No seriously, every time I lay eyes on this new jewelry trend, I smile. Considering the current climate, that isn't such a bad thing. As of late, I have taken note of dozens of jewelry brands and retailers stocking pieces that look almost like something you made for your mom on Mother's Day when you were a child or at summer camp. Consisting of mismatched colorful beads, charms, flowers, letters, and more, this jewelry trend can be defined as many things, but my favorite descriptor is nostalgic. Basically, picture anything crafty (and I mean this in the least offensive way possible) that has that yes, I made this from a bead kit I got for my birthday type of feeling.
Scrolling through my favorite 25 pieces of jewelry that best represent the trend will help you fully understand the vibe of the style, but while you do so, I encourage you to take time to think about similar pieces of jewelry you might have had as a little kid that you see reflected in the items below. From smiley-face beads to BFF bracelets, get ready for an approachable jewelry trend we expect to see a lot more of come summer but that we highly encourage you to buy now.
Another crafty necklace to add to your stack.
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