I wanted to experiment with combining two extremes: Natural wood which is earthy, organic and minimalist – and glamorous gold leaf, a shiny and bold material. I then added a brass chain to give my tree-branch pendants a vintage nostalgic twist, before adding them last night to my Etsy shop.
What I love about these handmade rope necklaces (see images at the bottom of this post) is how they draw together more than one style in an interesting way; a little bit of hipster, a little bit of boho, a little bit of vintage, and a sprinkle of organic minimalism.
What can you pair this handmade gold leaf necklace with? I thought of this beautiful Channel Cuff from Anthropologie, made from golden brass (98$). I love its porous look, lending it its organic appeal.
I’ve been a gold leaf fan for a few years now. Before falling in love with gold leaf, I had a cold relationship with gold. I used to prefer silver, until gold leaf came along and changed all that. Let me share with you some of my gold leaf (and gold) favorites from a board I have on Pinterest.
Gold with mint? It’s the ultimate combination. I think it’s because mint is very close to the color of patina, that’s why it looks so good with gold leaf, reminding us of ancient gilded statues made of metals like brass and bronze.
Gold shines in a minimalist, organic-looking product, and no one does that better than INKKIT. They take organic style to a whole new level with there stylish decor and stationery.
A minimalist wooden tray with gold leaf, like this one, reminds us of Scandinavian decor, like this tray from The Vintage Vogue Story.