With the birth of e-commerce sites like Etsy, anyone can become an instant business owner. It’s getting harder and harder to stand apart from the crowd. Dollybird jewelry not only manages to do so, but makes it look like a piece of cake.
Dollybird is a Chicago-based brand owned by Katie Johansson. The jewelry is carefully made by hand to preserve quality and to produce unique, genuine designs. I selected my favorite exclusive gems from Dollybird’s “Unbounded” collection. Each piece has a story which makes the rare materials used even more meaningful:
Made from Petrified Wood and all natural in color and pattern, this ring was made to entertain. Hand bezel set sterling. Ring measures 45mm in diameter, taking it to a 22mm bubbly height.
Built for the lovers of fairy tales. I never wanted to be the princess, but rather the warrior. This armor ring was made with those childhood thoughts in mind. Hand forged, etched, drilled and oxidized sterling. Ring measures 50mm tall and tapers at the back for a comfortable fit.
When the confusion becomes good. Fossilized Dinosaur bone in vivid, bright, cell patterns acts as a medallion that sits below a metallic blue Bornite Ore all natural in coloring. Necklace measures 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide and is set in sterling. Necklace length hangs 24 inches long. Be autonomous.
A real spiderweb is delicately preserved in glass in this hand bezel set piece. A one of a kind treasure from mother nature to hold onto. Spiderweb measures 1.5 inches in diameter and are always one of a kind.
An all natural and raw electric blue azurite gemstone is framed by white petrified willow wood tree sprigs. Hand bezel set and capped in sterling. Crystallized azurite measures 40mm wide x 42mm tall. Necklace length measures 22 inches long. Hangs on a 18 inch oxidized pattern link chain. Hand stamped and numbered as a one of a kind to collect, with the beauty of the American Landscape in mind.
As dabblers in the jewelry business ourselves, Lucy and I are constantly looking for new sources of inspiration and materials, and artists to look up to. Dollybird fits that bill. Designers, take note.