Grongoling and Liljor Earrings

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I’ve been on the lookout for new earrings and recently treated myself to two unique and botanically inspired pairs created by a designer from Sweden who sells under the name executeme on Etsy.

The arrival of the package on Friday felt like Xmas. First there were the boxes, carefully packaged to match the contents.

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Inside the box with the green ribbons…

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And inside the box with the red ribbons…

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This is my favourite pair. I have worn them nearly everyday since they arrived. I had to stop when I ran out of red clothing to match. The tiny stamens make a little tinkling sound as they move in the wind. You’d think this would be annoying but I wore charm bracelets nearly everyday for about a year — a light and subtle tinkling is pleasingly meditative in comparison to the clanging of assorted metal charms incessantly crashing into desks and keyboards. In fact I love these so much I am waiting patiently for the designer to add new colours to her store. It’s either that or wear red everyday.

I’ve already had an orange phase, if push came to shove I think I could pull off a year or so in red.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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16 thoughts on “Grongoling and Liljor Earrings

  1. Very pretty!

    But what’s most impressive is that you stopped yourself from tearing open the boxes so you could snap a picture to share with us. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to show the same restraint!

  2. you are going to have FUN I think

    … you can wear your red earrings with everything – what colour doesn’t go with red? red+pink (add a touch of burgundy) … red+orange (add a bit of rust) … red+yellow (put a blue ribbon in your hair and be off) … ETC

  3. oh my goodness. there’s a big part of me that wishes I had never known about that website. it just claimed half my bank account :)

  4. Those are beautiful. I love to get things off of etsy. There are wonderful craft people there. I sell stitch markers but haven’t made any recently or sold anything recently because of absolutely no time. Those red ones are just beautiful. I would wear red all the time too.

  5. Hey, I’m a friend of hers and I wanted to agree that her earrings are really awesome. I’ve got several pair (though neither of the ones that you got) and I love them. It’s really cool that you liked them so much that you shared with the world. :)

  6. I’ve been a fan of her shop since I became an Etsy seller last September. I’m constantly buying earrings from the site even though I make my own. I’m Erin and I’m an Etsy addict.

  7. Hello,

    I just wanted to thank everyone for the big pile of orders I got thanks to this wonderful feature. I hope everyone will enjoy their new earrings!

    I also haven’t been able to stay away from this neat website – it looks like a great community and I’m feeling very inspired to start working in my own garden right now. I’ll be buying some pots and soil and seeds this weekend, I can’t wait!

    Thanks once again, you guys rock!


  8. Thank you Maria! I’m still holding out for another colour although I keep thinking about the Lingons and then wait too long and someone snaps them. They’re all beautiful.

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