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show me your stack : katie diamond

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Katie Diamond

today’s stack comes from a lovely lady whom I really admire, Katie Diamond. I first fell in love with Katie’s jewels back in 2009 and have enjoyed following her progression as a designer. everything she designs is just beautiful! I love the unique and effortless aesthetic in her earrings, her necklaces and of course, her rings. her rings just beg to be stacked!! and here’s what Katie has to say about her own stack…

today my stacks mainly consist of rings from my own line. i usually stick with the same stack for a while and switch it up when i’m designing a new collection.  you can always tell if i’m in love with a style – once i finish that sample it goes right on my finger and i don’t take it off!  my most recent obsession has been the ruby & turquoise combination.  and my favorite ring is the hazel ring, the bottom one on my right ring finger. i’ve been doing some estate jewelry buying recently, both for myself and the website and this ring (and the forthcoming collection) is definitely influenced by my favorite finds.  i love simplicity and i’ve been inspired to create a collection of tiny rings that look sweet on their own or are the perfect addition to an existing stack.

i’ve been wearing my wedding stack for 11 years now it all started with my round brilliant diamond engagement ring and then a year later my husband, david diamond surprised me with the marquise ring that he designed using a stone that was in his family for quite some while.  the other bands are ones that he’s gifted me through our years together.   i switch these up from time to time too…. i think all of us jewelry designers have jewelry addictions so i am probably not alone when i say i have a pretty awesome collection of beautiful rings from other jewelry designers, my travels, and estate sales that i like to wear as well.

just gorgeous, right? Katie would like to extend an incredible discount to UT readers. enjoy 20% off the entire site, excluding the estate section, with code UNRULY. thank you so much Katie!

do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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little things : bibizoo

little things : bibizoo | unruly things

I love the feeling of finding the perfect, one-stop shop for super cute kids clothes. Bibizoo, a new online shop based out of Washington D.C., is just that. look at all those brights and soft fabrics! with goodies from Ace & Jig kid, Nico Nico and Noe & Zoe, there’s a little bit of cuteness for all. have a peek!

bonus – enjoy 15% off any order with free shipping. use code UNRULY at checkout.

hip hip!

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it’s a…

unruly things : it's a BOY!!

BOY!!! that’s right – brothers! I wanted a special way to announce this little babe and couldn’t think of anything more fun than a bunch of big balloons. so we braved a super windy day and headed to the park for a few pics. at first the news that we were having another little boy was hard. I’d always pictured myself with one boy and one girl. but I can’t say I didn’t have a hunch already that it was a boy even if I’d been holding out for the news of a baby girl. I’ve been getting used to the idea of having two little boys and the more and more I think about it, the more excited I am to be the mama to two wonderfully sweet little boys. plus, I think Wolf will just love having a little brother!

I’m almost 21 weeks pregnant, which means I’m over the hump! hopefully this little guy doesn’t play the waiting game that Wolf did and comes closer to his due date. we’re still looking at mid-September and couldn’t be more thrilled. now to think about names!

unruly things : it's a BOY!!unruly things : it's a BOY!!
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right this second…

unruly things : right this second | photo by Joana Rosa Bragança

I’m absolutely LOVING:
this gorgeous weather we’re having. it feels like summer!

I’m super excited:
to share with you the gender of our sweet babe – next week!

I want:
these sandals.
this blouse.
these sandals, too.
this dress.
and this blanket.

hi friends! it’s been awhile since I’ve done a little RTS post, hasn’t it?! felt like the perfect Friday to bring it back. I hope you had a lovely week. we’ve spent every single second of the day possible outside as it’s been simply gorgeous in Bend. there’s something so calming about being outside, in the fresh air. we laid on the hammock, sprayed the hose at eachother and took bike rides to the river. all in all just a wonderful week.

as you know, I’ve partnered with Seventh Generation to help spread the word about their Toxic Freedom Fighter Campaign. well this past Wednesday, Seventh Generation delivered not only their goal of 100,000 signatures, but an exceeded goal of over 120,000 to Congress. the signatures not only showed mine and your support for a better toxin free community but is already encouraging that decision-makers change the necessary laws to ban certain chemicals. 

John Replogle, CEO and President of Seventh Generation, stood before Congress and said “As business leader, a father, and an American, I will not sit back and allow thousands of unregulated chemicals to unknowingly poison our families, our homes, and the environment. Over 120,000 Americans agree that Congress must act to protect our families.”

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

hip hip! here’s to a better, chemical-free future. thanks to those of you who have already signed and supported Seventh Generation’s fight for safer chemicals. if you haven’t signed the petition, have a look at the campaign here

{top photo by Joana Rosa Bragança, bottom photo courtesy of Seventh Generation}

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show me your stack : rebecca mir grady

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Rebecca Mir Grady

morning, friends! how’s your week going so far? we’re expecting highs in the mid-70s today and I couldn’t be more thrilled. today’s springtime stack comes from jewelry designer Rebecca Mir Grady. I love the thick yet sleek bands in her stack, don’t you? here’s what Rebecca has to say about it…

I’m wearing pieces from my new collection “TRACKS”. It was inspired by my journey to a remote island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, as well as my fascination with Robyn Davidson’s risky 1700 mile trek by camel across the Australian desert. I love making rings that can be worn simply on their own or stacked up any which way with others. I always wear a few thin gold Thetis bands, and then add on a wide silver or gold band or two! The ring on my left index finger is originally carved in wax, cast into silver, and hand finished. The other rings are all hammered, formed, and soldered by hand from recycled gold and silver.  

Some of the rings I’m wearing: the Thetis ring in 14k gold / the McLeod wrap ring in silver / the Davidson cuff ring in 14k gold / the Ayers ring in silver /the Bailey ring in silver /the McLeod cuff ring in 14k gold / the Thetis 3 ring in 14k gold

love that Bailey ring, how about you? thanks so much Rebecca!

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my spring essentials

unruly things : my spring essentials

hip hip hooray! it finally feels like spring. the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining warm and I haven’t had to pull out my down jacket in over a week. every year when spring rolls around, I start dreaming about sock-less and jacket-less days and dig through my closet for light and bright clothes. here are a few of my spring essentials that I’ve had on rotation lately. {you can see me in a similar outfit here!}

one : a practical sunhat to block the sun / two : a light weight sweater for cooler mornings and eves / three : studs in pastel shades of turquoise / four : a tasty mocktail / five : a long necklace / six : a scarf for breezy days / seven : the most comfortable pants in the world, from Ace & Jig naturally / eight : coral polish to brighten up your toes / nine : a sheer lip balm that enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing / ten : a pretty cuff bracelet / eleven : comfortable yet stylish sandals for mid-day walks / twelve : daffodils

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show me your stack : annika kaplan

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Annika Kaplan

today’s stack comes from Minneapolis jeweler Annika Kaplan. her jewelry is truly unique and has a wonderful vintage vibe. I just adore this ring, available at Ship and Shape. here’s what Anna has to say about her stack…

As a jeweler, and general jewelry lover, I have always been a fan of layered accessorizing. My friend Isa paid me the nicest compliment the other day when she said “Annika, you do excess well.” So if my stack looks a little heavy, its only because I really couldn’t omit any of these beauties for the photo, but on any given day, I may leave out a ring or bracelet, or two. While I work, all my rings come off, and sit in a beautiful little ceramic dish made by my favorite ceramicist, Ginny Sims. Much of the jewelry pictured was made by myself, unless otherwise noted.

On my left hand, from bottom to top, and then left to right:
A super chunky mexican silver bracelet, acquired from a desert weirdo in Marfa, Texas (long story) / a beautiful antique turquoise bracelet (likely Zuni), which was a gift from Jane Lundeen, who owns Lowell Lundeen Jewelry in Minneapolis, and has the most amazing personal collection of native jewelry I have ever seen / a lapis inlay silver cuff by Minneapolis jeweler Nick Lundeen (son to Jane, jewelry family!) / next are 2 rings I made for myself a long time ago – a little gold triangle peaked band, and a super colorful offset opal ring / a stack of random, textural bands in gold and silver paired with a Landscape ring from my collection / a witchy, oxidized rose cut moonstone ring, worn with a simple silver first knuckle ring / and on my thumb – I’m super into rings on my thumbs lately – is a Full Moon ring from my collection

On my right hand, from left to right, and then top to bottom:
2 cast silver rings from my jewelry school days / the love of my life, a giant rainbow moonstone beauty set in brushed silver with a sawtooth bezel / a cuttle fish cast snake ring with 14kt yellow gold eyes by Nick Lundeen paired with a Landscapes ring from my collection, and a simple silver first knuckle ring / tattoos by my bff Nona Invie – no rings needed! / a simple, matte silver pinky ring / a super special double headed copper snake bracelet from the Hmong market in St. Paul / stamped copper and brass cuffs by Nick Lundeen / and last, an everyday favorite for lots of stylish gals I know, a Brass/Hide Halfsie by Erin Smith

thanks Annika!

{photo by Maddy Nye}