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...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Jewelry Inspired by Nature with Oxidized Silver and Gemstones

Ocean Blue, Teal, Blue Green - The Colors of the Ocean

Had to escape the heat yesterday (100 degrees), so we hopped in our car and headed to the ocean. I have wanted to visit these amazing bluffs in Santa Cruz for some time and turns out yesterday was the perfect day to discover them. Breathtaking!  When I came home, I found myself at my work table gravitating towards my blue green teal gems. Below are 2 necklaces I created inspired by these awe inspiring views of the ocean. 

--> "Teal Quartz Necklace" 

-->  "Mystic Teal Quartz Necklace"