Etsy is so full of amazing, talented artists and that’s where you can find Alex Golden, designer of Goldenstrand Jewelry. I found out about Alex’s jewelry from my dear friend Brooke and also French Cuff Boutique in Houston. Alex is another Instagram favorite and every photo she posts makes me want to head over to Etsy to purchase something.
“I never imagined my hobby from growing up would turn into this. I have been making jewelry ever since I can remember. Even back in the days when I would make my own beads out of clay,” Alex told me. “As I got older and started working with nicer materials people began to comment on my pieces and wanted to buy them. That’s when I finally decided to start selling them to friends and family, which later evolved into Goldenstrand Jewelry.”
I love the natural stones and materials that Alex uses to create her jewelry. We agree on labradorite as a favorite stone (this one is a current favorite) because of its feminine glam color and sparkle, and Alex can almost always be found in her labradorite and bone horn necklace. This fall she’s added darker tones with agate and large white druzies (see gorgeous here).
Another one of my favorite Goldenstrand styles are the rosary necklaces. I’m not sure what it is, but it seems to add a little dressy formality to any outfit, but just the right amount! Alex is so kindly giving away one of these rosary style necklaces (and you can pick between the two colors I’m wearing in these photos!). Just enter below on the Rafflecopter widget before 5:00 PST on Monday, October 21 and the winner will be notified on Tuesday, October 22.