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Turks and Caicos Necklace: Behind the Jewels

Posted on April 29, 2014

Tropical destinations are on my mind. With spring slowly making an appearance in Maine (I repeat: slowly) the temperature have made me want to jet off to a warmer climate. While playing around with stones, I realized I still had this beautiful aqua Peruvian Opal and immediately focused my energy into making a “warm weather necklace.” Sometimes, day dreaming has to suffice instead of travel! Image Sources: Turks and Caicos Necklace /Swing Porch / Lindsay Madden Photography via Style me Pretty

Yellow Umbrella Earrings: Behind the Jewels

Posted on April 26, 2014

The Yellow Umbrella earrings needed to be made. I was looking through my large pile of magazines (note: there is always a large pile of magazines in my room) and found the Longchamp ad with Alexa Chung. Bright yellow! Turquoise! Spring! How can this be made into jewelry? I browsed my boards on Pinterest and came across the Yellow Umbrella photo. It was perfect. The turquoise sea topped off by the circular yellow umbrellas. I used turquoise glass beads as the base in the earrings with yellow bone from South Africa (purchased 7 years ago while studying abroad, just waiting to be used!) as the cluster (or, yellow umbrella) on top.  Voila!   Image Sources: Yellow Umbrella Earrings / Pinterest /

Bridal Shower

Posted on April 26, 2014

Last weekend, we road tripped from Portland, Maine to Connecticut for a sweet bridal shower in honor of my dear friend Kennesaw. Before making the trip down to Connecticut, everyone decided to try on necklaces to match their outfits (it might have had something to do with me…) but I loved how great the necklaces worked with everyones different styles! Necklaces, from left to right: Flamingo Necklace / Hanoi Necklace / Sea Lavender Necklace

Virginia Spring

Posted on April 26, 2014

I traveled back home to Virginia for a family wedding a couple weeks ago. While it rained most of the time, I did get to experience all the springtime blooms and even some 70+ degree temperatures! Hard to beat Springtime in Virginia. Maine – I’m waiting…