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Nikki-b's Beautiful Beaded Jewelry

By kkozlowski |

Diamonds may be some girls best friends, but I find more meaningful, day to day relationships with glitterati of another kind: glass beads. Don’t get me wrong I treasure my diamond engagement ring, but for me, the bling stops there. The rest of my jewelry is of the semi-precious sort. Which is why I love the collection by Nikki-b.

Nikki Butler, dubbed the “Queen Bead” by American Vogue, is a South African-born, globe trotting (she’s called New York and Santiago, Chile, home) former model, who has an exquisite eye when it comes to jewelry design. (She also happens to be a close friend of a friend of mine, so I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with her, and aside from being a talented designer, she is a lovely person, wonderful mother, and fantastic cook.  She made a heavenly key lime mousse the other night.)

Her designs are modern, chic and simple. And the best part, the materials she works with—silver, gold, the aforementioned glass beads, semi precious stones, ultra suede and silk thread— are not rarified, so the  prices of these divine creations  are incredibly reasonable. (The glass bead and leather cord woven bracelets, above, are just $70.) Which means, all you sparkle-seeking, style setters can collect more than one fabulous piece—which works out well as her bracelets and necklaces were made for stacking and layering. Speaking of layering, Nikki’s jewelry looks right at home with diamond rings and studs.  All the more reason to get your rocks, and beads, on. See more Nikki-b jewelry after the jump.

Sterling silver beaded friendship bracelet on silk thread. size adjustable with slide bead. $45.

glass bead woven stretch cuff with silver beads interspersed. $200.

two tone glass bead necklace. $35.

multi strand glass bead and leather tie cuff. $45.

three strand geometric glass bead necklace. $75.

double wrap leather cord and glass bead bracelet in two tones. $85.

set of ten glass bead bracelets. $84.

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3 thoughts on “Nikki-b's Beautiful Beaded Jewelry

  1. Julie says:

    “more meaningful, day to day relationships” I couldn’t agree more. I love my Persona beads and this Nikki B collection looks great! There is so much more that can be done with glass beads. The three strand geometric glass bead is my fav here. Awesome colors!

  2. Brianna says:

    Diamonds are beautiful, but I definitely can’t wear them every day either (no ring yet). Sometimes they’re just too fancy, sometimes they just don’t match with other pieces like my wax seal jewelry which has more of a vintage feel. I think the bracelets at the top would really go with it though, simply stated but still beautiful. It would be great to get a couple different colors.

  3. Emily says:

    I agree. Diamonds are amazing, but I get much more use out of my handcrafted beaded jewelry. I love how you incorporate so many different colors in your jewelry.

    - Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry by Emily Katherine Designs

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