It’s Giving Tuesday – Shop and Give Back

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It’s Giving Tuesday and today we’re donating 25% of each sale to a wonderful organization called Girl Effect.  The Pink Locket is all about empowering confidence in women, Girl Effect does just that they empower young girls to be confident and change the world.  So let’s support this wonderful organization and get your shopping on.

Calling All Indie Designers, It’s Holiday Gift Guide Time

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Yes, it’s true, the Holidays are coming.  Whether you celebrate Christmas,  Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and/or Festivus I hope you don’t get too stressed out this season.  I actually read somewhere that the Holiday Season is the most stressful time of year!  Really? If you are anything like me I try to avoid going into the stores during this time of year as much as possible, and take full advantage of online shopping.

This year I’m doing something a little new, I will be creating a gift guide to shine the focus on creative indie designers who have really cool products that would make great gifts for your family and friends.  So if you are an indie or handmade designer and want me to feature you in my gift guide please email thepinklocket@yahoo.com for more information.  If you know of someone who maybe be interested, just share this post with them.

P.S. To help you kick off your holiday shopping I’ve included a link to some of my “Great Gift Ideas Under $50” just click on the above image!

Give Your Jewelry Storage a New Look

 

Have a few jewelry dishes laying around?  Why not give them a fresh new look.  All you need is some mod podge glue and gold leaf.  Check out this week’s Make It Monday video.

This Is One Stylish Friday

 

 

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TGIF, let’s make this weekend a stylish one.  Check out my new collection The Arches in copper.

 

Minimalistic Style, My Inspiration Behind My New Collection

Although my jewelry style is minimalistic, I was just telling a friend of mine the other day that coming up with jewelry designs can be challenging at times when I’m not in the right frame of mind.  Many people ask where I get my inspiration from and to be honest there’s no one answer.  If I had to narrow it down though I would definitely say I’m very inspired by other women’s personal style. There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a woman wearing something in a completely different way than it was intended for.  I think that’s why I love doing custom designs because it gives the customer a chance to help create something they have a vision for.  One thing I do miss about living in NYC is walking down the street admiring the different street styles, the personal touches to one’s outfit, not to mention the “IDAF” I’m going to wear this however I want because that’s how I like it mentality, lol.

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Many of the jewelry pieces I create are quite versatile and I do that on purpose because I believe that accessories definitely make the look more complete. Minimalistic style jewelry can be eye catching and simple and that it can transition from outfit to outfit.  This is the main reason I work with metals.

Hand Stamped Gold Bar Necklace

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Modern Minimalist Jewelry

For this collection I drew inspiration from the architecture of buildings and bridges.  Have you ever just stopped and looked at the shapes and beauty of an actual building or bridge?  I was particularly intrigued by the arches of bridges, which is where I drew most of my inspiration from.  There’s just something completely amazing about the creation of these beauties.

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In 14 days I’ll be launching my newest collection called Arches.  Be the first to shop the collection by subscribing to my list . Check out some of my sketches from my sketch pad peek .

August Jewelry Subscription Box

August Jewelry Box

It’s been two months since the launching of the handmade jewelry subscription box.  July box was the lovely slim gold stacking bangles and the August box were these lightweight silver shimmer dangle earrings.  Now it’s September and I’m sure subscribers are going to love this month’s box.  There’s still time to subscribe or sign up to our list for updates on our new collections, style tips and other fashionable tidbits.

 

 

How To Wear Mixed Metal Jewelry

I love the idea of mixing metal jewelry.  There’s definitely a way to mix various metals of jewelry so that it looks very chic and distinct.  Here are some great ideas and looks on mixing metal jewelry.  See more on my “Styling With Jewelry” Pinterest board.