After today’s fiasco involving my arrest, I’ve decided to write about handcuff jewelry, because nothing says hardcore better than being a felon! Handcuff jewelry has probably always been prevalent since the “bad guy” became so gosh darn hot! These days, as fashion becomes more about what you wear and less about who you are, more girly girls have been wearing tougher looking jewelry to seem tougher than they are. Celebrities have even been spotted adorning these cuffs.
Let’s start off with cheap and chic; Avril Lavigne’s exclusive line for Kohl’s, Abbey Dawn, offers a $9 silver-tone handcuff and key necklace.
screen print from HotTopic.com
Ofcourse, no tough stuff jewelry cannot be found at the alternative kid’s haven, Hot To
pic. Online they have Handcuff and Key earrings for $12. Pretty cute, and I love the mismatch feel (Betsey
Johnson’s been doing similar with all of her earrings too!). As an online exclusive they have this adorable Knotted Handcuff Necklace, for $18.
On a simpler note, Hot Topic has this plain, silver handcuff bracelet for only $10.
Moving on, Linens N Things strangely offers Handcuff jewelry. They offer this “Criss Angel inspired” piece in both gold and silver, for $49 each.
On a more indie side, Etsy has a number of designers who offer from cheap to 100% chic handcuff jewelry for sale. Prices range from as low as $5 up to in the hundreds.
One of my favorite high end hardcore jewelry designers, Gasoline Glamour, offers an entire section of their e-store to handcuff jewelry. They offer a real pair of handcuffs, beautifully rhinestoned, for $175, for all you kinky freaks out there 😉 . Gasoline Glamour also offers a rhinestoned victorian inspired pendant with miniature handcuffs on it for only $57.
image from GasolineGlamour.com
Now, handcuffs can’t be found just anywhere in your local mall, but these are my favorite places for quality, price, and fabulous-ness. If you want to go on your hunt for something unique, like I said, try Etsy or just hit the good ol’ Google. Enjoy your tough look, and please, loves, try to stay out of wearing the REAL thing!