7.31.2010

Etsy Jewelry Review: Serrelynda

Serrelynda's Enchantment


Serrelynda's Current Shop Announcement
"My handcrafted fashion jewelry is designed for comfort, wearability, and style with an edge. I only make limited quantities of each design, and you will find new designs often.

If you have metal allergies, please visit these sections of my shop:

All orders come in a nice box or an organza gift bag suitable for giving.
Offering Free Shipping to the U.S. and Canada and $2 International for a limited time."

Serrelynda's Bio
I have been "playing" with jewelry design for over 12 years, collecting unique antiquities and fascinating vintage materials. I have been perfecting my techniques, and I have finally reached a point where I am confident enough to share my creations with the world. Etsy has been the perfect venue for me, and I am thankful that I found it! I am continually awed by the talent of other artisans here and it makes me strive harder to be even better. My goal is to learn lost wax casting and take metalworking classes so I can make my own components.

I am currently a stay at home mom to a 5 year old and a Sharpei dog. My husband has been kind enough to share a piece of his garage with me by setting up my own drill press, bench grinder, and studio kiln.

I post shop promotions on my Facebook Fan Page:
http://www.facebook.com/serrelynda


Grey Pearl Memory Wire Bracelet
Check out Serrelynda's other focal point bracelets!

Just LOOK at this piece!!!
It is absolutely gorgeous and the memory wire is very comfortable!!
Each grey pearl is different from the other; they have a slight iridescence to them... just look at each one and compare it to the other. Some are golden-grey, some are blue-grey, others are brown-grey and so on.
I think THAT is what makes this bracelet so unique.
The crystal ab flower gives it some spunk and color.
This is something I could wear everyday with just about everything!











Wooden Bangle with Silver Filigree Embellishing
Check out Sara's hypoallergenic bracelets!
Hypoallergenic bracelets, how awesome, especially to those who are extremely sensitive to metals.
I love the unique boho-vintage ambiance that this creates.
Yet at the same time the wood makes it slightly modern and a little funky.
This is such a fun piece and I've enjoyed wearing it!
Even though it's rather large, it's actually very comfortable.











Coral Carved Cameo Necklace
Check out Serrelynda's other AMAZING necklaces!
Love the organza bag!
Ahhh, who can resist a gorgeous cameo necklace?!
Cameo necklaces are obviously known for their vintage affect.
There's something very unique about Sara's necklaces.
They feel modern, a little edgy and fun while still keeping the vintage touch.


You seriously have to check out her other necklaces. Sara is always listing new products...
I could spend a LONG time just browsing her etsy shop!!







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7.30.2010

Jewelry Review: Jules Smith


About
Gina Nigrelli, designer behind Jules Smith, a vintage-inspired jewelry collection, is at the forefront of modernizing accessory trends from the 1970’s and 80’s. Her pieces are influenced by the strength and style of the iconic women of those trend-setting decades.

Nigrelli’s designs span timeless silver, rose gold and sterling silver bangles, edgy knuckle rings encrusted with crystals, jelly charm bracelets, bold chain link necklaces and bracelets, opulent hoop and chandelier earrings, leather cuffs and vibrant neon-hued bracelets, amongst others. Top-selling styles include the Best Friend Wing Necklace, which is a modern interpretation of the beloved 1980’s “BFF Necklace,” and her jelly bracelets, a nod to Madonna’s iconic “Like a Virgin” look. Jules Smith marries the reminiscent with the contemporary by continuing to evolve her line with timely details and eclectic materials.

“My jewelry is whimsical, fun and effortless, inspired by powerful women, who exuded their confidence and self-assuredness through bold fashion and accessory statements,” says Nigrelli.

Gina Nigrelli’s love for vintage fashion and accessories began while studying abroad in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she found herself sketching and collecting rare pieces. When she returned to the US, she formally began her fashion career at Diesel in Las Vegas. She then earned a degree in fashion design at The International Academy of Design in Chicago, IL. Gina and her husband, entrepreneur and sommelier Brian Smith, relocated to the Caribbean in 2006. It was on the island of St. Thomas that Jules Smith was born. After two years of commuting between New York and St. Thomas, the couple settled full-time in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where they currently reside.

Nigrelli’s designs are often featured on leading trend-setting women, including Diane Kruger, Blake Lively, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mary-Kate Olsen, Taylor Swift, Leighton Meester, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Momsen, Nicky Hilton, Eva Longoria, Camila Alves, AnnaLynne McCord, Kayla Ewell, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Melanie Fiona, among others.



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and of course...


GOOD LUCK VINTAGE CHARM JELLIES


Buy them HERE
This is the set of 8, yellow gold metal, blue/white/silver/gold option.
You can also purchase them in pairs.
Okay so who used to wear jelly bracelets?
Come on... admit it!!
I know I did and I thought I was so cool. haha!
At first I was thinking, hmm jelly bracelets... is it a come back?
Well no hesitation here, seriously ladies these are TOP QUALITY jellies.
I know that sounds silly, but they really are nice! I love the charms too!
These are those bracelets that you can wear everyday, you know?
Just slip 'em on and your out the door with cute, decorated wrists!
DICE or No Dice
I wanna be a STAR
GOOD LUCK chuck
Okay no more typing...
enjoy the pics!
















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