I’m taking a stab at man jewelry. I’ve been seeing a lot of the macrame bracelets on the arms of a variety of men–from Kayne and Jay-Z to my local car salesman. Semi-precious stone mala beads, diamond encrusted beads (just assuming Kayne), and metal trade beads all seem to be components of choice. The trend must be here to stay if there is a NY Times article about it!
I’m not heading down the diamond route, but want to make something attractive, tough, long lasting, and masculine. Also, maybe with enough good vibes coming off of it to make the wearer feel creative.
So far, my stash includes black lava, bronze/silver/brass bicone metal from Ethiopia, ocean jasper, moss agate, black onyx, natural bone, and snowflake obsidian beads. My guess is that I will have a lot of cross over purchases–maybe women buying for their men, but then wearing them themselves! A great source for the beads on line is Happy Mango Beads. They have an interesting selection, high quality and good prices. What more do you need?
If you like Kayne’s multi colored Coachella bracelets, check out this link to Burkman Bros. Rock on!