Many think that the Boho (Bohemian) lifestyle began in the 60's with the influx of the 'hippies' and the antiestablishment wave of a free-spirited counter culture. But actually it began over 200 years ago as an alternative to the accepted fashions of the time. Generally connected to artists, writers and intellectuals, it has come to represent enlightenment, sexual freedom and the communal way of life.
Boho-style jewelry showcases individuality and creativity, concentrating on an individualistic lifestyle, a love of nature and a relaxed and peaceful attitude. In our current intense and fast-paced world, people look for ways to set themselves apart from the crowd and to slow the pace of their busy lives a little, which could explain why the Boho Style in jewelry and fashion is trending highly and seems to be gaining in popularity.
This kind of jewelry making allows you to combine varied and sometimes unrelated elements to make designs that are unique and personal.
What makes jewelry distinguishably Bohemian? Let's look at some of the ways.
Nature is a dominant theme, often inspired by the ocean, the beach, feathers, animals, plants and flowers. Other common elements are tassels. Our Red and Silver Feather Chain Tassel Earrings highlight a combination of these two most popular components.
Stacking different bracelet designs is a trademark of the Boho style. Combining several chunky bracelets with bangles or cuffs can be your own personal signature look. Our Shade of Blue Leather Bracelet and Simple Leather Strap with Sliders Bracelet show how simple it is to use a color scheme, or you can easily mix colors and patterns to complement any outfit.
Antelope Beads is showcasing Boho Jewelry with an assortment of characteristic designs. Click on the link below to see these beauties and watch a tutorial video featuring Lindsay, The Frugal Crafter, making 10 designs using Antelope Beads products.