Thursday, September 1, 2016

Old World Jewelry - Antique Vintage Style

New Collection Is Here! - Old World Jewelry with an Edge

Thought it was time to share some new pieces. It's been a very busy summer as I could not wait to get started on this new collection.  I am literally obsessed with the old world look as I believe it lends itself to a modern edgy look while maintaining a sentimental vintage feel. Almost all the jewelry I design, I imagine worn with a little black dress or leather jacket or denim jeans and ankle boots...modern / feminine / with an edge...that's how I like my jewelry.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Earthy Jewelry - Fall Colors 2016

Antique Oxidized Silver - Raw Stone Jewelry by ViaLove Designs

With Fall just around the corner, I am focused on these beautiful Pantone 2016 Colors!

And as usual, I love coming up with jewelry designs that are fresh and original.  Here I've paired an earthy stone, Green Kyanite, with antique silver (oxidized sterling silver) and created a long pendant necklace.  The colors in this necklace are so perfect for fall.  I can visualize these two together with grey, brown or black.  The second necklace has become a staple in my wardrobe - "The Tiny Wheel Chain Choker" available in antique silver, black, antique brass, or gold. Click link to see both necklaces: -> Kyanite Stone Necklace

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Garnet Jewelry - Some Of My Favorites

Garnet, April's birthstone, has always been one of my favorite gemstones. I love a deep dark red garnet stone with lots of clarity...makes me long for a glass of Cabernet. :)

The first necklace below is my most recent piece. I decided to mix it up some when I created this necklace and used some of my favorite vintage brass bar chain along with dark brass chain. I think the mixture gives the necklace a rustic, urban feel.  See it here: Garnet Brass Chain Necklace

Here a sterling silver wire wrapped garnet bead chain is accented with a Tahitian Pearl.

 A gorgeous garnet stone hangs from a delicate 14k gold filled chain.

 I call this one, "Garnet Cornucopia" -- a double strand of gold filled chain, garnet briolette and a handmade tiny garnet bead tassel.

A long garnet bead chain is paired with a Labradorite pendant and gold leaf charm tassel.

 A simple, modern necklace featuring a clear deep red Garnet stone on tiny gold filled bead chain.

 Garnet Pendant Necklace with a Long Garnet Glass Bead Chain.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Girls Getaway - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Birthday and Bachelorette - Carmel Valley - Bernardus Lodge

So my incredibly wonderful family treated me to a girls getaway to celebrate my birthday and upcoming wedding. We arrived at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley in the evening. 

Our room at this beautiful lodge:

Me & My Sister, Julie - Dinner that night at Cafe Rustica:

My Beautiful Sister, Jill, enjoying a glass of wine on our hotel deck  

  View from the deck

Jill at the twig fence.

How pretty is she? 
Love that she is wearing ViaLove Designs' "Long Bar Earrings"
 and "Gold Bar Necklace"

 We enjoyed the BEST pizza I have ever had while enjoying cocktails and playing a game of Sequence...I could not have been any happier!

Gorgeous flowers from my sister...and a late night treat: 'Birthday Cake m&m's'
(which I highly recommend--when it's your birthday)

My beautiful Mum and Sister, Julie

 LOVE these girls!

Hot Tea in an insulated glass cup. Love it!

Birthday Cake/Homemade Raspberry Coffee Cake for breakfast

Horn Necklaces - Boho Jewelry

 Long Beaded Boho Beaded Horn Necklace

Update a white T and jeans or your favorite fall sweater with a long beaded Horn Necklace. This one below was created with a VINTAGE cream horn. To that I added a faceted Lemon Quartz barrel shape stone. The beaded chain is comprised of light blue JADE beads wire linked together and finished with an antique gold S clasp. See it in my shop HERE


Monday, September 28, 2015

Dressing With An Edge

Go Edgy, Not Punk!

The key to pulling off an uber cool, hip look is to add only 1 or 2 edgy pieces to your outfit otherwise you risk looking a little punk or goth (i.e. 'girl with the dragon tattoo'). Below are some of my favorite looks.

Always popular is the LEATHER MOTO JACKET...

(Bonus points if it's red and paired with a bit of leopard!) 


"Natural Horn Necklace"  (naturally shed by animal)

"Gold Antler Necklace"

Add some studs...

Wear Black Oxidized Silver Jewelry...

"Gold Triangle Geometric Necklace"
"Gold Bead Bar Necklace with Pyrite" shown with "Herkimer Diamond Bar Necklace"

Add some Black Flat Lace Up Boots or Moto Boots...

Always:  BLACK JEANS...


Gladiator Sandals...