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Mother's Day 2017 Quick Little Gift Guide

Gift Guides Mother's Day

Mother's Day Gift Guide

I’m not going to lump people into categories here with “For the Modern Mom,” “For the Working Mom” or “For the Classic Mom,” because who actually fits into these neat categories? I’m here to highlight some of my handmade jewelry that I think would make awesome tokens of appreciation for any of the uncategorizable Moms in your life.  For more pictures and information, click on each photo.  All designs are created with versatility in mind; they can be dressed up or dressed down, and are intended to be timeless essentials in any woman’s wardrobe.  In other words, this is a Mother’s Day gift that will get a lot of mileage!  All items are handmade by myself, right here on the coast of Maine. 

Want to have a gift sent directly to a special Mom?  Simply use her address as the "ship to" address. At checkout, click on “add a note to your order” to let me know it’s a gift, and include any personalized message you would like me to pass on to the lucky recipient.  All jewelry comes packaged in a cute, simple white jewelry box tied with a pretty ribbon.



Small Open Hoop:  Available in Sterling Silver, 14k Gold Filled and 14k Rose Gold Filled.  $18-$20/pair.

Small Silver Open Hoop

These petite horseshoe-shaped arc earrings are my #1 bestseller, and customers love the simple understated look of these tiny little guys.  They are the ultimate little minimalist earring.

"I rarely post reviews, but when I do it means something was outstanding. These immediately became one of my favorite pairs of earrings. They're simple and understated, but a modern twist on the traditional hoop; great on their own or subtle enough to pair with a statement necklace. Very affordable, craftsmanship is fantastic, packing is lovely, and shipping is extremely fast. I ordered these for myself and then turned around and ordered others for Christmas gifts once I saw how nice they were. Support Amy and her handmade gems!" –Erin F.

"Such a quiet edge with simplicity and elegance. These earrings are beautiful, thank you for your artistry. Hands and heart are obvious.  Husband did great!!!" –Lisa B.


Sweep Ear Climbers:  Available in Sterling Silver, 14k Gold Filled and 14k Rose Gold Filled.  Smooth or Hammered Finish.  $24-$26/pair

Silver Hammered Sweep

These are next most popular style after the small open hoops.  Ear climbers are a fun alternative to studs; they are inserted like a regular hook earring, and then swing up onto the earlobe.  I make mine a little smaller than many other ear climbers out there, because I prefer a more subtle look.  It’s also worth noting that moms with young children often comment that they especially like this style because their kids can’t grab and pull on them like with many other earrings.

"I absolutely love these. They are a little edgy but not too much. Perfect for moms of little ones, as there is nothing to snag. Thank you!" –J H

"Not sure what I expected when I ordered these but I love them! Perfect size and very lightweight and comfortable.  I can wear them for any occasion; I will be getting more in the future!" –Tatum T.


Crossover Open Hoops:  Available in Sterling Silver, 14k Gold Filled and 14k Rose Gold Filled. $30-$32

Silver Crossover Open Hoop

A little funky, a little bold, but elegant as well.  The elongated, wispy curves of this pull-through earring fall gracefully next to the jaw line, so they look especially exquisite with hair that is short or pulled back.   

"Finely crafted, delicate, and unique. These are a timeless style; they can be dressed up or down. I'm very petite, and they don't overwhelm me, yet they still make a statement. I'm very happy!" –Meg P.


Asymmetrical Open Hoop:  Available in Sterling Silver, 14k Gold Filled and 14k Rose Gold Filled.  $26-$28

 Silver Asymmetrical Open Hoop

A clean, simple open design, these lightweight beauties can be worn two ways!  Insert them from the front or from the back for two different looks.  The longer side of the earring is hammered flat and slightly textured, which catches light beautifully.  Graceful, elegant and “unfussy," this style is gorgeous on any age woman.

"I get so many compliments on the jewelry I've bought from Squirrel’s Nest, especially this pair! Slim and sleek, with its minimal design that people notice right away. I wanted something different than just basic hoops, and these are so perfect." – Lara S.


Pearl Sweeps:  Swarovski Crystal Pearls on Sterling Silver. Various Color Pearls.  $22/pair

White Pearl Ear Climber

Pearls look at home with any outfit, from favorite jeans to formal wear! These dainty ear climbers are petite and understated, and put a fun spin on the classic look of pearls.   

"These are so cute and easy to wear. I wore them at my wedding and got SO many compliments and had to show people how they worked because they were as amazed as I was.  I need to invest in different styles now!!" –Sharon V.


Shield Studs:  Sterling Silver.  $32/pair

Shield Stud

These small and sleek minimalist stud earrings have a smooth polished finish and a gentle concave shape that curves away from the ear.  They are so simple, but the curved shape gives them an unique and elegant touch. 

"Beautiful stud earrings! Very light and comfortable to wear. I love the unique design. I've never seen earrings quite like these--they are perfectly sized too. Not heavy or clunky or too small either, just perfect. Very fast shipping and excellent customer service." –Pat V.


Happy Spring and Happy Mother’s Day!



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