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Go green with fabulous upcycled vintage jewelry by Erica Leilani

upcycled vintage jewelry

Beautiful jewelry is the first thing that catches the attention. Unique and trendy jewel is a trend setter and I am sure ever woman adores it. Going to a party or a wedding, jewelry plays a vital role by giving a style statement to your personality. Matching rings, earrings and necklace is always fascinating, so why not add an element of green to it. Erica designed jewelry is stunning piece of wearable art that is fashioned using vintage materials like different colored gem stones, pearls and gold metal.

The designer

The pleasing personality behind this amazing creation is Erica Leilani who is a chemistry graduate. At the age of 15 she started beading pearls on a wire as a hobby. This hobby has become a passion and now she is a well known jewelry designer. The glamour of her art work is really charismatic.

The inspiration

The glamour and grandeur of vintage jewelry, glass, and linens captivated the designer and inspired her to upcycled vintage pieces into new, fresh items that are truly one-of-a kind. She got inspired from the beautiful epoch things like rhinestone brooches and pearly necklace that she found in her grandmother’s jewelry box. She tried to make such jewels herself and when she got expertise in the art she up cycled faceted yellow Jade, pearls and red flowers in high quality 14k gold with 2- strand locking clasp to give it an ultimate look.

The green factor

The jewelry is made by up cycling vintage gem stones, metals, fresh water pearls, glass etc. All the things she used in these excellent pieces are eco-friendly. Besides, the collection is completely handmade.

The fab factor

The gem stone she used in her designed jewels are quite colorful and eye catching. You can wear them formally and most of all you can match the pair of earrings and necklace with your outfits. It is a perfect wear for a bride. With casual wear you can wear pearl necklace with a small elegant stone. It will definitely compliment you and no doubt you will become the center of attraction.

The collection

Erica is in love with vintage. Her designed jewelry is an art work of her creativity. Her collection includes many bracelets, vintage brooches, earrings and necklaces up cycled from vintage bracelets and necklace. Her favorite gem stones are yellow jade, amazonite, and smoky quarts which are really complimenting and can match with your outfits. She beaded stones and pearls on a metal wire and give it an elegant look. It works well as wedding jewelry. The collection includes some striking designs like the “Vintage Chic Bridesmaids Bracelets”, the “Vintage Coral Flowers”, the “Upcycled Vintage Chic Earrings” etc. The vintage bracelet is made from upcycled vintage rhinestones that are framed by two strands of large ivory, 7mm freshwater pearls. The bracelet fastens with a high quality 14k gold filled 2-strand locking clasp and measures approximately 7 1/4 inches in length. The vintage flowers are made of a dark-colored metal, covered with white enamel. The enamel shows signs of wear which really just adds to the vintage charm of the earrings.

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