If you’re the type to distress through retail therapy, then it’s safe to say that this quarantine period has awoken the online shopper in you (if you weren’t one prior to the lockdown). I for one, am heavy on shopping to uplift my spirits, and true enough these past three months have had me scrolling and clicking endlessly on Instagram to discover new cute things to buy—both essentials and non-essentials. What I’ve discovered is the abundance of local online stores that sell accessories online, but one particular item has caught my interest over time: clay earrings.
Clay earrings are handmade, which makes them a lot more of a novelty and each piece could never be like the other. They’re also considered statement pieces and definitely look good with or without your mask on. So if you’re looking to buy a special piece of jewelry that’s unique and beautifully made, shop these five local stores below!
This cool brand is all about the flaunting the fiesta-filled Filipino aesthetic through uniquely shaped and designed earrings. Tropik Beatnik also mixes weaving and free-hand painting for some of their styles, which makes every piece even more special. We recommend copping their ear hugger and cuffs that you won’t be able to find anywhere else—they even have one with a fresh water pearl stud, so cute! But if you’re more into mixed media, then why not shop their latest collection in collaboration with AntHill Fabrics?
Florals for spring? Definitely groundbreaking over at Alenda Designs. With their muted color palette of earthy blush tones, this brand creates the most stunning floral earrings that look both delicate and intricate at the same time. Their latest collection explores danglers with pearl accents and marbled clay, and are perfect for girls who’d love something simpler yet head-turning on their ears.
Looking for clay earrings with a handpainted twist? Then you might want to shop Poiema Craft’s latest collection. Inspired by famous works of art like Van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, these earrings are definitely conversations starters.
Slay + Clay
Life is full of daises (quite literally) with Slay + Clay. The brand’s aesthetic is fun and youthful with a penchant for groovy colors. Their fun floral earrings are definite must-haves for the summer girl whose wardrobe is full of bright happy hues and day dresses.
This brand’s artistic and sophisticated take on clay earrings make them quite different from the rest. I adore Brincos’ imperfectly shaped pieces that are made of uniquely marbled clays. There is something very raw and sculptural about these earrings that make them one-of-a-kind in the truest sense.
Hola, Said Lola
To say that Hola, Said Lola is inspired by nature is an understatement. The brand molds tropical ferns and flowers into life through clay, which makes their exotic designs so interesting. We love the unique patterns they’re able to create with clay, as well as the eye-popping color combinations of each piece. If there’s one style that stands out, it has to be their Wisteria drop earrings that look like you’re carrying a piece of the forest with you wherever you go.