You may have noticed that I enjoy jewelry. A lot. It’s a genetic thing, really. My mother has always been a jewelry lover and has an enviable collection of gorgeous pieces – sadly she is too far away (and her ring size is too different from mine) for me to regularly borrow from. But over the years, I’ve gathered my own collection, made up of statement pieces, lots of pearls, and gorgeous handmade styles. I love all kinds of jewelry, but I especially love unique pieces.
Enter Cloud & Lolly, the jewelry design company of local artisan Cheryl Currie. I have admired Cheryl’s pieces for years as I strolled the downtown Edmonton Farmers Market and enjoyed seeing what new designs she came up with. Cheryl’s pieces are unique, slightly edgy, and made of the most beautiful metals with semi-precious stones and vintage elements that I absolutely love. In Cheryl’s own words: “I strive to create unique and innovative designs. My jewelry encourages strength, confidence and a sense of adventure in its wearer.” I definitely have to agree.
Among my favourite pieces are the Rhombus Spike Necklace and the Chunky Chain Bracelet. I have been searching for ages for the perfect long pendant to wear with dresses, sweaters, tunics – you name it. I have a few (ok, more than a few) at home, but none of them have seemed right, so I keep searching for a new one. But this necklace was perfect the second I tried it on – the right shade of gold, the exact length I was looking for, and with eye-catching detail. As you can see on Instagram, I have been wearing it a lot and I have no plans to stop anytime soon.
I also love the Chunky Chain Bracelet, which has the most beautiful and intricate design. This bracelet is light and easy to wear and looks gorgeous on its own or as part of an arm party (and you know I love a good arm party). The design stood out to me right away and it is definitely becoming a favourite.
Although I’m a fan of statement necklaces, I tend to keep my earrings a bit more simple, and Cloud & Lolly’s studs are the perfect style for me. The Pyrite Stud Earrings are the epitome of minimalistic style. Similarly, the Brass Triangle Studs are a big favourite of mine. Much like my struggle to find the perfect long pendant, I have collected various types of gold and brass coloured studs at home, all in an effort to find a perfect pair of simple earrings to wear with my gold jewelry (usually without much luck). I love these ones because they are understated and different at the same time and I nearly forget I am wearing them, they are that light and comfortable. Simply elegant, they look great with everything.
For more beautiful pieces, check out Cloud & Lolly online at cloudandlolly.com. Some of my top picks (some of which I have and some of which are on my wish list) include:
Rhombus Spike Necklace
Gemstone Bullet Necklace
Wild & Free Key Necklace
Chunky Chain Bracelet
Hexagon Charm Bracelet
Brass Triangle Studs
Stamped Triangle Earrings
Just ahead of Valentine’s Day, I am teaming up with Cheryl for a fantastic Galentine’s Day giveaway! Head on over to Instagram to find out how you can win some of these beautiful, handmade pieces!
Enjoy the pretty things in life,