Vintage-inspired Jewelery Collaboration Part III: Orchid Grey

If you’ve been following along this week, you’ve already seen the divine vintage-inspired designs by A Beautiful Mess and Bleubird Vintage. Today we’re walking on the wild side with this beautiful bracelet from blogger Julie of Orchid Grey. For her bangle, this feline-loving phenom channeled the call of the wild with roaring lion heads complete with piercing, emerald green eyes.

The Orchid Grey Bracelet

We asked Julie about the story behind the vintage bracelet that inspired her design: “Tucked away in a far corner of the Northeast is my favorite antiques shop, stocked floor to ceiling with antique furniture, vintage jewelry, and rare books. While digging through the jewelry bins one day I hit vintage gold: This fantastic vintage lion bracelet. As a self-confessed cat lady, I couldn’t resist and immediately snatched it up.”

“For my redesign, I wanted to juxtapose softness and strength,” says Julie. “Drawing inspiration from the power of big cats, I removed the center ring, giving those lions room to roar.”

Julie donned her bracelet with the Frock Band Dress and That Ain’t All Folks Heel.

Want to know more about the babe behind the bracelet? Read our past interview!

How would you wear the Orchid Grey Bracelet?


About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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    Maria 09/22/2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Julie is amazing and this cuff reminds me of vintage KJL costume jewelry! Awesome!

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    LocalCeleb 09/22/2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Love this!!!

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    Linzy 09/22/2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I love it! So cute. It reminds me of a vintage snake belt that I have.

    Little Acorns

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    Aretha Szumny 10/16/2011 at 5:46 am #

    Picky point, but (as somebody quickly spells it in an earlier comment), it’s Olive Oyl, not Olive Oil . . .

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    Fashion Jewelery 01/08/2014 at 8:32 am #

    Awesome piece of jewelry. I really loved it…..

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