Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The man

If you know Monty Python, imagine this to be said in the tone as "The Larch", if you don't, just ignore this. Thank you. And now on to something completely different.

Men and jewelry - not something we find on this blog too often. Such a pity. One would think that there are no jewelry choices for men which is not at all the case. Dim the light please and I'll show you my latest research on the subject. Today we'll concentrate on these five major areas. We'll start at the ear and work our way down.

The ear.
We'll start with an all-time classic, the single stud earring. Made from recycled silver by Azoho they have an organic look. Just the right little touch for a man's ear.

The neck.
If you expect a simple gold or silver chain now, you guessed wrong. I found something much better, a pressed penny. The FamiLee Jewels have this great line of jewelry featured a pressed penny which is finished off in fabulous copper wirework, like this necklace with the carousel horse.

The chest. Kind of.
In the early days knights wore chainmaille armors. Tone that down a bit and combine it with the modern man's armor, the business suit. How about this tie chain in the beautiful Jens Pind weave, made by Elegance and Sparkles? No holes in your tie and a really classy look, too.

The wrist.
Copper and boy scouts - how do they go together? Well, I happened to find out that the scouts wear a Turk's head knot as a woggle, the Turk's head knot being a decorative knot forming a closed loop with a variable number of interwoven strands.
A knot of that kind has been used in this cool bangle by Tasha Chawner. A nice pair of jeans, a t-shirt, this bangle - perfect!

The finger.
Now this is a kind of design you might be familiar with. It's timeless, classic and just plain beautiful. The silver ring with the lapislazuli inlay is perfect for a man, just as silver and blue always is a perfect combination. It can be found at TJR Jewellery.

Ok, turn the light back on. I hope you enjoyed our little educational movie. Stay tuned for more.

By Cat's Wire

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Astrid Paramita said...

I like the bracelet :D

Deronda said...

Oooh, I love all of those pieces...

camelama said...


AMDesignsbyAngela said...

Love the manly man selections you featured...and you really know how to weave an amusing post!

LindaN said...

here only girls wear such earpieces, studs wear a wider ear-ring :-)

tjrjewellery said...

Good job Cat - a difficult subject as so much of our jewellery is female oriented.

DawninCal said...

Great post, Cat!

I especially liked the bit about the tie being modern man's chest armor.

Any of your selections would be perfect as manly jewelry. I'm thinking if there was a different term for jewelry worn by men, more men might wear jewelry.

Jeanne/J3Jewelry said...

This one had me in tears...The Larch. Toooo funny!!! The post obviously sounds so much more ... British when you read it to yourself that way. LMBO!!!

Beautiful selections, I can't imagine any man not wanting to bling themselves out a bit after reading this.

Cat said...

Thank you Jeanne!
MP is always with me, can't help it! *lol*

Bonnie said...

Great post. Love the manly subject matter.