Definitely not your granny’s crochet

Definitely not your granny’s crochet

Thanks to my not-so-quickly shrinking postpartum body, the only items that are guaranteed to fit me are accessories. So at the top of my “dear santa pleeeeeeeeease” list are these Floral Crochet Earrings spotted at Three Lovelies. Artist Claudia Lobao...
Simple words. Simple necklace.

Simple words. Simple necklace.

While I’m definitely a sucker for jewelry with lots of bells and whistles (okay, diamonds too), I was surprisingly taken with the simplicity of the concentric circles necklace by Lisa Leonard.The smooth sterling circles hung from a dainty ball...
Kitsch me like you mean it

Kitsch me like you mean it

I have a thing for chunky, loud, way-too-full charm bracelets, ever since I inherited one from my super cool Great Aunt Bea. Along those lines, the baby-themed vintage-style charm bracelet from artist Crystal Rendon that we spotted at The Baby Gardner. This is...
Heather Moore is for lovers. Of mothers.

Heather Moore is for lovers. Of mothers.

A reader recently turned us on to Heather B. Moore Jewelry and now, well, we’re turned on. What can I say, awesome, expensive custom baubles make me hot. (Hint to the sigOth.)I think any of this talented artist’s (blown glass, painting, photography, metal...
Jewelry for Mothers Day? Yes, please.

Jewelry for Mothers Day? Yes, please.

Mother’s Day is coming, and once again you’re thinking "Wouldn’t it be nice to have a piece of mother’s jewelry?" and in the next breath, "Too bad I sort of hate mother’s jewelry." I’ve been there. And until I...
Q, R, S, Tween

Q, R, S, Tween

Since we focus mainly on the under 6 set here at Cool Mom Picks, we realize that leaves a bunch of extremely cool mamas out. Truth is, most of the super indie and handmade items we find are for kids still needing their butts wiped. But when we come across a great pick...
Amy Tavern: necklaces in waiting

Amy Tavern: necklaces in waiting

Just because I have to keep some of the pieces in my jewelry box away from Mr. Destructo, my 14 month-old, it doesn’t mean I can’t add to my collection with the understanding that soon he’ll outgrow his shiny thing-grabbing stage. Next on my...
Just don’t call them push presents

Just don’t call them push presents

Let me start by saying that the idea of "push presents" creeps me out. Hate the name, hate the notion that we’re entitled to a Birkin Bag or $5,000 tennis bracelet because we employed our uterus. (Okay, so maybe I’ve been spending too much time...