Tag Archives: handmade jewelry

Floral on Floral

11 Mar

I got a new toy! A food processor!! I’m most excited about cutting my time in half in the kitchen. I have been on this yellow squash binge lately, guess who will be my first victim?? If anyone has some great tips or recipes send them this way.

Never thought I would wear one pattern but here it goes. what do you say? Take a peek.

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These are my two favorite bracelets as of now. Rosewood coin pearl and Chocolate wood with a pave spacer. Made for stacking.

As always, Carolina Xoxo

Guest Post: Glad2bawoman

21 Nov

Big is in – Chunky jewellery is a rage!


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Earlier women advocated the dainty look. Tiny and delicate rings, elegant pendants, studs for the ears or teardrop earrings – nothing too loud or flashy. Fashion was all about being understated. This concept has undergone a massive overhaul – women like to be noticed and how!
Neon shades of yellow, pink, purple and orange have replaced the sober pastels of yore, brightly coloured ballerina flats or chunky platform heels and wedges with large flower embellishments have replaced the dainty kitten heeled sandals and large statement rings; cocktails rings, huge danglers and big pendants have overshadowed the dainty jewellery so favoured by women a few years ago.
Oversized jewellery with abstract designs and bright colours are not only being worn by the young women of today, this trend has caught the fancy of older women as well. The style is hippy and fun and looks very good if it is paired with the right ensemble. They add a fun visual element to all outfits and can be paired effortlessly with all kinds of outfits – even formal wear if you are careful about how you go about it.
Such jewellery is easily available and suits all budgets as they are sold everywhere – from high end showrooms to small shops. In fact, the major pro of this style is that it is available. Young women like picking up chunky bracelets, bangles, pendants and earrings to wear with a plain white tee and jeans outfit or A-line tunics and leggings at roadside flea markets without a thought. A note of caution though, like all styles, this one has its own dos and don’ts.
“If you pair a chunky bracelet or earrings with clothing that also has many colours and designs then it doesn’t work – the ensemble just looks confused,” says pretty young thing Mishka, sporting a large owl pendant worn over a pastel tee-shirt. Also, don’t overdo it – wear one chunky piece at a time. If you team a chunky bracelet with over sized earrings and a large pendant, chances are that you will end up looking like a veritable fashion disaster.

So go ahead, add some panache to your outfit!


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Guest article from: http://www.glad2bawoman.com

Also visit their site for a recent article authored by essentjewels here.

Stripes And Lepard

19 Nov

Happy Monday beauties!

I had a fun relaxing and productive weekend. Did the usual house chores that I have neglected for sometime as well as designing some new jewels whoo hoo!! 30 new pieces and counting. Did we tell you, we will be exhibiting our line in two weeks? What I’m looking forward to is the cocktail and hor dourve hour while the exclusive members shop the show! Wish us luck friends! On another note, I think I finally found a car, but since I never had a car payment before I’m a little hesitant. My honey and I had our date night on Saturday in which we ventured off to Koreatown for some yummy Korean BBQ. Talk about a Feast!! This weekend was just below 70 degrees, here comes the sweater weather. Take a peek!

Sunnies: Tory Burch|Collared Shirt: Ralph Lauren| Sweater: Ann Taylor| Jeans: Free People| Shoes: Nordstrom| Purse: Italy Trip| Lips Mac: Rubywhoo. Jewels: Yours Truly essentjewels.

You already know how I feel about S.Y.C …Shop Your Closet! I wore jeans here and collared shirt here.

Can’t forget the jewels! Genuine Rubies, Fish bone, pyrite, 14k gold filled chain.

As always, Carolina xoxo

City Girl

7 Nov

Happy Hump Day Lovelies,

I recently had to drop off some jewelry at the Detroit Artist Market (DAM) for their upcoming holiday market (Art For The Holidays Show) and I decided to go for a city look.

I can’t think of anything lovelier then wearing 100% cashmere wide leg trousers.

Fedora – J.Crew, Blouse – United Colors of Benetton, Clutch – La Regale, Cashmere Trousers – Pure Amici, Nail Polish – Loreal (breaking curfew) Booties – Ann Taylor Loft

Until next time friends,
Monica

Taking Care of Business

15 Oct

Happy Monday Jewels,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. A couple of weeks ago I took the time to follow-up with the gift shop at the Flint Institute of Arts which is one of the museums that is selling our jewelry, and I decided to go for a professional look.

The more I visit museums the more inspired I become.

Earrings: essentjewels, Wayfarer Ray Ban, lipstick Bobbi Brown soft coral, navy blue blazer Banana Republic, animal print top Ann Taylor, bag Wilshire Louis Vuitton capri pants Ann Taylor, red pumps Yves Saint Laurent (YSL).

Until next time,
Monica

An Essentjewel’s Event

27 Sep

Hello there Lovelies,

Last week I had the privilege to début our jewelry at an outdoor boating event take a look.

Everyone loved the driftwood we use as our displays, loved the jewelry, we did well in sales, and although the weather was gloomy some days we were lucky enough to not get rained on, thank God for that!

With love,
essentjewels

Billie Jean

26 Sep

Happy Wednesday Jewels,

Although I am nowhere near a groupie as Michael Jackson referred to Billie Jean in is his famous song which happens to be my favorite dancing song I definitely feel like I can pass for a girl named Billie Jean is this get-up.

These boots are super comfy and I’m loving this color because it is very neutral, the black were too harsh for my liking, and the brown were a little too predictable, these are the stone leather which is more of a gray.

Wayfarer Ray Ban, earrings essentjewels, chambray grand & greene, belt J.Crew (old) tribal clutch Miztique, watch Gucci, skinnies 7 for all mankind, boots Steve Madden you can find here.

Until next time,
Monica

Bride Essentials

13 Sep

Happy Thursday Lovelies,

For a bride take a peek.

I added hints of subtle blue for “something blue.” I used sterling silver, cultivated fresh water pearls, rose quartz, and chalcedony. This jewelry would be perfect for the effortless bride in a chiffon dress.

Prices will vary upon request.

Handmade with love,
essentjewels

GIVEAWAY

20 Jun

Hi Jewels,

Don’t miss out on our giveaway that we collaborative with Aff (Art.Fashion.Furniture).

See below:

Giveaway: essentjewels turquoise bracelet
The time has come. It’s a…

In the last couple of months I have come across the hip, talented sister-owned jewelry line, essentjewels, that the world needs to look out for. These contemporary pieces are essential to every wardrobe.

“The Jewelry line meshes earthy vintage style with retro classic glamour, a style that appeals to almost every woman. Each piece is uniquely designed using natural resources and handmade with love hoping it will bring beauty and joy to your life.” -essentjewels

I absolutely LOVE their chic style and thanks to their generosity, they are collaborating with AFF to sponsor the giveaway of the ”Turquoise Waters” bracelet, which retails at $44.99. To enter to win, follow instructions below. It’s so worth it! I won a giveaway recently and I want to share the love. The excitement was completely worth the 2 minutes I invested to win.

We think it would look great with these outfits:

A few simple steps to win the “Turquoise Waters” bracelet.

Follow essentjewels blog and like them on facebook.
Follow Art.Fashion.Furniture. and like us on facebook.
Leave a comment here on AFF.
Must live within the continental U.S.

Don’t have a facebook account? Don’t worry! You can still enter the Giveaway.

Of course we love all of our readers and we understand that you may not have a facebook account. In the event this applies to you, YOU CAN STILL ENTER!

Steps for non-facebook users.

follow essentjewels
follow Art. Fashion. Furniture.
leave a comment here on Art. Fashion. Furniture. and include ‘not a facebook user’.
A 10% off discount code is coming soon for all participants.
xoxo, AFF

The deadline to enter is 6:00 Eastern Time July 3, 2012.

Feeling Like Florida

19 Jun

Hello Jewels,

The weather in the MI (Michigan) has been hot and humid and feeling like I am in Florida. Us Michiganders love to vacation in Florida during the cold grey winters, that is if my husband and I are not in California visiting my family. So what did I do, I faked it like I was in Florida, I put on what I call my Florida attire because it is bright and colorful, only I did not feel like wearing a skirt/dress.


Hair my friends: valcro rulers they are great because I am not adding unnecessary heat to my hair which I do enough of with a blow dryer.


Cross Necklace: Faith (currently what is keeping me living) essentjewels which you can find here.


Coral blouse: Express and Coral Lipstick: Bobbi Brown


Want-to-be Ray Ban Wayfarer: bungalow


Belt: J.Crew, our Carol pearls strand bracelet you can find here: essentjewels, wire watch: Gucci


Floral kitten heel heels: Etienne Aigner (this is probably as floral as it gets for me, everything else I will keep as chic as possible). Nail Polish: O.P.I. (Did it on EM) which I am currently addicted to because I have had it on my toes for a month now and it plays pretty close to a neutral, it is also not a true yellow, it is more in between a yellow/lime which works with my skin tone, a true yellow most likely would have not worked.


White Jeans: Paige


Ring: Sea essentjewels, you can find here, everyone is doing it mixing the gold with the silver, I also added our accountability bracelet you can find here, I think mixing the silver and gold really works well when wearing bright colors, and nail polish: Revlon (Coastal Surf) , I had to put it on because I had Florida on my mind.

And there you have it my Florida attire.

Thank you for visiting me in Florida my friends,
Monica

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