Monday, October 10, 2011

Silvercocoon Jewelry Review and Giveaway



I've been ogling Silvercocoon jewelry in local boutiques and galleries for AGES, so when a friend put me in touch with designer Tia, I was over the moon! We chatted about her gorgeous line and I had to keep myself from begging her to send me one of everything ... and eventually we landed on her POD earrings as an ideal piece for a review and giveaway.


I'm a lifelong devotee of hoop earrings, but with my new haircut certain hoop styles stick out strangely from my lobes. These cleverly-designed hoops, however, work beautifully with my face shape and are just as elegant and eye-catching as they can be.


The POD earrings come in several materials and finishes, including the red acrylic shown above and this maple wood, and all are incredibly lightweight and delightfully swingy.


If you're like me and just love great hoops, I think you'll find these to be perfect everyday earrings. I was sent the POD earrings in matte red, wood, and translucent to try and keep*, and have an identical second set  to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Follow Silvercocoon on Twitter, like Silvercocoon on Facebook, or sign up for the Silvercocoon e-newsletter. You MUST do one of these three to enter.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us how you'd style one of your pairs if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.
  3. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, October 16, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers. Good luck!

*CMP.ly/2

82 comments:

scissor pirate said...

what beautiful earrings!
I just liked her Facebook page. If I won these earrings, I would pair them with my favorite dress--it is black with white loops that echo the shape of these beautifully.
scissor.pirate@gmail.com

Marthalynn said...

These look fantastic with your new cut. I am in love with them. I signed up for Silver Cocoon's newsletter. I could see pairing the wood ones with a cozy cream sweater, scarf, and boots. Perfection!
acluisi (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Trina said...

I liked the Facebook page....

Honestly, I could wear these suckers every day! They go with everything!

trinashere AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

tia rocks and so does her jewelery!
it's nice to know that every one in a while good and talented people are being appreciated for their hard work.
i know tons of folks of all ages, sizes and styles who wear these gorgeous pieces.

jen
jensevertsgaard@hotmail.com

Jen said...

These would be PERFECT with my swingy wedge bob haircut and fall work wardrobe! I adore them:) I can see them with my sweaters, my scarves, and a steaming mug of coffee. Or tea. Or cocoa. Or mulled cider. (I'm hungry!)

I followed their facebook page...

jwronko@att.net

Katrina said...

Following on Twitter as lilmorefunky.

I'd wear the wood pair with a simple t-shirt, cardi and skinny jean with a scarf outfit to add a dash of funky.

va said...

fb fan / ana amanti

I would style the earrings with a matching color to the earrings or a vintage yellow shift dress . love the fact these earrings are made with silver .
tumblemumbo at gmail.com
intl.
thank you !

Liz said...

Wow. I love these!!! I like them on Facebook and in real life as well.

Nona said...

I just love the red earrings, and the wooden ones, and the grey ones! I would be pleased to wear any of them because they would complement whatever I chose to wear on any given day! Beautiful shape & design!

dandihar@charter.net

Risti said...

They are so pretty! I would wear them with dresses or anything else.

I follow their facebook page and twitter.

ristidrdn@gmail.com

Niki said...
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Niki said...

I like them on facebook.
My style is casual comfy...jeans, cute top with my black knit hat so they (the earrings) can take the focus.

nikole[dot]ross[at]gmail[dot]com

dcmf said...

I subscribed to the newsletter.
These earrings are pretty. I would wear them with a gray shirt and dark blue jeans.=)

darkblue18(at)gmail(dot)com

Kenzie B said...

mackenziebatali@lclark.edu

I love the red ones, I have a bunch of outfits and accessories with pops of red on them that I could work that into :D

Liane said...

Oh, these are so neat! I run into the same problem -- I have short hair, so I feel big earrings are hard to style without looking too eighties-inspired. I'd style the red ones with a gray and white striped shirt, straight legged jeans, and some red flats.

Jennifer said...

Followed on twitter. I'd wear the red ones with my red hair!

aubrechtj at gmail

Maura said...

I followed her on Twitter -- @dimerization

If I won, I'd take the red pair. I'd wear them with my red beanie, a red and yellow scarf, my black half-sleeve shirt, dark wash blue jeans, and my Doc Martens with flowers all over them. It'd be a blast!

My email: crochetingiseasy@gmail.com

dotted lines said...

I've signed up for the newsletter. And if I won, I'd pair the red ones with a denim jumper dress, worn over a black long sleeve t-shirt. With leggings. And boots. :)

KatySue Pillsbury said...

I liked her on FB!

I've been hankering for a pair of funky red earrings to pair with my fall clothes and those for the bill perfectly! =)

godslilbookworm@hotmail.com

Lyudmila said...

Like on fb=Lyudmila Sizova
I like the red earrings
lusizova at gmail.com

Buffy said...

I followed on Twitter.

I'm loving the organic mod-ness of these, and I'm thinking the red ones with some slim black pants, tight sweater and kicky red flats would be perfect for some fall studying. Complete with dark-rimmed glasses, of course!

kristin.raclaw@gmail.com

meg said...

tia's work is brilliant.
i would pair the earrings with simple ensembles to make the jewelry POP.
black dress with any of the pairs, flats or boots and a fall shade of lipstick.

megweizel@gmail.com

Em said...

I'd wear them with a basic t-shirt, great belt, heels and jeans!

I subscribed to their newsletter.

Em

Laura P. said...

These are great earrings!
I signed up for the newsletter.
Sloanp at hotmail dot com
I used the email above and one other additional address to sign up for the newsletter.

Samantha said...

Hoops! I love hoops and also have a short haircut, so I've found big earrings to be a fabulous accessory. I tend to wear simple, monochromatic ensembles, so I would love some big red hoops to jazz things up!

Now liking Silvercocoon on Facebook ...
saradurga at gmail.

Shana said...

Awesome earrings!!!

I'm seeing them with a black cardi wrap, white lace camisole and dark-wash jeans.

shanahattis at gmail dot com

Liked Silvercocoon on Twitter @shertz1981 and on FB

Nadia said...

funky earrings - i love 'em! the shape would complement my asymmetrical bob haircut, and i would wear them to school with a nice pair of jeans and a cute shirt.

i liked them on facebook.

crazie [dot] daizie [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle said...

Signed up for the newsletter. I love the wood cuts! These earrings could be just what I need to get the motivation back to wear earrings again. I love wearing long, graceful earrings but I think most of the styles available look too dressed-up for my everyday. These, however, are perfect.

KL.Kielman said...

The maple wood earrings are to die for! I'd wear them with my brown pashmina, paisly tank top, and camel cardi!

Michelle said...

Darn it, did not leave my email address!

Signed up for the newsletter.

meblock07 [at] gmail [dot] com

Kathy Q said...

Sally, I LOVE these earrings, the shape, material and colors!
I liked them on facebook. They would go with about everything I have, and I'm a huge fan of hoops! I would love the red ones with my navy and white striped boat neck tee and jeans. LOVE!

kquist@myclearwave.net
Kathy Quist

Kat said...

I love these! I followed Silver Cocoon's Twitter account to stay posted.

These laser cut earrings in red are my favorites. I would style them as updated hoops with just about anything -- to funkify a black suit for the office, to give an instant update to outfits for happy hour, and with just about any color shift dress for weekends.

Love them!

anyjane@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I love Tia's jewelry! I have these earrings in black and love them! Red ones would be so great to win!

Anonymous said...

I signed up for the email. I also have short hair and would wear with fitted sweater jacket and jeans. I love the red, but they're all nifty.

michelle.pallas@gmail.com

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

Wow, her stuff is awesome signed up for her newsletter! I have a very short SHORT hair cut as well and have been looking for some great hoop'ish earrings to flatter my cut and these look FAB! I would pair them with, well probably most everything I have, the red pair would look great with any outfit I pair my fav tan boots with!

andreanucci623(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lindsey said...

I am in love with SilverCocoon, I follow SilverCocoon via Facebook and the newsletter! I think Tia's grasp of structural elegance is the definition of perfection! I love the simplicity of these earrings and would wear them an over-sized sweater, brown straight leg cords and camel colored booties for a cozy fall look.

Mia said...

Ooh, those are neat! I'd happily sign up for the newsletter even if you weren't doing a giveaway.

I think these would suit my short hair the way they suit yours, and I can think of a million ways I'd wear both the red ones and the wooden ones--the wooden ones with a grey dress I have and yet more wooden jewelry, and the red ones with my polka-dot bubble-hem dress and a red belt (because, as you well know, sometimes you just can't help but match).

jennifer said...

I love the architectural nature of Silver Cocoon's laser-cut earrings. Any of these three pairs would be styled with any of several black or charcoal turtlenecks, black cropped wool pants, vivid tights, and wing-tip granny boots.Plus, I would pull my shoulder-length hair into a low pony to really highlight the earrings.

jennifershepard(at) visi(dot)com

Ranjita said...

I signed up for the newsletter. I love hoop earrings! I can imagine them with summery dresses to skinny heans, boots and tunic.
ranjita_1514@yahoo.com

jennifer said...

BTW, forgot to mention, I "liked" Silver Cocoon on Facebook.

DeeDee V. said...

those earrings are beautiful! I would wear the red to add a pop of color to a basic neutral dress.

vanderyacht (at) yahoo (dot) com

Aimer13 said...

I liked Silvercocoon on Facebook. I would love to wear these with anything in my wardrobe, they seem like a great addition to any outfit!

amy@sturkey.com

Amy

rebeccastandig said...

I liked the facebook page. I would wear these with almost anything! They're so cute!

standig@brandeis.edu

Em said...
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Em said...

Oh, those red ones, with a black pencil skirt, white button-down, and sexy red pin-up heels, for sure! Love a splash of color.

Followed on Twitter: vivalagenesis

Forgot my email. XD

vivalagenesis at gmail dot com

Lab geek said...

She has some pretty awesome bracelets I may have to save up for.

I have liked her on fb

flygirl.tutoring[at]gmail[dot]com

L said...

I love the earrings! Can't wait to hear more by email newsletter. I like the wood myself -- it would pair nicely with black or with jewel tones, which I love to wear. Or hunter green, my new favorite color.

gourmette 'at' g m a i l 'dot' c o m

Kelly said...

I would wear them with a big messy bun, so they can take all the glory and not be hidden by my hair!


I signed up for the newsletter. dressesandcake {at} gmail {dot} com

Bunny said...

I'l following on Twitter. I would wear the wooden ones with jeans and a sweater - they have a nice casual vibe.
unholyxuxa@comcast.net

sherri said...

I'm liking on FB. If I won a pair, I'd put each of them with this fab mod maxi dress I just got (which is authentic dead stock from the 60's!) which has a polka dot design in black, white and red.

sherri dot okamoto at gmail.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous!
I followed her on twitter.

I would style them with my hair up in a loose bun, and with swirly-patterened or polka-dotted dress or sweater.

Jackie said...

PS My e-mail is jackiewyse -at- gmail -dot- com

Anonymous said...

Followed on twitter. I would wear these with my hair up, so that they could dangle freely!

laurel.bobbitt@gmail.com

Kaijsa said...

Like you, I have a newish short haircut after years of long hair. I'd pair these with tons of my outfits, actually. I've been struggling a bit to figure out earrings with my shorter hair, but these are rad. I followed on FB! kaijsa at gmail dot com. Thanks!

shannon p. said...

I followed SilverCocoon on Twitter...

I'd style the red ones with a bright turquoise scarf (hair up, of course!) and a simple navy dress.

velorutionista[at]gmail[dot]com

JR said...

Nice earrings! I liked silvercocoon on FB.

I would wear a pair of the wooden earrings with an orange sweater for fall.

orderingformom (at) aol.com

Missey said...

I love silvercoccoon earrings! I liked their fb page and signed up for the e-newsletter. I would pair them witha tissue tee, fitted and cropped blazer, jeans and my trusty Frye boots!

missey.pedersen@gmail.com

Gracie-Lou said...

Another great giveaway! Signed up for the newsletter... The red earrings are amazing, they would make a great statement piece to snazz up a neutral outfit!

e-mail: myduskandsummer@hotmail.com

Scribbler said...

Following on twitter as Illuminae. I would wear the red ones to punch up a casual neutral top or dress.

Elizabeth said...

These earrings are so unique! I would wear the translucent ones with a green sweater and a navy blue scarf. :)
ella161@gmail.com
liked on facebook

Anonymous said...

I liked the FB page.

I'd pair the translucent pair with a black and white outfit and wear extra long pearls.The shape of these earrings is modern and flattering -- love them!

catehew@yahoo.com

tulitanssit said...

I'd give these to my daughter, the entomologist (cocoons = insect connection). She'd probably wear them with a plain black turtleneck, hair in her signature long braid, and cargo pants. And then she'd regale anyone who complimented her with very interesting information about lepidopteran pupae.

Amy F said...

I dig those maple ones. I'd probably wear them with most things--jeans and white tee?
Followed on Twitter.
amyfrederick at usfamily dot net

Elise said...

I'd wear them with my typical uniform - dressy t-shirt, cardigan, skinny jeans, and riding boots!

Following on twitter!

Laughing Girl said...

Liked them on FB - A pair of the wooden ones would be perfect for Fall weather (once it finally arrives here in N. Cal)
cweeks713@gmail.com

Sandy said...

I liked them on facebook. These are fantastic. I'm growing my hair out, and I suspect they would still manage to stand out underneath my mop of hair. The wooden ones would look lovely with my favorite blue sweater

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Theresa Hannon said...

These are great earrings. Any of these pairs would make a great new addition to my stuck-in-a-rut earring collection. I'd wear them with my new striped t-shirt and jeans.
I just signed up for the newsletter. And my email is: tahannon2@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I'd pair the wooden ones with a long bulky sweater, leggings, and cognac boots. I like silvercocoon on FB.

Jen
cliffennifer@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

(I signed up for the newsletter.)

I have just bleached my hair white blond and cut it pretty short and it has opened up a whole new world of red! I'd wear the red hoops with a white tank, black flared mini skirt and bright red ballet flats.

paragraphmark@yahoo.com

Geila said...

Nice and kinda funky earrings - I've liked her facebook page! I think I'd pair them with a simple black shirt and jeans - the red ones or the maple ones - nice and simple. g_la81 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Becky said...

I Liked silvercocoon on facebook. I would pair them with a striped shirt, a scarf, dark wash skinny jeans, and black slouch/buckle boots.

makironi said...

I've been a fan of Tia's work for some time now, and a fan of her Facebook page too.
I would give these earrings to my lovely wife so she could add them to her arty, crafty, eclectic wardrobe. Then I would save one pair for my toddler daughter for when she's old enough to have earrings. I think this style is fun, but timeless. These earrings will still be cool when my daughter is much older.

steph lacey (ward) said...

I already like on FB!

I would slip them on before the school run and pair them with bedhead, no one would tell since they would be mesmerized by my fabulous lobes.

Stephlacey@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

I liked them on facebook.
These earrings are beautiful, along with everything else on their website. I think I would pair the wood ones with my white tuxedo shirt, jeans, boots, and a ponytail (since my hair is longer).

ewilkers AT oberlin.edu

Heather said...

Hi,

I've been coveting your jewelry for a long time. Your items are so beautiful and contemporary. My favorite is the red ear rings. Keep up the awesome work!
Heather

rd said...

I would pair bright red or mustard earrings with similar necklace on an all black outfit to make it pop!
rr3k29@gmail.com

unmitigated me said...

I am Facebook "Like" number 556! Really cool stuff!
mwyatt(at)twmi(dot)rr(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

What would I do if I won the red earrings?

Well, I am in the process of sewing 13 pair of red lined plaid mittens for my daughters synchronized skating team! Their music this year is a mix of songs from Italy! The skating Moms are wearing red this year as we cheer on our daughters at their skating events. Can you imagine how fabulous these red earrings would look with my ensemble as I cheer on these beautiful graceful figure skaters? :)

Thank you!

Denise

tedanddenise@msn.com

Amy said...

These hoops in the maple wood style would go with my sweaters and cords every day this fall!
amyloope@gmail.com

Anne At Large said...

Liked her on FB!

I would pair the red ones with my fave black wool turtleneck now that the weather is getting colder...

ajftuba at gmail dot com

Aibrean said...

I was back and forth about entering this giveaway, because I didn't know how I felt about hoops. I've decided to give them a whirl. Fingers crossed!

I've liked silvercocoon on Facebook.

aibreanros-at-gmail-dot-com