Spring 2018 Jewelry Trends

If you know One Strange Bird, you know we LOVE jewelry.  We are known for our locally made, unique jewelry in our Chicago store.  Owner Nicole Northway started in 2009 as a jewelry designer making feather earrings on Etsy!  We have spotted some fun trends for 2018 and have our version in store and on-line for you.  Freshen up your look for Spring with our affordable and adorable jewelry.

1. Minimal Geo

Delicate geometric designs in golds and rose golds are still perfectly on trend in 2018.  This year, we see the trend with pops of pave diamonds and CZ.  We love the layered look and think mixing metals is key!  Rose gold is still all the rage.  Mix it with gold for a fresh interpretation of the trend.

2. Mix and Match Studs

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This works really well for us since we are always loosing one of our studs!!!  Pair a star stud with a moon or a gemstone stud with a metallic.  The possibilities are endless and you won't feel as badly about your "orphan" jewelry collection collecting dust on your dresser.

3. Tropical Vibes

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This spring and summer, the tropical trend is still on point!  Tropical leaf motifs, Monstera Madness, Pineapples, and more abound in Spring Fashion Trends.  We love feeling like we're on "vaccay all day" when we wear these fun charms.  Even though we are still getting snow in March here in Chicago, we can dream of coconuts and sunburns in a tropical paradise.



Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Let us help you pick the perfect gift for your special someone! Here are our top pics for the ladies, men, and your lil' one this Valentine's Day. Can't make it into the store? Shop online here!

FOR HER

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1. Asunder Orb Necklaces in Rose Quartz and Opalite, $45
2. Paddywax Relish Jar Candles, $10
3. Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest Adult Coloring books, $15.95
4. Royal Apothic Candles, $29; Royal Apothic Hand Cream, $24; Royal Apothic Small Perfume, $21
5. Love Must-Have Necklaces, $24-$28
6. Royal Apothic Lippie Set, $25; Royal Apothic Large Perfume, $60
7. Clutches, $31
8. Jewelry Sets, $40-$65
9. Beaded Stone Bracelets, $18-$24

FOR HIM

1. Esquire Eat Like a Man Cookbook, $30
2. Old Factory Handmade Soaps, $8-$15
3. Wallet, $28; Cardholder, $20; Brass Money Clip, $32
4. Mandles, $15-$33
5. Sox or Cubs Art Panel, $45
6. Train Stop Art Panel, $45
7. Plenty Vegetarian Cookbook, $35; Mason Jar Garden Herb Kit, $27
8. Salty & Sweet Engraved Pocket Knife, $24; On Your Bike Fix it Kit, $23; Key Tools, $11

FOR LIL' ONE

1. Jellyfish Bath Light, $11
2. Lip Gloss Rings, $2.50-$3
3. Sweets Clickable Pens, $2.95
4. Stud Earrings, $12
5. Color-In Books, $12.95; Beeswax Crayons, $14
6. Jacks, $8.50; Dominoes, $14; Harmonica, $10
7. Glow Star Stickers, $12.50; Celestial Projectors, $15
8. Bando Hair Accessories, $10
9. Party Animals Finger Crayons, $12.50

 

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Don't forget the cards! 

Happy shopping!

Gift Guides Galore

We're so excited to bring you this season's gift guides, complete with gifts for her, him, and stocking stuffers! Shop online or in store!


FOR HER

From left to right:
1. Royal Apothic Perfumes, $21-$60. Pamper your ladyfriend with these unique perfumes in gorgeous colored glass bottles with ceramic floral cap. 
2. Zodiac Necklaces, $45. Perfect for the astrology enthusiast.
3. Jeweled Headbands, $11. A great accessory for holiday parties and NYE!
4. Nicolet Candles, $18-$36. Locally made in Chicago! Choose from amazing scents like Rosemary Mint, Lavender, Blood Orange, Gardenia and more. Comes in a glass jar with cap or amber jar with gift box. 
5. Michelle Starbuck Elder Necklace, $48; Michelle Starbuck Bracelet, $36. Locally made in Chicago by jewelry designer Michelle Starbuck. Features unique metal designs with stone accents.
6. Bonnie Bath Products, $5-$22. Locally made in Humbolt Park, Chicago! Natural bath products for the gal concerned with what she puts on her bod. Try a delicious body balm candle: once you melt the soy wax it turns into a luscious body butter!
7. XL Wine Glass (holds a full bottle!), $15. Perfect for white elephant gift exchanges or your favorite wino. 
8. Purses and Clutches, $25-$73. For the fashionista! Choose from large totes with convertible cross body strap, adorable backpacks, and sleek clutches!
9. Circle Lace Earrings, $26; Rectangle Bar Earrings, $17; Green Gem Drop Earrings, $24. Gold is the metallic of the season. Adorn her ears with some of the hottest styles. 


FOR HIM

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1. Wild & Wolf Shoe Shine Kit, $24; Shoe Brush, $12. Keep his footwear looking sleek all winter long.
2. Wild Man After Shave, $12; Hunt & Gather Fragrance Oil, $15; Royal Apothic Cologne, $40. Handmade natural scents for the guy who likes a subtle fragrance.
3. Quick Fix Key Tools, $11, On Your Bike Repair Kit, $23, Salty & Sweet Laser Etched Pocket Knife, $24. For the do-it-yourselfer.
4. Beehive Brass Engraved Money Clip, $32. Sassy solid brass money clips. Great for guys who don't like carrying a large wallet!
5. Plenty Vegetarian Cookbook, $35, Dips & Spreads Cookbook, $16.95. For the chef in your life.
6. Fish Flask, $26, Salty & Sweet Leather Engraved Flask, $22, Salty & Sweet Wood Engraved Flask, $32, Down the Hatch Flask, $40. Flasks on flasks on flasks! Great for camping or fishing trips, or just because. 
7. Whiskey Cocktail Napkins, $12, Vintage Bottle Opener, $11, Whiskey Skull Stones, $19.99. For the spirits connoisseur. 
8. Sock It To Me Socks, $12. Fashionable footwear for the man who pays attention to details. 
9. Whiskey & Lace Beard Oil, $19, Whiskey & Lace Beard Balm, $18, Beard Postcard, $3. Calling all beard boys! Keep his beard looking coiffed with beard oils, balms, and waxes. 


STOCKING STUFFERS

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1. Spring Garden Pen Set, $10; Buddha and Fish Pens, $5. Cute pens to start the new year off right!
2. Bang Candy Simple Syrups, $9.50. Just add to your spirit of choice to take your cocktail to WOW level. 
3. Bonnie Bath Teas, $5; Paddywax Soaps, $8. Pamper her! (Or yourself.)
4. Wild & Wolf Dominoes, $14; Harmonica, $10; Jacks, $8.50. Old school toys for kids or kids at heart.
5. Mor Lip Macarons, $12. Adorable colorful lip balm tins in unique flavors like Peach Necar, Blood Orange, Rosebud, Sorbet, and more.
6. Glow Stars, $12.50; Dreams Projector, $15. Perfect for your little astronomer at heart.
7. Paddywax Mason Jar Candles, $10. Delicious scents that come in cute colored glass mason jars, perfect accents for any room.
8. Lip Gloss Rings, $2.50-$3. Who can say no to glitter and cupcake lip gloss rings?!
9. Power Bank Universal Charger, $19.99. Great for traveling or the gal or guy always on the go.

Can't make it to the store? Shop online here! Don't forget to swing by our Shop & Wrap event this Sunday, December 13, from 11am-3pm. Free gift wrapping for purchases $15 and over, make your own personalized gift tag, and shop our unique selection of gifts while enjoying mimosas and treats!

Happy shopping!
-Amanda