1960s Boho Hippie Jewelry
I am going to show you in this blog some really groovy jewelry from the 1960s. 1960s Boho Hippie Jewelry was about flowers and peace. Flower earrings. Flower necklaces. Flower bracelets. It was totally cool, costume jewelry, and low cost too. It was far out.
And throw away those expensive gems, the sixties was about inexpensive jewelry. Plastic necklaces. Large Plastic earrings that had large hoops. They were cool. Can you dig it?
And the plastic bangles, with lots of bold bright colors were fun to wear. And they weren’t just plastic, there was bakelite, acrylic and lucite.
Wide bangles with bold colors.
And clear bangles too.
They didn’t cost much money. The colors were bright and bold, with large geometric shapes. A little shocking to the over 30 crowd, who were pretty square, and not to be trusted.
Twiggy, the most famous model of the 60s was pictured with one round large plastic earring on one ear, and some triangle plastic earrings of multiple colors on the other ear. If you didn’t like the styles, or it wasn’t your taste, it was because you were probably over 30.
What kind of jewelry did hippies wear?
The hippies wore peace sign necklaces around their neck, large hoop earrings, and headbands across the foreheads.
Many of the boho styles were handmade. Leather cut into strips, with fringe along the ends, and transformed into a headband, worn across the forehead.Headbands were very common.
There were hippie bracelets. They were macrame. Totally cool and groovy. They were handwoven together, and beads added. Real easy to make. Can you dig it?
The boho style has made a rerun. Grandma’s grandchildren are wearing Grandma’s Jewelry once again. She is in a retirement home. When the grandchildren show up, wearing bell bottoms and peace symbols, she is reminded of the good ole days. Far out and Groovy.