kayd design cocktail ring giveaway!!! [closed]

Hey lovelies, and happy Monday!

Yes, yes, the holidays are behind us (thank goodness), but that doesn’t mean our glittery party apparel has to be relegated to the back of our closets, right? (RIGHT?)  I mean, there are parties to be had in January, too! One way to quickly turn any ensemble into something fiesta-ready is to throw on a big, sparkly ring.  A ring like those by Kayd Mustonen, a Minneapolis-based graphic designer and creator of these très cute cocktail rings, made from re-purposed vintage earrings.

A quick Q & A with Miss Mustonen…

HPT: How’d you get started, turning grandma-y earrings into your super cute group of “gals?”

Kayd: I saw rings like this at a craft fair and thought,”‘Hey, I can do this!” Soon after I went through my grandma’s costume jewelry and chose a bunch of pieces that would never again be worn as earrings, but would make fabulous cocktail rings.

HPT: Did you thrift any of the earrings? If so, where are some of your favorite places to vintage/thrift shop?

Kayd: Estate sales are my favorite place—especially to find jewelry. I mainly find sales on Craigslist—Birkeland lists their upcoming sales on their website, too. Not many people go for the jewelry at estate sales, so no matter when I get to one, I usually have prime pick.

HPT: Dorothy, Florence, Gladys, Ruth, Lucille…the names you assign each ring are super cute. How do you think of them?

Kayd: These big, flashing rings are stylish right now but I knew I wanted mine to stand out in a different way. I chose to call each of my rings a name from the 1920-30s to tie in the history of the re-purposed aspect. I started with my grandma’s and great-aunt’s names and it just grew from there.

{Stay up-to-date to what Kayd’s working on, via her website, blog and Twitter.}

Kayd’s generously offered TWO of her handmade pretties for TWO lucky High Plains readers! To enter, please leave a comment telling us where you’d rock one of these pretty thangs. For an extra chance to win, tweet or blog about the giveaway and enter the link to your tweet/blog in a separate comment.

We’ll pick the winners on Friday, so hop to!! Good luck!