Wood-a Shoulda

Amy Bengtson earringsWe can safely say that team Cool Mom Picks is firmly in the We Love Amy Bengtson camp, with quite a few of us owning the Seattle artist’s beautiful handmade, laser cut wooden necklaces. These are the pieces that get compliments every time you wear them, which just goes to prove your jewelry doesn’t need to come in a little turquoise box to make a statement.

This season, she’s got some cool new designs out like the limited edition, industrial-chic Intersection Necklace which turns a cool original telephone pole photo into an engraved art nouveau necklace from Amy Bengtsonsilhouette on a solid wooden pendant. The earthy, Bare Tree Earrings (shown) use the same technique and look just amazing on maple.

I also adore the new Vienna collection of art nouveau-inspired designs, like the Isadora Earrings and Fannie necklace (right) which will have wider appeal. In fact, that’s what’s so great about her pieces – they look as perfect on the crunchy mom who doesn’t accessorize much besides her sling (heh), as they do on the metropolitan fashionista who do

esn’t want to be seen in what everyone else is wearing.

Now you just need the perfect plunging neckline to show it off. –Liz

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