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On Sale: Freehand's handmade jewelry satisfies our 'custom' jones

January 5, 2011 | 11:58 am

Freehand, the 30-year-old L.A. boutique that specializesin handmade American crafts and jewelry will be throwing its annual sale starting this Saturday, through Jan. 31 — in store and online.

And the unique shop has some gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewelry set to be discounted from 20% to 50% off. Just don't be seduced by the more pedestrian jewelry — i.e. anything with freshwater pearls — interspersed between the good stuff.

Here are a few standout pieces we've got our eyes on:

Pink Pink tourmaline ring by Thomas Rhodes, $575. This stunning ring, which is a size 5.5, was crafted by the Santa Barbara-based jeweler in sterling silver, 14-karat gold and pink tourmaline. The design is inspired by the Art Deco movement, and looks absolutely vintage.

Raven Scroll earrings by Kit Carson, $125. These sterling silver drop earrings are folksy without seeming "craftsy." And though Carson, who designs lots of Southwest-style baubles, may not have realized it, the earrings are right on trend with the Erin Wasson Low Luv-style silver resurgence currently happening.

BeadsStar-centered Geometric Cuff by Teri Greeves, $220. Again, we're pretty sure Greeves, a beadwork artist who lives in Santa Fe, N.M., could give a hoot about trends, but her beaded cuffs are inadvertently looking very cool right now. Comprised of glass beads, copper wire and leather hide, this is the high-end version of  Urban Outfitters' boho bracelets. 

--Emili Vesilind

Photos, from top: Thomas Rhodes ring; Kit Carson earrings; Teri Greeves cuff. Credit: Freehand.