Beer Jewelry-Beyond the Pull Tab

May 24, 2011, 12:51 pm  Posted by Lark
etched foam pendant

Sterling Echoes

bottle opener ring

Dustin Wallace

My beautiful hometown of Asheville, North Carolina just won the Beer City USA title for the third year in a row. It’s inspired me to do my next blog on beer-related jewelry. But first, a shout-out to some of my favorite local breweries:

We’ve also got all sorts of home craft brewers in the area and Asheville Brewers Supply does a grand job keeping them well stocked with ingredients and equipment.

Now for the jewelry. Sterling Echoes has an interesting take on jewelry that relates to beer. The texture on the pendant comes from a multiple step process based on foam from a mug of beer.  Or how about the ring from Dustin Wallace? It’s a beautiful combination of form and function-a stylish ring and a bottle opener.

Below are some more brew-inspired jewels.

mosaic of beer realted jewelry1. chantaldefelice 2. beadsbymavis 3. loranscruggs 4. touchthedutch

5. fingerfooddelight 6. mcmillanmetals 7. KarlaRuth 8. fetishforethics

9. BarkingDogDesign 10.BUCKLELORE 11. mrozspoon 12. mannmadedesigns

13. MissNovemberStudio 14.GwenDelicious 15. halfmoonroad 16. bottleupdesigns

17. whatanovelidea 18. janeojewelry 19. ericaschmerica 20.mixedmetalstudio


9 Responses

    Scruggsloran says:

    So nice to be included in a blog post at Lark. It was the book ‘The fine art of the tincan.’ by Bobby Hanson Lark Books, that inspired me about how to make a whistle out of two pieces of tin cans. That was many years ago, now I make whistles out of three pieces of tin cans, two bottle caps and a bit of stainless steel.

    A friend of mine from Chicago asked me to make her a pin out of a beer cap from her favorite beer. When she wears it others from that area of the country talk to her because they recognize the beer.  She was my inspiration for using beer caps.  I often bring home six packs of random beers because I love the cap.  The Henry Weinhard’s cap, a local Oregon beer, looks just like a Celtic Heart when turned upside down. 

    Kathy says:

    I definitely have been influenced by working with Bobby on that book, too. His exuberance is contagious.

    Bluemoon406 says:

    This is an awesome topic! Micro-Brewing, especially, has become such an incredibly interesting and intricate thing, much like the jewelry! I had no idea about the depth of variety of beer-themed jewelry; I’ll be absolutely sure to look into this topic more.

    Kjdubyou says:

    I live in Boone and I absolutely love visiting Asheville, particularly for the locally crafted beers and jewelry.  This is such a wonderful idea!

    Yes I LOVE my beer.  I have heard that Bend, Oregon has the highest number of breweries per capita….but seeing that Ashville is truly beer city USA requires that I make it a priority to pay it a visit.  Thank you for including my piece.  And I look forward to seeing what sorts of beer speak I can find in my future in Ashville.

    Super fun jewelry and beer! I love drinking Asheville beer when I visit. Green Man is great and I love the food  (and of course brew) at Lexington Avenue Brewery!

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Fantastic work!

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