Monday, June 24, 2013

SilverDawn Ocean-Inspired Handcrafted Hair Pin {review}

I don't know about y'all, but I am a major lover of the ocean.
From the beautifully orchestra of waves crashing upon the shore, to the smell of the salty water and the feeling of the sand beneath your toes, it's an experience I can never seem to get enough of.
I'm no 'beach bum', but let me tell you, I always enjoy a day out in the surf and sun! Especially now that summer has hit in full force.
Some time ago, I was sent a  hand crafted hair pin in nickel silver from SilverDawnJewelry.
This is a lovely piece reminiscent of the ocean's teal waters.

As many of you probably know already, teal/turquoise is my favorite color... along with mint, seafoam, all the colors that fall under the umbrella of blue-green, actually.
So, naturally my eye caught this pin pretty quickly.

The highlight of this accessory is the crystalline glass sphere, encircled with silver nickel. The teal sphere looks like a marble, and is just about the right size for one, too. It's a lovely color, and the silver really sets it off nice.

You can't tell in these photos very well, but the nickel wire is really quite beautiful in itself - it's been hammered into the its shape and the hammer marks really add another dimension to it, causing the light to reflect more noticeably and adding a raw, natural look.
This pin is 6 inches long and that happens to be a perfect length for my long tresses. As I've mentioned before in other posts, I am a huge fan of hair pins/sticks because they are extremely practical for putting my hair up - especially in the summer when I'd rather not have piles of hair getting all in my face.

This pin is very easy to use. It takes mere second for me to stick it in just right, and voila, I'm good for the day!

The design of this pin is simple yet very classy. Overall - it has a lovely look to it, is fun(and easy!) to use, and best of all I can know I'm wearing something original and made by hand, not in some factory on a ton of machines!
If you'd like to take a peek at some of the beautiful silver jewelry and hair pieces at SilverDawn, visit the Etsy shop here. They're fixing to change names, but that won't stop you from viewing their gorgeous items! You can also follow SilverDawnJewelry on Twitter and check out their new page (the one they're changing to) here. Oh, and let's not forget their Facebook page!
Hope everyone is having a splendid summer! On a random note, I'm going to have a giveaway when this blog reaches 70 followers. It should be really fun - so come on and help me boost some subscriptions!
Note: I was provided this item from SilverDawnJewelry in exchange for my honest review. All opinions remain mine and mine alone.

1 comment:

  1. Really cool looking pin! I will have to check out the shop!