By Bonny Osterhage
We always have our antennae up in order to pick up on the next big eco fashion trend. The latest buzz we’ve discovered? Insect jewelry, and it’s swarming the spring collections. We’ve put our feelers out to find the best eco friendly versions of this trend and bring you our picks. The only thing that bugs us about this look is deciding on just one!
Alkemie Jewelry Nouveau Dragonfly Necklace
Dragonflies are said to bring about wisdom and enlightenment, and you will get both from this double-sided pendant, made from 100% reclaimed metal. Worn by Vanessa Hudgens, the 34″ piece is available in gold or silver and can be worn long or short for the ultimate versatility. $198 at www.alkemiejewelry.com.
Made By Moe Grasshopper Bracelet
We all know the story about how the grasshopper fiddles, while the ant works, but here he appears to be taking a rest among vintage brass leaves and beautiful turquoise beads. A truly unique bauble at a price that made us jump for joy! An economical $38 at www.etsy.com/shop/
Julia Failey Spider Web Pendant Necklace
We know he’s technically an arachnid, but this spider with his quartz body, was simply too pretty to ignore. Made from reclaimed metals, using environmentally conscious practices, the intricacy of this design elevates the sometimes spooky to spectacular. We know it’s a splurge but like every spider’s web, it’s one of a kind. $989 at www.juliafailey.com.
Hovey Lee Butterfly 60 Bracelet
This lovely vintage, resin butterfly gets a new lease on life, when it is repurposed on a multi-chain gold stretch bracelet. It’s the perfect spring statement piece at an economical price. $85 at www.hoveylee.com.
Verde Rocks Blessed Bee Cuff
We can understand how this bee mistook the beautiful vintage brass filagree for a flower and landed. A bold, yet feminine, cuff bracelet to set off your spring style. $169 at www.verderocks.com.