Statement Jewelry by Black Drop Designs

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photo-49They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend…not this girl. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love baubles, quite the contrary. Sometimes a pair of chandelier earrings or bangles are my favourite part of an outfit. I also love statement necklaces, and when I was wandering through the West End Farmer’s Market yesterday, I stumbled the exact sort of thing to add to my late summer and early fall wardrobe – Black Drop Designs.

I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, but I’m always on the hunt for statement jewelry that tells a story, which is one of the many reasons I was drawn to Jade’s work. The evergreen trees, street signs, cityscapes, all in miniature photographic depictions of a part of the world I call home; Vancouver. Perfectly encased in acrylic and resin,  Jade’s unique collection of pendants and earrings showcase not only her photography but her delicate silversmithing skills.

Honestly, it was hard to choose just one, and after all the compliments I’ve received so far, I need to snag a few more pieces. The pendants can be purchased with a beautiful sterling silver chain, or on their own. Unlike other acrylic and resign jewelry, most of Jade’s pieces are completely transparent, allowing the photograph inside to pop against your skin tone. Because I want to make this piece a focal point, I’ve opted to wear it with a solid black, white tank or heather grey tank, with very few additional accessories. In my opinion, a statement piece should require no introductions or fanfare; Simple is sexy.

Make a Statement



For those living in Vancouver, Black Drop Designs can be bought in person at the West End Farmer’s Market, as well as the Trout Lake Farmer’s Market. There are a number of retailers across Canada and the United States that carry Black Drop Designs, for more information on where to find Jade and her work, check out her website at


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