June 11, 2013


adorn512 began with a simple idea; the highest quality handcrafted jewelry at great prices coupled with the highest level of customer service. At adorn512, we specialize in minimalistic, dainty everyday jewelry. We design the very best in custom jewelry such as14k solid gold initial necklaces to sterling silver hand-stamped necklaces, initial rings and trendy jewelry. From gorgeous pieces like a classic rose gold necklace to the best in family jewelry and personalized jewelry for moms, adorn512 has a special piece for everyone. 

Arm Parties: Then and Now

The stacked bracelet trend has been building for the past few years. I have to admit, it's taken a while for me to embrace it fully. Lately I find myself enjoying the opportunity to adorn my forearms in different colors and textures.  Last night an image of Madonna circa 1984 flashed through my mind and it made me think about how this trend started in the first place. The style of the 80's certainly was unique in many ways. I can't remember another modern era where such an eclectic mixture of colors and textures converged: blacks and neons, rubber, lace and feathers, masculine and feminine, Warhol meets Mozart. However, the black and chain metal arm parties of the 80's still were not as much fun as the ones today.

It seems were in a new age of bracelet embracement. We're seeing large-faced watches layered with chunky mixed-metal bracelets along with leather, woven nylon cord bracelets and neon brights. When it comes to arm parties, no one is excluded. Everyone is invited. Maybe this is a political statement disguised as trendy fashion? So, if you're feeling it, feel free to mix white leather, colorful glass beads, rose gold, copper spikes, sterling silver cuffs and a vintage brass name bracelet. You can create your own little fashion microcosm where diversity reigns. It's a beautiful thing.

Check out our gallery of arm parties, then & now. Tell us which ones you like best and what kinds of bracelets you like to mix.

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[caption id="attachment_806" align="alignleft" width="700"]neon arm party bracelets Chunky, eclectic neons for an industrial sized party.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_807" align="alignleft" width="500"]Great mixture of textiles, cool and stylish. Great mixture of textiles, cool and stylish. I love the chunky turquoise rings![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_808" align="alignleft" width="800"]Southwestern party. Organic materials and earthy tones. Southwestern party. Organic materials and earthy tones.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_809" align="alignleft" width="1024"]leather-love-wrap-bracelets Invite some love to the party.  Adorn512 Love bracelets.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_810" align="alignleft" width="1024"]taupe-gold-cuff Adorn512 Taupe and gold shimmer cuff.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_811" align="alignleft" width="1024"]three color stretch sparkle bracelets Adorn512 Tri-color "bling" bracelets.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_813" align="alignleft" width="1024"]vintage gold locket bracelet Adorn512 Vintage gold locket bracelet.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_837" align="alignleft" width="440"]beaded sparkle wrap bracelet Adorn512 Beaded sparkle wrap bracelet. A party in itself.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_814" align="alignleft" width="570"]vintage-brass-name-bracele Adorn512 Brass retro name bracelet. Circa 1978.[/caption]

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