by Ashley Lodato
You went to school to learn, girl, things you never, never knew before
Like "i" before "e" except after "c," and why 2 plus 2 makes 4...y
Let's face it: no one could make going back to school as appealing as young Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, circa 1970. But let the gals at Bronwen Jewelry give it a shot--we'll show you what it's all about.
In elementary school, you're all about singing it out, loud and proud. You mix colors and fabrics and patterns like a boss. Floral with stripes? Bring it on. Denim with tulle? Don't mind if I do.
In elementary school, going back into the classroom is no reason to abandon the dress-up ethic you embrace at home. You want to sparkle and shine, and Bronwen's line of children's jewelry can help you do just that, easy as 1, 2, 3. All our artisan children's jewelry is handcrafted with the same care and the same materials we use in our adult collections. We know you appreciate quality as much for your kids as you do for yourself.
There's nary a little girl on the planet who won't find something she loves in our Tiny Charm collection of necklaces and Earrings. Would she like a little fairy hanging around her neck? Or what about a magic wand? Or a monkey? Whether she fancies the fanciful mermaid charm or she favors the elegant feather, our Tiny Charms will reflect her tastes. And with Tiny Charm earrings to complement or contrast, she can sport a complete set of these sweet, lightweight, water-friendly charms. Some call it surf jewelry, some call it sports jewelry; we call it active jewelry and your little girl can wear it wherever she goes.
Some days (oh, let's face it--EVERY day) your elementary school girl wants to shimmer with every color of the rainbow. These are days for our Aurelia Beaded Post Earrings. Handmade with love in a traditional form by an established Fair Trade artisan in Mexico, these intricate and bright beaded earrings are the perfect pop-out post around.
Your little girl's bohemian outfit simply cries out for one of our Ribbon Wrap Bracelets. Sized perfectly for her tiny wrist, our Petite B ribbon wrap features a hand-dyed natural silk ribbon and an adorable pewter heart clasp. And if your girl forever has paint or mud up to her elbows, skip the ribbon wrap and opt instead for one of our Swim Wrap Bracelets, which are made from repurposed swimsuit material and fare better in the water than the silk ribbons. Our handmade bracelet wraps are among our most popular items for all ages.
The Jackson 5 told us that reading, writing, and arithmetic are the branches of the learning tree, but they left out one critical element: accessorizing. Never fear--your middle school girl won't let you forget that one. By middle school, your little girl has reined in her aesthetic a bit, but she hasn't lost that passion for jewelry that reflects who she is.
Tiny Charm Necklaces and Earrings remain just as popular with this crowd as they are with the little people, but your middle school girl may be ready for less whimsical and more realistic charms, like the Tiny Charm Lotus Earrings or our popular 3 Petal or the Lucky You Horseshoe necklaces.
Your girl who spent her summer in the backcountry can carry a little bit of the wilderness with her in her Mountain Tiny Charm Earrings, and memories of a sunny summer vacation can be held in her Sunburst Necklace.
Your middle school girl is experimenting with her style, figuring out how what she wears says about who she is. She may explore her edgy side a bit, with our Prayer Flag Necklace or Ronja Post Earrings, or possibly even becoming a trendsetter at her school with a pair of ear jackets, cultivating a bit of intrigue to her persona.
Back in the day, middle school girls used to stack their wrists with embroidery thread friendship bracelets or cheap bangles. These days, their tastes reflect a more refined aesthetic. Still, there's hardly a middle school around who isn't attracted to the idea of a wrist full of bracelets. Whether your girl prefers the sumptuous Ribbon Wrap Bracelets, the beaded Waterweave Bracelets, or the hardy Swim Wrap Bracelets--or all three!--she'll find beautiful ways to express her style through her choice of wrist adornment.
By high school, your girl is ready to show YOU what it's all about, so take a seat. High school is about expressing one's identity, presenting bold choices, and making one's mark. Get your girl over here and we'll help style her in a way that reflects her personality.
Nothing confirms your place in the high school style manual like the first-day-of-school display of a Braided Santo Necklace, backed up by our simple but dramatic Catania Earrings. You go, girl.
For everyday wear, Glasswrap Bracelets and Ribbon Wrap Bracelets complement any outfit, from jeans to a prom dress, while our Pyrite Trail Necklace can be layered with just about any other piece in your jewelry box, and left on for days or weeks.
We can't guarantee results, but we're pretty sure our Amazon Woman Earrings infuse the wearer with a sense of courage and strength, which could come in handy when taking a test or doing a presentation. Special occasions call for statement jewelry, and our Cascade Earrings and Cascade Necklace are sure to attract all the right kind of attention while making you feel brave and beautiful.
You might not be allowed to wear jewelry while playing sports, but nothing says you can't accessorize for game day before hitting the locker room. Our Beaded Fisherman's Necklace is both dramatic and simple, crafted to be sturdy and featuring faceted Czech glass beads and spacers strung on delicate-looking but super strong cord. And our vibrant Condesa Bracelet on your wrist just serves to remind you that you are just as colorful, dynamic, and unique as the Mexico City neighborhood this bracelet is named after.
Whether you've got the back-to-school blues or you've been waiting for this day ever since school let out last June, the gals at Bronwen Jewelry know how you feel. And we're here to help you find your inner shine, all year long. So listen to us baby, that's all you got to do. With Bronwen Jewelry, back-to-school style is as simple as do-re-mi.