Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’



There have been a lot of fun things and opportunities popping up behind the scenes around here lately and I wanted to share one of ‘em with you this morning…

I recently partnered with Darby Smart again (remember the modern plaster votive kit I created with them a while back?) and the folks at Jewelmint to create a DIY jewelry kit that is a little bit rocker and a little bit chic. It’s a slight departure from what I might normally wear, jewelry-wise, but the colors bring it back to ‘this is so me’ territory. How can you go wrong with gold and muted turquoise? Wear it with jeans and a t-shirt or something more fancy, for a totally different look. Here’s what’s included in the kit…

kit supplies

You can check out the limited edition kit right here and browse the other jewelry kits that are available from bloggers like Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion and Justina from Justina Blakeney.

P.S. If spikes aren’t your thing, I created another jewelry kit that may be more your jam…If you like faceted pieces and geometric stuff, check this one out.

Have you ever purchased a DIY kit like this before? Curious to know what you think of this concept.



Get ready for some virtual high-fiving because 1) it’s almost Friday and 2) it’s better than Friday because I’ve partnered with Lisa Leonard Designs to bring you an awesome giveaway that kicks off today. More details on that in a minute.

First, a little back story…


A few weeks ago, I got together with Amanda (who I’m sure you’ve seen popping up around here more and more) and took some photos of a beautiful necklace from Lisa’s collection. The necklace is called golden shores and let me tell you, it totally looks like it was pulled straight from the sea and covered in antiqued gold. It’s an unusual piece, which is why I love it. And you can wear it with jeans and a tee or something a bit more fancy.

Of course, there are lots of other great jewelry pieces on the website. Wish I could have taken photographs of all of them! Some of my favorites include this sunbeam dream necklace (aren’t the colors great?) and these geo inspired earrings. But what I am most excited about (and surprised by) are the decor items. Yep, in addition to cast jewelry, there are some really unique decor and party accessories that I am kind of obsessed with, like these hand-molded alphabet cake toppers (pewter dipped in antiqued gold) and these customizable candy spoons. Every piece is like a miniature work of art - hand cut, hammered, polished, drilled and assembled with care.

lisa leonard designs

Needless to say, I am loving this shop and I hope you do too because it’s time to talk about the giveaway…

Win a $75 shopping spree to Lisa Leonard Designs!

Here’s how to enter… Visit Lisa Leonard Designs here and choose a favorite item (or items), then come back here and share your favorite(s) in the comments. Simple as that! Extra entry: Sign up for the Lisa’s newsletter for an extra entry (and you’ll also receive 15% off your next purchase when you sign up). Just go to this page and you’ll see the sign up box at the bottom right of the screen.

Giveaway will end on August 1st at 11:59pm EST and winner will be contacted via email shortly there after to claim prize. Good luck!


First off, Happy Halloween! I’m sure you’ll be getting your fill of last minute Halloween goodness around the web. So I’ll be in the friendly, Halloween-free-zone today to give you something a little different.

These are some things I am adoring today…

1. Poly Jean Limited Edition Shoes

2. Claire Kinder Speckled Band with Diamond

3.  Butterscotch of Brooklyn Skelton Gold Ring (I need two rings apparently)

4. Printed Canvas iPad Cases

5. Notes Print Wool Scarf

6. Clare Vivier Tropesienne Leather Tote

P.S. If you really need a Halloween fix before you go, you can check out these projects for inspiration: tissue mini pumpkins // creepy spider pie diy // metallic painted pumpkins.