That Michelle Obama one looks like a tangled wad of necklaces she yanked out of her jewelry box. Gag.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but that Massai necklace recalls the cheesy “squash blossom” necklaces of the 1970’s.  I say OUT.

    • Anonymous

      yea. nice stuff.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ndangol Neeva Dangol

      So Yea. I want these so bad it is physically painful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ndangol Neeva Dangol

      So Yea. I want these so bad it is physically painful.

    • Anonymous

      Little wearable pieces of art.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

      YEA! SO MUCH YEA. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

      YEA!

    • Anonymous

      Hmm..undecided.  They could look simply smashing, or they could look like the wearer decided to adorn herself with her entire collection of Legos.

    • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

      I think it’s all ugly.  But then, I’m 66 and sporting an abalone fragment on a ring.